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RD - Redwood Halls

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

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COVID-19 Information (Bath Spa University)

Introduction

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

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 Bath Spa.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be 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 14m (15yd 11in) from the G Block entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 93m (101yd 2ft) from the G Block 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.
    • 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 here is for members of staff and visitors, but also for students who are resident on campus but need to have access to a car for disability-related reasons. Students need to apply to the Student Support Service with evidence to show why they require a car on campus.
    • This is then considered by the parking panel.

Outside Access (G Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front left of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (G Block Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • 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 medium.
  • 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.

Accommodation (G.01)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in Block G.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was G.01.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 150cm x 250cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 2in).
    • The bed is 55cm (1ft 10in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 32cm (1ft 1in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are an adjustable desk and controls for the window and blinds.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 514cm x 156cm (16ft 10in x 5ft 1in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 71cm (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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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.
    • 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 not 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.
  • 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 medium.
  • 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 medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include vibrating pillows.
  • 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.

Scooter/Wheelchair Charging Points

  • Immediately inside the entrance to each block with accessible rooms there is a storage area fitted with power points to allow mobility equipment to be recharged.
  • The storage areas have a shutter blind which can be closed for security.

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