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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Nottingham Law School (NLS), Legal Advice Centre, School of Social Sciences, Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ), Staff Development Suite, NTU Graduate School.
  • Nottingham Law School. Chaucer building is the home of the Nottingham Law School and includes a full Legal Advice Centre located on level 1. There are also full size training court rooms.
    School of Social Sciences. Chaucer Building is home to the departments of Politics and International Relations, Social Work and Health, Sociology and Criminology and Psychology.
    School of Arts and Humanities Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism. Located at the east end of Chaucer on level 2, the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ) is modelled on a working newsroom model with both TV and Radio recording studios.

Rooms and Spaces Links (Rooms 00 - 16)

Rooms and Spaces Links (Rooms 17 - 21)

Rooms and Spaces Links (Rooms 22 - 29)

Rooms and Spaces Links (Rooms 30 - 37)

Rooms and Spaces Links (Rooms 38 - 51)

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 Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and students within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is DICe Building.
    • The car park is located on Clarendon Street with ramped link access to the Chaucer Building Level 2.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Q Park Nottingham Central.
    • The car park is located on Chaucer Street.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Chaucer Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is ramped access from the DICe building car park to the level 2 Terrace to the rear of Chaucer (photographs 3 and 4).
    • The ramp is slight, 120cm wide and has no handrails.
    • Blue Badge parking is free in on street parking bays.
    • There are no Blue Badge bays in the Q-Park Nottingham Central car park.

Site/Campus Car Park (Djanogly International Centre Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front and on the left of the Djanogly International Centre.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Djanogly International Centre.
    • 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 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 sloped access to the car park from the Djanogly International Centre.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Djanogly International Centre.
  • Comments View
    • The car park section in front of the Djanogly International Centre has a loose stone surface.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Accessible)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Goldsmith Street at the front of the entrance lobby, to the right of main revolving doors.
    • There is step free 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Goldsmith on the left side of the entrance lobby.
    • 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 (by revolving).
    • The width of the door opening is 159cm (5ft 3in).
  • 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 an alternative single manual door to the left of this door. It is heavy, opens outwards, and has a small lip. It is 83cm wide.

Outside Access (CBJ Entrance - Accessible)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the east end of the building on Goldsmith Street.
    • 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 66cm (2ft 2in).
    • 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 when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 101cm (3ft 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 slight.
  • Comments View
    • Please note the lift internally at this entrance is restricted giving access to level 3 - Dean of Social Studies Office Suite - only.
    • Those requiring lift access to the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism should use the Main Entrance and lift.

Outside Access (CBJ Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the east end of the building on Goldsmith Street.
    • 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) by revolving.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Please note the lift internally at this entrance is restricted giving access to level 3 - Dean of Social Studies Office Suite - only.
    • Those requiring lift access to the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism should use the Main Entrance and lift.

Entrance (Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at level 2 accessed by steps from the CBJ entrance lobby on level 1.
    • There is stepped 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • 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 going up.
  • Comments View
    • Alternative level access is available from the Chaucer main building level 2.

Level 2 Terrace

  • The terrace at the rear of the building at level 2 provides alternative access into the building and is also used as a shortcut link between different areas and entrances. There are two terraces: an enclosed east terrace (photographs 1 and 2) and an open west terrace (photographs 3 and 4). There is a link tunnel between the two (photograph 5).
  • There is a ramped access from beside the Djanogly International Centre building and campus car park adjacent direct to the terrace (photograph 6).
  • There is stepped only access to these terraces externally up from Goldsmith Street (photograph 6) and down from Chaucer Street (photograph 7) externally but lift access within the building via other entrances.

Outside Access (Level 2 - Cafe Chaucer)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Chaucer Street, building level 2.
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 to the right as you face 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.
    • The width of the ramp is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Level 2 - Cafe Chaucer - Terrace Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the level 2 to 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 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 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 steep.
  • Comments View
    • There is another smaller entrance to the right of the entrance in the link tunnel that gives access to the rear of the cafe and IT suite with key card only entry (photographs 5 and 6)..

Outside Access (Level 2 - East Terrace Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 2, to the east side of the terrace, opposite the cafe.
    • There is step free 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 71cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is another smaller entrance nearby in the link tunnel adjacent to rooms 2301 to 2305 with key card only entry (photographs 3 and 4).

Outside Access (Level 2 - Staff Development - Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the level 2 west terrace to the right.
    • There is step free 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 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Outside Access (Level 2 - West Terrace Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the level 2 west terrace to the left of the Staff Development main entrance.
    • There is step free 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Outside Access (Level 3 - Chaucer Street - Staff Only Entry)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Chaucer Street, building Level 3.
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 double.
    • The width of the door opening is 117cm (3ft 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 immediately beyond 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 the left going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is automatic exit for all users but is staff swipe card only entry.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Main Reception is located on level 0 in the main entrance lobby.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance - accessible.
  • 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 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 a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.

Opening Times (Main Reception)

  • Monday 07:30 - 08:00.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 08:00.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 08:00.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 08:00.
  • Friday 07:30 - 08:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to Room C1101 - TV Studio - in the CBJ Entrance Lobby at level 1.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • These steps are located to the right as you enter the CBJ Entrance - Accessible.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to 2109A, B and C - Sound Studios - from room 2109.
    • The width of the ramp is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • This ramp is shown in photographs 3 and 4. It is located in front of the doorway to the sound studios 1, 2 and 3 off room 2109.
    • 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 and pictorial 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 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 all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Signage varies around the building.
    • Some rooms have written, tactile and braille while others are written only.
    • Directional signage, notably at landings is written and/or pictorial only.

