Gate

Newgate Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5TG

0191 223 5000

enquiries@thegatenewcastle.com

www.thegatenewcastle.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 26/02/2018

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Access Guide

  • Monday 08:45 - 02:30.

  • Tuesday 08:45 - 02:30.

  • Wednesday 08:45 - 02:30.

  • Thursday 08:45 - 02:30.

  • Friday 08:45 - 02:30.

  • Saturday 08:45 - 02:30.

  • Sunday 09:00 - 02:30.

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.

  • This venue is situated in Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Newcastle.

  • The nearest Metro station is Monument.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.

  • There is/are 10 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 280cm x 420cm (9ft 2in x 13ft 9in).

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

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

  • The maximum height is 220cm (7ft 3in).

  • The car park surface is painted tarmac.

  • Access into the car park is from Stowell Street.

  • There are 5 designated parking bays on each basement level, 8 metres away from the lift.

  • The car park is situated on the basement levels, access into the building from the car park is via lift.

  • There is a taxi rank located directly outside the building on Newgate.

  • The photograph shows the taxi rank.

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  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in) wide.

  • The automatics doors are push pad operated.

  • There are 3 sets of automatic doors along Newgate.

  • There are also 4 sets of double width manual doors.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B1-B2-G-1-2.

  • The lighting level is low.

  • The car park is situated on both basement levels.

  • There are bars and restaurants situated on the ground and 1st floors.

  • The Empire Cinema is situated on the 2nd floor.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located opposite the entrance in the foyer.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B1-B2-G-1-2.

  • The lift is 6m (19ft 8in) from accessible entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 180cm (5ft 7in x 5ft 11in).

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

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B1-B2-G-1.

  • The lift is 56m (61yd) from accessible entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 160cm (5ft 3in x 5ft 3in).

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

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • The accessible toilet is 90m (98yd) from the accessible entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the building on the 1st floor.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from a member of the security or cleaning staff.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 200cm (5ft 11in x 6ft 7in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

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

  • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in) high.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

  • There is a separate baby change facility available next to the toilets.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located at the rear of the building on the 1st floor.

  • The female toilets are 90m (98yd) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located at the rear of the building on the 1st floor.

  • The male toilets are 90m (98yd) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

  • There is a separate baby change facility available next to the toilets.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are not available in large print.

  • A bowl of water cannot be provided for an assistance dog.

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

  • Staff are trained to take TypeTalk calls.