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Ellison B Block B216

Ellison Place, The University of Northumbria, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8ST

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Classrooms, meeting rooms, laboratories and a restaurant.

Rooms and Spaces Links

Opening Times (Term Time)

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 17:00.

Opening Times (Out of Term Time)

  • Monday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 17:00.

Opening Times (Castles)

  • Monday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 15:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The City Campus is located off the A167(M) in the centre of Newcastle.
    • The University of Northumbria's parking partner APCOA manages parking at the university. University car parks are for the use of permit holders only and are subject to the parking regulations. Permits are available for visitors to the university with 48 hours' notice.
  • By Bus View
    • The West and South areas of the City are served by the number 1, 10, 11, 30, 31, 33, 33A, 35, 36 and 38 buses at the Haymarket John Dobson Street bus stop on John Dobson Street. The number 1 provides a free inter-campus service for staff and students.
  • By Train View
    • The City Campus is approximately 1 mile from Newcastle Central Station, the city's main train station. Buses are available from the station to the campus as well as metro trains to Haymarket which is the nearest station for City Campus West.
  • By Underground View
    • In addition to Haymarket for City Campus West, Manors Station is the nearest for City Campus East. Four Lane Ends Metro can be used to go to Coach Lane Campus. Buses are available from Pilgrim Street to the campus.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the side of the Ellison Building, on Trinity Lane.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Ellison Building and Trinity 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.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 490cm (12ft 2in x 16ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped access to the car park from the Ellison Building main entrance.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Ellison Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the Ellison Building main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • This car park is for Blue Badge parking and University fleet vehicles only.
    • A valid parking permit is required for Blue Badge parking.

Outside Access (Ellison Building Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Ellison Place.
    • 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 195cm (6ft 5in).
  • 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 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 both sides.
  • 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 2 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is an Out of Hours door to the right of the double doors.
    • The Out of Hours door opens automatically by push pad.
    • The Out of Hours door is single.
    • The width of the Out of Hours door opening is 110cm.

Entrance (Ellison Building B Block Internal Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter via the Ellison Building 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.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).

Entrance (First Floor B Block Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the Ellison Building A Block leading to the B Block.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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.
    • 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 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope bypasses the steps.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 88cm.
  • 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 2 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Entrance (CIS First Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the B Block Building leading to CIS Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 177cm (5ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • There are no doors at the entrance between CIS and Ellison B.

Entrance (CIS Second Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor of the Ellison B Block leading to CIS Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left just beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope bypasses the steps.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
    • The width of the ramp is 120cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located just beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is not door between CIS and Ellison B the gap is 107cm at handrail height and 134cm below handrail which is 107cm from the floor.

Entrance (Faculty of Engineering and Environment)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor of the Ellison Building A Block.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to B0001 lecture theatre.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • This level change is shown in photographs 1 and 2. A lift is being fitted to overcome the steps.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Eating and Drinking (Ellison Building Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • This grab'n'go counter is in the open access computer lobby area between CIS and the Ellison building.

Entrance (Castles)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Ellison Building B Block.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 6 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Castles Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in front of the entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 750lbs.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Ellison Building B Block Internal entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 84cm x 118cm (2ft 9in x 3ft 10in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not 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
    • There is an easy ramp to access the lift on the top level (photograph 4).
    • There is a steep ramp to access the lift on the lower level (photograph 5).

Eating and Drinking (Castles)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Castles entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 40cm (1ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • All of these counters are medium height.
    • Some of the seating is bench seating.

Eating and Drinking (Subway)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the entrance to Subway.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 43cm (1ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located at the end of the Ellison Building B Block main corridor.
    • The stairs are approximately 20m from the Ellison Building B Block internal entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Front Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead on the left as you enter the Ellison Building entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1200kg.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Ellison Building entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 129cm x 102cm (4ft 3in x 3ft 4in).
  • 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 has 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
    • There are three identical lifts in this area.
    • The lift surveyed was the lift to the right.
    • The lifts to the left and in the centre access floors G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 only.
    • To access floor 6, the lift on the far right as you enter has to be used.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the first floor, in the main corridor of the B Block, in the shared toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a deep step to access the shower created by the shower tray.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilets are in the foyer of the Ellison Block A building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor, on the right hand side of the main corridor.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 3m from the Ellison Building B Block internal entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Access to Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance to the toilets.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 80cm.