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Furness College

Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YG

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COVID-19 Information (Lancaster University)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include college offices, Lecture Theatres 1, 2 and 3, Trevor Bar, Lane Medical School, Biomedical & Life Sciences and CETAD the Student Learning Development Centre, Research and Enterprise Services and student accommodation.

Opening Times

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Sunday 19:00 - 23:00.

Opening Times (Trevor Bar)

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00.
  • Sunday 19:00 - 23:00.

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

Site/Campus Car Park (Visitor Parking and Staff Car Share Permit Holders Car Park A)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Bowland Avenue.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Languages and Cultures building and University House.
    • 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 354cm x 600cm (11ft 7in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • 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 at the rear of the car park.
    • Payment machines are located to the right of the Chaplaincy Building.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is not 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 a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Car Park Access View
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the main buildings.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the South Spine.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

Outside Access (Courtyard Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the 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 (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).

Outside Access (Side Lift Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building in the 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 70cm (2ft 4in).

Outside Access (Trevor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the courtyard at the rear of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).

Outside Access (Launderette)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the south spine.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).
  • 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.
    • 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.

Entrance (Internal Entrance Trevor Bar)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the main corridor to the right when entering via the main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the main entrance and this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

Reception (Porters Desk)

  • Porters Desk is located just inside the main entrance on the left.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • 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 majority of the building, via lift.
    • There are not 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.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • There are hearing loops in each of the lecture theatres.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Eating and Drinking (Trevor Bar)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the bar.
    • The bar is located on the ground floor of the building.
    • There is step-free access to the bar.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a bar where drinks can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • There are also high tables, sofas, bench seats and stools.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 43cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 110cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and laminate.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Lighting levels may be lower in the evening.

Lecture Theatre(s)

  • 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 80cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • 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.

Launderette

  • The laundrette is located to the left of the main courtyard as you face the building.
  • There are washing machines and tumble dryers.
  • The washing machines and tumble dryers are operated by a top up card system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are A, B and C.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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 is another set of stairs at the rear of the building that gives access to floors A, B, C and D. These stairs can be seen in photographs 3 and 4.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are The mezzanine floor which include rooms C71 to C85 is only accessed by stairs.

Lift (Side Courtyard Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the building.
  • 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, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 550kg.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the side lift entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 67cm (2ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 94cm x 135cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • The lift can be used to access all of levels B and C, and Flats 1a, 1b and 1c and the guest rooms on level D.

Lift (South Spine External)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the South Spine.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 150cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 not 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift gives access from the South Spine lower level walkway to the upper level of the college.

Standard Shower (Floor B)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the corridors on floors B and C.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The standard showers have handrails to both sides and a flip down seat measuring 46cm. There is a medium step to access the shower accessible shower measuring 10cm high.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Dog Spending Area

  • There is a designated dog area at the rear of Furness College and Fylde College
  • There is a slight slope on the approach to the area.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 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 heavy.
    • 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 158cm x 220cm (5ft 2in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • 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 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 fair.
    • 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 female sanitary and nappy/incontinence items bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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).
    • 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 90cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 90cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar accessible toilets on all floors. The accessible toilet on floor C has an overhead powered hoist. This can be seen in photograph 3.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the right as you enter via the right entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 21m from the main 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 available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the left as you face the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.