Look Out Discovery Centre

Nine Mile Ride, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 7QW

01344 354 400

thelookout@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/be

Guide Last Updated: 27/03/2018

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Access Guide

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest mainline station is Bracknell.

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 310cm x 480cm (10ft 2in x 15ft 9in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 36m (39yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • A pay and display scheme is in place.

  • It costs £2 for four hours and £4 for all day.

  • Blue badge holders are not charged for parking.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use system.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the main exhibition.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading to the main exhibition.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 2m (6ft 7in) from the Coffee Shop entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • The type of food served here is varied.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting level is medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the right as you enter the main exhibition.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is 30m (33yd) from main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the right as you pass reception.

  • The female and male toilets are 23m (25yd) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • There is an additional set of male and female toilets.

  • The ones not detailed here are by the coffee shop, 25m from the main entrance.

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  • The facility is located to the right as you enter.

  • The facility is 17m (19yd) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the facility.

  • You do need a key for the facility.

  • It is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.

  • The dimensions of the facility are 450cm x 290cm (14ft 9in x 9ft 6in).

  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.

  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.

  • The length of the bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).

  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.

  • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.

  • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.

  • The facility toilet is peninsular.

  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • Drop down rails are provided.

  • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on both sides.

  • The type of sink is adjustable.

  • Wall mounted hand rails are not available at the sink.

  • Disposal facilities are available.

  • A privacy screen is available.

  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.

  • The facility has a non slip floor.

  • A functioning emergency alarm is available.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.

  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.

  • The General Information and the Welcome leaflets are available in Braille and large print

  • For other requests, please contact The Look Out.