Bedford Hospital

Location Details

Address

Kempston Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9DJ

Access in Detail


Britannia Road Entrance Lobby
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  • Britannia Road Entrance Lobby
  • Circulation
  • Internal Doors
  • Lighting
  • Passenger Lift
  • Signage
  • Steps
  • Surfaces
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Acoustics

The acoustic environment is suitable for the intended use.

General Area

The clear widths are adequate.

Internal Doors

The doors are automatic.
The effective clear width of the door is at a minimum of 800mm.
The threshold is level.
The automatic doors remain open long enough for a slow-moving person to pass through.

Lighting

The level of lighting is sufficient for the intended use.

Passenger Lift

The lift car dimensions are sufficient for a wheelchair user and their companion.
The buttons are raised.
The buttons are in Braille.
The lift has audible announcements.
There is not a half-height mirror on the back wall of the lift car to enable wheelchair users to reverse into and out of the lift car and view the lift landing
The lift has a separate entrance and exit door.
There are handrails within the lift.

Signage

The signs are at an appropriate height.
Symbols are used to supplement the text.
The signboard surface does minimise glare and reflection.

Steps

There are handrails.
Nosings do not effectively highlight the step edges.
The steps and the immediate area are well lit.
There are 8 steps to the next level.

Surfaces

The floor surface is suitable for the passage of wheelchair users.
The floor surfaces are slip resistant.

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