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15 The Newarke

De Montfort University, 15 The Newarke, Leicester, LE2 7BY

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  • Services / facilities within the building include Accommodation for guest lecturers only, 2 bedrooms with ensuites, Kitchen, Dining Room and Lounge.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance door.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • 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 some 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 moderate to good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.


  • The lounge is located just inside the entrance door.
  • There are two sofas and a coffee table.

Dining Room and Kitchen

  • The dining room and kitchen is located just beyond the lounge.
  • Inside are table and chairs. The kitchen work top is set at 90cm high with lever mixer taps.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located to the middle left of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are two sets of stairs, one leading to the first floor, the second set leads to the second floor.


  • There is a double bedroom on the first floor and a twin room on the second floor.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located off the bedrooms on the first and second floor.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor beyond the kitchen and on the first and second floors as part of the ensuites to the bedrooms.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located ground floor beyond the kitchen.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 28m from the entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is fair.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There are also standard toilets within the ensuites to the bedrooms on the first and second floor.