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Liberty Park (formerly Victoria Hall)

281 Upper Brook Street, Manchester, M13 0FZ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include self catering student accommodation located in blocks A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and J.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Manchester.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Ardwick.
  • 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.
    • The car park is located within the courtyard.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • A permit is required to use the car park.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Upper Brook Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Reception Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 134cm (4ft 5in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (F Block)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Blackstock Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • Access to blocks A, B, D, F, G, H, J is via a security gate on Blackstock Road accessed by key fob.
    • Access to Blocks C and E is via a security gate to the right of the reception entrance on Upper Brook Street.
    • The entrance openings are the same for each block.
    • The security gates are 83cm wide. The fob sensors are at a lowered height.

Level Change (F Block)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Laundry Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located next to the Block F entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 71cm (2ft 4in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Laundry Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high.
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Opening Times View
    • 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 12:00 - 13:00.
    • Sunday 12:00 - 13:00.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

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 fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Rooms are located All blocks A-J no I.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • Standard rooms on other floors with level access via the lift are located in Blocks A, B, D and F.

Lift (F Block)

  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Block F 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 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.
  • Comments View
    • Controls are touch sensor operated.
    • Identical lifts are located in Blocks A, B and D.

Other Floors (Block F)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • Identical sets of stairs are located in all other blocks.

Accessible Toilet

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

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.