Pyramids

150 Borough Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 2RA

0151 666 2626

dm@pyramidsbirkenhead.com

www.pyramidsbirkenhead.com/

Guide Last Updated: 07/02/2018

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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 - 18:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:30.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Birkenhead Central.

  • 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 on Salisbury Street.

  • The car park type is multi storey.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 500cm x 600cm (16ft 5in x 19ft 8in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 65m (71yd 3in) from the lift entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

  • The maximum height is 230cm (7ft 7in).

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • There are parent and child bays available in this car park.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the venue on Salisbury Street.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are light.

  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are light.

  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

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

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  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue on Grange Road.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).

  • There are bollards on the approach to this entrance that are 100cm apart.

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.

  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

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

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Borough Pavement.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

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

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the service road.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • There are no doors at this entrance.

  • The width of the door opening is 500cm (16ft 5in).

  • There are bollards on the approach to this entrance that are 120cm apart.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Borough Road.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • There are no doors at this entrance.

  • The width of the door opening is 1000cm (32ft 10in).

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.

  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

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

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played in the food court.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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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 (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.

  • The floors which are accessible by escalator are G-1.

  • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.

  • The foot and head of the escalators are not clearly marked.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the Borough Pavement Entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Borough Pavement entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 120cm (3ft 3in x 3ft 11in).

  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

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

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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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 approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the first floor.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 210cm (6ft 11in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 140cm (4ft 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 alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 height of the hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located next to the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

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

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