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C Block

Dublin City University, St. Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin, Dublin 9

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Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park 4)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are A Block and the Chapel.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 456cm (8ft 2in x 14ft 12in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the the road.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the A Block entrance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the A Block entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Car Park 4.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • There are alternate sets of doors on entrance to your left which have a width of 182cm and to your right with a width of 172cm.
    • The doors to your left on entrance has alternate manual doors.
    • If you come from further to the right of the building you will have to overcome an additional 4 medium steps.
    • There is an alternative easy ramp in front of the entrance with a width of 92cm and a handrail on the right.
    • There is an alternative set of 4 medium steps in front of the entrance with a handrail on the left.

Entrance (A Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite the reception.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).

Entrance (From D Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located leading from D Block.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are double doors linking both C and D blocks on the first floor with a very minor slope immediately beyond the doors.
    • The width of the entrance doors is 150cm, they are permanently held open and open away from you.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to C111 - C114.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to C115.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are 6 medium steps to reach the photocopy room on the ground floor.

Lift (C111 - C114)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of C Block.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 101cm (3ft x 3ft 4in).
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Reception (Registry Office)

  • Registry Office Reception is located to the right along the corridor on the ground floor of C Block.
  • The desk is 13m (14yd 8in) from the A Block entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:30 - 12:30.
    • Monday 14:30 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 12:30.
    • Tuesday 14:30 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 12:30.
    • Wednesday 14:30 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 12:30.
    • Thursday 14:30 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:30 - 12:30.
    • Friday 09:30 - 17:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • The stairs are located near the entrance from A Block.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the A Block entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar set of stairs near the D Block entrance with a handrail on the left. This staircase additionally goes to floor 4.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the School of STEM Education Innovation and Global Studies.

Lift (C Block Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of C Block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the A Block entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 139cm x 90cm (4ft 7in x 2ft 11in).
  • 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 not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The highest control is 122cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Getting Around (Floors 2 and 3)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 6 unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to C310 - C314.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 3 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to C411.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 2.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor and the third floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the first floor and the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the right as you exit the lift on the first floor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 6m from the main lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.