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PO - Pope Halls

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include accommodation.
  • Comments View
    • There are three identical entrances to the building leading into different Blocks.
    • These blocks are interconnected. .
    • The on campus launderette for these halls is located next to Langton Halls.

Location

  • This venue is situated in the Bath Spa University, Newton Campus.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Oakfield Park.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of Commons.
    • There is/are 10 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 65m (71yd 3in) from the entrance T.
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is cobbled.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the Michael Tippett Building.
  • 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 (T)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the left of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped 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 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • 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 does not bypass the step(s).
    • 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.
  • 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 2 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 shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a door release button which is 113cm high.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The kitchen facilities in this venue are located on the second floor.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible room(s) with ensuite facilities and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • There is not level access from an accessible entrance.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include vibrating pillows.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not 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.
  • Comments View
    • The kitchen facilities are on the second floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional bedrooms.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are unisex standard toilets facilities on all floors.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the V Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the shared toilets are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional unisex toilets throughout the venue on the ground and first floor.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located throughout the venue on the ground and first floors.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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 generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.