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Baines Wing

Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a cafe, lecture rooms and teaching rooms, staff offices, the Kevin Kendrick Simulation Centre.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Leeds.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Leeds.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located on the pathway outside the Clothworkers Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 450cm x 520cm (14ft 9in x 17ft 1in).
    • Designated parking bays are not clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 42m (45yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The parking spaces are clearly signposted.
    • Parking needs to be pre-booked and may be chargeable.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a 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 double.
    • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance, and between the two sets of doors.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The handrails begin halfway up the ramp approaching the first set of doors and continue until the second set of doors.

Entrance (Leading from Parkinson Building to Baines Wing)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Parkinson Building leading to the Baines Wing.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There are two sets of manual, heavy, double doors between the Parkinson Building accessible entrance and this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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 steep.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.

Entrance (Baines Wing Leading from Great Hall)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Great Hall giving access to the Baines Wing.
    • There is step free access 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 140cm (4ft 7in).

Entrance (School of Healthcare Reception)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located immediately beyond the main entrance, accessing the reception area.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).

Reception (School of Healthcare Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Getting Around (Ground Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the main corridor on your left as you enter the building through the main entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • This level change is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is a slight slope, with handrails on both sides, for access to the cafe and the right rear of the building.
    • This level change is shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There is/are 8 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to staff offices in the Philosophy Corridor on the ground floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The first 4 steps lead to staff offices G29 - G32 (shown in photographs 5 and 6). The second 4 steps lead to an additional entrance to the Parkinson Building (shown in photographs 7 and 8).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • 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 a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The fixed loop hearing system is installed in the majority of teaching rooms.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 38cm (1ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks.

Getting Around (First and Second Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the area.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to staff offices on the first floor.
    • The width of the ramp is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • This ramp leads to rooms 1.24 - 1.28 and is shown in photographs 1 and 2. There is a similar ramp leading to this area from the area adjacent to the East Lift (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to staff offices at the rear of the first floor.
    • The width of the ramp is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • This ramp leads to rooms 1.24 - 1.28 and is shown in photographs 5 and 6. It is located to the right hand side of the corridor at the top of the first level change.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is 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 a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing system is located in several of the teaching/seminar rooms.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Getting Around (Third Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the third floor.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the Kevin Kendrick Simulation Centre from the East Lift.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • This level change is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to room 3.35 of the Kevin Kendrick Simulation Centre.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • This level change is shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There is a slight ramp, with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the rear of the Kevin Kendrick Simulation Centre.
    • The width of the ramp is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • This level change is shown in photographs 5 and 6. There are other similar slopes throughout the Kevin Kendrick Simulation Centre (shown in photographs 7 and 8).
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.

Lift (Kevin Kendrick Simulation Centre)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the Kevin Kendrick Simulation Centre.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 3 and U3.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 340kg.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the west lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 142cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 8in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in 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 loop 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
    • There is a steep ramp to enter and exit the lift on the lower level (shown in photograph 4).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, G, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located along the main corridor, to the right as you enter through the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 24m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all 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 in the West Wing.

Lift (West Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear left of the Baines Wing as you enter through the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1, G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 680kg.
  • The lift is approximately 42m (45yd 2ft) 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 110cm x 149cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop 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.

Lift (East Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1, G, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 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 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in 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 have a hearing loop 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.

Accessible Toilet (West)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 34m (37yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right rear of the building as you enter via the main entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 230cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 106cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change unit within the accessible toilet cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change unit, once extended, is 86cm.

Accessible Toilet (East)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the Baines Wing main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right of the building, in the main ground floor corridor.
    • There are identical accessible toilets, in the same location on each floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 175cm (4ft 10in x 5ft 9in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • 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).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 106cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the main corridor of the building.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the west accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • A member of staff with British Sign Language or an interpreter can be provided on request.