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Students Union Brackenhurst

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

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Introduction

Useful Information

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

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 Bramley Car Park.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the Bramley Building.
  • 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.

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located just outside the Bramley Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Bramley 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 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 366cm x 621cm (12ft x 20ft 4in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff, students and visitors.
    • 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 level access to the car park from the Bramley Building.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Bramley Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Bramley Building.

Outside Access (Orangery Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building at the end of the Brackenhurst Main Hall.
    • 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Outside Access (Rear Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the cafe.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 to the door.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face 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.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the cafe.
    • There is stepped 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 in front of and immediately beyond 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 height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Eating and Drinking (The Orangery)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the refectory.
    • For access there is a single automatic door which is push pad activated.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables can be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; handheld menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • There is not a portable card machine available for payment.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 93cm.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 77cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 71cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 72cm.
    • There are also coffee tables and bench seats.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 52cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Access to the additional seating area is via the rear accessible door to terrace seating?.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 15:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (NTSU Shop)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the Main Hall.
    • There is step free 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.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Counter (NTSU Shop)

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the NTSU Shop entrance.
  • NTSU Shop counter is located on the left as you enter the shop.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 18:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 18:00.
    • Saturday 11:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet(s) (The Orangery and NTSU Shop)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the Main Hall.

Standard Toilet(s) (The Orangery and NTSU Shop)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the Main Hall.

Outside Access (Brack Bar)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front 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) 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 in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The surface of the ramp is cobbled which is uneven.

Eating and Drinking (Brack Bar)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the bar.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a bar where drinks can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 97cm.
    • There is not a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 65cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 74cm.
    • There are also high tables, armchairs, booths and high stools.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 65cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 74cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The lighting levels are varied.

Opening Times (Brack Bar - Term Time Only)

  • Monday 12:00 - 00:00.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 00:00.
  • Friday 12:00 - 00:00.
  • Saturday 14:30 - 00:00.
  • Sunday 14:30 - 00:00.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Brack Bar)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the Brack Bar entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Brack Bar entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 188cm (5ft x 6ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • 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 flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is fair.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Level Change (Brack Bar Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the corridor to the standard toilets.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).

Standard Toilet(s) (Brack Bar)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the left as you enter the bar.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the Brack Bar entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.