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OK - Oak Halls

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include accommodation.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Leave the M4 at junction 18 and join the A46 southbound. After 9 miles, leave the A46 and 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 have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by visitors, permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • 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 245cm x 480cm (8ft x 15ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 11m (12yd 1in) from the entrance to Block E.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • 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
    • 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 (Entrance to Block E)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free 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 100cm (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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the entrance to Block E.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible room(s) with ensuite facilities and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Room OK.E02
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was OK.E02.
    • The width of the door to the room is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 190cm x 375cm (6ft 3in x 12ft 4in).
    • The bed is 70cm high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 entrance door, with touchpad exit. An electric ceiling track hoist. Height adjustable desk. Low level wardrobe. Push button electric blinds and windows.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are a connecting door to an adjoining carers room, if required.
    • 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 160cm x 400cm (5ft 3in x 13ft 1in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 85cm.
    • 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 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 cannot 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 85cm (2ft 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 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are 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.
    • There is a shower chair.
    • 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 medium.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is medium.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Available mobility auxiliary aids include ceiling tracking hoists are available.
    • Other auxiliary aids available are Closamat toilet.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 1 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 cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Kitchen Area

  • The kitchen in each block has a section of height adjustable worktop, a sink at lower level with lever taps, access to oven, microwave, fridge and storage.
  • The seating is moveable and can be placed to suit the needs of residents.
  • Automatic doors to the ground floor kitchen bock E with touch pad entry and exit 90cm high.

Wheelchair and Mobility Scooter Storage

  • 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.