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Owens Park - Accommodation

The University of Manchester, 293 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HD

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Manchester.
  • The nearest mainline station is Mauldeth Road.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Owens Park Car Park.
    • The car park is located in front of Owens Park Reception.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There may be parking spaces nearer each of the halls made available by prior arrangement.

Outside Access (Tower Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the tower block.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Tower Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Mall Court Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the block.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The first door is the gate shown, which has a push pad to exit.
    • Doors here require swipe cards to access.
    • Green Court has similar gated entrances.

Outside Access (Little Court Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Little Court Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance from accommodation blocks.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The Little Court lower entrance can be used to avoid these steps and the steps leading down to the dining hall.

Outside Access (Little Court Lower Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of Little Court.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Little Court Lower Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the step from rear blocks.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up at the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are further rooms.

Other Floors (The Tower)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs split after floor 1 and then offer a handrail on either side.

Lift (The Tower)

  • The lift is located ahead as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.
  • The lift is 14m (15yd 11in) from the tower entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 126cm x 206cm (4ft 2in x 6ft 9in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The controls are up to 130cm high.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Flashing alarms and Vibrating pillows is available.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Mobile hoists are available.
    • Other auxiliary aids available are vailable on request.
    • 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.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There are 1056 room here throughout The Tower, The Mall, The Limes, Tree Court, Little Court and Green Court.
    • Only The Tower has level access by lift to all floors there.

Eating and Drinking (Little Court Dining Hall)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Little Court Rear Entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are not available on request.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 07:30 - 09:30.
    • Monday 17:15 - 19:15.
    • Tuesday 07:30 - 09:30.
    • Tuesday 17:15 - 19:15.
    • Wednesday 07:30 - 09:30.
    • Wednesday 17:15 - 19:15.
    • Thursday 07:30 - 09:30.
    • Thursday 17:15 - 19:15.
    • Friday 07:30 - 09:30.
    • Friday 17:15 - 19:15.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Level Change (Little Court Dining Hall)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down into the dining hall from the side of the building.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are steps at either side of the hall here with alternating handrails.
    • The lower rear Little Court entrance can be used for less steps or there is the main dining hall and bar available nearer the tower.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located next to the standard toilets.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Bathroom

  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The facilities available in the standard bathroom include a bath.
  • Comments View
    • Some bathroom doors are narrow and some offer showers above the bath.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.