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Beyer Building

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Communications, Media and Public Relations Division, the Directorate of Estates and Facilities and the Beyer Lecture Theatre.
  • This building is not accessible to members of the Public.

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.

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is in the Old Quadrangle.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 400cm (9ft x 13ft).
    • The nearest designated bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 43m (47yd) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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
    • There are also standard bays parking bays.
    • Access to the Old Quadrangle is via Burlington street and by prior arrangement only.
    • University Car Parks D and E are available nearby.
    • Please see the guides for the Multi Storey Car Park D and Car Park D for more details.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the Old Quadrangle.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open both ways.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

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

Level Change (Ground Floor)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the far end of the ground floor corridor.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B - G - 5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The services on other floors which are not accessible include rooms MB.001 - MB.002, meeting room M3.002, room 2.001 and M4.002.
    • Floor 5 is used for storage only.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in front of you as you enter the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B - G - 5.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 110cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Level Change (First Floor)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the end of the first floor corridor.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to rooms 1.001 - 1.003 from the lift.

Level Change (Third Floor)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading from the lift to the offices.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Level Change (Fourth Floor)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located on the right as you exit the lift.
  • There is / are 9 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The steps lead up to admin offices.
    • There five medium, well marked steps leading to the Professional Services Unit Office, shown in photograph 2.

Theatre (Beyer Lecture Theatre)

  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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.