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B Block Coach Lane West Campus

The University of Northumbria, Coach Lane, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE7 7XA

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Introduction

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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 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Coach Lane Campus is located to the North East of the city of Newcastle, off the A1058 on Coach Lane.
    • 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
    • Coach Lane campus is served by the Number 1 bus from the Coach Lane Campus bus stop on Coach Lane. The bus is operated by Stagecoach.
  • By Train View
    • The Coach Lane Campus is approximately 4 miles from Newcastle Central Station, the city's main train station. Buses are available from the station to the campus.
  • By Underground View
    • Coach Lane Campus is approximately 1km from the Four Lane Ends metro station.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear left of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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 (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Entrance (C Block Reception Foyer)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of B Block, to the rear right of the C Block reception foyer.
    • There is step free 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 142cm (4ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical entrance on the first floor and the second floor in the same location.

Entrance (A Block First Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of B Block, in the A Block front stairwell.
    • There is step free 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 142cm (4ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical entrance on the second floor in the same location.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to lecture theatres B003 and B004.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • This level change is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the rear stairwell on the first floor from the first floor A Block entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • This level change is shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There are 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 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 the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (Rear Stairwell)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located in the rear section of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the rear entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are rooms B117 to B132 and rooms B212 to B214.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Comments View
    • This building does not have any accessible toilets.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is in the A block foyer.
    • Please see the A block access guide for information.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor rear entrance foyer.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 3m from the rear 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.