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Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 1 - Main Lecture Theatre, Main Reception, Security, External and Corporate Relations
    2 - The Scottish Centre for Excellence in Computer Games Education, Communications Centre, Secretariat, University Executive, University Secretary, meeting rooms and boardroom
    3 - Administrative offices, Nursing & Counselling
    4 - School of Science, Engineering & Technology
    5 - Administrative offices, Abertay Centre for the Environment (ACE).
  • At the time of survey there was no access to level 1 (ground level) or the front of level 3 due to refurbishment works.
  • Old College Building link (new tab) - click here.

Opening Times (Security Office)

  • This service is open 24 hours.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Abertay is located to the north of the City Centre, just off the A991 North Marketgait. Bell Street is accessed from Victoria Road (A929) but parking is restricted. Drivers are advised to use the West Bell Street multi-storey car park.
      Approach the university on the A991. From the west, at the Dudhope Roundabout, take the east bound carriageway and follow the car park sign to the left at the second junction (Constitution Road) then immediately left (Dudhope Crescent Road). From the east, take the slip road on the left just before the car park. There is no direct access from the Bell Street or West Bell Street.
    • Parking on campus is restricted. Visitors and students are advised to use the West Bell Street multi-storey car park, accessed from the A991 North Marketgait. The car park is open daily from 08:00 to 20:00 hrs. Blue Badge parking is free every day.
  • By Bus View
    • There are three bus stops on Panmure Street, approximately 200m from the college:
      Albert Square (Stop 2) - bus routes 1A, 1B, 360
      Albert Square (Stop 3) - bus route 18
      Albert Square (Stop 4) - bus routes 28, 29
      There is a further bus stop in Victoria Road (Meadow Place stop) off Bell Street, approximately 200m from the university, served by bus route 202. Dundee bus station is located on Seagate in Dundee and is about 0.4 miles (8 to 10 minutes walk) from the university. There is a taxi rank next to the bus station on Trades Lane.
  • By Train View
    • Dundee train station is located on South Union Street in Dundee. The train station is 0.5 miles (11 to 13 minutes walk) from the university. There is a taxi rank next to the station on Riverside Drive. There is not a direct bus link from the train station to the university.
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Useful Information

  • To see more information on Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ) please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 01382 308 833.
  • Email: sez@abertay.co.uk.
  • The Support Enquiry Zone (SEZ) is located in the Bernard King Library, level 1. It provides a 'one stop shop' for students who require help and advice on any aspect of university life.
  • To see more information on Disabled Student Support please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 01382 308 051.
  • Email: disabilityadvisors@abertay.ac.uk.
  • The team can advise on a range of matters, including special exam arrangements and the Disabled Student Allowance. In addition, the team will liaise with and offer advice to academic schools to ensure that a comprehensive enhancement package is in place which results in the most appropriate means of support to students.
  • To see more information on Residences Office please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 01382 308 049.
  • Email: residences@abertay.ac.uk.
  • The Residence Office is located in room 3018D on level 3 of the Old College building. The office is open 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.
  • To see more information on Admissions Office please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 01382 308 000.
  • Email: admissions@abertay.ac.uk.
  • The Admissions section in Registry is responsible for the oversight of all UK and EU applications to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Some of the main services include:
    * Acting as a central source for receiving and updating UCAS application data
    * Assessing application forms for disabilities and criminal convictions prior to distribution to School Offices
    * Process home and EU direct undergraduate and postgraduate applications
    * Assessing fee status of new students
    * Processing applicants’ entry qualifications and assisting Schools with verification of such qualifications
    * Provide Schools and senior University management with admissions data
    * Process and send orientation packs to new students.
  • British Sign Language (BSL) users can also make contact by using the online interpreting service at contact SCOTLAND-BSL at the websitehttps://contactscotland-bsl.org/.

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and students within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Abertay University.
    • The car park is located on Bell Street next to the main university buildings?.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is West Bell Street car park.
    • The car park is located on West Bell Street, accessed from Dudhope Crescent / North Marketgait.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 210cm x 600cm (6ft 11in x 19ft 8in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Bell Street outside the main entrance.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 210cm x 500cm (6ft 11in x 16ft 5in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Bell Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of survey parts of the university campus car park were closed off for construction works, including all Blue Badge bays.
    • The campus car park is for permit holders only.

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Bell Street.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Kydd, Old College and Graham buildings.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 6 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 410cm x 500cm (13ft 5in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and students.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Kydd Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the buildings.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is divided into two parts accessed from Bell Street, one part to the left of the Kydd Building, the other between the Kydd Building and the Old College building accessed through the tunnel.
    • At the time of survey construction works were taking place and Blue Badge bays were out of commission. Also there was no access to the building via the side entrances.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Bell Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There are three manual revolving doors at this entrance with door widths of 84cm. There is a single medium unmarked step in front of these doors.

Outside Access (Tunnel Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right of the courtyard tunnel off Bell Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 127cm (4ft 2in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in the entrance to the tunnel.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to level 1 of the Kydd Building main stairwell level 1 only and the Old College building level 1 via the link entrance.

Outside Access (Courtyard Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right rear of the building, through the courtyard tunnel.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance - Level 2)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the car park up the steps.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 202cm (6ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Entrance (Main Stairwell Level 1 - Old College Link (Level 2 Similar))

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 1 at the rear of the main stairwell.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a second manual side door from the Old College rooms 1022 - 1023 and the Old College rear staircase and lift. It is heavy, opens away from you (push) and is 104cm wide.
    • This entrance at level 1 (photographs 1 to 6) gives access to the Kydd Building main staircase and the front of the main lecture theatre (room 1516) and front of the lecture theatre (room 1517) only.
    • The entrance at level 2 is similar (photographs 7 to 12) and gives access to the main Kydd Building all levels via lift, and the rear of the main lecture theatre (room 1516) and front of the lecture theatre (room 1517).

