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Bowland Main

Lancaster University , Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include teaching rooms and accommodation.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Lancaster University is located to the South of the City of Lancaster, off the A6. The University can be accessed via Junction 33 of the M6.
    • There are a number of car parks throughout the site. The main car parks are located on Bowland Avenue and South West Drive.
  • By Bus View
    • Local buses stop are available to the Southern Perimeter bus stop on South Drive, the Furness College bus stop on South East Drive, and the Underpass at the centre of the campus.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Lancaster, approximately 3.9 miles from the University. Buses are available from the station to the University.

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all except Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located opposite the Bowland Main Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 239cm x 450cm (7ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Bowland Main Entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • 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 Car Park A.
    • The car park is located North Drive and Bowland Avenue.
    • Parking charges apply at a rate of £2 for 2 hours or £5 for 10 hours. Blue Badge parking is free throughout the university but the Blue Badge must be displayed in the vehicle.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • Parking charges apply at a rate of £2 for 2 hours or £5 for 10 hours. Blue Badge parking is free throughout the university but the Blue Badge must be displayed in the vehicle.

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park A)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located Bowland Avenue and North Drive.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Bowland Main Building.
    • 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 and signposted.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 230cm x 450cm (7ft 7in x 14ft 9in).
    • 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 Blue Badge holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located throughout 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 can be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is 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
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the North Drive Security Lodge.
    • The nearest designated bay is 97m (106yd 3in) from the University House Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Parking charges apply at a rate of £2 for 2 hours or £5 for 10 hours. Blue Badge parking is free throughout the university but the Blue Badge must be displayed in the vehicle.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • 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 does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp 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 ramp.
  • 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 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located Bowland Main Building Courtyard.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.

Entrance (Porters Lodge Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left beyond the main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • The Porters Lodge entrance is to the left beyond the main entrance.

Reception (Porters Lodge Reception)

  • The Bowland Porters Lodge is located beyond the Porters Lodge entrance to the left.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Porters Lodge 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 moderate to good.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to teaching rooms.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps are located to the right of the Porters Lodge reception desk. Photographs 1 and 2 show the left change.
    • 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 good.
    • This building does not play background music.

Lift (Level Change 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right beyond the Porters entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 350kg.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Porters 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 may be difficult to open.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 130cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 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
    • Upon exiting the lift at the level change the opening to access the corridor is narrow. This opening is 80cm wide (as seen in photograph 6).

Entrance (Rear Entrance Court Yard)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Bowland courtyard.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance surveyed is to the right beyond the Bowland rear entrance.
    • The entrance gives access to the lift and staircase.
    • There are similar entrances in the corners of the courtyard to access the building.
    • As shown in photographs 2-5 the door here is push pad activated 88cm high. There is a lift to the right of the entrance to access other floors.

Lift (Lift 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right beyond the courtyard entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A, B, C and D.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 450kg.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the rear courtyard entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 130cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 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.

Lift (Lift 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right beyond the entrance next to student union.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A, B, C and D.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, double doors which are easy to open to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 450kg.
  • The lift is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the courtyard entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 92cm (3ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 103cm x 140cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 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 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are A, B, C and D.
    • The stairs are located beyond the courtyard entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the courtyard entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • 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.
    • There are similar staircases beyond the courtyard entrances to access other floors.

Entrance (Toilets Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • The entrance door gives access to the corridor beyond.
    • The toilet facilities are located to the right beyond the main entrance.

Standard Shower (Unisex)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located to the right beyond the toilet entrance door.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located beyond the toilet entrance door along the corridor to the right.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the toilet 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 242cm x 232cm (7ft 11in x 7ft 7in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a 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) to the left of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet 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 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).
    • The height of the coat hook is 88cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • 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 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • 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 90cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head can be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • There is not a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • There is not an emergency alarm for the shower.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located beyond the toilet entrance door to the right along the corridor.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m from the toilet entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.