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Ellison Terrace

University of Northumbria, 1-5 Ellison Terrace, Ellison Place, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 8EU

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Introduction

  • Ground Floor: Academic Registry and The Graduate School,
    First Floor: Meeting rooms, Academic Registry staff offices and School of Law staff offices,
    Second Floor: New Writing North meeting room and staff offices and
    Third Floor: Accommodation Services staff offices.
  • Comments View
    • The majority of this building is secure and access for students and visitors is with an escort only.
    • This building does not have a lift and there are complex stairs.

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.
  • Comments View
    • Access at weekends is via the rear door of number 3 using a swipe card.

Opening Times (Out Of Term Time)

  • Monday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 17:00.

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 West and South areas of the City are served by the number 1, 10, 11, 30, 31, 33, 33A, 35, 36 and 38 buses at the Haymarket John Dobson Street bus stop on John Dobson Street. The number 1 provides a free inter-campus service for staff and students.
  • 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 as well as metro trains to Haymarket which is the nearest station for City Campus West.
  • By Underground View
    • In addition to Haymarket for City Campus West, Manors Station is the nearest for City Campus East. Four Lane Ends Metro can be used to go to Coach Lane Campus. Buses are available from Pilgrim Street 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 and students within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Trinity Lane Car Park.
    • The car park is located on Trinity Lane.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Ellison Place Car Park.
    • The car park is located on Ellison Place.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 - 4 show the Trinity Lane Car Park.
    • Trinity Lane Car Park is for Blue Badge holders and University fleet vehicles only.
    • Photographs 5 - 8 show the Ellison Place Car Park.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access 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 76cm (2ft 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 on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • Access to this entrance by key card is for staff only.
    • Students and visitors will be escorted around the building after using the intercom to gain access.

Outside Access (Front Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • 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 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • 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 3 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 not have handrails.

Entrance (Secure Area Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located towards the front of the building, on route to the Graduate School Office.
    • 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 single.
    • The width of the door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is used to gain access to the Academic Registry Reception from the accessible entrance.
    • This entrance is also used to gain access to the secure area of the building from the Academic Registry Reception and the front entrance.
    • This entrance can only be accessed from the front of the building by staff swipe card.
    • The height of the swipe card reader is 146cm.
    • All students and visitors must be escorted through this door to all areas of the building, including the accessible entrance.
    • The intercom used to access this entrance from the front of the building is a telephone system.
    • The height of the telephone is 146cm.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the far end of the ground floor right hand corridor as you enter from the accessible entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • This level change links from number 2 to number 1 Ellison Terrace (photographs 9 and 10).
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the offices in number 1 Ellison Terrace.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the offices in number 1 Ellison Terrace.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp is located on the top of the step (photographs 11 and 12).
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the far end of the left hand corridor, leading from number 4 to number 5 Ellison Terrace.
    • The width of the ramp is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • This level change is shown in photographs 13 and 14.
    • 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 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 not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the building, to the left as you enter from the accessible entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the accessible 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The staircase surveyed is in number 3 Ellison Terrace.
      There are identical staircases located in each section of the building (numbers 1, 2, 4 and 5 Ellison Terrace).
      There is an additional staircase from the second floor to the third floor in number 1 Ellison Terrace.
      The additional stairs have handrails on both sides.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are staff offices, meeting rooms and additional standard toilets.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the building, to the right as you enter the accessible entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 125cm x 198cm (4ft 1in x 6ft 6in).
    • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 poor.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the second floor and the third floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located at the rear of the building, to the right as you enter the accessible entrance.
    • There is a male 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 9m from the accessible 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.