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Chancellor's Building

Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include The main university reception; The food courts, including the refectory and the Chancellors Cafe and the Grab and Go shop; Westminster Theatre; Leacture and teaching rooms; School of Humanities; Law School; School of Psychology; Audio Visual Services; The School of Public Policy and Proffessional Practice; School of Sociology and Criminology; School of Politics IR and Philosophy; School of Languages.
  • Comments View
    • This building is made up of 3 interconecting buildings (buildings A, B and C).
    • The only avaliable lift is located in building C. The lift gives acces to other floors in buildings A and B.

Location

  • This venue is situated in the main university campus.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Stoke-on-Trent.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Chancellor's Main Staff Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the main entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 364cm x 600cm (11ft 11in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 36m (39yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user not at all.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • There is a taxi drop off point.
    • There is a general loading area that could be used as a drop off point.
    • There are 30 minute waiting bays.
    • The slope leading from the car park is steep.

Parking (Car Park C4)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the side of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 570cm (11ft 6in x 18ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the entrance B.
    • The furthest designated bay is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the entrance B.
    • 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 between the car park and 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.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a loading area next to entrances B and C that could be used as a drop off point.

Parking (Food Court)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the side of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 320cm x 530cm (10ft 6in x 17ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the food court entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the food court 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 between the car park and 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.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Level Change (Car Park to Food Court Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located to the side of the building.
  • 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 not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in) wide.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are double manual doors available at this entrance.
    • The manual door width is 180cm wide.
    • The doors open towards you.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • There is another entrance (Entrance F) at the far end of the building.
    • This entrance has 12 medium height steps.
    • The steps have handrails on both sides.
    • The entrance doors are double manual doors.
    • The doors open towards you.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door width is 140cm.

Level Change (Main 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 steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 12 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.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is also an entrance on the opposite side with double manual doors.
    • There are 9 medium steps to this entrance.
    • There are handrails on both sides of the steps.
    • The handrails are obstructed by pillars halfway along.

Outside Access (Entrance B)

  • 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 automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 122cm (4ft) wide.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 122cm (4ft) wide.

Level Change (Entrance B)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • 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 122cm (4ft).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 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.

Reception (Main University Reception)

  • The desk is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Reception (School of Public Policy and Professional Practice)

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the entrance B.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (Food Court)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main entrance.
  • 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 176cm (5ft 9in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Food Court 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 to the left 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 7 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.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Eating and Drinking (Chancellor's Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 14m (15yd 11in) from the food court entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches and hot and cold snacks.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 08:00 - 16:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking (Refectory)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the food court entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is main meals and snacks.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Friday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Grab and Go

  • Comments View
    • Grab and Go is a hot and cold drinks and snacks shop.
    • It's located next to the refectory, at the far end of the food court next to the accessible toilets.
    • The height of the counter is medium.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Friday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Westminster Theatre

  • The theatre is located at the rear of the food court to the right.
  • There is step free access via a ramp to the rear of the theatre.
  • This includes designated areas for wheelchair users with fixed seating next to it.
  • The theatre contains a fixed hearing loop.
  • It covers the rear of venue, including the balcony.
  • There is not step free access to the front of the theatre or to the stage.
  • There is a hearing loop available in the balcony seating area located on the first floor.
  • There is not step free acess to the balcony seating area.

Level Change (Westminster Theatre)

  • 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 right going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the left of the entrance to the theatre.
  • There is / are 3 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 the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is another set of 3 steps to the right of the theatre entrance.
    • The steps are medium height.
    • There are handrails on both sides of the steps.

Level Change (Westminster Theatre Balcony and the Strasser Rooms)

  • 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 at the far end of the corridor on the first floor from the lift.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • 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 127cm (4ft 2in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the left of the ramp.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • 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.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The steps and ramp lead to Suzanne and Diane Strasser rooms.
    • These rooms have spaces for wheelchair users at the front.
    • There are a further 4 moderate, well marked medium lit steps at the top of the ramp leading to the balcony of the Westminster Theatre.

