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176 Waterloo Place

The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Faculty of Humanities Office of the Dean and Faculty Administrator.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

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 Manchester Oxford Road.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is between the Arthur Lewis Building and Coupland 1.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 600cm (13ft x 19ft).
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user not at all.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the car parking is via Booth Street or Higher Cambridge Street.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not 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 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the ground floor, leading to the toilets.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 71cm (2ft).
  • Comments View
    • The corridor leading to the ramp from the main entrance has an uneven surface.
    • The reception and some offices are on the ground floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 2.
    • 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 left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the offices on the first and second floors.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The accessible toilet is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the far end of the ground floor.
    • There is not level access to the 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 twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 197cm (4ft 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 75cm (2ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are 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.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (18in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").
    • The hand dryer is 129cm (4ft) high.
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • There are two adapted toilets located at the rear of the ground floor.
    • Both adapted toilets are also used as standard female toilets.
    • Both adapted toilets are accessed by the easy ramp.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.