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Bowland South

Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW

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  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation services.


  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Bailrigg.
  • The nearest mainline station is Lancaster.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Visitor and Staff Car Park A)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot booked in advance.
  • There is/are 10 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 600cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 131m (143yd 9in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 147m (160yd 2ft) 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Flats 2, 3, 7 and 8)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Alexandra Square.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance to the front right of the building, leading to flats 1 and 6, and family flats 19 and 20.
    • Access to the entrances is by keyfob.
    • The height of the keyfob sensors is 102cm.

Level Change (Main Entrance - Flats 2, 3, 7 and 8)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are A-B-C-D.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 1m from the main entrance - flats 2, 3, 7 and 8.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are student accommodation.


Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows a typical kitchen and dining room of which there are two on each floor.