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Car Park 1

Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin, DUBLIN 9

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Introduction

  • This car park is for staff, students and visitors to use.
  • A fee is payable to park here, but staff and students can buy discounted tickets from the car park office.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Connolly.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Car Park 1 is located at the front of the Campus, close to the Campus entrances from Collins Avenue.

Outside Access (Main Pedestrian Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is located next to the main pedestrian entrance to the Campus, opposite the Estates building.
    • It gives access to level 1A, the lifts, stairs and pay stations.
    • There are several other entrance to the car park, along the Campus side, opposite the Business School. These are all accessed by steps.

Level Change (Main Pedestrian Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the foyer area just inside the Main Pedestrian entrance, which includes 2 pay stations.
    • Photograph 2 shows the pay station located outside the lift on level 0, which is slightly lowered.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on level 1A - 5A, leading from the lifts.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • These ramps are located in the corridors leading from the lifts to the parking areas.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • The car park type is multi storey.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 22m (24yd) from the Main Pedestrian entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 45m (49yd) from the Main Pedestrain 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 205.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are 6 designated bays on level 1A, 5 on levels 2A - 4A, and 2 on level 5A.
    • All designated bays are located on the side of the car park next to the lifts.
    • There is also an overspill car park, located between this car park and the main road entrance into the Campus.
    • This is unsurfaced.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 0-1A-2A-3A-4A-5A.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the stairs next to the lifts.
    • There are similar stairs on the campus side of the car park, opposite the Business School.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the Main Pedestrian entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 0-1A-2A-3A-4A-5A.
  • The lift is 9m (29ft 6in) from Main Pedestrian entrance.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 146cm x 133cm (4ft 9in x 4ft 4in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Level Change (Between Levels)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the road linking the levels.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at varoius places between each level.
  • There is / are 9 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the links between levels 5 and 5A.
    • There are identical ramps and steps linking levels 1 and 1A to 4 and 4A.
    • All designated bays are located on the accessible levels.

Reception (Car Park Office)

  • The reception desk is 72m (79yd) from the Main Pedestrian entrance.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Comments View
    • The Car Park Office can only be accessed from the Main Pedestrian entrance by overcoming the deep kerbs at the vehicle exit, or via 8 deep steps from the main campus road.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows one of the other pedestrian entrances to the car park, accessed by steps.
    • Photograph 2 shows the overspill car park, located next to the main car park.

Additional Info

  • The photograph shows the ramped walkway leading from level 0 of the car park to a lift giving access to street level outside the Helix.