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Crawford House

The University of Manchester, Booth Street East, Manchester, M13 9QS

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Crawford House is made up of three distinct areas - East, Central and West, and the Lecture Theatre Blocks.
    • There is a bridge linking the first floor of the Central and West Block with Manchester Business School East.

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.

Centrally Timetabled Spaces

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 at the back of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 23m (25yd) from the East Block entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 29m (32yd) from the East Block 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
    • Access to this parking area is via a barrier, so a swipe card or prior arrangement is required.
    • The Aquatic Centre Multi-Storey Car Path is located across the road from this building.
    • Please see the guide for theAquatics Centre Multi-Storey Car Park (Car Park B)for more details.

Outside Access (Lecture Theatres Block-Oxford Road Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 220cm (7ft 3in).

Level Change (Lecture Theatres Block-Oxford Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is no lift access to the other floors from this entrance. There is only lift access to the Precinct level.

Outside Access (Lecture Theatres Block-Booth Street East Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Lecture Theatres Block-Booth Street East 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp has a handrail on the left hand side going up.
    • There is also a moderate ramp leading off Booth Street East to this entrance (shown in photograph 2).
    • There is no lift access to the other floors from this entrance.
    • There is only lift access to the Precinct level.

Outside Access (Lecture Theatre Block-Precinct Level Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 184cm (6ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the Lecture Theatres and Seminar Rooms only, via the lift.

Reception (Building Reception)

  • The desk is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Lecture Theatres Block-Oxford Road Entrance.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • Comments View
    • The Building Reception is located in the Lecture Theatres and Seminar Rooms Block, near the Oxford Road entrance.
    • The reception desk has a lowered section.

Inside Access (Lecture Theatres Block)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The hearing loop is fitted in Lecture Theatres 1 and 2.
    • There is level access to the front of Lecture Theatres 1 and 2, but they do not have designated wheelchair spaces.

Level Change (Lecture Theatres and Seminar Rooms Block)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down from the Oxford Road entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Lecture Theatre 1

  • The entrance to the lecture theatre on the ground floor is a double push pad operated automatic door that opens towards you.
  • The width is 153cm.
  • There is level access to the front of the theatre.
  • There is a moveable adjustable desk available.
  • There is a fixed hearing loop in the lecture theatre.

Other Floors (Lecture Theatres Block)

  • Steps View
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs give access to the rear of Lecture Theatres 1 and 2.
    • There are 9 steps leading up to Lecture Theatre 2, and a further 18 leading up to Lecture Theatre 1.
    • There is level access to the front of both theatres.
    • There are also similar stairs linking the ground floor with the Precinct entrance (shown in photograph 2).

Lift (Lecture Theatre and Seminar Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the Building Reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 2.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the Booth Street East 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 95cm x 133cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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 not 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 medium.

Accessible Toilet (Lecture Theatres Block)

  • 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.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 14m (15yd 11in) from the Lecture Theatres Block-Booth Street East entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the corridor leading from the Booth Street East entrance to reception.
    • 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 width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 184cm (4ft 11in x 6ft).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Lecture Theatres Block Adapted Toilet)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance to the toilet.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Lecture Theatres Block)

Outside Access (Central and West Block-Booth Street East Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Central and West Block-Booth Street East 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is also a moderate ramp leading off Booth Street East to this entrance (shown in photograph 2).

Outside Access ( Central and West Block-Precinct Level Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 171cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the first floor.
    • There is one set of similar automatic doors opposite this entrance (shown in photograph 2), which lead out to the bridge linking this building to the Manchester Business School East. The bridge has a moderate slope.

Inside Access (Central and West Block)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Central and West Block)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the first floor, leading to the lift.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 123cm (4ft).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp overcomes the step mentioned, and has a handrail on the left hand side going up.

Other Floors (Central and West Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, M, 1 - 5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is 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 a landing.

Lift (Central and West Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the Booth Street East entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, M, 1 - 5.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Central and West Block-Booth Street East Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 157cm (3ft 6in x 5ft 2in).
  • 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 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 medium.

Reception

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Central and West Block Precinct Level entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accessible Toilet (Central and West Block)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Booth Street East lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, opposite the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 175cm (4ft 12in x 5ft 9in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are two accessible toilets available.
    • The other has the transfer space on the right.

Standard Toilet(s) (Central and West Block)

Outside Access (East Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Booth Street East.
  • 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 146cm (4ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (East Block Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access (East Block)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The hearing loop is fitted in room 5.7 on the fifth floor.
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Reception (Counselling Service)

  • The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) from the Central and West Block lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • Comments View
    • The Counselling Service is located on the fifth floor of the Central and West Block.
    • It is open 09.00 - 16.00 Monday - Friday, closing for lunch in vacations.
    • The hearing loop is portable, and can be used on reception and in consultation rooms.

Other Floors (East Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, M, 1 - 5.
    • 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.

Lift (East Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the entrance as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, M, 1 - 5.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the East Block entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 212cm x 107cm (6ft 11in x 3ft 6in).
  • 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 not 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.

Accessible Toilet (East Block)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the East Block entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located just inside the Careers Resource Centre.
    • There is level access to this 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 width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 139cm x 197cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 6in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (East Block)

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.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the front of Lecture Theatre 1, which has level access but no designated wheelchair spaces.