Learning Resource Centre - Conway Park Campus

Wirral Metropolitan College, 3rd Floor, Main Building, Europa Boulevard, Conway Park, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 4NT

0151 551 7777

wmc.enquiries@wmc.ac.uk

www.wmc.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 28/08/2015

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Access Guide

  • Flex - IT and Learning Resource Centre is located on the 3rd floor of the main building.

  • Monday 08:45 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 08:45 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 08:45 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 08:45 - 18:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • If evening classes are taking place, the building is open until 21:30.

  • Please contact the college for details..

  • 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 Conway Park.

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

  • 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 at the back 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 360cm x 485cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 11in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 23m (25yd) from the rear entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 25m (27yd) from the rear 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 slopes/ramps.

  • 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.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open by revolving.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

  • The doors can also be operated by push pads, located on the right as you face the entrance.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on the left as you face the building.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located on the right as you face the building.

  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 119cm (3ft 11in) wide.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.

  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The photographs show both the step and the ramped access (with tactile paving) from the car park to the rear entrance.

  • The ramp overcomes the step.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the entrance foyer.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 143cm x 110cm (4ft 8in x 3ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 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 bright.

  • There is a bank of 2 lifts and the details are the same for both.

  • 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 deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • This information is for the entrance located off the 3rd floor corridor.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in) wide.

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the corridor entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is low height.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing 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.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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

  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • It takes approximately 1-5 days days to process an order.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A large text keyboard, large rollerball mouse and height adjustable table is / are available.

  • Other computer auxiliary aids include LunarPlus.

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The nearest adapted toilets are located in the main building at Conway Park Campus, in which the Flex-IT and Learning Resource Centre is located.

  • Please see the guide for Conway Park Campus - Main Building (adapted toilet section) for details.

  • Standard toilets are not available.

  • The nearest standard male and female toilets are located in the main building at Conway Park Campus.

  • Please see the guide for Conway Park Campus - Main Building (standard toilet section) for details.

  • 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.