Oak Building - Business Centre

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

01604 734567

enquires@northamptoncollege.ac.uk

www.northamptoncollege.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 24/10/2014

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Business Centre, print room and life skills.

  • 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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  • 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 automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 119cm (3ft 11in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in) 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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  • The reception desk is 20m (22yd) from the lift.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

  • The reception desk is located on the first floor.

  • Monday 08:45 - 15:45..

  • Tuesday 08:45 - 15:45..

  • Wednesday 08:45 - 15:45..

  • Thursday 08:45 - 15:45..

  • Friday 08:45 - 15:45..

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the ground floor corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The lift was out of service at the time of survey.

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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 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 220cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 3in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not 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.

  • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • 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 3in).

  • 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 3in).

  • There is a sink.

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

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

  • 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 poor.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Adapted toilets are also available on the second floor.

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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 no additional signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the life skills flat.

  • 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 370cm x 385cm (12ft 2in x 12ft 8in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 210cm (6ft 11in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.

  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There are not mirrors.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is not a toilet roll holder.

  • There is a sink.

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

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

  • 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 fair.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is also a changing bench located in the accessible toilet 150cm long and height adjustable.

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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 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you exit the lift.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 154cm (6ft 3in x 5ft 1in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not 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 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.

  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).

  • 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 3in).

  • 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 3in).

  • There is a sink.

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

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

  • The height of the sink is 77cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 poor.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

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

  • The female and male toilets are 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilets are available throughout the building.

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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.