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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Student Support Services, Disability Assessment Centre, Wellbeing Centre, Student Health Centre - Sunrise Medical Practice, Prayer Facilities, Chaplains and Financial Services,.
  • There are consultation, assessment and meeting rooms on the ground floor. There are teaching rooms on the first floor. The Sunrise Medical Practice is on the first floor.
  • Sunrise Medical Centre link (new tab) - click here.

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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.
    • 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 available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 339cm x 609cm (11ft 1in x 19ft 12in).
  • 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 (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building opposite.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance (Refectory Link Path))

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building opposite the refectory.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Outside Access (Wellbeing Centre 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.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is 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 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 not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Main Reception is located on the ground floor immediately as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.

Counter (Finance)

  • The desk is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • Finance is located in the main reception area on the left.
  • 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 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 not staffed.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the rear of the building on level 1.
    • The width of the ramp is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • This ramp is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • 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 a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • At main reception, finance counter and medical centre reception.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located in the entrance lobby to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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 second staircase to the rear of the reception area in the rear corridor with handrail on the left only (photographs 5 to 8). There is a third staircase at the far end of the rear corridor in the Wellbeing Centre with handrail on the left only (photographs 9 to 12).
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are rooms 167 to 172, staff development rooms.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left as you enter the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg 8 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 111cm x 140cm (3ft 8in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 not 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 medium.

Reception (Sunrise Medical Practice)

  • Sunrise Medical Practice is located on the first floor to the rear left of the building.
  • The desk is 35m (38yd 10in) from the lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Sunrise Medical Centre

  • The Student Health Centre -Sunrise Medical Practice - is located on the first floor to the left as you enter the rear corridor from the lift.
  • There is a waiting area in the practice reception with fixed bench seating. Chairs with armrests are available. Announcements are made in person and visual.
  • There are 5 consultation / treatment rooms. The photographs show consultation room 1.
  • There is a non adjustable treatment couch and chair available.
  • There is space for a wheelchair to manoeuvre.

Accessible Toilet(s) (First Floor)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor to the left as you enter the rear corridor with a second similar accessible toilet adjacent (photograph 4).
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • 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 fair.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 139cm x 331cm (4ft 7in x 10ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 120cm from floor level.
    • 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 63cm (2ft 1in).
    • There is a flush 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 poor.
    • 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 fair.
    • 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 cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 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 97cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Wellbeing Centre)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor at the rear left of the building?.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Wellbeing Centre entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is written text, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • 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 good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 358cm (4ft 11in x 11ft 9in).
    • 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 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 alarm did not sound when tested.
    • 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 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 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 87cm.
    • 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 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • The transfer space is obstructed by the presence of bidet.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the ground floor in the rear corridor to the right.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a deep 20cm step into the shower.
    • The shower has a drop down seat and handrails.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located on the ground floor in the rear corridor to the left.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 23m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There is a/are horizontal wall mounted rail(s) on the right as you face the toilet.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the right as you face the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 81cm.
    • The height of the lowered wash basin is 73cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located on the ground floor in the rear corridor to the right.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 21m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There is a/are horizontal wall mounted rail(s) on the right as you face the toilet.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the right as you face the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 81cm.
    • The height of the lowered wash basin is 74cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional ambulant female toilet facility next to the female prayer room (photograph 8). The door opens inward and the room is not suitable for a wheelchair user.