Level Change (Charles and Maureen Strasser Rooms)

  • 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 on level 0 opposite the entrance to the Westminster Theatre.
  • 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 119cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located next to the ramp.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • 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.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp gives step free access to the front of the Maureen Strasser room and to the rear of the Charles Strasser room.

Outside Access (Entrance C)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of entrance B as you face it.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 81cm (2ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The doors can be made double width by manually opening the second locked door.

Level Change (Entrance C)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from car park C4.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Other Floors (Building C)

  • Steps View
    • There are 10 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs access levels 0-1-2 of building C, and levels 0-1 of building A.

Lift (Building C)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located directly to the right of entrance C as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the entrance C.
  • 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 210cm x 104cm (6ft 11in x 3ft 5in).
  • There are 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • Button 0 = level 0 of building A.
    • Button 1 = level 0 of building C.
    • Button 2 = level 1 of building A.
    • Button 3 = level 1 of building C.
    • Button 4 = level 2 of building C.

Level Change (Moot Court)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance to the Moot Court.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The Moot Court is located on level 2 of building C to the left as you exit the lift.

Outside Access (Entrance D)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of building C.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second door that can be opened manually to increase the entrance width.
    • There is a loading/unloading area in front of this entrance.

Level Change (Entrance D)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right 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.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 122cm (4ft).

Level Change (Building A Level 1 Rear Corridor)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the platform lift.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Building C Rear Corridor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are upper level first floor building C.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 100cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 3in).
  • 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 Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Outside Access (Entrance E)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of building A.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance provides access to the audio visual services area at the rear of level 1 building A.

Level Change (Entrance E)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • 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 right going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 149cm (4ft 11in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the ramp.
  • There is / are 3 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.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

Level Change (Audio Visual Services)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located off the level 1 rear corridor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • This ramp leads down to the audio visual services and entrance E.
    • There is also a moderate ramp leading to rooms CBA1.098 - CBA1.100 which is 109 cm wide with a handrail on the right.

Other Floors (Building A)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are staff offices and teaching rooms on level 2.

Outside Access (B entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access 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 164cm (5ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is next to the language centre.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Many of the internal doors are automatic, some are operated by push pad.
    • Level 0 of building A has a courtyard that can be used as a shortcut to some services on this floor.
    • The courtyard has an uneven block pavement surface.

Other Floors (Building B)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, 0, 1 and 2.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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
    • There are similar stairs at the front of the building that accesses levels 0-1-2.

Level Change (Building B Link)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located on level 1 of building A above the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • 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 on level 0 to the left of the main entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • 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 deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The link on level 1 of building A leads to level 2 of building B.
    • The link on level 0 of building A leads to level 1 of building B.

Entrance (Humanities)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to enter the reception area.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There are two sets of manual, doors between the Lift and this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is 43 metres from the lift to the left on exiting.

Reception (Humanities Building A)

  • Humanities is located on the first floor.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the humanities entrance door.
  • 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (Entrance J)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of building B.
  • 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 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 72cm (2ft 4in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This gives acces to level (-1) of building B.
    • There is a similar entrance further to the left leading directly to the School of Humanities office.

Level Change (Entrance J)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 116cm (3ft 10in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located 1n front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Entrance H)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 99cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Entrance H)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of and beyond 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.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 126cm (4ft 2in).

Accessible Toilet (Food Court)

  • 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 and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the food court entrance.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 265cm (5ft 1in x 8ft 8in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is 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 92cm (3ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 111cm (3ft 8in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • 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 bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located at the rear of the food court.
    • The female toilets are 17m (18yd 1ft) from the food court entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located at the rear of the food court.
    • The male toilets are 17m (18yd 1ft) from the food court entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The unisex toilets are located on level 0 of building C.
    • Unisex toilets are 9m (9yd 2ft) from the building C lift entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accesible toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar male and female toilets located throughout the venue on most floors.
    • The unisex toilet is a large cubicle with grab rails fitted.

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.