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Fraser Court

The University of Edinburgh, Pollock Halls of Residence, Romero Place, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

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COVID-19 Information (The University of Edinburgh)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 6 accommodation blocks and an office/common room/laundry block.

Opening Times (Site Office)

  • Monday 08:30 - 10:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 10:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 10:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 10:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 10:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (RA Office)

  • Monday 18:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 18:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 18:00 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 18:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 18:00 - 19:00.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Pollock Halls of Residence is located towards the south of Edinburgh, off Holyrood Park Road and the A7 (Dalkeith Road).
    • The Transport and Parking Office of the University of Edinburgh manages parking at the University. University car parks are for the use of permit holders only and are subject to the university‚Äôs parking regulations. Permits are available for visitors to the university.
  • By Bus View
    • Pollock Halls of Residence is served by the numbers 2, 14 and 30 buses stopping at the Royal Commonwealth Pool bus stop on the A7 (Dalkeith Road).
  • By Train View
    • Pollock Halls of Residence is approximately 1.3 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, the city's main train station. Buses and taxis are available from the station to the site.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located in front of blocks 1 and 2, and to the side of the site office/common room/laundry block.
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Block 1)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Block 1.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 162cm.
    • A key is required for access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main 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 76cm (2ft 6in).

Outside Access (Block 2)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Block 2.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 170cm.
    • The main 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • 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.
    • 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives direct access to the stairwell in Block 2.

Outside Access (Block 3)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Block 3.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 145cm.
    • The main 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in the doorway.
    • 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives direct access to the stairwell of Block 3.
    • There is a similar entrance to Block 5 and Block 6.

Outside Access (Block 4)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Block 4.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 145cm.
    • The main 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 111cm (3ft 8in).

Inside Access (Block 1)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Accommodation (Flat 1/2)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Flat 1/2 Room 1.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was Room 1.
    • The width of the door to the room is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 154cm x 270cm (5ft 1in x 8ft 10in).
    • The bed is 60cm (1ft 12in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • Light switches are 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 206cm x 215cm (6ft 9in x 7ft 1in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • 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 80cm (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 147cm (4ft 10in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • 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 a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is a shower over the bath.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used is lever.
    • There are not handrails available.
  • 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 poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • 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.
    • Rooms are located throughout flats 1/1 and 1/2 on the ground floor.
    • 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.

Kitchen Flat 1/2

  • There is a shared kitchen with sofas, tables and chairs
  • The height to the sink is 92cm.
  • The height to the worktop is 91cm.
  • There is a lever mixer tap.
  • The height to the cooker hob is 91cm.
  • The height to cooker controls is 82cm.
  • The height of the table is 67cm.
  • The chairs do not have armrests.
  • The tables and chairs are not fixed.
  • There is a 2 seater sofa and a chair.
  • The height of the coffee table is 33cm.

Other Floors (Block 1)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • The stairs are located ahead to the left as you enter the block 1 entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the block 1 entrance.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • 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 right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are similar staircases in all accommodation blocks.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional accommodation.

Outside Access (Site Office/Common Room/Laundry Room Block Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Site Office/Common Room/Laundry Room block.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 121cm.
    • The main 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 moderate.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Inside Access (Site Office/Common Room/Laundry Room Block)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Common Room

  • There are 2 common room areas.
  • There are tables in the common room areas.
  • The height of the lowest table is 45cm.
  • The height of the highest table is 96cm.
  • The majority of the tables are 75cm.
  • Some of the seats have armrests on both sides.
  • Some of the seats are sofas.
  • One common room has a pool table.
  • One common room has a wall mounted television.

Other Floors (Site Office/Common Room/Laundry Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter, in the centre of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the Site Office/Common Room/Laundry Room Block entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the laundry and a quiet study room.

Accessible Toilet (Site Office/Common Room/Laundry Room Block)

  • 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 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Site Office/Common Room/Laundry Room Block Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the Site Office/Common Room/Laundry Room Block entrance.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 168cm x 225cm (5ft 6in x 7ft 5in).
    • 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 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no standard toilets.