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2-8 Lennoxvale

Queen's University Belfast, 2-8 Lennoxvale, Belfast, BT9 5BY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the INTO Queen's University Belfast department, which provides specialist degrees and pathway programmes for international students. It includes teaching rooms, a Learning Resource Centre, a Counselling Room and a Quiet Room.
  • This building is made up of 4 semi detached houses that are linked together.

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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, in the centre between numbers 4 and 6 Lennoxvale.
    • There is ramped/sloped access 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.
  • 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 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 in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The details above are for the slope leading from the car park to the entrance.
    • The path leading from Lennoxvale Road also has a moderate gradient, and is 120cm wide (shown in photographs 6 and 7).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to the rooms in 2 and 4 Lennoxvale, including the toilets.
    • The width of the ramp is 134cm (4ft 5in).
    • This ramp is located to the left of the main entrance and cafe as you enter (photographs 1 and 2). There are further easy ramps and uneven areas through the rest of the ground floor of 2 and 4 Lennoxvale (shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to the rooms in 6 and 8 Lennoxvale, including the Welcome Desk and Learning Resource Centre.
    • This ramp is located to right of the main entrance and cafe area as you enter (shown in photographs 5 and 6).
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to most of the ground floor rooms in 6 and 8, and the stairs.
    • This ramp (shown in photograph 7) is located just beyond the ramp to the right as you enter, by the entrances to the Learning Resource Centre and the Counselling Room. There is a similar ramp leading to the same area at the far end of the Learning Resource Centre (shown in photograph 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 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 corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 10 shows the Counselling Room, located next to the Welcome Desk and Learning Resource Centre, to the right as you enter.

Reception (Welcome Desk)

  • The Welcome Desk is located past the ramp to the right of the main entrance and cafe as you enter.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The desk contains a lowered section, 77cm high with no knee recess.
  • Opening Times View
    • 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.

Level Change (Welcome Desk)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located just beyond the ramp to the right as you enter, by the entrances to the Learning Resource Centre and the Counselling Room.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located just past the ramp to right as you enter.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Eating and Drinking (Cafe Carberry)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • 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 sandwiches and hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • There are also coffee tables and low seats available in the cafe (shown in photographs 5 and 6).
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors (4 Lennoxvale Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located at the bottom of the ramp to the left as you enter, then left again.
    • The stairs are approximately 21m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the second floor.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are similar stairs at the far left of the building in 2 Lennoxvale, except with handrail on right going up (shown in photographs 5 - 8).
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the teaching rooms and staff offices on floors 1 and 2.

Other Floors (6 and 8 Lennoxvale)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located at the top of the second ramps to the right of the main entrance and cafe as you enter.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • There is a landing.
    • The stairs in 6 Lennoxvale have a handrail on the right hand side going up between floor G and 1. Those in 8 Lennoxvale have the handrail on the left. Both sets share the landing between the ground and first floors. There are only 7 steps between floors 1 and 2, with the handrails on the opposite sides. There are also 7 steps, with no handrails, in this location leading down to room E.25 in 6 Lennoxvale, and room E.31 in 8 Lennoxvale.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the teaching rooms and staff offices on the first and second floors, including the Quiet Room on the second floor of 8 Lennoxvale.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the bottom of the ramp to the left of the main entrance and cafe area as you enter.
    • There is not 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 148cm x 223cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 4in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 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 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 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 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 medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located at bottom of ramp to left, then right.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 17m from the main entrance.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat.
    • There is sufficient standing space in the cubicle for ambulant disabled people.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • The standard toilets contain lowered sinks with grab rails fitted.
    • The male toilet is on the first floor of 6 Lennoxvale.
    • The female toilet is on the first floor of 8 Lennoxvale.