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38-39 North Bailey

38 - 39 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3EU

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Summary

  • Building View
    • Ground Floor - Department of Classics Reception Office, Computer Room, Offices First Floor - Library, Seminar Room, Offices Second Floor - Offices, Link to 37 North Bailey.
    • The link into 37 North Bailey is located to the left of the building on the second floor of 38 North Bailey.
    • 37 North Bailey Classics link (new tab) - click here.
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the first floor in 39 North Bailey.
    • Male standard toilet facilities are located on the first floor in 38 North Bailey.
    • Gender neutral toilet facilities are located on the ground floor in 39 North Bailey.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Palace Green Car Park.
    • The car park is located off Palace Green.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 1200cm (6ft 7in x 39ft 4in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on along North Bailey.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bay can be seen in photograph 1.
    • The Blue Badge bay is only available for a maximum stay of three hours between 08:00 and 18:00 with no return within one hour.
    • Photograph 2 shows the Palace Green Car Park.
    • The Palace Green Car Park is only for the use of authorised staff permit holders and authorised visitor permit holders.

Outside Access (38 North Bailey)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off North Bailey.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor of 38 North Bailey.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with '38 Department of Classics and Ancient History'.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 143cm (4ft 8in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 142cm (4ft 8in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is portable.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • Please contact staff for use of the portable ramp.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 12cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Entrance (37 North Bailey)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor of 37 North Bailey.
    • This entrance gives access to the second floor of 38 North Bailey.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 10cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The entrance is located on the second floor of 37 North Bailey to which there is access only via a staircase. There are also additional steps along the second floor corridor leading to the entrance.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is not step-free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is sloped/ramped access to There is a slight slope between 38 North Bailey and 39 North Bailey on the ground floor.
    • There is stepped access to There is a single step to access the male standard toilet on the ground floor. There are two steps to access the computer room on the ground floor of 39 North Bailey. There is a single step to access the kitchen on the ground floor.
  • Circulation View
    • There are no doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is vinyl and carpet.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are seats without armrests at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.

Ramp(s) or Slope(s)

  • Ramped/Sloped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a ramp/slope located between 38 North Bailey and 39 North Bailey.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Step(s)

  • Stepped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located towards the rear of 39 North Bailey.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the Computer Room.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps can be seen in photographs 1 and 2.
  • Stepped Level Change 2 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located in 39 North Bailey.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the male standard toilets.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The step can be seen in photograph 3.
  • Stepped Level Change 3 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located in the kitchen area to the rear of 38 North Bailey.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the upper area of the staff kitchen.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The step can be seen in photograph 4.

Other Floors (38)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located in front of you on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the 38 North Bailey Entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Other Floors (39)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located in 39 North Bailey.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the 38 North Bailey Entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Library

  • Library Circulation View
    • There is stepped access within the library.
    • The type of flooring in the library is carpet.
    • There are potential trip hazards within the room.
    • There are rugs and wires that may serve as trip hazards.
  • Self Service Machines View
    • There is not a/are no self service book borrow/return machine(s) available.
  • Library Services View
    • There are reading/study desks available.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • Auxiliary aids are not available.
    • There are rugs in the library and loose wires that may serve as trip hazards.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The gender neutral toilet is located in 39 North Bailey on the ground floor.
    • There is stepped access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 14m from the 38 North Bailey Entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is medium.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The toilet can be seen in photographs 1 and 2.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female toilet is located on the first floor in 39 North Bailey.
    • There is stepped access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m from the 39 North Bailey stairs.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is medium.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The toilet can be seen in photographs 3 and 4.