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Lonsdale Building - Main Science Block

Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin, DUBLIN 9

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Health and Human Performance, the School of Mathematical Sciences, the School of Chemical Sciences, the School of Biotechnology.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Friday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

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.

Outside Access (Front of Campus Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the Nursing Building.
  • 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 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are several other similar entrances to the side and rear of the building.

Level Change (Front of Campus 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.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 196cm (6ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance to the left of this one though the width of the doors is only 140cm.

Level Change (Rear 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the right hand side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Side 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Lecture theatres XG 19 - 22 have tiered seating, but level access to the front, and areas that could be used by wheelchair users.
    • Theatre X1 30 on the 1st floor in the Maths area has level access but no designated areas for wheelchair users.
    • All other lecture theatres in the building are level and do not have fixed benches or seats.
    • The labs do not contain lowered or height adjustable benches.

Reception (Rear Reception)

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the rear entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is not generally staffed.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located in the atrium.
    • There are several other sets of stairs located throughout the building.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main atrium, at the Front of Campus end.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 34m (37yd 7in) from the Front of Campus 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 103cm x 140cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Far Lift)

  • The lift is located at the far end of the atrium.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2.
  • The lift is 88m (96yd) from Front of Campus entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 96cm x 214cm (3ft 2in x 7ft 0in).
  • 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 does not 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 low.

Level Change (Basement)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 ramps in the School of Health and Human Performance in the basement, leading up to most of the labs in this area.
    • There is level access to the Human Performance Labs, Biochemists Lab and changing rooms from the far lift.

Level Change (Floor 2)

  • 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 leading from the atrium to Biotechnology offices.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 101cm (3ft 4in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading form the atrium to Biotechnology offices.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp is located at the far end of the atrium, the stairs are nearer the main lift.
    • There is level access to the labs on this floor from the lifts.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Front of Campus entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right of the corridor leading from the Front of Campus entrance, opposite lecture room XG20.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 204cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 8in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is another accessible toilet located off the ground floor foyer at the far end, with the transfer space on the left and a hand dryer 114 cm high.
    • The room dimensions are 194x150.
    • The toilet roll holder is at a height of 102cm.
    • There are also accessible toilets in the same location
    • on the 1st and 2nd floors.
    • These have the transfer space on the right.
    • These have dimensions of 150x170, with lateral transfer spaces on the right that measure 80cm.
    • The doors open inwards and have a width of 80cm.
    • The toilet on the 2nd floor does not have a hand dryer.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located on the ground floor, next to lecture room XG 19.
    • The female toilets are 27m (30yd) from the Front of Campus entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located on the ground floor, next to lecture room XG 22.
    • The male toilets are 16m (17yd) from the Front of Campus entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the toilets located next to the Front of Campus entrance.
    • There are also toilets located off the atrium at the far end on all floors.
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Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located on the basement level.
  • The standard changing room is 122m (133yd) from the Front of Campus entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • These changing rooms are for those using the Human Performance and Physical Activities Labs in the School of Health and Human Performance.
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Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the standard changing rooms.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 51cm (1ft 8in).

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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
    • The photograph shows one of the standard lecture theatres in the building, with no fixed seating or benches.