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CP - Compton

Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe , Bath, BA2 9BN

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • To access the first floor step free, you will need to go into the Twiverton Building and take the lift up to the first floor then cross over into the Compton Building.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Leave the M4 at junction 18 and join the A46 southbound. After 9 miles, leave the A46 at the roundabout and take the third exit onto the A4 into Bath. After one mile, at the traffic lights for the A36 turnoff, proceed into the left-hand lane and turn onto Cleveland Place. Drive over Cleveland Bridge and proceed along Bathwick Street. At the traffic lights, turn right onto the A36 Sydney Place and continue along the A36 Darlington Street.
      At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A36 Pulteney Road. Continue along the A36 through Widcombe and onto Claverton Street. At the roundabout, and after going under the railway arches, take the second exit onto the A36 Lower Bristol Road. Continue along the A36 Lower Bristol Road and join the dual carriageway (A4);
      Take the second exit at the "Globe Inn" roundabout to join the A39. The campus entrance is immediately on your left;.
    • Staff and students require permits to park on site and each car park is pay and display.
  • By Bus View
    • Regular bus services run to Newton Park, from Bath, Bristol and the wider region.
      The U5 and U6 FirstBus services from Bath city centre run every 10 minutes during term times, and every half hour during off-peak season.
  • By Train View
    • The closest train station is Bath Spa railway station. The train station is just a short walk to the bus station where you can continue your journey.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

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, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is the Main Car Park.
    • The car park is located opposite the Michael Tippett Centre.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the Michael Tippet Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Michael Tippet Building.
    • 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 10 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 460cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors and permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located throughout the car park.
    • Payment can be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Ashton Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Ashton Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the Ashton Building.
  • Comments View
    • The payment machines were covered and not in use at the time of survey.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 119cm (3ft 11in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 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.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear right side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not 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 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • 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 to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as soon as you enter.
    • There is / are 4 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 the right going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Room CP.G11a is located just in front of the stairs to your left of the entrance, so it can only be accessed step free via this route.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to Twiverton Building.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There are two sets of two steps with a landing and a door in the middle. This level change can be seen in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the Band Rooms.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • These stairs lead to CP.G01-CP.G03. CP.G01 is Band Room B and CP.G02 is Band Room A. This level change can be seen in photograph 3.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to CP.101-CP.103.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • This level change can be 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The fixed hearing assistance system is located in CP.112.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • The venue does not play background music but many students will be practicing their instruments so there will be quite a bit of noise.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located ahead of the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase at the rear of the building. The set at the front branches off leading both to the main area on the first floor and a smaller area containing CP.111 and CP.113. (Photograph 2).
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are music rooms.

Entrance (First Floor Connection from Twiverton Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right when you exit the Twiverton Building Lift.
    • 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 door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the ground floor to the right of the main entrance.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor to the right of the main entrance.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter through the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • 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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 163cm x 220cm (5ft 4in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 63cm (2ft 1in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • 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 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 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) 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 and nappy/incontinence items bin 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.
    • 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) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 128cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 95cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the right as you enter through the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m 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.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 87cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the standard male toilets.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.