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Ash Avenue - Apartments 1-14

Queen's University Belfast, Elms Student Accommodation, 78 Malone Road, Belfast, BT9 5JZ

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • There has been no changes to parking or the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • The majority of buildings have one way systems which are clearly marked on floors and walls.
  • Some buildings have entry doors and exit doors with signage clearly displayed.
  • Some buildings have an entry door and a separate exit door, all marked with floor signage.
  • Hand sanitisers are available outside each teaching room.
  • Mobile sanitising stations are located at; Main Site Tower, Peter Frogatt Centre, MBC, David Keir Building and Ashby Building.
  • Teaching rooms have been allocated a maximum number of occupants which is marked on the doors.
  • Signage around social distancing has been introduced across all buildings.
  • All main reception desks now have Perspex screening.
  • Lifts are still in action and can go up or down. Most have an occupancy of 1 person.
  • Accessible toilets are still in use.
  • Standard toilets are marked up with a maximum number of users allowed.
  • Some shower cubicles have been closed off.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include 14 apartment blocks containing student accommodation.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in 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 and block paving.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Elms Drive Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Elms Drive, to the right and rear of the reception.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Elms Drive Reception.
    • 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 300cm x 400cm (9ft 10in x 13ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Elms Drive Reception.

Outside Access (Apartment 7)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the end of Ash Avenue at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 steep.
    • 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 the right going up the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances to all blocks.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located directly beyond the entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the main entrance.
    • 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.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • 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 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.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • This information refers to Ash 7 Room G.08.
    • The accessible facilities are located to the left in the ground floor apartment.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was G.08.
    • The width of the door to the room is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 270cm x 320cm (8ft 10in x 10ft 6in).
    • The bed is 54cm (1ft 9in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 33cm (1ft 1in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are a height adjustable chair and automatic, push button operated doors.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 190cm x 260cm (6ft 3in x 8ft 6in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available for the toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip-down.
    • The shower seat height is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There are handrails available for the shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no standard toilets in the general areas of this building.