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Calverley Building

Portland Way, City Campus, Leeds, LS1 3HE

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Introduction

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Located off the A58(M) and the A64(M) which are the main arterial roads in Leeds City Centre. You need to exit onto Claypit Lane towards the City Centre and past the First Direct Arena. When you reach Woodhouse Lane you need to turn right and the University will be on your left.
    • There are 2 short stay car parks situated off Portland Crescent. The first is called Rose Bowl Short Stay car park and the other is the Rose Bowl underground car park.
      There is a long stay car park called Woodhouse Lane car park on Woodhouse Lane just a few minutes from the university grounds. All parking is by private contractors and there isn't any parking provided directly by the University.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop on Portland Way which is served by the number 5 bus between Leeds City and Halton Moor.
      There is a bus stop on Woodhouse Lane and is served by many buses going mainly around the outskirts of the City, such as the number 1, 8, 26, 56 and 97.
      Most buses serving the University area will pass the City Centre or the Railway Station for links throughout the United Kingdom.
  • By Train View
    • Leeds Railway Station is the nearest station and is served by many different providers such as Virgin East Coast Main Line, East Midlands Trains, Cross Country, TransPennine Express and Northern Railway with direct links to London, Manchester, Hull, Sheffield, Glasgow and many other United Kingdom destinations.
      The University is just a few minutes from the Railway Station and can be walked or there is ample travel links.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking (Calverly Parking)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located to the side of the 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 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Calverly Car Park 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 not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Rose Bowl public car park.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the Rose Bowl Building.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Calverly Car Park Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • 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 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The Key card readers is only used for out of hours access to the building.

Entrance (Leslie Silver Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 0 of the Leslie Silver Building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in).
  • Step(s) View
    • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • To access the building from this entrance you will need to overcome the Calverley Car Park and Leslie Silver Building entrance level change.
    • There is an entrance in the same location on the first floor. There are two sets of doors located here with widths of 145cm. The first opens away from you and is permanently held open the second opens towards you.
    • These can be seen in photographs 2 & 3.

Level Change (Calverley Car Park Entrance and Leslie Silver Entrance Internal level Change)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the Health and Social Sciences Reception.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left of the ramp.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • This level change is necessary to access all services in the building except the Health and Social Sciences Reception.

Entrance (Portland Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of Portland Building on the ground floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances between the buildings on floors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the lifts.
    • The ramp can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to CC CLG20 and CCDG15B.
    • The ramp can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 7 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to ground floor storeroom.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 3.
    • 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 and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • 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.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 7 and 8 show the student meeting spaces on the ground floor under the Gai Cafe.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the Health and Social Sciences Reception on the ground floor.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a separate staircase between the ground and first floor along the corridor beyond the lifts. This can be seen in photograph 2. There is another set of stairs between the lower ground and ground floors. This can be seen in photograph 3. There is also another set of stairs between the ninth and the tenth floors. The tenth floor can only be accessed via this staircase. This can be seen in photograph 4.
  • Comments View
    • There is a set of double doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your right on entrance to the Calverley Building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the Leslie Silver entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 192cm x 140cm (6ft 4in 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 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 bright.

SSV PODs

  • There are three SSV PODs located on the ground floor under the Gai Cafe next to the student meeting spaces. These PODs are used for student appointments with staff members only.

Reception (HSS Student Administration)

  • HSS Student Administration is located to your left on exiting the lift on the sixth floor.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • 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 approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to your left on exiting the lift.
    • There are similar toilets on all other odd numbered floors of the building in the same location. The toilet on the third floor can be seen in photograph 3. The toilet on the fifth floor can be seen in photograph 4. The toilet on the seventh floor can be seen in photograph 5. The toilet on the ninth floor can be seen in photograph 6.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 217cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 1in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not 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).
    • 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).
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a hoist in the cubicle. This can be seen in photograph 2.

Accessible Toilet (Second Floor)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • 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 approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to your left on exiting the lift.
    • There are similar toilets on all evenly numbered floors. The toilet on the fourth floor can be seen in photograph 2. The toilet on the sixth floor can be seen in photograph 3. The toilet on the eighth floor can be seen in photograph 4.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 215cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 1in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 not fully functional.
    • The alarm did not sound when tested.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not 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).
    • 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).
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • 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 female standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the third floor, the fifth floor, the seventh floor, the ninth floor and the tenth floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the second floor, the fourth floor, the sixth floor, the eighth floor and the tenth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to your left on exiting the lift on the second floor.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 13m from the lift.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat and a vertical rail on the right.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.