Access to Porto
We welcome visitors with disabilities and those bringing pushchairs. If you need help with access, or have any questions, please let us know.
The British Council Porto office is located in a converted townhouse at Rua do Breiner, 155.
Lapa metro station is 500 m away.
São Bento train station is 700 m away.
Cedofeita bus stop is 200m away.
The nearest taxi or car drop-off point is Porto main entrance on Rua do Breiner, 155.
This drop-off point is 2m from Porto office accessible entrance.
There is a step from the sidewalk to the entrance door. There is a removable ramp that we can place outside to enable wheelchair access. Please contact us before your visit so that we can arrange this.
You can order an accessible taxi from Táxis Invicta - www.taxisinvicta.com
Porto office does not have a car park.
There are pay parking spaces on Rua do Breiner or Rua da Torrinha, 150 m away.
The nearest public car park is 150m away. It is not free
There are public accessible parking spaces on Rua do Breiner. These are pay-and-display. To use these you need to display a ticket you acquire in a ticket machine on the road.
WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU ARRIVE
The main door is accessible to wheelchair and pushchair users. There is a step from the pavement to the entrance door. A removable ramp enables wheelchair access. Please contact us before your visit so that we can arrange this.
You can see a photo of the main entrance above.
There is a set of 8 steps leading up to the main entrance.
The width of the main entrance door is 181cm.
Wheelchair or pushchair access to the main entrance is via a lift. The width of the accessible door is 143cm.
A staff member will accompany you to reception
INSIDE THE BUILDING
As you enter the building you will need to go through a security check. This involves you and your bag being checked.
If you have any concerns about the security check, please contact us before your visit.
There is one counter with several customer services assistants to the right of the main entrance. Our staff will be happy to help if you require any assistance. This counter is a low-level customer service point that is suitable for visitors using wheelchairs
If you use a wheelchair, we will speak with you about a suitable emergency evacuation plan.
Porto office is on four levels, with wide corridors but only the entrance floor is accessible to visitors using wheelchairs.
The basement, first and second floors of Porto office feature some wide level corridors but are not accessible to visitors using wheelchairs.
There are accessible classrooms on the basement floor. These classrooms are equipped with computer and Interactive White Boards (IWB).
You can reach the basement and first and second floors by stairs only.
The stairs have a handrail on the right hand side.
Unfortunately there is no lift in Porto office. Please contact us before your visit if this will pose a problem so that we can make alternative arrangements.
There is an accessible toilet on the entrance floor. It is suitable for people using wheelchairs.
The width of the toilet door is 90cm. The door opens outwards.