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David Horn House

The University of Edinburgh, 40-46 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include self catering accommodation.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • David Horn House is located off Craigmillar Park Road.
  • By Bus View
    • There are two nearby bus stops along Craigmillar Park. These are East Suffolk Road & Lygon Road 3, 7, 8, 29, 31, 37, 47, 49, N3, N7, N31 & N37.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley Station a distance of approximately 2.1 miles. It should be noted that some of the walking routes may feature paths with steep gradients or steps given the landscape. Taxis can be taken from the station to this site. Edinburgh has rail links throughout the UK. The East Coast mainline, which links Edinburgh and London King’s Cross, is the UK's fastest intercity railway: you can travel between the cities in around 4 hours. Or, if you prefer to travel overnight, a sleeper service runs between London Euston and Edinburgh Waverley 6 nights a week. There are great links to other cities too. The journey to Glasgow only takes 45 minutes, while York, Newcastle or Aberdeen can be reached in about 2 hours. All trains arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, although some trains also stop at Haymarket, which is a smaller station in the West End.

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Craigmillar Park.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 92cm (3ft).
  • 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 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

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 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 is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are three other similar staircases in the building.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to 40/39.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 40 / 39.
    • The width of the door to the room is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 265cm x 280cm (8ft 8in x 9ft 2in).
    • The bed is 52cm (1ft 8in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 31cm (1ft).
    • Light switches are not within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the shared bathroom.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 98cm x 208cm (3ft 3in x 6ft 10in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does not provide 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.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.