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Mulhouse Building

Queen's University Belfast, Royal Victoria Hospital, Mulhouse Road, Belfast, BT12 6DP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Library, Teaching and Meeting Rooms.

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Royal Victoria Hospital is located off Grosvenor Road on the left-hand side as you are leaving Belfast City Centre.
    • There is parking available across the Hospital Site. The University also has specific car Parking which is for staff permit holders only.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop for the 95 and 95A buses. It runs from the Europa Bus Centre to the Royal Victoria Hospital site, stopping outside the Royal Jubilee Maternity Hospital and the Institute of Pathology on the Royal Victoria Hospital site.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is the Great Victoria Street station which is situated approximately 0.7 Miles Away.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the right of Clinical Science B.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Mulhouse Building, Clinical Science A and Clinical Science B.
    • 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 available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 600cm (13ft 1in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Mulhouse Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Mulhouse Building, Clinical Science A and Clinical Science B.
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Mulhouse Building.
  • Comments View
    • Photos 1-3 are the ICS Car Park.
    • Photos 4-5 are the car park round Mulhouse Building, which has swipe card access.
    • There is additional car parking owned by the hospital surrounding Mulhouse Building, which includes some Blue Badge parking bays. There is one bay in front of the Mulhouse Building and 2 bays to the rear of the building.

Opening Times (Queen’s University Medical Library and the Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland – Term-time)

  • Monday 08:30 - 18:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 18:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 18:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 18:30.
  • Friday 08:30 - 18:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Queen’s University Medical Library and the Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland – Out of Term)

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

Outside Access (Ground Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or 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.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The information listed is for the ramp on the left-hand side of the main entrance, as you are facing the entrance. There is no hand rail on the left hand side approach.
    • There is a ramp on the right-hand side of the main entrance, as you are facing the entrance. There is a handrail on the right-hand side approach. (seen in photo 1 and 3)
    • Once inside Mulhouse Building, there are six medium height steps with a good colour contrast and a handrail to the right. These can be bypassed by a platform lift. This can be seen in photograph 4.

Reception (Centre for Medical Education Reception)

  • Centre for Medical Education Reception is located to your right on entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Centre for Medical Education Entrance.
  • 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 low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is not 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.

Entrance (Queen’s University Medical Library and the Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in front of you on exiting the ground floor entrance lift.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There are barriers beyond the entrance with a width of 120cm.

Lift (Ground Floor Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left on entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the ground floor entrance.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 130cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not 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 bright.

Borrower Services Desk (Queen’s University Medical Library and the Healthcare Library of NI)

  • Queen’s University Medical Library and the Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland Borrower Services Desk is located to your left on entering the library.
  • The Borrower Services Desk is 11m (12yd 1in) from the Queen’s University Medical Library and the Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland entrance.
  • 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 high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.

Library (Queen’s University Medical Library and the Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland)

  • 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 1-2 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

Accessible Toilet (Queen’s University Medical and the Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland 0G.005)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 approximately 42m (45yd 2ft) from the Medical Library Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the Fry Room in the Medical Library.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 215cm (5ft 2in x 7ft 1in).
    • 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.
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 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 bright.

Standard Toilet(s) (Queen’s University Medical Library and the Healthcare Library of Northern Ireland)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the rear of the Fry Room in the library.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 44m from the Medical Library entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

Outside Access (CME Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the staff car park accessing the building on the first floor.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access 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 single.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • 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 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 immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp or 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 the left going up.
    • The width of the ramp is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • 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 2 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is step free access to the Centre For Medical Education Reception.

Getting Around (Upper Floors of Mulhouse Building)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to NI Cancer Registration.
    • The width of the ramp is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • The slope is located on the first floor and can be seen in photograph 1.
    • 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 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.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right on exiting the ground floor platform lift.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the ground floor entrance lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 96cm x 130cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 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 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • The lift is only accessible via swipe card access at the Ground Floor.
    • Staff in the Queen’s University Medical Library can assist if required.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located in front of you on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar set of stairs to the right of the building which can be seen in photograph 3.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left on exiting the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 305cm (5ft 2in x 10ft).
    • There is 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 disposal units.
    • There is a/are 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can 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 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 bright.

Accessible Toilet (Second Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to your left on exiting the lift on the second floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 217cm (5ft 2in x 7ft 1in).
    • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (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 136cm (4ft 6in).
    • 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 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 bright.

Standard Toilet(s) (First and Second Floors)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor and the second floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the far left of the building on the first floor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.