South Site

Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 8TN

01256 306 484

information@bcot.ac.uk

www.bcot.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 30/03/2016

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Access Guide

  • The main building at South Site comprises of buildings F and G.

  • The services within Building F include the main reception, Health, Care and Early Years, Computing, Finance Office, Taste @ BCOT, Estates and Facilities, One Stop Shop and general teaching areas.

  • The services within Building G include Principalship, Student Administration and Exam offices, Human Resources, Hair, Holistic and Beauty Therapies and Catering and Hospitality.

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

  • This venue is situated in the South Site.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Basingstoke.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located in front of the main entrance.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 570cm (13ft 1in x 18ft 8in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest designated bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main 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 between the car park and 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.

  • There are also 2 designated bays in Car Park 2, by the rear entrance (shown in photograph 2).

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located to the left 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 is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 560cm x 310cm (18ft 4in x 10ft 2in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main 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 between the car park and 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.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

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

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

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

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

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

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

  • The step(s) is / are located directly in front of the entrance.

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

  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • This information is for the entrance located off Car Park 2.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the car park.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The ramp has handrails both sides.

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

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is a portable loop at the main reception which is located 7m from the Student Services Reception. If requested it can be brought here.

  • Monday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:30.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 19:30.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 19:30.

  • Friday 08:30 - 17:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • Main Reception.

  • This venue does not play background music/noise.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located in the corridor, to the left as you face reception.

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

  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.

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

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • The counter is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • There is not is a touchscreen.

  • The prescription box is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

  • There is not a bell to attract attention.

  • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.

  • The height of the counter is 97cm (3ft 2in).

  • There is not a lowered section.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left as you face the reception desk.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 126cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 2in).

  • The clear door width is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing rooms are located on the ground floor of G Block on the right had side of the main corridor.

  • The standard changing room is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Ground Floor link from F to G Blocks lift.

  • The standard changing room is 22m (24yd 2in) from the reception desk.

  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

  • Level access is by lift only. The lift is located between the Reception and Changing Room.

  • With the distance for the reception being the combined distance of a journey to the lift and then the journey from the lift to the Main Reception.

  • There is a Female changing room directly above this one on level one 10m from the G block lift. This Changing room has a keypad lock.

  • There is a Staff Changing room on the opposite side of the of the corridor. This Changing room has a keypad lock.

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

  • 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 additional staircases located along the ground floor corridor in Building G. The details are the same for all staircases.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located off the ground floor corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 145cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 9in).

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

  • 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 not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The lift is located off the 1st stairwell off the corridor in G Block.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The lift is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 90cm (3ft 11in x 2ft 11in).

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

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

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

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

  • The step(s) is / are located down the corridor upon entering G Block.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located down the Ground floor G Block corridor corridor in front of you upon entering the block.

  • The lift is a stair lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the Ground Floor Link from F to G Blocks lift.

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

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The lift chair is at a height of 57cm.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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 services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are Laundry Room G111 and two standard unisex toilets.

  • Please note the are two flights of stairs leading to the 1st floor leading from the main entrance.

  • The first set has a landing on which there are two standard unisex toilets and a laundry room.

  • There are then four additional steps leading to the main section of the G Block 1st floor.

  • The other is staircase located off the corridor to the right when you reach the end of the first corridor.

  • The G Block female accessible toilet as well as female standard toilets located beneath it.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is 34m (37yd 7in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the ground floor of F Block, past Taste @ BCOT.

  • 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

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

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 330cm x 320cm (10ft 10in x 10ft 6in).

  • 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 112cm (3ft 8in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are not 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 the right.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 grab rails and wall is good.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The accessible toilet is equipped with an accessible shower, which has a fold down seat at a height of 53cm and an adjustable height shower head. See the accessible shower section for more information.

  • There is a baby change facility as well to your right upon entrance with a height of 92cm.

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located in the F Block accessible toilet.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).

  • Other facilities available are accessible toilet and baby change.

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • 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 27m (29yd 1ft) from the second G Block level change.

  • This accessible toilet is located below the stairs at the rear of G Block.

  • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is not a unisex toilet.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the female toilets.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 177cm x 211cm (5ft 10in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 107cm (3ft 6in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder cannot 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 grab rails and wall is good.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The accessible toilet is located with an area of female standard toilets.

  • The mirror mentioned in the section references the one outside the cubicle in the main area of the toilets by the sinks.

  • Please also note that there is braile text on the main door leading into the toilet area. However, this states that the toilet is unisex as it used to be, whereas it is now for women only.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located in G Block in front of you to your left when you enter via the G Block platform lift.

  • The female and male toilets are 6m (6yd 1ft) from the G Block platform lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are female toilets on the first floor of F Block 2m from the F Block lift.

  • There are Male toilets at the rear of F Block past, Taste @ Bcot 35m from the main entrance.

  • There are also male and female standard toilets located 2m to your left upon exiting the F block lift on floor 2.

  • There are also male and female toilets in G Block on the 1st floor 6m from the G Block lift.

  • There are standard female toilets on the Ground floor at the rear of F block 38m from the main entrance.

  • There are also standard female toilets under the stairs leading from the G block ground floor to Evolve on the first floor. These are 27m from the second G Block level change.

  • There are also two standard Unisex toilets at the top of the first set of G Block stairs from Ground Floor to 1st floor and Evolve stairs.

  • There are standard unisex toilets located at the rear of F Block past, Taste @ Bcot 30m from the main entrance.

  • Please note that a standard shower is located in these Unisex toilets. For more information please see the standard shower section.

  • Shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located In the unisex toilets at the rear of F Block beyond the Taste Cafe.

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • There is a flip down seat located with in the shower.

  • 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 not generally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.