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Merchiston Building

Merchiston Campus, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5DT

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Merchiston Campus is located to the south west of the city centre area where parking is still strictly controlled. The nearest main roads are the A702 or the A70 to the north which link the city bypass to the city centre.
    • There is a small car park including some Blue Badge designated bays to the rear of the Merchiston Building, off Mardale Crescent. There is on-street parking to the front of the main building on Colinton Road and in the surrounding streets. Parking charges may vary depending upon which side of the street is used, see signage for details and restrictions.
  • By Bus View
    • The majority of buses are operated by Lothian Buses. Up to the minute "real time" bus timetable information is now available at the majority of bus stops across the city. All buses are described as easy access and have designated wheelchair space. Bus route 45 serves the Colinton Road bus stops. Alternatively the Holy Corner bus stops on Bruntsfield Place A702, about 300m from the campus, are served by bus routes 11, 15, 16, 23, 36, 45, 101, 101A, 101S, 102, 102S, and night buses N11 and N16.
  • By Train View
    • Merchiston Campus is 1.2 miles from Haymarket Station, and 2.1 miles from the central Edinburgh Waverley Station. Edinburgh has rail links throughout the UK. The East Coast mainline links Edinburgh to London King’s Cross. There is also a sleeper service. There are also major links to other cities across the country, including express services to Glasgow, and links to York, Newcastle, Manchester, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. All trains arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, while many also stop at Haymarket in the West End.
  • By Tram View
    • Regular trams run between York Place in the city centre and Edinburgh Airport. The nearest tram stop to the Merchiston Campus is at Haymarket, next to the railway station.
  • Useful Links View

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, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is Merchiston Campus car park.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the main building, off Mardale Crescent.
  • 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 375cm x 490cm (12ft 4in x 16ft 1in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Colinton Road.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 240cm x 490cm (7ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Colinton Road and Mardale Crescent.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Comments View
    • A parking permit is required to park in the rear University car park.

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of the main building, off Mardale Crescent.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Merchiston Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 372cm x 400cm (12ft 2in x 13ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Merchiston Building accessible rear entrance.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Merchiston Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 62m (67yd 2ft) from the accessible rear entrance.

Level Change (Colinton Road / Upper Courtyard)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located between Colinton Road and the central courtyard.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located Between Colinton Road and the central courtyard.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the central courtyard.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 double.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 129cm (4ft 3in).
  • 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 slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • 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 in front of 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • To access the courtyard area from the front of the building on Colinton Road there is an easy ramp leading down with handrail on both sides.
    • The ramp through the courtyard tunnel is 120cm wide, shown in photographs 7 and 8.
    • There are 5 clearly marked steps which the ramp bypasses on either side of the library entrance to the courtyard here.
    • The steps offer handrails on both sides and tactile paving at the top.
    • Photographs 9 and 10 show the separate steps.

Outside Access (Accessible Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building, to the lower floor, level A.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 127cm (4ft 2in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • There are 15+ steps up to the main entrance courtyard area to the right of this entrance.
    • This entrance provides access to the Triangle Restaurant and lift 4, which bypasses the steps.
    • Lift 4 leads up to level B (main entrance/reception level) and Upper B level.

Reception (iPoint)

  • IPoint is located to the right as you enter.
  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are good.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The iPoint reception is a similar distance and visible from lift 4 if entering from the rear accessible entrance.

Reception (School of Computing)

  • School of Computing Office is located on level C, to the right from the lift.
  • The desk is 54m (59yd 2in) from the lift 3.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Counter (Student Stationery Shop - B21)

  • The desk is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • Design Shop is located on level B to the west end room B21.
  • Clear signage for the counter is not visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this counter, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The shop is run privately.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 15:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 15:00.
    • Friday Closed.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to level upper B / level B.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • Photographs 9 and 10 show these steps to the left as you enter the main entrance. Lift 4 to the rear of the foyer overcomes these steps.
    • There is/are 7 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to rooms B55A and B55B.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • Photographs 11 and 12 show these steps at the rear of Upper B level. There are also standard toilets on the left beyond the steps.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Corridor A.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • Photographs 13 and 14 show these steps to the front left of the building on Upper B level. A wheelchair stairlift overcomes these steps.
    • There are no doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is 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 the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • Hearing loops are fitted in the main lecture theatres. There are also portable hearing loops available.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are height adjustable tables available in some classes.

Level Change (Level Upper B Corridor)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the corridor by the Student Centre.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp is located outside the Student Centre B11 in the main corridor.
    • There is a similar ramp in the same corridor.

Lift (Stairlift - Front Left Level A)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in corridor A, front left of the building, A15.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A and UB.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 230kg.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Stairlift - Front Left Level B.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 105cm (2ft 8in x 3ft 5in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • 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 good.

