Clarendon Building

Tameside College, Camp Street, Ashton-under-Lyne OL6 6DF

0161 908 6800

www.clarendon.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 02/10/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Art, Design, Fashion, Textiles, Performing Arts, Theatre and Cafe.

  • This building is located in the centre of Ashton-under-Lyme. From the M60 Manchester Outer Ring Road, take the A635 into Ashon. Go left at the roundabout onto the A670. After approximately 150 metres, continue onto the A6043. Follow this road round until just before you reach Ashton-under-Lyme station, where you turn left into Harley Street. The building is on your left.

  • There is parking available for permit holders at this site.

  • Bus numbers 38, 39, 231, 236, 237, 331, 333, 346, 348, 350, 354, 387, 389 and 393 all stop on Wellington Road, close to this building.

  • Ashton-under-Lyme Station is approximately 150 metres from this building. From the station entrance, cross the Ashton Northern Bypass (A6043) using the pedestrian crossing. Turn left and continue for approximately 30 metres. Then turn right into Harley Street. The building is on the left hand side. Ashton-under-Lyme station is served by Northern Trains.

  • Ashton-under-Lyme Metrolink Stop is located approximately 0.75 mile away. Exit at the far end of the stop, cross the road entrance to the bus station using the pedestrian crossings. Continue along the side of Wellington Road, past the bus station. Cross Warrington Street and Wellington Road using the Pedestrian crossings, turn right and continue along the Ashton Northern Bypass (A6043) for approximately 30 metres. Then turn right into Harley Street. The building is on the left hand side.

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

  • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.

  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • The name of the car park is Henrietta Street.

  • The car park is located to the rear of the building.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).

  • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located on the approach to the main entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.

  • The ramp is permanent.

  • There is a revolving door to the left of the accessible entrance.

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  • The main reception is located in the foyer on the ground floor.

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.

  • There is step free access to this reception area.

  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.

  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • There is step free access throughout the building.

  • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.

  • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.

  • There is clearly written and braille directional signage at key points of circulation routes.

  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.

  • The lighting levels are good.

  • This building does not play background music.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is also a staircase to the rear of the building. There are double heavy manual doors to access this stairwell on all floors.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right of the entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 138cm x 150cm (4ft 6in x 4ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are wall 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 hot and cold meals and snacks.

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  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located on the first floor in front of all seating.

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit with you.

  • Companions sit on row behind.

  • It is 14m (15yd 11in) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.

  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the left on entrance.

  • There are similar accessible toilets on every floor. The accessible toilet on the fourth floor has the transfer space on the right.

  • There is level access to this 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 lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 220cm (5ft 3in 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 80cm (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.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord 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 not 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 wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin 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 good.

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

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the second floor and the third floor.

  • A female standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor to the right on entering.

  • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.

  • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 20m from the main entrance.

  • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.

  • There are vertical and horizontal grab rails on the left hand side only.

  • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

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