Higher Education Centre - Twelve Quays Campus

Wirral Metropolitan College, Morpeth Dock, Shore Road, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 1AG

0151 551 7777

wmc.enquiries@wmc.ac.uk

www.wmc.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 10/11/2016

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include higher education teaching rooms.

  • Monday 07:30 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 07:30 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 07:30 - 18:00.

  • Friday 07:30 - 17:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.

  • This venue is situated in Birkenhead.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Hamiliton Square.

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

  • This venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders – please inform reception of your arrival if you are a visitor.

  • 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 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 3.6m x 4.8m (11ft 9in x 15ft 8in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 21m (23yd) from the main 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 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 not a designated drop off point.

  • Additional car parking is available at the side of the main building.

  • There are no designated bays in the side car park, only standard bays.

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

  • There is level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

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

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • 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 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the reception foyer.

  • 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 twist lock.

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

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 140cm (7ft 7in x 4ft 7in).

  • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

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

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • The emergency pull cord 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/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab 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 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 50cm (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 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 internal door and wall is good.

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the left as you enter.

  • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • 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 generally on duty.

  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.

  • The photographs show the new layout of the newly refurbished classrooms.