Main Building - Conway Park Campus

Wirral Metropolitan College, Europa Boulevard, Conway Park, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 4NT

0151 551 7777

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Guide Last Updated: 10/11/2016

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Access Guide

  • Monday 08:30 - 21:00..

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00..

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 21:00..

  • Thursday 08:30 - 21:00..

  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00..

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

  • 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.

  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).

  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed 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 double width internal doors on the first floor that are heavy and open away from you (shown in photograph 5).

  • 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.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) 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 required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from staff on reception.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

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

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 135cm x 200cm (4ft 5in x 6ft 7in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is not 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 62cm (2ft).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

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

  • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).

  • 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 127cm (4ft 2in).

  • 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 116cm (3ft 10in).

  • There is a wash basin.

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

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

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

  • 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 fair.

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

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There are additional accessible toilets located on all floors and the details are similar, but transfer space and sides vary.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of Cafe Met.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 29m (31yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of the building.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional standard male and female toilets located on all floors and the details are similar.

  • 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 normally on duty.

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

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.