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Animal Unit

Nottingham Trent University, Brackenhurst Campus, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0QF

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Introduction

  • The Animal Unit houses around 150 animals of 40 different species. It provides an environment for the study of companion animals, reptiles, birds, fish and other small animals. The campus is also home to larger animals including donkeys, horses, sheep, cattle and goats. The Animal Unit is used to complement theoretical studies across animal science courses.
  • Veterinary Nursing Centre link (new tab) - click here.

Getting Here (Brackenhurst Campus)

  • By Road View
    • Brackenhurst is located about 14 miles north of Nottingham’s city centre.

      From the North Exit the M1 at junction 28 and head towards Mansfield along the A38.
      Turn right to follow the A617 towards Newark then turn right again onto the A612 towards Southwell.
      Pass the Minster on your left and turn left at the mini roundabout; keeping the Minster on your left.
      Then take the A612 on the left. Brackenhurst is located around a mile from here on the left.

      From the South Exit the M1 at junction 24 and follow the A453 Nottingham South, past the University’s Clifton Campus.
      Follow the A52 Nottingham ring road onto the A6011 then turn right onto the A612 for approximately ten miles.
      Brackenhurst Campus is on the right-hand side of the road.

      From the West Follow the A52 Nottingham Ring Road onto the A6011 then turn right onto the A612 for approximately ten miles.
      Brackenhurst is located on the righthand side of the road.

      From the East Head along either the A1, A46 or A17 to Newark, then the A617 towards Mansfield, before turning onto the A612 to Southwell.
      Pass the Minster and turn left at the mini roundabout; keeping the Minster on your left.
      After a short while turn left, following the A612.
      Brackenhurst is approximately a mile from here, on the left.
    • Parking is available in the Bramley car park (post code for sat nav: NG25 0QF).
      Additional parking is available adjacent to the cricket pitch, by the Glasshouse complex, off Crink Lane and by the Equestrian Centre.
  • By Bus View
    • Use bus service Pathfinder 100 from King Street, which is located in the Old Market Square, Nottingham.
      Buses leave around every 20 minutes and the journey takes about 45 minutes.
      Bus route Pathfinder 100 links the University Brackenhurst Campus with Southwell and Nottingham City Centre.
      The bus stops on Nottingham Road opposite Bramley for Southwell (Stop ID: ntsdpdmw) and on the campus side for Nottingham (Stop ID: ntsdpatm).
  • By Train View
    • Nottingham railway station is located near Nottingham city centre.
      On arrival take the tram from terminus next to the station to the Old Market Square.
      Catch the Pathfinder 100 bus from King Street off Old Market Square.
      Nottingham station has step free access to the station.
      There are lifts to platforms from station front.
      Wheelchairs are available and there are portable ramps available to access trains.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff, visitors and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
  • 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 Equestrian Centre.
    • The car park is located adjacent to the Equestrian Centre.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

Site/Campus Car Park (Equestrian Centre)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the right as you enter the Equestrian area through the automatic gate on Brackenhurst Lane.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Equestrian Centre Mary King Arena.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
  • 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 Equestrian Centre buildings.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Equestrian Centre buildings.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building by the parking area.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The second door leaf is opened by push bar and opens towards you (pull) only.

Outside Access (Veterinary Nursing Unit Link Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building opposite the Veterinary Nursing Unit.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left and right of 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The second door leaf is opened by push bar and open towards you (pull) only.
    • There is a level link between the Veterinary Nursing Centre and Animal Unit.

Outside Access (Aviary Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The second door leaf is opened by push bar and open towards you (pull) only.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There are not 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 and tactile 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 areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (Room 017)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 93cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the veterinary nursing unit.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the veterinary nursing unit.