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Canterbury Court - Alworthy and Burgess

The University of Manchester, Kent Road East, Victoria Park, Manchester, M14 5BX

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  • 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 Ardwick.


  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

Outside Access (Alworthy Block Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft) wide.

Level Change (Alworthy Block 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 permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 154cm (5ft).

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.

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 clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.


  • There is not a lift for public use.


  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in the ground floor corridor.
    • The bed is 48cm high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 28cm (0ft 11in).
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 250cm x 230cm (8ft 2in x 7ft 7in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The height of the sink is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 54.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a shower over the bath.
    • The type of shower controls used is push.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is high.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.
  • Comments View
    • The height of the shower control is 58cms.The height of the desk is 66cm.
    • Vibrating pillows can be requested through the Disability Support Office.
    • The accommodation in Canterbury Court has a common room which is equipped with a dedicated bar, sound system, chairs, tables a TV/DVD, vending machines and a pool table.
    • There are shared kitchen facilities and the worktop is at a height of 90cm.

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.