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TP - Temple Halls

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

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The halls are made out of blocks named blocks Q, R and S.
    • These are not interconnected and each has there own entrance. .
    • There is a launderette for residents located near Langton Halls.

Location

  • This venue is situated in the Bath Spa University, Newton Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Oldfield Park.
  • There is 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 at the front of Temple Halls next to Temple House.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 522cm (9ft 10in x 17ft 2in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the R 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • 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 considered by the parking panel.

Outside Access (Entrances Q, R and S)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the green in front of Temple Halls.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (R)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the threshold.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Level Change (Q)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located on apporoach to the building.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right and at the base of the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Level Change (S)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of and at the threshold of the entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was R.5.
    • The width of the door to the room is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 230cm x 255cm (7ft 7in x 8ft 4in).
    • The bed is 54cm (1ft 9in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 28cm (11in).
    • Light switches are not within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • 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 lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Flashing alarms and Vibrating pillows are available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
  • Comments View
    • There is a flashing alarm in room R.5.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 14 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are additional bedrooms.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located on the first floor.
  • 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.