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Keele Hall

Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG

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COVID-19 Information (Keele University)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the conference and events centre.

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front 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 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main 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 cobbles.
    • The car park surface is cobbled.
    • 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
    • The designated space is not marked out.

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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Great Hall)

  • 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 away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Great Hall)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of and just beyond the first set of doors.
  • There is / are 15+ 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 not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The handrails are only available on the second set of steps, just inside the first set of doors.

Reception (Main Building)

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • 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.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the building.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Ground Floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the corridor, to the left of the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Eating and Drinking (The TERRACE)

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held 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 a la carte lunch and evening meals.

Level Change (The TERRACE)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located just inside the restaurant entrance.
  • There is / are 1 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 not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The Terrace can also be accessed via the ballroom, which provides level access.

Other Floors (Main Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the Chamber Floor, which includes the Ralph Suite, Walter Room,Harriet Suite, Elizabeth room, Charlottee Augusta Room and the Frances Room.

Other Floors (Great Hall)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left on entering the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 116cm x 152cm (3ft 10in 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right on entering the main entrance.
    • There is not 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 230cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 7in).
    • 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 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 114cm (3ft 9in) high.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 103cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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 114cm (3ft 9in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the accessible toilet.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • 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 not have handrails.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to the Great Hall via the lift in the main building.