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Lovaine Flats

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

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Introduction

  • This building does not have a lift.

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

Site/Campus Car Park (Lipman Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Day Street.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Claude Gibb, Muslim Prayer Facility, Squires Building Annexe and Lipman Building.
    • 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 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 570cm (12ft 2in x 18ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not 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.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the Muslim Prayer Facility.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Muslim Prayer Facility.
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the Muslim Prayer Facility.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is Pay and Display at weekends.
    • Although there is no marked drop-off point, vehicles can access the area near to the Lipman Building Main Entrance to drop off (shown in photographs 5-9).

Outside Access (Block 5 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you approach the building from Lipman Car Park.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 154cm.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 height of the card reader is 82cm.

Outside Access (Block 1 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 148cm.
    • 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
  • 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 4 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is also 1 medium height step, without handrails, in the door way to this entrance.

Outside Access (Block 2 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located ahead and to the right as you approach the building from the Lipman Car Park.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 150cm.
    • 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in the doorway.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Block 2 Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 140cm.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • Comments View
    • The height of the key card reader is 83cm.

Outside Access (Block 3 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located ahead as you approach the building from Lipman Car Park.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 146cm.
    • 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in the doorway.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Other Floors (Block 1)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
    • The stairs are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the Block 1 entrance.
    • There are 7 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.

Entrance (Flat 1 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in Block 1.
    • There is step free access 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • All the flats in the building have similar entrances.

Inside Access (Flat 1)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Accommodation (Flat 1)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • 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 available on request.
    • 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.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Rooms are located on the ground floor of Lovaine Flats.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The door to the standard room is 76cm wide.
    • The door is single.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door opens away from you (push).
    • The height of the bed is 55cm.
    • The space between the floor and bed base is 26cm.
    • There is a desk.
    • The height of the desk is 72cm
    • There is a chair available.
    • The chair does not have armrests and is not height adjustable.

Shared Kitchen

  • The building has shared kitchen facilities.
  • The shared kitchen facility surveyed is located in Lovaine Flats, Block 1, Flat 1.
  • The door to the kitchen is single.
  • The door is heavy.
  • The door opens towards you (pull).
  • The width of the door opening is 77cm.
  • The height of the kitchen counters is 89cm.
  • The kitchen has a sink.
  • The height of the sink is 89cm.
  • The sink has individual twist/turn taps.
  • The kitchen has a cooker/hob.
  • The height of the cooker/hob is 89cm.
  • The height to the top control is 85cm.
  • The kitchen has a fridge/freezer.
  • The height to the top handle is 102cm.
  • The kitchen also has an individual fridge and freezer.
  • The height to the handles is 78cm.
  • The kitchen has a microwave.
  • The microwave is placed on the counter.
  • The height to the top control is 112cm
  • The kitchen has a dining table.
  • The height of the dining table is 68cm.
  • The dining table has chairs.
  • The chairs do not have armrests.

Standard Shower (Flat 1)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located at the end of the main corridor in Block 1, Flat 1.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s) (Block 1)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on all floors.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in Block 1, Flat 1.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 10m from the Flat 1 entrance.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.