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Coach Lane West Campus C Block

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

Site/Campus Car Park (Coach Lane West Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the South West end of the campus, off Coach Lane.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Clinical Skills Centre.
    • 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 10 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 380cm x 500cm (12ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do 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 sloped access to the car park from the campus buildings.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the campus buildings.
    • The nearest designated bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the C Block main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are dropped kerbs.
    • Some of the dropped kerbs have tactile paving.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, in the quad.
    • 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.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when entering.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible door is operated by sensor to exit.
    • The sensor is 96cm from the floor.
    • There is an automatic revolving door to the right of the accessible door.

Entrance (A Block Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the corridor to the rear left of A Block.
    • 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 heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).

Entrance (E Block Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the cafe.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 400cm (13ft 1in).

Outside Access (Central Quad Entrance Opposite D Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, in the Central Quad, opposite D Block.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 141cm (4ft 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 does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not 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 to the left as you face 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the step(s).

Outside Access (Central Quad Entrance Opposite E Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the central quad, to the left as you face the building, opposite E Block.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).
    • 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 in front of 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.
    • The width of the ramp is 116cm (3ft 10in).
  • 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 2 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 not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the step(s).

Outside Access (Hall D and Gymnasium Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the central quad, to the left as you face the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in).
    • 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 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 to the right as you face 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 not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Entrance (Students' Union Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the building, leading from the students' union into the main reception foyer.
    • 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 (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).

Entrance (A Block First Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor, in the corridor to the rear left of A Block.
    • 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 permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).

Entrance (E Block First Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor, at the front of E Block, in room E101.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Main Reception is located to the left as you enter the main entrance.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly 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 high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • Seating is available in the reception area. The seating has armrests.

Reception (Education and Social Care Studies Resources and Planning)

  • Education and Social Care Studies Resources and Planning is located on the first floor, to the left hand side of the main corridor as you enter from the A Block first floor entrance.
  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the A Block first floor entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly 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 not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • 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 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 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 a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • Fixed hearing loops are located in the lecture theatres.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located at the rear left of the building as you enter the main entrance, in the postgraduate research hub area.
    • The stairs are approximately 32m from the main 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right as you enter the C Block Main Reception Foyer entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the C Block Main Reception Foyer entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy ramp to access the lift on all floors (photographs 4 and 5).

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear left of the building, in the postgraduate research hub area.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 39m (42yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a freestanding changing bench.
    • The height of the changing bench is 47cm.
    • The length of the changing bench is 121cm.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the ground floor, to the left as you enter the Hall D and Gymnasium entrance.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are 4 standard showers in their own shower cubicles.
    • The entrance to the shower cubicle is 59cm wide.
    • There is a moderate ramp in the entrance to the shower cubicle.
    • There is a changing bench.
    • The shower head is adjustable.
    • The shower controls are twist/turn.
    • There is 1 medium height step to enter the shower.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located on the ground floor of C Block, to the centre of the building.
    • The facility is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 272cm x 350cm (8ft 11in x 11ft 6in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 158cm (5ft 2in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 61cm (2ft).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available at the wash basin.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • Accessible shower facilities are not available.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the Students' Union and A Block.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located on the ground floor, to the front centre of the building.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 22m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.