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Quadrant Halls of Residence

Coventry University, 11 The Quadrant, Warwick Road, Coventry, CV1 2EL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include catered student accommodation.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Coventry lies at the heart of a motorway network. Once you get to the city centre there are signposts to the University from all the relevant ring road junctions.
      From London: follow the M1, leaving it at Junction 17 onto the M45. At the end of the M45, continue along the A45 and follow the signs for the city centre.
      From East Anglia and eastern England: Take the A14 until it meets the M1/M6 interchange. Then take the M6 to Junction 2 and follow signs for the city centre.
      From southern England: take the A34 to the M40. Leave the M40 at Junction 15, then take the A46 and follow signs for the city centre.
      From the southwest: take the M5, then the M42, leaving the M42 at Junction 6. Follow the A45 to Coventry. From South Wales: follow the M4 to the M5, then as above.
      From western Scotland and the Northwest: leave the M6 at Junction 3 and follow the signs for Coventry city centre.
      From the North: take the M1 to Junction 21, then to the end of the M69, following signs for Coventry city centre.
    • There are also numerous car parks located nearby including the Multi-Storey Staff Car Park on Gosford Street.
      There are also closer public car parks including the Coventry Train Station car parks, the New Union Street Car park and the Cheylesmore Car Park.
  • By Bus View
    • Pool Meadow bus and coach station is located five minutes' walk from the University's main reception in the Alan Berry building.
      The Pool Meadow bus and Coach Station is approximately 8 minute walk from Portal House and the Quadrant Halls of Residence.
      For details of local bus/coach/train times and destinations please contact the bus station enquiry line on: +44 (0) 24 7655 9559.
      National Express offers connections between Coventry and other major cities around the UK. If you travel from Birmingham Airport you can take line number 900 bus to Pool Meadow station.
      Closer bus stops can be found on New Union Street. Quadrant (Stop BY1) serves routes 1, 8, 8A, 9, 9A, 9S, 11, 11U, 12X, 18, 21, 23 23A, 89, 580, X30, X31, X69.
      Quadrant (Stop BY3) serves routes 16A, X18 and X68. Quadrant (Stop BY4) serves routes 1, 11, 11U, 12X, 18, 539, 580, U17, X17 and X18.
      Quadrant (Stop BY5) serves routes 21 and 21S.
      Quadrant (Stop HH) Serves Route X68.
  • By Train View
    • Portal House and the Quadrant Hall of Residence are approximately 0.4 Miles from Coventry Train Station and should take approximately 8 minutes to reach by foot.
      Coventry is on the main intercity route. Trains from London (Euston) leave every 30 minutes throughout most of the day with journey times of 1 hour to 80 minutes. It takes approximately 20 minutes to reach Coventry from Birmingham International Station.
      There are also daily services from Scotland and the Northwest, from Bristol, the Southwest and South Wales. In addition there are frequent services from Oxford, Southampton and Bournemouth, as well as Nuneaton, Rugby, Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International (for Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre). Check the National Rail Enquiries website for more information.
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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Manor House Car Park.
    • The car park is located further down Manor House Drive, to rear of building.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 220cm x 500cm (7ft 3in x 16ft 5in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Warwick Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Manor House Car Park contains Blue Badge bays (photograph 2).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Manor House Drive.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Reception

  • Building Reception is located between the two sets of doors at the main entrance.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 19:00 - 08:00.
    • Tuesday 19:00 - 08:00.
    • Wednesday 19:00 - 08:00.
    • Thursday 19:00 - 08:00.
    • Friday 19:00 - 08:00.
    • Saturday 00:05 - 00:05.
    • Sunday 00:05 - 00:05.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the washing machines and dryers in the launderette.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • The launderette is located on the ground floor, off the corridor next to the dining hall. There is a sink in the launderette that has step free access (photograph 3).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played in the Dining Hall at the serving counter.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is flooring with a shiny surface on the ground floor by the study areas (photograph 6), and in the corridors leading to the rooms on other floors (photograph 7).
    • Photographs 8, 9 and 10 show the social area, just inside main entrance, containing low seating (some with arm rests) and tables, a TV, a video game and table tennis table.
    • Photograph 11 shows the study area, on the ground floor off the corridor leading from the main entrance to the lift and stairs. This area also includes a seminar room, accessed by a door 70cm wide, which also contains a photocopier (photograph 12).

Entrance (Dining Hall Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the left hand side of the social area as you enter from the main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Eating and Drinking (Dining Hall)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Dining Hall entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is breakfasts and evening meals.
  • Comments View
    • Residents have their breakfast and evening meal in this room, which also contains a vending machine.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the building.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 131cm x 98cm (4ft 4in x 3ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The controls are between 110 - 129cm high.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • 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 can be accessed by lift.
    • There is not level access to standard rooms on other floors.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show a standard room.
    • The rooms on each floor share kitchens (photograph 3, bathrooms and toilets (photograph 4).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located off the corridor leading from the main entrance to the lift and stairs, by the study areas.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 14m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.