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Engineering Building

Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, College Drive, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include engineering workshops and teaching rooms.

Getting Here (Clifton Campus)

  • By Road View
    • Clifton Campus is located about 4 miles south-west of the city centre of Nottingham. The Clifton Campus postcode is NG11 8NS.
      The M1 passes close to the west of the city, the A42 / M42 link to the southwest of the city and the A1(M) to the east of the county.
      From the South: Exit the M1 at Junction 24 and follow the A453 towards the city. Clifton Campus is on the left-hand side approximately seven miles from the motorway.
      From the A60 North: Leave the A60 at A6514 and follow the Ring Road for approximately eight miles. Keep in the right-hand lane as the road splits in two and follow the road under the overpass, signposted M1 South. Continue straight over the roundabout with traffic lights and then turn right at the next set of traffic lights for Clifton Campus.
      From the A60 South: Join the A52 and exit at A453, signposted M1 South. Continue straight over the roundabout with traffic lights and then turn right at the next set of traffic lights for Clifton Campus.
      From the A52: Leave the A52 at A453, signposted M1 South. Continue straight over the roundabout with traffic lights and then turn right at the next set of traffic lights for Clifton Campus
    • Student parking is available at Clifton Campus, but there are restrictions in place as explained below. There are a number of Blue Badge bays for Blue Badge holders available across the campus.
      Between 7 am and 4 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and between 7 am and 12 pm on Wednesday, parking is for students with a valid parking permit only.
      Permit holders can gain entry via the Main Entrance using their student card.
      At all other times, students without a valid parking permit can park in the student car park and can gain entry via the Main Entrance using their student card.
      Students must park in the student car park only on College Drive.
      Please note that parking on Clifton Campus is extremely restricted and a parking permit scheme is used to ensure students who travel further than NG14 or students who live within the Greater Nottingham Area who have a real need to bring their vehicle to campus and have extenuating circumstances are able to park on the campus.
  • By Bus View
    • NTU and Nottingham City Transport operate the Go2 Uni 4 bus service (formerly known as Unilink) between the City site and Clifton Campus.
      For more details about this service, please visit the Nottingham City Transport website.
      A discounted pass is available to all NTU students as part of your Smartcard.
      Timetables can be found on the Nottingham City Transport website. Please note that this service is term-time only.
  • By Train View
    • Nottingham station is located approximately 4.2 miles from the Clifton Campus, which can then be accessed by the number 4 bus.
      Nottingham station has step free access to the station.
      There are lifts to platforms from station front.
      Wheelchairs available and there are portable ramps available to access trains.
  • By Tram View
    • The nearest Tram Stop to the Clifton Campus is Rivergreen Tram Stop.
      It is approximately 0.7 miles (14 minutes) south east of the campus by foot, via Sunninhill Drive and Rivergreen and is located on Southchurch Drive in Clifton.
      The Nottingham Express Transit (NET) tram service provides a link to Nottingham railway station and the Broadmarsh Bus Station redevelopment.
      There are several park and ride stops along the route with parking when visiting the University.
      The Phoenix Park Park and Ride site is close to Junction 26 of the M1, and the Forest Park and Ride site is near to the city centre.
      The trams network is fully accessible with fully accessible tram stop platforms, low floor access to trams, high colour contrast floor finishes, electronic signs and audible announcements, dedicated wheelchair spaces and Blue Badge parking at the park and ride sites on the tram network.
  • 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, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is Main Gate Visitors Car Park.
    • The car park is located on College Drive.
  • 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 (Main Gate Visitors Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on the right side of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Pavilion 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 not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by students and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Pavilion building.
  • Comments View
    • Student parking is available at Clifton Campus, but there are restrictions in place as explained below.
    • Between 7 am and 4 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and between 7 am and 12 pm on Wednesday, parking is for students with a valid parking permit only. Permit holders can gain entry via the Main Entrance using their student card.
    • At all other times, students without a valid parking permit can park in the student car park and can gain entry via the main entrance using their student card.
    • Students must park in the student car park only.
    • Please note that parking on Clifton Campus is extremely restricted and a parking permit scheme is used to ensure students who travel further than NG14 or students who live within the Greater Nottingham Area who have a real need to bring their vehicle to campus and have extenuating circumstances are able to park on the campus.

Outside Access (Front Right Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 119cm (3ft 11in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 121cm (3ft 12in).
    • 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 single.
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a manual revolving door to the left of the automatic door.

Outside Access (Front Left Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is 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 single.
    • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.
    • The ramp/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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left of the entrance.
    • There is / are 15+ 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.

Entrance (Rooftop Laboratory)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 2. to the right as you exit the lift.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 147cm (4ft 10in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • 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.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a push pad on the external wall at a height of 134cm.
    • The push pad will unlock the door but will not automatically open it.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • 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 flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (Front Right Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located at the front right of the building, ahead as you enter via the front right entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the front right entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase at the front right of the building which will also allow access to level 2 of the building, shown in photographs 7 to 10.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 sets of similar single doors to enter/exit the stairwell.
    • Both sets of doors have an open extension leaf.

Lift (Front Right Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the front right of the building, just past the front right entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1650kg.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the front right entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 174cm x 198cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on floor 0 in the corridor ahead as you enter the building, on floor 0 at the front left of the building, on floor 1 in the rear right corridor, and on floor 1 in the main corridor at the front left of the building.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located on floor 0 in the corridor ahead as you enter the building, on floor 0 at the front left of the building, on floor 1 in the rear right corridor and on floor 1 in the main corridor at the front left of the building..

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor, Rear Right Corridor - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the rear right corridor, to the right as you enter via the front right entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the front right entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 133cm x 174cm (4ft 4in x 5ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are 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 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type 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 a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 122cm and 163cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 120cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides 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 sensor.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • 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).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 91cm.
    • 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 height of the hand dryer is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet to this one in the same location on floor 1, it is shown in photographs 7 to 12.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor, Front Left Corridor - Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, at the very left of the front left corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the front left entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 159cm x 241cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin and storage items.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type 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 a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 121cm and 163cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 92cm (3ft).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides 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 sensor.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 88cm.
    • 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).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 88cm.
    • 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 height of the hand dryer is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (First Floor, Left of Front Corridor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet was out of use at the time of the survey.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor in the front corridor at the left of the building, to th right as you exit the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of the survey, this accessible toilet was out of use and no further information could be gathered.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor Rear Right Corridor)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located on the ground floor, in the rear right corridor.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the front right entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • 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 90cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are other similar standard toilets in the same area on level 1 and in other areas of the building.