Cherry Building

Northampton College at Booth Lane, Booth Lane, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN3 3RF

01604 734567

enquires@northamptoncollege.ac.uk

www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 02/03/2016

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Access Guide

  • Cherry Building is located to the front of the Booth Lane Campus.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.

  • This venue is situated in Northampton.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Northampton.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There are 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 600cm (16ft x 19ft).

  • The nearest designated bay is 70m (76yd 21in) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 80m (87yd 19in) 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.

  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • There is a designated drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located at the side of the car park.

  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

  • 4 designated bays are available outside the Nursery building. There is an easy slope leading to the Nursery building.

  • 3 designated bays are available outside the Oak Building - Business Centre. There is an easy slope leading to the Oak building.

  • Standard bays are also available throughout the car park.

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  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There are 23 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 600cm (16ft x 19ft).

  • The nearest designated bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 110m (120yd 11in) 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 slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • There is a designated drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located within St Gregory's Road Car Park.

  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • Designated bays are located along side the main building and are available throughout the front of the car park.

  • Standard bays are also located throughout the car park.

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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 (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in) wide.

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

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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 easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • This information is for the entrance located off the car park.

  • 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 77cm (2ft) wide.

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance.

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

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

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

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.

  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

  • The portable hearing loop is available on request from the main campus reception.

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

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 45m (49yd 8in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the main corridor.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 172cm x 195cm (5ft x 6ft).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).

  • Disposal facilities are not 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 is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • 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 43cm (16in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Manouvering space within the accessible toilet is - 95cm x 195cm.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located on the main corridor.

  • The female and male toilets are 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

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

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.