Australian Disabled Access Consultants negotiated an assisted entry
access solution as well as an access management plan for a restaurant fit-out project
in Surry Hills in Sydney’s southern suburbs.
The restaurant located at 454 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills required a
compliant fit-out for assisted entry disabled access into and within the premises,
which was being designed by Future Form Creative Designers of Chippendale.
The restaurant is part of a two-storey mixed development building with a
ground floor shop having a 110mm high principal entry doorway threshold step
that prevents a step-less entry pathway of travel.
Australian Disabled Access Consultants provided disabled access design
advice to ensure the fit-out was compliant with the principles of the
Disabilities Discrimination Act 1992, Part D3 of the Building Code of Australia
and Australian Standards AS1428.1-2009.
The disabled access and wheelchair access guidelines were considered for
the principal front entry doorway’s clear opening width and circulation area; continuous
safe pathway of travel into the restaurant and to the customer service area; pathways
of travel widths and heights; and fitments.
Australian Disabled Access Consultants prepared the disabled access
assessment report for the fit-out’s compliant design elements and congratulated
Future Form Creative Designers for its innovative fit-out design techniques to
improve disabled access within the restaurant for people living with disability.
Additionally, the restaurant’s entry doorway threshold step prevented smooth
pathway of travel to the customer service counter and dining/seating area.
Australian Disabled Access Consultants prepared
an assisted entry alternate solution supported by an access management plan for
disabled access to enable people with a disability to reach the customer service
counter and dining/seating area within the restaurant in an equitable,
dignified and safe manner in compliance with the principles of the Disability
Discrimination Act and the disabled access objectives and provisions of Part D3
of the Building Code of Australia and the Disability Access to Premises