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Green Park House

6 Green Park Road, Bath, BA1 1BQ

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Bath.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bath Spa.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • From the M4 take Junction 18 the A46 to Stroud/Bath. Follow the A46 for 5km to Pennsylvania and at the roundabout take the A420 for 1km and turn left into Freezinghill Lane. Follow the lane for 2km and bear left onto Landsdown Road into the City. Continue for 6.5km and nearing the bottom of the hill at the zebra crossing go straight ahead across the crossroads at Brunswick Place and take the next turning right onto Bennet Street. Continue to The Circus and take the first exit to Gay Street. At the crossroads at the end of Gay Street turn right into Queens Square and Chapel Row and straight ahead to the A367 Radstock Road. Continue through the James Street junction at Green Park Station Shopping Centre and bear left on the A367. Green Park House is 100m on the left opposite Green Park Gardens.
    • There is very limited parking in a courtyard to the rear off Kingsmead North. The car park is gated due to being almost entirely residential and requires a fob and a local permit to access. The back gate is staff access only. Visitors are encouraged to use the staff car park which has two disabled spaces.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop outside Green Park House which is served by the University of Bath bus services that call at all the campus sites. Only the U1 Uni of Bath bus stops directly outside Green Park House, and is on it's way to the bus station, instead of coming from there. Buses do stop at the James Street West stop, which is the closest major stop to us.
  • By Train View
    • Bath Spa Station is 800m away on a level walking route. Buses from the station stop outside Green Park House.

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located behind the complex of buildings with access to the central courtyard.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 480cm (9ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • The nearest designated bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user .
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Car park spaces are available only by prior agreement and the car park area is accessed through an automated gate operated by a fob.
    • There are 2 accessible spaces which are not standard shape but are a minimum of 300cm wide.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Green Park Road.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Reception

  • Reception is located to the left of the main entrance lobby.
  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) 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 low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low 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 3 clearly marked step(s){Dropdown} for access to the courtyard entrances to the accommodation block.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is an easy slope, with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the courtyard entrances to the accommodation blocks.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The block map shown in photograph 1 shows the complex of buildings. The main entrance is between Blocks A and B on Green Park Road and access to all the accommodation is from the internal courtyard which has several level changes. All steps are clearly marked and have tactile warnings at the top and bottom with adjacent easy or very easy slopes as illustrated in photographs 2-6. Where there are more than 2 steps handrails are provided as in photograph 3.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to all levels in the accommodation blocks.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The number of floors per block varies but all accessible accommodation is on lower ground or upper ground floors with level or very easy ramp access to the courtyard. 1 corridor has a section with a restricted width of 110cm (photograph 7). Upper floors are accessed by steps (photograph 8).
    • There are not 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main corridor of Block A.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG,UG,1,2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 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 does not have a hearing loop 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.

Lounge

  • There is a lounge/study area off the entrance lobby. The lounge has televisions at an accessible height, seating with and without armrests, some study desks and the secure mail boxes for all the flats.
  • The door is automatic, operated by push pad, and there is a very easy slope from the door to the lounge area.
  • The study area is to the right of the slope with level access at the entrance and 2 clearly marked steps at the lounge end.
  • Lighting is bright and the walls and floor have good contrast.

Accommodation (Studio Flats)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in Block A.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was AG11.
    • The width of the door to the room is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The bed is 62cm (2ft) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 0cm ().
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are a study desk 69cm high with clear knee space beneath. Kitchenette facilities include an adjustable height worktop, sink and hob and a lower level oven and storage. The flat and ensuite doors are push pad operated. Window catches are 135cm high. The mirror is 47cm from the floor and hooks at 115cm in the bedroom and bathroom. All lighting can be controlled from the bed. The fuse box is also at an accessible height.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are a boxed-in area under the bed used for storage. It is designed to be adapted if this area is required for a mobile hoist to access the bed.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 250cm x 240cm (8ft 2in x 7ft 10in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 6 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Rooms are located in Block A.
    • Adjoining rooms are available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are available.

Accommodation (Cluster Flats)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to BG04.
    • The accessible facilities are located in Block B.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was B.
    • The width of the door to the room is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The bed is 62cm (2ft) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 0cm ().
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are a 69cm high study desk with clear knee space beneath. The flat and ensuite doors are push pad operated. Window catches are 135cm high. The mirror is 47cm from the floor and hooks at 115cm in the bedroom and bathroom. All lighting can be controlled from the bed. The fuse box is at an accessible height.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are a boxed-in area under the bed used for storage. It is designed to be adapted if this area is required for a mobile hoist to access the bed. There are 6-10 rooms in the cluster flats. The flats with accessible rooms have 2 such rooms in the flat. The entrance door to the flat, accessible room door and bathroom door, plus the door to the communal area are all automated with a push pad or key fob. The shared kitchen/dining/sitting area has adjustable height sink, hob and worktop sections with lower level storage. All the sitting furniture is moveable to allow for preference and maximum circulation space.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 250cm x 240cm (8ft 2in x 7ft 10in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 6 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are available.
  • Comments View
    • Facilities can and will be adapted for individual requirements, often in consultation with an occupational therapist. Adjoining rooms can be made available for full time carers with direct internal access if necessary.