Level Change (Level B Jack Kilby Computer Centre Corridor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you enter the Jack Kilby Computer Centre main entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • This corridor leads to the front left of the building and the steps and lift to Corridor A.

Lift (Stairlift - Front Left Level B)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter the Main Entrance - Jack Kilby Computing Centre.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Level B and UB.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 230kg.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance - Jack Kilby Computing Centre.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 105cm (2ft 8in x 3ft 5in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • 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 moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • This lift gives access to the left of the main building and corridor A to the Lecture Theatre A17.

Lift (Lift 4 - Entrance Foyer)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter via the main entrance, to the rear of the foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A, B and UB.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg, 8 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 135cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 5in).
  • There are 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The lift is 6m from the accessible rear entrance on the lower floor.

Other Floors (Entrance Foyer)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are A, B.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 11m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The handrail is on the right beyond the landing.

Lift (Lift 2 - Right)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, C, D, E, F, G and H.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 900kg, 12 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main 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 172cm x 120cm (5ft 8in x 3ft 11in).
  • 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 does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • This lift is on the right of the bank of 2 (lift 5 is on the left)
    • Controls have both numbers (G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and corresponding letters for the levels (B, C, D, E, F, G, H).

Lift (Lift 5 - Right)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter on level B main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, C, D, E, F, G and H.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 525kg, 7 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main 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 136cm x 89cm (4ft 6in x 2ft 11in).
  • 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 does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • This lift is on the left of the bank of 2.
    • Controls have both numbers (G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) and corresponding letters for the levels (B, C, D, E, F, G, H).

Other Floors (Right Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are similar stairs at the front right of the building.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are alternate male and female standard toilets on staircase landings.

Lift (Lift 1 - Left Front)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the far left of the building opposite lecture theatre A17.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A, UB, C, D.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 114m (124yd 2ft) from the lift 4.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 133cm x 145cm (4ft 4in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Lift (Lift 3 - Left)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the building, on the Upper B level, in the link block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A, UB and C.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg, 13 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 34m (37yd 7in) from the lift (lift 4, lobby).
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 132cm x 152cm (4ft 4in x 4ft 12in).
  • 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.
  • Comments View
    • Floor C can also be accessed from the main lift which would bypass using lift 4 in the lobby from B-Upper B level.

Other Floors (Left Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are A, UB, C, D, E.
    • The stairs are located to the left front of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 140m from the lift 5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a second similar staircase at the front left of the building. There are similar stairs serving A, UB, and C to the left as you enter via the main entrance in the centre and rear of the building.

Lift (Platform Lift - LT A.17)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the far left of the building, at the rear of lecture theatre A17.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A and UB.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg, 5 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 128m (139yd 2ft) from the lift (lift 4).
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, opens outwards and may be difficult to open.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 103cm x 148cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 10in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.
  • Comments View
    • This lift leads to the upper rear of the lecture theatre A17 and rooms, B68a, B68b, B69a and B69b.

Lift (Platform Lift - Music Department)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear left of the building in the Music Department.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A and UB.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg, 2 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the Music Department main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, opens outwards and is easy to open.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 96cm x 140cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Lecture Theatre H.5)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 69cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the lectern is 91cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is (staggered) tiered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the (staggered) tiered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 07/12/2020.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 70cm and 75cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Changing Places (C.100)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located on level C, to the right as you exit lift 3.
    • The facility is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift 3.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from security at the reception (swipe card).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 242cm x 304cm (7ft 11in x 9ft 12in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 185cm (6ft 1in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • Dropdown rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available at the wash basin.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • Accessible shower facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • A university swipe card is required for access.
    • The door has an automatic touch lock and/or a twist lock available.
    • There is an adapted wheelchair for use over the WC.
    • There is a changing bench available upon request.

Accessible Toilet(s) (B.57a)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the main entrance lobby opposite the iPoint reception.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 200cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 108cm and 151cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is fair.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 104cm.

Accessible Toilet(s) (B.57b)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the entrance lobby opposite the iPoint reception.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 209cm x 204cm (6ft 10in x 6ft 8in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 142cm (4ft 8in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 115cm and 148cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 123cm (4ft).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 102cm.

Accessible Toilet(s) (A.56)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level A, to the right as you exit the Music Department internal entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the Music Department Lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 211cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 110cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side (on top of the cistern).
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 114cm and 149cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 68cm (2ft 3in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 82cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 99cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • A programmed university swipe card is required to access the Level A corridor via the Music Department internal entrance from the Music Department Lift.

Standard Shower (Room H1a)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the landing between the 5th and 6th floor.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are male and female toilets to the left on levels A, B, upper B, C, D, and E.
  • There are male toilets on the right stairs between levels C and D, E and F, and G and H.
  • There are female toilets on the right stairs between levels B and C, D and E, and F and G.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the upper B level by the Jack Kilby Conference Centre.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • 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 varied.