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Cranbourne House

Lansdowne Campus, St Paul's Place, Bournemouth, BH8 8HF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include self catered student accommodation, a common room, meeting room and a launderette.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Lansdowne Campus.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bournemouth.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Useful Information

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 the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 440cm (9ft 10in x 14ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 3m (3yd 10in) from the reception and central block entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the reception and central 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.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The standard bays are for staff, contractors and visitors only.

Outside Access (Reception and Central Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, in the centre.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 159cm (5ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • When approaching this entrance from the path, from the South Block entrance but also avoiding the car park barrier, the gap between the key card sensor and wall is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.
    • As the automatic doors open outwards and block this gap, you need to be in front of the entrance before opening the doors (photograph 3).

Level Change (Reception and Central Block Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Central Block, off Lansdowne Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 159cm (5ft 3in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (South Wing Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, to the left of the reception and central block entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The North Wing of the building has an identical entrance (photograph 2).

Level Change (South Wing Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the reception and central block entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 10:30 - 18:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the Common Room, located just past reception.
    • It has mailboxes, a table football table, vending machines, seating and a tv.
    • Photograph 3 shows the meeting room by the rear door, which can be booked by residents as a study area.
    • Photograph 4 shows the outdoor courtyard with a barbeque area and covered smoking shelter, at the front of the building.
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show one of the shared kitchen / dining areas which each flat contains.

Other Floors (South Wing)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical stairs in the Central Block and North Wing.

Lift (South Wing)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.
  • The lift is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the South Wing lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical lifts in the Central Block and North Wing.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in the South Wing.
    • The room number viewed was 9 1.03.
    • The width of the door to the room is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 180cm x 360cm (5ft 11in x 11ft 10in).
    • The bed is 56cm (1ft 10in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 35cm (1ft 2in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are the wardrobe, which can be made accessible.
    • 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 270cm x 195cm (8ft 10in x 6ft 5in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 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 twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is fair.
    • 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 bright.

Accommodation (Higher Dependency Room)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The accessible facilities are located in the South Wing.
    • The room number viewed was 1/G.06.
    • The width of the door to the room is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 193cm x 330cm (6ft 4in x 10ft 10in).
    • The bed is 54cm (1ft 9in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 31cm (1ft).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are a kitchen area with a sink, hob and surface 80cm (2ft 7in) high.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 270cm x 192cm (8ft 10in x 6ft 4in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • 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 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 shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • 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 bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include vibrating pillows.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Available mobility auxiliary aids include ceiling tracking hoists are available.
    • Assistance dogs are not welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 2 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • 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 can be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The ceiling track hoist covers the bed, desk, shower and toilet.
    • A Deaf Message Services (DMS) is installed at Cranbourne House, where a text message is sent to the mobile of anyone signed up within seconds of the fire alarm being triggered.
    • Room 6/G.34 contains an epilepsy alarm, although it can be moved to any other room if required.

Launderette Room

  • The Launderette Room is located in the South Wing on the ground floor, to the left as you enter.
  • It contains washers and dryers positioned on the ground, but controls for the dryers are at the rear, so may not be accessible to all.
  • The room also contains fixed seats.
  • It is accessed by doors 77cm (2ft 6in) wide, and is open 08:00 - 22:00 every day.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.