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Hampsted Apartments

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

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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 at the side of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • 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 105m (115yd) from the House 2 entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 106m (116yd) from the House 2 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 dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated 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 (House 2 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the left corner of the inner courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical entrances to Houses 2, 4, 7 and 9 in the corners of the inner courtyard.
    • Houses 1, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10 are all accessed by a medium step, as shown in photograph 2.

Level Change (House 2 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the entrance as you face it.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

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 medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 4 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor of the corner houses.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was VG62E.
    • The width of the door to the room is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 90cm x 215cm (2ft 11in x 7ft 1in).
    • The bed is 60cm (1ft 12in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 3cm (1in).
    • Light switches are not within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • 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 212cm x 156cm (6ft 11in x 5ft 1in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight 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 locking handle.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 71cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • 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 fixed.
    • The shower seat height is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There are not 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • 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 are available.
    • 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.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There are 4 accessible rooms with wheel in showers.
  • 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 level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The doors into the halls and the doors into the accessible room are both automatic, 78cm wide and are operated by remote control.
  • Comments View
    • The doors into the halls and the doors into the accessible room are both automatic, 78cm wide and are operated by remote control.

Outside Access (House 7 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the far corner of the inner courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small threshold just inside the door at this entrance.

Level Change (House 7 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the entrance as you face it.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • 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 a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the stairs in House 7.
    • There are identical stairs in all other houses, except Houses 1-3 and 8-10 do not have a third floor.
    • Apart from House 7, all rooms on the other floors are not accessible.
    • Photograph 2 shows the stairs in House 2.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 4m (13ft 1in) from House 7 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 110cm x 133cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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 controls do not 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
    • Only House 7 contains a lift.
    • It can only be operated by a key card for that house.
    • House 7 contains the rooms allocated to visitors.

Outside Access (Laundrette Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located just inside the entrance to the inner courtyard.
  • There is not 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 97cm (3ft 2in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • All washing machines are accessible, and there are 2 dryers accessible at the far end of the laundrette.

Level Change (Laundertte Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the entrance as you face it.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

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.