Meads

The Meads, Farnborough, Hampshire GU14 7SR

01252 511 870

themeads@stmodwen.co.uk

www.themeads.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 20/04/2016

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:30.

  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Farnborough.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located Kingsmead Road.

  • The car park type is multi storey.

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

  • There is/are 20 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 390cm x 450cm (12ft 10in x 14ft 9in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • The furthest designated bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the lift.

  • 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 concrete.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

  • The maximum height is 190cm (6ft 3in).

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders with tax exempt vehicles or a Rushmoor permit.

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  • This information is for the entrance located in Kingsmead.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 198cm (6ft 6in) wide.

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  • This information is for the entrance located behind Westmead.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

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  • This information is for the entrance located next to Debenhams.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on the path 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 in Kingsmead, next to the bus stops.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • The reception desk is 30m (33yd) from the east entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

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  • There is not level access to the service.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played throughout the venue.

  • 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 along the south mall.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • Route maps are not available.

  • Manual wheelchairs are available.

  • Powered wheelchairs are not available.

  • Powered scooters are available.

  • Equipment does have to be booked in advance.

  • There is not a hire charge.

  • Escorts are not normally available to assist around town / city.

  • Trained escorts are not available for people with a visual impairment.

  • Trained escorts are not available for people with a hearing impairment.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.

  • 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 to the left as you enter via the east entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.

  • The lift is 12m (13yd) from east entrance.

  • The clear door width is 106cm (3ft 6in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 190cm x 135cm (6ft 3in x 4ft 5in).

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

  • There is 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 controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The controls are 100cm-130cm in height.

  • 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 not for the sole use of disabled people.

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

  • The accessible toilet is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the east entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located immediately beyond the east entrance.

  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 208cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 10in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

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

  • The contrast between the internal 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.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • The baby change facilities are located immediately beyond the east entrance.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 71cm (2ft 3in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the left of the venue.

  • The female and male toilets are 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

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

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