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New Bridge Street Hall Of Residence

The University of Northumbria, New Bridge Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2SW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation in 6 Blocks, with laundry facilities, help desk and communal hub (in the reception area).
  • Comments View
    • The room surveyed was bedroom 4, in Flat 27, in Block 2, which is on the fourth floor.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Opening Times (Main Reception)

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • Out of hours assistance can be provided by campus security.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • New Bridge Street halls of residence is located on the A193 in the east of Newcastle city centre.
    • Limited parking is available at the halls of residence.
  • By Bus View
    • New Bridge Street halls of residence is served by the number 12, 22, 39, 40, 62, 63, Blue Arrow 11 and Coaster 1 buses from the Newcastle Manors bus stop on New Bridge Street.
  • By Train View
    • New Bridge Street halls of residence is approximately 1.5 miles from Newcastle Central Station, the city's main train station. Buses are available from the station to the campus.
  • By Tram View
    • New Bridge Street halls of residence is approximately half a mile from the Manors metro station.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building 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 between the building blocks.
    • 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 355cm x 585cm (11ft 8in x 19ft 2in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the Block B.
    • 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 not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Reception)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the 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.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • 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.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Main Reception is located on the ground floor of Block 2.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the reception entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are sofas and chairs available in the main reception foyer.

Outside Access (Laundry Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 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 easy.

Laundry Room

  • The venue has a laundry room.
  • The laundry room is located opposite the main reception entrance.
  • There are 6 washing machines.
  • The height to the top control of the washing machines is 95cm.
  • There are 6 tumble driers.
  • The height to the top control of the tumble driers is 95cm.
  • The washing machines and tumble driers are controlled by Circuit.
  • There is a Circuit machine in the laundry room.
  • The height to the top control is 146cm.
  • There is a Circuit top-up machine.
  • The height to the top control is 147cm.

Outside Access (Block 1 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances to Blocks 3-6.

Outside Access (Block 2 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is not 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 push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading from the Blue Badge bays to the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • 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 4 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 medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the main reception area.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are seated booths, comfortable seating in front of the TV, a microwave and small Kitchenette near the TV. There is an upright piano.
    • There are coffee tables and seating in the reception area.
    • Some of the seats have armrests.
    • The height of the coffee tables is 40cm. There are table and chairs, also with comfortable seating, tables are 70-72cm height. There is also a TV lounge area with low sofas.

Other Floors (Block 2)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located in the main entrance lobby of Block B.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the main entrance.
    • 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 medium.
    • 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 are identical stairs in each block.

Lift (Block 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the entrance lobby in Block B.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Block B entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 137cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 loop 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 identical lifts in all of the accommodation blocks.

Entrance (Flat 27)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the fourth floor of Block B.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Accommodation (Bedroom 4)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 4 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to bedroom 4 in flat 27.
    • The accessible facilities are located on each floor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • This is by lift.
    • The room number viewed was Room 4 in Flat 27.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 510cm x 265cm (16ft 9in x 8ft 8in).
    • The bed is 59cm (1ft 11in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 4cm (2in).
    • 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 vibrating pillows on request and a flashing alarm.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are a lowered desk.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 312cm x 250cm (10ft 3in x 8ft 2in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist 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 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 205cm (6ft 9in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is 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 twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • 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 medium.
  • 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 available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • There is / are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 4 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • 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.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Shared Kitchen Block B Flat 27

  • The building has shared kitchen facilities.
  • The shared kitchen surveyed is Flat 27 on the fourth floor of B Block.
  • The door to the kitchen is single.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm.
  • The height of the kitchen counters is 93cm.
  • There is a lower counter.
  • The height of the lower counter is 76cm.
  • The kitchen has 2 sinks.
  • The height of the higher sink is 93cm.
  • The height of the lower sink is 76cm.
  • The higher sink has twist/turn mixer taps.
  • The lower sink has lever mixer taps.
  • There is a hob on the lower counter.
  • There are 2 cookers.
  • The height to the top control on the lower cook is 104cm.
  • The height to the top control on the standard cooker is 85cm.
  • There is a microwave on the higher counter.
  • The height to the top control is 120cm.
  • There are 2 fridge/freezers.
  • The height to the handles is 100cm.
  • There is a dining table.
  • The height to the dining table is 68cm.
  • There are chairs at the dining table.
  • The chairs do not have armrests.
  • There is sofa style seating available.
  • The sofas have armrests on either end.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor Reception Block 2)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the entrance of the reception.
    • This accessible toilet is located across the lounge.
    • The accessible toilet is located straight ahead as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 174cm x 244cm (5ft 9in x 8ft).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 168cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 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.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 124cm.
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.