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Lovaine Hall

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

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Introduction

  • There is no lift in this building.

Opening Times

  • The building is open 24 hours via swipe card.

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 (Left Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you face the building.
    • There is step free 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Outside Access (Central Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the centre as you face the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • The height of the card reader is 120cm.

Outside Access (Right Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you face the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • The height of the key card reader is 122cm.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is an easy slope, with no handrails, for access to the ground floor corridor beyond the left entrance.
    • There is an easy slope, with no handrails, for access to the standard shower and toilets 3 and 4 on the first floor.
    • 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.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • 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 Halls.
    • 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 rooms is 75cm wide.
    • The door is single.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door opens away from you (push).
    • The height of the bed is 54cm.
    • The height between the floor and bed base is 28cm.
    • The room has a sink.
    • The sink has individual twist/turn taps.
    • The height of the sink is 80cm.
    • The room has a desk.
    • The height of the desk is 69cm.
    • The room has a chair.
    • The chair does not have armrests.

Shared Kitchen

  • The venue has shared kitchen facilities.
  • The shared kitchen surveyed is located on the first floor in the main corridor.
  • The shared kitchen facility surveyed is approximately 10m from the left entrance.
  • The door to the shared kitchen is single.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The door is 75cm wide.
  • The height of the counters is 91cm high.
  • The kitchen has a sink.
  • The height of the sink is 91cm high.
  • The sink has twist/turn mixer taps.
  • There is a cooker/hob.
  • the height of the cooker/hob is 91cm.
  • The height to the top control is 83cm.
  • The kitchen has a microwave.
  • The microwave is placed on the counter.
  • The height to the top control is 121cm.
  • the kitchen has 2 fridge/freezers.
  • The height to the top handle is 115cm.
  • The kitchen has a table with dining chairs.
  • The height to the table is 70cm.
  • The chairs do not have armrests.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located immediately beyond the left entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the left entrance.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the second floor, on the third floor and on the fourth floor.
    • 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 a landing.
    • There is an identical set of stairs beyond each of the entrances.

Lift

  • There is not a lift for public use.

Standard Bathroom

  • The bathroom surveyed is unisex.
  • The standard bathroom is 12m (13yd 4in) from the entrance.
  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The facilities available in the standard bathroom include a toilet, a bath and a sink.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the first floor main corridor.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • 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 on the first floor, in the main corridor.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 16m from the left 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.