Club Batchwood

Batchwood Drive, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 5XA

01727 856 596

stalbans@clubbatchwood.com

www.clubbatchwood.com/st-albans

Guide Last Updated: 29/09/2016

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Great Hall, Grey Goose VIP Suite and various dancefloors and private booths.

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  • Monday Closed.

  • Tuesday Closed.

  • Wednesday Closed.

  • Thursday Closed.

  • Friday 22:00 - 04:00.

  • Saturday 22:00 - 04:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is St Albans Abbey Station.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

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

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 270cm x 390cm (8ft 10in x 12ft 10in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) 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 dropped kerbs.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and 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 immediately in front of the venue.

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

  • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

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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 door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in) wide.

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  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are shallow.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

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  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high.

  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is not level access to the service.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played throughout the venue.

  • The lighting levels are low.

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  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are located throughout the Great Hall.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are low.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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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 levels are low.

  • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are additional seating and VIP areas.

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  • The following information is for the bar.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • All tables are permanently fixed.

  • All chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 115cm (3ft 9in).

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Children are not welcomed in the bar area.

  • Menus are hand held only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is bar snacks.

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  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.

  • Full table service is available.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

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

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 52cm (1ft 8in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 112cm (3ft 8in).

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are hand held only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is Fine Dining.

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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 located on the first floor.

  • There is not 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 125cm x 190cm (4ft 1in x 6ft 3in).

  • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • There is no dropdown rail.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is twist/turn.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • 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 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 not mirrors.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

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

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

  • The hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.

  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The toilet roll holder is 120cm (3ft 11in) high.

  • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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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 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the Grey Goose VIP Suite.

  • 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 190cm x 205cm (6ft 3in x 6ft 9in).

  • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 115cm (3ft 9in).

  • There is no dropdown rail.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is twist/turn.

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

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

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 51cm (1ft 8in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

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

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

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

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

  • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).

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

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

  • The contrast between the grab 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 toilets are located to the left of the Great Hall.

  • The female toilets are 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are low.

  • The male toilets are located to the right of the Great Hall.

  • The male toilets are 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are low.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

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

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located at the rear of the Grey Goose VIP Suite.

  • The female and male toilets are 42m (45yd 2ft) 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 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.