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E Block

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include seminar rooms, a cafe/refectory, teaching rooms and staff offices.

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 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • 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.
  • 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 Coach Lane West Car Park.
    • The car park is located in the centre of the campus, and around the outside of the campus site.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, in the quad area between C and D block.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 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 (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Entrance (Ground Floor Refectory Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of Coach Lane A Block.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 280cm (9ft 2in).

Entrance (First Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of Coach Lane C Block, leading to E Block.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).

Entrance (Second Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor of C Block, leading to E block.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to the picnic area in the ground floor refectory.
    • There is a steep ramp, with a handrail on the right going up, for access to further seating in the picnic area.
    • The width of the ramp is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to teaching rooms 105 and staff offices on the first floor.
    • The width of the ramp is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Eating and Drinking

  • 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.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 1m (3ft 3in) from the ground floor refectory entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 65cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are not 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
    • There is additional seating located to the right as you enter the refectory.
    • This area is called the Picnic Area.
    • This area has seating with armrests and sofa style seating available.
    • The picnic area seating is shown in photographs 9 and 10.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located immediately beyond the side entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the side 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.

Shared Section (Lift (Main Lift))

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located in the C Block.