Entrance (Main Stairwell Level 3 - Old College Link)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 3 at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located between the first and second set of doors.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second manual side door from the Old College from rooms 3008 - 3024 and rear corridor. It is heavy, opens away from you and is 104cm wide.
    • This entrance gives access to the main stairwell and to all levels via lift.

Entrance (Courtyard Bridge Level 2 - Old College Link (Level 3 Similar))

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 2 of the bridge linking to the Old College.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 239cm (7ft 10in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 239cm (7ft 10in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the link bridge.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 130cm.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 to 6 show the level 2 link from the Old College.
    • Photographs 7 to 12 show the level 3 link from the Old College.

Entrance (Level 2 - Baxter Link)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 2 at the rear right of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 11 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the step(s).

Entrance (Level 3 - Baxter Link)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 3 at the rear right of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in the corridor between buildings.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 147cm.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Main Reception is located to the left as you enter the main entrance.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Counter (Security Office)

  • The desk is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • Security Office is located at the rear of the main entrance lobby.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 7 unmarked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the stage in the main lecture theatre.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is an enclosed platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • These steps are located in the main lecture theatre (room 1516) to the side of the stage. There is a platform lift that overcomes these steps. The steps are seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to mezzanine level on level 3.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There are two similar spiral staircases at each end of the Graduate School Office. The mezzanine is not accessible to wheelchair users. These stairs are seen in photographs 2 and 3.
    • There is/are 8 unmarked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the rear of lecture theatre (room 3522).
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is level access to the front of the lecture theatre. The steps are seen in photograph 4.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.

Level Change (Room 5537)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the rear of the room on level 5.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the side of the room.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Lift (Main Lecture Theatre)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the front of the main lecture theatre (room 1516) on level 1.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the tunnel entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 114cm (3ft 7in x 3ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors (Reception Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Other Floors (Main Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located on the right as you enter via the tunnel entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the tunnel entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Other Floors (Fire Escape)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the main staircase to the rear of reception.
    • The stairs are approximately 25m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • Photographs 1 to 6 show the front fire escape staircase. There is a second similar fire escape staircase at the rear end of the main corridor on the left next to the Goods Lift, shown in photographs 7 to 10. There is a third similar fire escape staircase to the front left of the building (car park side) as shown in photographs 11 to 14.

Other Floors (Rear Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you exit the rear lift by the rear level 2 entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the rear lift.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Other Floors (Attic Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located on the main corridor.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the Goods Lift.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the fifth floor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the main reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

Lift (Goods Lift - Lift 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the main corridor at the rear on the left.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 800kg.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Courtyard Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 135cm x 147cm (4ft 5in x 4ft 10in).
  • 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 has a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Rear Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 2500kg.
  • The lift is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the Courtyard Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 198cm x 212cm (6ft 6in x 6ft 11in).
  • 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 has a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of survey there was no access at level 1 due to construction works.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Changing Places facilities are located on level 4 at the rear (Food and Consumer Science).
  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on level 1 - rear of reception (others closed); on level 2 - front of the building by corporate offices; on level 2 - on the main corridor, on level 3 - rear of the building next to room 3529; ?on level 4 - front of the building on main corridor; on level 4 - rear of the building opposite 4553; on level 5 - front of the building opposite 5520; on level 5 - rear of the building in the standard toilets opposite 5534; on level 5 - rear of the building opposite 5532?.12.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located on level 1 - rear of reception (others closed); on level 2 - front of the building on the main corridor (Centre of Excellence); on level 3 - front of the building on the main corridor opposite room 3512.1; on level 3 - rear of the building opposite room 3531; on level 4 - front of the building on the main corridor; on level 4 - rear of the building opposite room 4553; on level 5 - front of the building opposite room 5520; on level 5 - rear of the building opposite room 5534; on level 5 - rear of the building opposite room 5532.12?.
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located on level 1 - rear of reception (others closed); on level 2 - front of the building on the main corridor (Centre of Excellence); on level 3 - front of the building on the main corridor opposite room 3512.1; on level 3 - rear of the building opposite room 3531; on level 3 - rear of the building opposite room 3530; on level 4 - front of the building on the main corridor; on level 4 - rear of the building opposite room 4553; on level 5 - front of the building opposite room 5520; on level 5 - rear of the building opposite room 5534; on level 5 - rear of the building opposite room 5532.12?.

Standard Changing Room (Food and Consumer Science)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level 4 in the rear corridor, rooms 4550 and 4549.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Goods Lift - Lift 2.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the food laboratories.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The male changing room is off the rear corridor (photographs 1 and 2).
    • The female changing room is accessed through the female standard toilet (photographs 3 and 4).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 1 Reception)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the main reception to the left.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a gender neutral toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 247cm x 249cm (8ft 1in x 8ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 87cm.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar cubicles on all floors.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 2 - Executive Offices)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you exit the main lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 156cm x 304cm (5ft 1in x 9ft 12in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 88cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 119cm (3ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 2 - Drawing Studio)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of level 2 with access from the main corridor and the drawing studio.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the rear lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a gender neutral toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 345cm x 250cm (11ft 4in x 8ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 290cm (9ft 6in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head can be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is no seat for the shower.
    • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • There is not an emergency alarm for the shower.

Standard Toilet(s) (Level 1 Reception)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located to the rear of reception.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 22m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 86cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located to the rear of reception.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 86cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar facilities on all floors.