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College Park Apartments

Campus Residences Ltd, Dublin City University, Ballymun Road, Dublin, DUBLIN 9

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 9 Houses containing apartments, 3 of which are located in the Reception Block, which also contains the Main Accommodation Reception and a launderette.

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.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • The car park is next to Hampstead Apartments.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 520cm x 500cm (17ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 87m (95yd) from the Reception entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 88m (96yd) from the Reception 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 / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located outside the reception block.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • This car park is for the residents of all the student accommodation blocks on campus.
    • During the start and end of each semester, the bollards are removed from the car park to allow closer access to the blocks.
    • This is available at any time, on request, for residents with disabilities.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite Hampstead Apartments.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Reception and Laundrette)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrances.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 133cm (4ft 4in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the right of the entrances as you face them.
  • There is / are 6 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 ramp overcomes the steps mentioned and has a handrail both sides going up.

Outside Access (Laundrette Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located next to the Reception entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • These doors are kept locked, and are opened by a residents key card only.
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Reception (Main Accommodation Reception)

  • The reception desk is 24m (26yd) from the Reception entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday Closed.
    • Tuesday Closed.
    • Wednesday Closed.
    • Thursday Closed.
    • Friday 14:30 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (House 18 Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the corridor leading to the reception.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance can only be used by residents of House 18 with disabilities, as it gives step free access to the lift. All other residents need to use the main entrance.

Outside Access (House 18 Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Reception Block.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The lift is accessed by 4 deep step from this entrance.
    • All Houses in the College Park Apartments have a similar entrance to this.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is 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 in House 18.
    • There are similar stairs in all houses, except there is not a 5th floor in Houses 11 - 16. .

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 6m (19ft 8in) from House 18 accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 133cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the lift in House 18.
    • There is an identical lift in all houses, except there is not a 5th floor in Houses 11 - 16. .

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 9 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on all floors.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • This is by lift.
    • The room number viewed was w115c.
    • The width of the door to the room is 866cm (28ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 135cm x 550cm (4ft 5in x 18ft 1in).
    • The bed is 54cm (1ft 9in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 6cm (0ft 2in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are lowered surfaces in the shared kitchens.
    • 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 157cm x 170cm (5ft 2in x 5ft 7in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • 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.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 45cm (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 fair.
    • 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 good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Flashing alarms and Vibrating pillows is available.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There are 9 accessible rooms with wheel in showers.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the shared kitchen for the flat viewed.
    • It contains lowered surfaces, 84 cm high, and a sink accessible to wheelchair users.

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.