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Morgan Court Flats

The University of Edinburgh, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include self catered accommodation and laundry.
  • There is step free access into Block 1 Flat 1 only. The Laundry is located in Block 2.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Central Area is located on the south side in the city centre. Traffic congestion can be a problem and parking is strictly controlled.
    • A number of university car parks are located in the near the Halls of Residences. 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’s parking regulations. Permits are available for visitors to the university. There is also the St John's Hill pay and display public car park located along Viewcraig Gardens.
  • By Bus View
    • There are bus stops around the area of the Halls. The nearest bus stops are located along Holyrood Road and serve route number six.
  • By Train View
    • The Halls are located is 0.4 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Station. It should be noted that some of the walking routes may feature paths with steep gradients or steps given the landscape. A taxi can be taken 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, Inverness 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 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 off Morgan Court.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 500cm (8ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Block 1 Entrance.
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • 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 to your right in front of the Morgan Court entrance gates.
    • 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 140cm.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The Block is located off the car park and is thus on ground level. To access the other blocks it is necessary to use steps to access the Morgan Court Courtyard.

Outside Access (Entrance off Morgan Court)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Morgan Court.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • 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 15+ 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 both sides.

Outside Access (Entrance off Holyrood Road into the Morgan Court Courtyard)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Holyrood Road.
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are 15 steps off Holyrood Road to the left of the entrance.
    • 3 steps with no handrails in front of the entrance
    • Then 9 steps immediately beyond the entrance with handrails on each side.

Outside Access (Block 2)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Morgan Court Courtyard.
    • 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 125cm.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • 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 not bypass the step(s).
    • 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.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located at the base of the entrance door.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances to blocks 3 & 4.
    • To access blocks 2, 3 & 4 it is necessary to first use the entrance off Morgan Court or the entrance of Hollyrood Road first.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to flats 1 & 2 in block 2.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • This can be seen in photographs 1.
    • There is/are 1 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to flat 3 in block 3.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The level change consists off two sets of steps. A singular shallow step followed by three medium steps. The level change can be seen in photograph 2 & 3. There are similar steps to access flats six and nine.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to flats 2 and 3 in block 1.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • These steps are located immediately opposite the door to flat 1, which is the only area of the building that has step free access. The steps to flats 2 & 3 can be seen in photograph 4.
    • There are not 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is step free access to laundry in flat 2.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • The stairs are located in front of you on entering block 3.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the block 3 entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.
    • There is a similar staircase within block 4.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are all flats within blocks 3 & 4.

Accommodation

  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is step free access to Block 1 and flat 1 only.