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Claude Gibb Hall

The University of Northumbria, Radnor Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8ST

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation, a dining hall and a common room.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

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 North area of the City Campus is served by the number 1, 33, 33A, 38, 51, 52, 306, 308, CityLink 57 and Cobalt Clipper 309 buses from the Civic Centre bus stop on Sandyford Road.
  • 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.
  • By Underground View
    • The North area of the City Campus is approximately half a mile from the Haymarket metro station. Buses are available from St Mary's Place to the campus.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Lipman Car Park.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the building.
  • 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 a designated drop off point.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the left side of the building, on Radnor Street.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • 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) 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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 gradient is easy.
    • 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.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Main Reception is located to the right as you enter the building.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free 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 not a clear knee recess beneath the low 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 is seating in the reception area.
    • The seats are fixed.
    • The seats do not have armrests.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to a raised area at the rear of the common room.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • These steps are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the Dining Room.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • These steps are shown in photographs 3 and 4. There is a platform lift to overcome these steps. Please see the Lift (Dinng Room) section for more information.
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to corridor B on floor 3.
    • The width of the ramp is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a similar slope in the same location on floors 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. There is a similar slope to access the A corridor on the first floor. An example of these level changes is shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • 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 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 play background music.
    • Music is played in the reception area.

Dog Spending Pen

  • There is a dog spending pen located in the central courtyard.
  • The courtyard is accessed via a door opposite the reception desk.
  • The door is single, opens away from you (push), and is heavy.
  • The door width is over 75cm.
  • There is a medium height step in the doorway.
  • The pen is located to the left as you enter the courtyard.
  • The pen is accessed by a gate.
  • The gate opens away from you (push) and is heavy.
  • The gate is locked by raising lever.
  • The lever is stiff and can be difficult to operate.
  • The gate is 58cm wide.
  • There is a shallow step into the pen created by the gate frame.
  • There is a dog waste bin on the outside of the pen.
  • The bin is within 120cm from the floor.

Entrance (Joseph Cowen Common Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).

Other Floors (A Corridor Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
    • The stairs are located at the rear right of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 21m from the main entrance.
    • There are 14 steps between 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.
    • There is a similar staircase in the B corridor.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.

Other Floors (Floors 10 to 11)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 10 and 11.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you exit the lift on the 10th Floor.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the lift.
    • There are 14 steps between 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 Flats A and B on the eleventh floor.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual, single, heavy doors to access the stairwell on the eleventh floor.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter the building, beyond the main reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main 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 171cm x 100cm (5ft 7in x 3ft 3in).
  • 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 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 automatic single doors on to access the lift lobby on the first floor.
    • There are single, heavy, doors to access the lift lobby from the second floor upwards.

Lift (Dining Room)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear right of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 87cm x 112cm (2ft 10in x 3ft 8in).
  • 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 a steep ramp to access the lift on the ground level.

Entrance (Dining Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the corridor at the rear right of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There are two sets of manual, heavy, double doors between the main entrance and this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • 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).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in the doorway.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The width of the ramp is 79cm.

Eating and Drinking (Dining Room)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • 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 not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Dining Room entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 40cm (1ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • 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 main meals.

