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Roland Levinsky

Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include teaching rooms and a cafe.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Plymouth.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Plymouth.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the rear entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the rear 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.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The parking bays here are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • The bays are not marked. There is room for around 7 cars here.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There is also a automatic revolving door available to the right of this door.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Main Entrance Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off Coberg Street, at the bottom of stairs.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are street, 0, 1.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 122cm x 140cm (4ft 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • Level 0 leads to the main entrance. Level 1 leads to the Southside cafe and public square.
    • There are push pad operated automatic doors, 98cm wide, with a small threshold on all levels.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There are also automatic revolving doors available to the right of this door.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception Services

  • The University no longer has a general reception service in this building. The services which were offered are now transferred to the Nancy Astor building. Contact can be made by email to studentgatewaydesk@plymouth.ac.uk or calling 01752 587 700.

Reception (Income Office)

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 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 low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Monday 13:30 - 15:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Tuesday 13:30 - 15:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Wednesday 13:30 - 15:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Thursday 13:30 - 15:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Friday 13:30 - 15:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Southside Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafĂ©.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Menus are hand held 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 and snacks.
  • Opening Times View
    • 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.

Cinema

  • The cinema has 1 screens.
  • All screens have level access.
  • Seating and additional access information View
    • Films are mainly mainstream and art.
    • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
    • Designated spaces are situated at the front and at the back of the cinema.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with the patron.
    • Companions sit next to you.
    • It is 7m (22ft 12in) from the accessible toilet to the furthest screen.
    • Assistance dogs are allowed in the cinema.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Core 3)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
  • The lift is 48m (52yd) from accessible entrance.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 145cm x 152cm (4ft 9in x 4ft 12in).
  • 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.
  • Comments View
    • Additional lifts are available, although these lifts go no further than the third floor.

Lift (Platform lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the front of the ground floor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • 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 150cm (3ft 3in 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet (Core 3)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left of the building as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 132cm x 245cm (4ft 4in x 8ft).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
    • 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).
  • 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a RoomMate installed within the toilet.
    • The RoomMate provides an audio description of the locations of fixtures and fittings, as well as how they are operated.
    • There are additional toilets are located on all floors.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • Fire Exits and Refuge Points
    • There are fire exits North, South and East.
    • There are Assembly Points at the front of Davy. There is a Fire/emergency evacuation lift through Room 101 Fine Art.
    • There are Refuge Points on Levels 1 - 7 Core 3 North East Stairs with communications to Portland Square.