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Walter Moberly Building

Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG

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COVID-19 Information (Keele University)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include conference and training rooms.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Keele University is located between Junctions 15 and 16 on the M6, just west of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme. The Campus is located just off the A525 road from Newcastle-under-Lyme to Whitchurch.
    • Blue Badge holders are able to park in the designated bays throughout the campus. There are Pay and Display car parks available to visitors throughout the campus. Staff require a permit, and can park in the specified staff car parks on campus. Students living off campus are able to purchase a parking permit to park in the student parking zones. Students resident on campus are not permitted to bring a car unless they are studying certain specified courses which require attendance on placements off campus (e.g. medicine, nursing).
  • By Bus View
    • Bus 25 accesses the campus from Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station. Bus 85 stops at Keele Village and Barnes Hall from Crewe Railway Sation.
  • By Train View
    • Stoke-on-Trent Station is 5 miles away and Crewe Station is 12 miles from the campus. These stations are served by a number of train companies, including Virgin and London Midland.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front of the Students' Union Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Students' Union.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 380cm x 500cm (12ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Parking charges apply for all except permit and Blue Badge holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the side of the car park.
    • Payment machines are located in the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the campus.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Campus.
    • The nearest designated bay is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the Students' Union entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • Entrance View
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 126cm.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 77cm (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 double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 13 step(s) to the area / service.
    • There is 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.

Outside Access (Entrance B)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • Entrance View
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
    • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is push pad activated on exit.

Outside Access (Entrance C)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • Entrance View
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are single.
    • 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.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in) wide.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to seminar room WM1.01.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s){Dropdown} for access to the corridor on the first floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There are 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is another staircase in the other part of the building that is accessed via entrance B. The steps are clearly marked, medium height and with handrails on both sides, as shown in photograph 4.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the side of the building accessed via entrance B.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the entrance B.
  • 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 150cm x 145cm (4ft 11in 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 have a hearing loop 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 medium.

Accessible Toilet. (Entrance B)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
  • This accessible toilet is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the entrance B.
  • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the left as you enter entrance B.
  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • This is a unisex toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door weight is heavy.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 197cm x 220cm (6ft 6in x 7ft 3in).
  • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
  • There is not a coat hook.
  • 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 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).
  • The height of the hand dryer is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There is a wash basin.
  • The wash basin 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • 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 toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet. (Entrance C)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • This accessible toilet is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the entrance C.
  • This accessible toilet is located to the right when entering the building via entrance C.
  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • This is a unisex toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door weight is heavy.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 260cm x 230cm (8ft 6in 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 left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
  • There is not a coat hook.
  • 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (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).
  • The height of the hand dryer is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There is a wash basin.
  • The wash basin 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • 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 toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located just inside the main entrance in the foyer.
    • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 12m from the entrance C.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.