Lift (Room 1101 - TV Studio)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter via the CBJ Entrance - Accessible.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 300kg 2 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the CBJ Entrance - Accessible Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 98cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have 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.

Other Floors (Main Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the main reception.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • 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 staircase at the rear west of the building, by the West Terrace Entrance, serving floors 1, 2, 3, 4 (photographs 9 to 11). There is a staircase at the rear east of the building, near the Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism, serving floors 2, 3, 4 (photographs 12 to 14). There is a staircase at the rear centre of the building, near the level 3 Chaucer Street entrance, serving floors 3, 4, 5 (photographs 15 to 17). There is a staircase at the front of the building, serving floors 1, 2, 3, 4, with a fire escape only flight down to level 0 (photographs 18 to 20).

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located directly ahead as you enter past the main reception desk.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg 8 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • 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 108cm x 144cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 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.

Lift (West Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter past the main reception desk.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • 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 108cm x 145cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 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.

Reception (NLS Legal Advice Centre)

  • NLS Legal Advice Centre is located on level 1 to the right as you exit the front lift.
  • The desk is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the front 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 high (110cm+).
  • 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
    • NLS Legal Advice Centre offers free and low-cost legal advice consultations and assistance on a range of both commercial and private client legal issues. These include employment rights, business law, housing, property and environmental law, welfare rights and tribunal and court representation.
    • The Centre is fully regulated as an Alternative Business Structure by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and works closely with local firms, advice agencies, voluntary sector organisations and schools to develop pro bono opportunities for Nottingham Law School students.

Opening Times (NLS Legal Advice Centre)

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception (NLS Student Enquiry Point)

  • NLS Student Enquiry Point is located on level 3.
  • The desk is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main 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 low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Opening Times (NLS Student Enquiry Point)

  • Monday 08:45 - 16:45.
  • Tuesday 08:45 - 16:45.
  • Wednesday 08:45 - 16:45.
  • Thursday 08:45 - 16:45.
  • Friday 08:45 - 15:45.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception (School of Social Sciences)

  • School of Social Sciences Reception is located on level 3, to the right as you exit the main lift.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is 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 bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Opening Times (School of Social Sciences Reception)

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception (The Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism Equipment Store)

  • The Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism Equipment Store is located in room 2109F off room 2109 - The Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism.
  • The desk is 110m (120yd 11in) from the main lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • 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
    • The CBJ Equipment Store has a large stock of broadcast quality audio and video recording equipment and accessories, all free to loan, including:
    • Digital camcorder kits, DSLR cameras and lenses, GoPro and 360 cameras, digital audio recorders, mobile journalism kits, tripods, microphones, radio mics and LED lights.

Opening Times (The Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism Equipment Store)

  • Monday 09:00 - 10:30.
  • Monday 12:00 - 13:30.
  • Monday 16:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 10:30.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 13:30.
  • Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 10:30.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 13:30.
  • Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 10:30.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 13:30.
  • Thursday 16:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 10:30.
  • Friday 12:00 - 13:30.
  • Friday 16:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking (Cafe Chaucer - "The Phat Pasty Shop")

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on level 2 at the rear with access from Chaucer Street.
    • There is step-free access to the café.
    • For access there are double manual doors which are easy to open.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot 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; 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 pastries, sandwiches, paninis and soup.
    • 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 90cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • The lighting levels are 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 68cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 70cm.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • There are also coffee tables and high tables.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 43cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 103cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is tiles and wood.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are varied.

Opening Times (Cafe Chaucer - Term Time Only)

  • Monday 08:30 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 16:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Cafe Goldsmith)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Goldsmith Street to the right of the main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 bypasses the steps.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • 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 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Eating and Drinking (Cafe Goldsmith - "Love Joe's")

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on Goldsmith Street to the right of the main entrance.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot 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; 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 breakfasts, burgers, baguettes and wraps.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 90cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is tiles and wood.
    • The lighting levels are 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 65cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 70cm.
    • There are also coffee tables, high tables, sofas and high stools.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 42cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 113cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and tiles.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Access to the additional seating area is via the main entrance to terrace seating.
    • There are open access computer terminals and a computer lounge to the rear of the cafe. Bench height is 103cm with a lower bench table at 82cm.

Opening Times (Cafe Goldsmith - Term Time Only)

  • Monday 08:30 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 16:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on level 0 in the entrance lobby
    on level 2 opposite room 2008
    on level 3 opposite room 3011 and opposite 3701
    on level 4 opposite room 4024 and opposite 4714
    on level 5 next to room 5108.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on level 0 in the entrance lobby
    on level 1 opposite room 1606
    on level 2 opposite room 2008 and opposite 2701
    on level 3 opposite room 3011 and opposite 3604
    on level 4 opposite room 4024 and opposite 4614
    on level 5 - no standard toilet facilities.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 2)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the east front of the building opposite room 2008.?.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the main lift.
    • 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 tactile, written text, Braille and pictorial 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 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 146cm x 195cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 5in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • 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 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 and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 109cm and 120cm 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.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • 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 70cm (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.
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar toilet facilities on levels 0, 1, 3, 4 and 5.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 4)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 4 by room 4715.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the west lift.
    • 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, pictorial, tactile 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 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 203cm x 213cm (6ft 8in x 6ft 12in).
    • 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 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • 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 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 and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 98cm and 154cm 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.
    • The toilet has a backrest and 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 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 104cm.
    • 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 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar toilet facilities on levels 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on level 2 by room 2008.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 45m from the main 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.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • The ambulant toilet does not have vertical wall mounted grab rails.
    • There are additional ambulant cubicles with differing rail configurations.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 82cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There are similar toilet facilities on level 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4.