Accessibility Brookvale Children’s Centre

  • Services / facilities within the building include children’s facilities and a cafe.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a play area.
Opening Times
  • Monday 08:00 – 17:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 – 17:30.
  • Wednesday 08:00 – 17:30.
  • Thursday 08:00 – 17:30.
  • Friday 08:00 – 17:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
Location/Car Park

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Runcorn.

Car Park

  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is located in front of the building.
  • 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 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 17m (18yd 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.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • There is not a designated parking space

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Outside Access (Main Entrance)
  • 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 automatic doors are push pad activated.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

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  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide
Level Change (Main Entrance)
  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right 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 not have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

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Reception
  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm – 109cm).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

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Inside Access
  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

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Eating and Drinking
  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located towards the rear of the building.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks

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Accessible Toilet

Location and Access

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • The accessible toilet is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible toilet is located to the left on entering the building.
  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

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Features and Dimensions

  • This is a unisex toilet.
  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
  • The key is not a radar key.
  • The key can be obtained from staff on reception.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The door weight is light.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 220cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
  • 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 80cm (2ft 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 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 available in the cubicle.
  • There is not a coat hook.

Position of Fixtures

  • 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 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 a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

 

Colour Contrast and Lighting

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
Baby Change Facilities
  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
  • Baby change facilities are located throughout the building.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 97cm (3ft 2in).
Standard Toilet(s)

Availability and Location of Standard Toilets

  • Standard toilets are available. 

Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)

  • The female and male toilets are located ahead as you enter the building.
  • The female and male toilets are 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

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