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Graduate College Residences

Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include graduate student accommodation in 20 houses.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in the South West Campus.
  • The nearest mainline station is Lancaster.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Student Parking)

  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is at the back of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 4.5m x 6.2m (14ft 9in x 20ft 4in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 43m (47yd) from the House 30.
  • The furthest designated bay is 52m (57yd) from the House 30.
  • 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 a dropped kerb/non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • 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.
  • There are further designated bays available in the student parking area.
  • For more information on parking available on campus, please see the University Car Parking Policy.

Outside Access (House 30 - Easdale Tarn Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the house.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door opens towards you and requires a key fob, provided to residents of the adapted room, to operate.
    • There are similar entrances to the other houses, except without automatic doors.

Level Change (House 30 - Easdale Tarn 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access (House 30 - Easdale Tarn)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The doors leading to the flat containing the adapted room are automatic, operated by a key fob.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 6 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to House 30 - Easdale Tarn.
    • There is not level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 32.
    • The width of the door to the room is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 210cm x 450cm (6ft 11in x 14ft 9in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are a height adjustable bed and a lowered sink and hob.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 200cm x 170cm (6ft 7in x 5ft 7in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 55cm (1ft 10in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • 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 in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are in rooms.
    • The accommodation does provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Available mobility auxiliary aids include ceiling tracking hoists are available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 6 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The room detailed here is a studio flat, which contains it's own kitchen area.

Level Change (Room 32)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located just inside the entrance to the room.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Other Floors (House 30 - Easdale Tarn)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar stairs in all other houses.

Lift (House 30 - Easdale Tarn)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located outside the flats.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from House 30 - Easdale Tarn entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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 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 controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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.