Accommodation (Ground Floor Room 1)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Ground Floor Room 1.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor in the corridor to the right as you enter the building.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was Ground Floor Room 1.
    • The width of the door to the room is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 228cm x 386cm (7ft 6in x 12ft 8in).
    • The bed is 48cm (1ft 7in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 31cm (1ft).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are height adjustable desk, raised power sockets and a ceiling tracking hoist covering the bed.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are a ceiling tracking hoists covering the whole bathroom and a bath chair.
    • 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 272cm x 309cm (8ft 11in x 10ft 2in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 in height.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 133cm (4ft 4in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is not a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 57cm (1ft 10in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is a shower over the bath.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used is lever.
    • There are not 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom 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.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 1 accessible room(s) with a bath.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This accommodation is a self-contained flat with carers room.
    • The wash basin is height adjustable.
    • There is a kitchen.
    • There is a worktop at a height of 91cm.
    • There is a lower level worktop at 74cm.
    • There is a sink.
    • The height of the sink is 90cm.
    • The taps are separate twist/turn.
    • There is a cooker hood.
    • The height to the controls is 200cm.
    • There is a freestanding table top oven and hob.
    • The height to the top oven control is 118cm.
    • The height to the top of the hob is 126cm.
    • There is a fridge.
    • The height to the top of the handle is 78cm.
    • There is a freezer.
    • The height to the top of the handle is 78cm.
    • There is a freestanding microwave.
    • The height to the top control is 95cm.

Accommodation (First Floor Corridor B Room 5)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to 1B5.
    • The accessible facilities are located at the end of B corridor on the first floor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • This is by lift.
    • The room number viewed was 1B5.
    • The width of the door to the room is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 130cm x 395cm (4ft 3in x 12ft 12in).
    • The bed is 48cm (1ft 7in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 28cm (11in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are raised power sockets.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are dropdown rails on both sides of the shower and a flashing fire alarm.
    • 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 162cm x 284cm (5ft 4in x 9ft 4in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 in height.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 210cm (6ft 11in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • 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 the right.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 push.
    • 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 good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • 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.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a kitchen.
    • The height of the worktops is 78cm.
    • There is a fridge.
    • The height to the handle is 78cm.
    • There is a washing machine
    • The height to the top of the controls is 77cm.
    • There is a sink
    • The sink height is 79cm.
    • The taps are lever mixer
    • There is a microwave
    • The height to the top control is 101cm.

Shared Kitchen First Floor Corridor A

  • The door to the kitchen opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The clear door width is 67cm.
  • The height of the worktops is 92cm.
  • There is a lower worktop.
  • The height of the lower worktop is 80cm.
  • There are 2 sinks.
  • One is on the higher worktop.
  • The taps are twist/turn mixer.
  • The other is on the lowered worktop and has separate lever taps.
  • There is a fridge.
  • The height to the handle is 78cm.
  • There is a microwave.
  • The height to the top control is 152cm.
  • There is an ironing board.

Accessible Shower (First Floor A Corridor Accessible Toilet)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet on the first floor in A corridor.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 44cm (1ft 5in).
  • Other facilities available include; dropdown rails and lever twist shower controls.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Shower (Tenth Floor B Corridor)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the standard toilets on the tenth floor in the B Corridor.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a deep step created by the shower tray.
    • The door is on a pivot and once opened the door width is 37cm.
    • There are two similar showers in this area.
    • The shower head is fixed.
    • The shower controls are twist/turn mixer controls.
    • There is a similar shower area in the A corridor on this floor.
    • There are similar shower areas on all floors in the same location in both A and B corridors.

Accessible Toilet (Ground 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 tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, along the corridor to the right of the building leading to the dining hall.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 162cm x 207cm (5ft 4in x 6ft 9in).
    • 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 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor Corridor A)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you exit the lift on the first floor, on the left hand side of the A Corridor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from main reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 287cm (7ft 7in x 9ft 5in).
    • There is 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 163cm (5ft 4in).
    • 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 general domestic waste 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor Communal Areas)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor in the corridor to the right leading to the dining hall, in the communal areas.
    • 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 11m from the main 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.

Standard Toilet(s) (Accommodation Block Toilets)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the second floor, the third floor, the fourth floor, the fifth floor, the sixth floor, the seventh floor, the eighth floor, the ninth floor, the twelfth floor, the tenth floor and the eleventh floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the B Corridor on the tenth floor.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 15m from the lift.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 separate toilet cubicles within this area.
    • There are similar toilets in the A corridor on the tenth floor.
    • There are similar toilets in the same locations on both A and B corridors throughout the accommodation.