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Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LS

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Introduction

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Getting Here (City Campus)

  • By Road View
    • The City Campus is located north west of the city centre of Nottingham.
      The M1 passes close to the west of the city, the A42 / M42 link to the south-west of the city, and the A1(M) to the east of the city.
      When using the M1 from the north, exit at Junction 26 and take the A610 Nuthall Road / Alfreton Road into the city.
      When using the M1 from the south, use Junction 24 and follow the A453 into the city centre.
    • University car parks on the City Campus are not open to visitors, but there are a number of public car parks nearby.
      The following website gives details on car parking within Nottingham - www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/carparks.
      Parking for people with disabilities will be accommodated on the campus if possible.
      The Park and Ride tram service with sites around Nottingham is particularly convenient and popular with visitors.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus route Go2 Uni 4 links the University City and Clifton Campuses. The bus terminates on Burton Street (Stop T7).
      Buses stop outside the Newton Building on South Sherwood Street at NTU City Campus (Stop G1) - Centrelink, L14, Rainbow one, two and night bus N4.
      Buses stop outside the Newton Building on South Sherwood Street at NTU City Campus (Stop G2) - 28, 30, 31, 35, 36, L2, L5, L7, L10 and night bus N28.
  • By Train View
    • Nottingham station is located approximately one mile from our City Campus, which can then be accessed on foot, by tram or by bus.
      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.
  • By Tram View
    • The Nottingham Express Transit (NET) tram stops on Goldsmith Street outside the Chaucer building and the Boots Library, providing 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 Park (Shakespeare Street Staff Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Maudslay building, off Shakespeare street.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Maudslay and Barnes Wallis.
    • The car park type is sheltered.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 260cm x 600cm (8ft 6in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is stepped access to the car park from the Maudslay building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Maudslay building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the Maudslay Car Park Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is allocated by request/arrangement.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off the corner of Shakespeare and Goldsmith Streets.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 9 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are adjacent manual doors on either side of first set of doors, these are heavy, open both ways and 150cm wide (shown in photograph 2).
    • There is a similar door immediately after the second set which opens automatically away from you (shown in photograph 4).
    • Adjacent to the second set of doors there is a large manual revolving door (shown in photograph 5).
    • There is an additional set of doors at the top of steps, this is an automatic sliding door, 184cm wide (shown in photograph 8).

Lift (Main Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located directly beyond the main entrance on the right.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 650kg.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) 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 107cm x 140cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 low.
  • Comments View
    • This lift also accesses floor -1, leading directly into room B11, a key is required to access this floor.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the rear 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 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in).
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers directly beyond the entrance, 91cm wide.
    • The left security barrier is used to access the building and the right barrier is used to exit building.
    • The security barriers are shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Reception (Building Reception)

  • Building Reception is located on your right as you enter from the main entrance.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a row of security barriers on the left of the reception.
    • The security barriers are 54cm and 89cm wide.
    • The three barriers on the right are to enter the building and the 2 barriers on the left are to exit the building.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

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 not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Eating and Drinking (Starbucks Cafe)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on the left as you enter from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access, via lift, café.
  • Service and Menus View
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is sandwiches and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 89cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • There are also coffee tables.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 50cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood and laminate.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 07:30 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 07:30 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 07:30 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 07:30 - 21:00.
    • Friday 07:30 - 21:00.
    • Saturday 07:30 - 21:00.
    • Sunday 07:30 - 21:00.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 1-3 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large rollerball mouse, height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include coloured screen covers and wrist supports.

Reception (Information)

  • Information Desk is located ahead as you enter the library on the right of the ground floor.
  • The desk is 36m (39yd 1ft) from the Reception security barriers.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/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 staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 14:00 - 19:00.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • The stairs are located in the centre of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 31m from the Reception security barriers.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are 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 a similar staircase to access all floors at the front of the building and similar staircase to access floors 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 at the rear of the building. Both staircases are accessed by heavy manual doors.

Lift (Rear Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear right of the building.
  • The lift is a standard/fire evacuation lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Accessible Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 157cm x 140cm (5ft 2in 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift has a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not 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.
  • Comments View
    • This lift accesses the Djanogly Lecture Theatre on level -1 only and requires a key to access this level.
    • There is a similar lift in the same location, opposite the surveyed lift.

Lift (Front Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the front right of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Reception security barriers.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 159cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 3in).
  • 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 has a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not 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.

Roof Garden

  • The Roof Garden is located on the front of building on the fourth floor.
  • The entrance is push pad activated and opens towards you, the entrance is 86cm wide and has a small lip in the threshold.
  • The Roof Garden has even and level walkways with a minimum width of 125cm.
  • There are fixed tables 74cm and 102cm high.
  • There is fixed bench seating with no arm rests.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the front right of the building, by the front lift. There are similar accessible toilets in the same location on floors -1, 1 and 2. There is a similar accessible toilet on floor 3 with a transfer space on the left. There is a similar accessible toilet on floor 4 next to the rear lifts.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located at the front of the building on floor -1 and at the rear right of the building on floors 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located at the front of the building on the right of the ground floor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the Reception security barriers.
    • 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 Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • 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 good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 185cm x 200cm (6ft 1in x 6ft 7in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 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 and nappy/incontinence items bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 123cm and 160cm 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 colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • 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 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).
    • 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 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the similar accessible toilet with the transfer space to the left, located on floor 3.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located at the front of the building on floor -1.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s), via lift.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 11m from the front lift.
    • 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.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • Some stalls within the toilets contain handrails.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female and male toilets are located at the rear right of the building on the first floor.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s), via lift.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m from the rear lifts.
    • 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.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of 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 73cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.