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Ashburne Hall

The University of Manchester, Old Hall Lane, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HP

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Manchester.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Mauldeth Road.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 122cm (4ft) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 medium steps with no markings or handrails leading from the right of the main entrance up to a common room which is equipped with vending machines, a pool table, chairs and a TV.
    • The photograph shows the common room.
    • The photograph shows the 2 steps leading up to the common room from the main corridor.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Dining Room)

  • Once inside, there is not level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 64cm (2ft).
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu.
  • Comments View
    • Late dinners are available for students who are unable to make meal times, prior notice is required.
    • Packed breakfasts and dinners are also available to students.
    • The nearest table is 95 metres (103.8 yards) from the entrance to the building.

Level Change (Dining Room)

  • There is not a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • Late dinners are available for students who are unable to make meal times, prior notice is required.
    • Packed breakfasts and dinners are also available to students.
    • The nearest table is 95 metres (103.8 yards) from the entrance to the building.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - Dining Room.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs leading from the main corridor to the dining room do not have handrails on the first flight only.
    • On reaching the landing area there are then 2 sets of stairs one on each side and both sets have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left hand side for the stairs on the right and on the right hand side for the stairs on the left.

Library (The Morley Library)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.
  • There is not an ordering service.
  • Comments View
    • The library is for students residing at Ashburne Hall or Sheavyn House only, it is not open to other students.
    • The library is a study area only and books cannot be taken from the premises.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical sets of stairs located at either end of the building.

Accommodation

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The accessible toilet is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the end of the main corridor .
  • 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 sliding bolt.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 176cm x 195cm (5ft x 6ft).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (18in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • There are additional toilets which are also equipped with showers.
    • These are on the 1st and 3rd floors for male students and on the 2nd floor for female students.
    • There is a deep step into the showers in all of the toilets that are equipped with showers.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located at the far end of the main corridor.
    • The female toilets are 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located on the left of the main foyer.
    • The male toilets are 3m (3yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional toilets which are also equipped with showers.
    • These are on the 1st and 3rd floors for male students and on the 2nd floor for female students.
    • There is a deep step into the showers in all of the toilets that are equipped with showers.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Comments View
    • Takeaway cups are available from the dining room.
    • The photograph shows the steps leading to the male rooms and toilets/bathroom.