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ME - Maple Halls

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

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  • Services / facilities within the building include accommodation.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is made up of various sections which are not interconnected.
    • Each has a similar entrance.
    • The blocks are named A-C.


  • This venue is situated in the Bath Spa University, Newton Campus.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Oldfield Park.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders can booked in advance.
  • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 485cm (9ft 10in x 15ft 11in).
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 13m (14yd 8in) from the Block C entrance.
  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 93m (101yd 2ft) from the Block C entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is paid for either via the Just Park App or at one the pay machines located throughout the campus.
    • Permit holders including Blue Badge Permit holders have a reduced daily rate.
    • Students need to apply to the Student Support Service with evidence to show why they require a car on campus. This is considered by the parking panel.

Outside Access (Block C Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the left of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not 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 when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • 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 gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance door to the kitchen/dining area is 90cm wide and push pad operated.
    • The worktop, sink and hob on the right of the kitchen is adjustable in height (powered).
    • There is a lower level cooker and low level storage cupboard.
    • There is ample turning space for a wheelchair user.
    • The windows and blinds are power operated and the switch is at an accessible height.
    • All furniture is moveable.


  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Area C.
    • The accessible facilities are located in Area C.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was ME.C01.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 137cm x 340cm (4ft 6in x 11ft 2in).
    • The bed is 57cm high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 32cm (1ft 1in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • It is a push button style of alarm.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are Automatic door with key card entry which 94 cm high. Push pad exit which is 88 cm high. Adjustable desk and chair. Low level wardrobe. Automatic blinds and windows. Adjustable flip down seat in the ensuite shower.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 156cm x 383cm (5ft 1in x 12ft 7in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 86cm.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door does not have a lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
  • 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.
    • There are handrails available for the shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is high.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is high.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rails and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is high.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • There is / are 1 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
  • Comments View
    • It is possible to knock through a panel to create a door between the accessible room and the room next door if required.
    • Photographs 11-13 are of a standard room.

Scooter/Wheelchair Charging Points

  • To the right of the entrance door is a fireproof storage cupboard which may be used for the storage and recharging of wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G,1,2.
    • The stairs are located ahead form the entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the Block C entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • Assistance dogs would be allowed in some accommodation and would be considered on an individual needs basis by the university.