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Frobisher House

64-66 Ebrington Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 9AQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include self catered student accommodation.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Plymouth.
  • The nearest mainline station is Plymouth.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Comments View
    • There is no parking directly outside the building on Trafalgar Street as there are double yellow lines.
    • There are long strips of standard marked parking bays available on Ebrington Street.
    • The parking here is free for 30 minutes with no return for 30 minutes.

Outside Access (Main Entrance North)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Trafalgar Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • A swipe card would be required to gain access through this entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance South)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Trafalgar Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • A swipe card would be required to gain access through this entrance.

Level Change (Main Entrance South)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 123cm (4ft).

Reception

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance south.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • On the south side of the building to the right as you enter, there is a cinema room and a study room.
    • The laundry room is on the fourth floor.
    • It is accessible by lift and is located on the north side of the building.

Other Floors (North Side Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are additional standard rooms on the south side of the building.
  • Comments View
    • There are a similar set of stairs on the south side of the building that give access to floor levels, G-1-2-3-4.

Lift (North Side Lift)

  • The lift is located on the north side of the building, straight ahead as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • The lift is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance north.
  • 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 100cm x 153cm (3ft 3in x 5ft).
  • 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical lift on the south side of the building that gives access to floor levels, G-1-2-3, the stairs on the south side would be required to reach level 4.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does not provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Rooms are located on the north and south side of the building.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The photos show a standard room and the shower in the room has a medium step for access.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.