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Forensic Science Facility - 30 Grasmere Street

De Montfort University, 30 Grasmere Street, Leicester, LE2 7DR

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This building is used for mock up forensic science use.
    • This building is a house.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Leicester.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Leicester.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • This venue does not have its own car park; the nearest car parking is within the Main Car Park.
  • The car park is to the side of Kimberlin Library.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • There are 2 designated parking bays within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bays are 3.8m x 5.4m (12ft 5in x 17ft 8in).
  • The furthest designated bay is 56m (61yd) from the main 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.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Parking is free for DMU Disabled/Temporary Disabled Parking Permit holders and pre-booked visitors.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot be booked in advance unless an external visitor (visitor spaces in Gateway House).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 63cm (2ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The width of the ramp is 122cm (4ft).
  • Comments View
    • There is a second larger threshold immediately after the first one at a height of 4cm.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There is a seated area located past the level change ramp.
    • There is a lounge area immediately past the staircase.
    • The are two empty bedrooms on the first floor.
    • The is a disused bathroom immediately after the level change step.

Level Change (Seated Area)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located ahead and to the right as you enter.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 81cm (2ft 8in).

Level Change (Bathroom)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located ahead and to the left as you enter.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • 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 not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional Forensic Science rooms.

Toilet with Adaptations

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.