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Owens Park - Main Hall, Bar and Dining Room

The University of Manchester, 293 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6HD

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or 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 Mauldeth Road.
  • Comments View
    • The Owens Park - Main Hall, Bar and Dining Room is located on the Fallowfield Campus.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • Comments View
    • The convenient dropoff point is located in the car park
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Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 450cm (9ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft) 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 160cm (5ft) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic doors open towards you.
    • There are also manual doors available to the left of the automatic doors as you face it.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the Main Hall, which is located on the first floor, and accessible via the lift.

Eating and Drinking (Campus Cafe)

  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The cafe is open 10,00 - 16.30 Monday - Friday, and 09.30 - 18.30 Saturday and Sunday.
    • The nearest table is 26 metres (28.4 yards) from the main entrance.

Eating and Drinking (Bar Area)

  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest table is 13 metres (14.2 yards) from the entrance.

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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the main hall ballcony on the second floor.
  • Comments View
    • There stairs are located in the corridor leading to the games room.
    • There is a similar set of stairs by the main entrance, but these only access the first floor.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 1.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd 4in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 103cm x 140cm (3ft x 4ft).
  • 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 controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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 18m (19yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located within the standard toilets.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 150cm (5ft x 4ft).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 66cm (2ft).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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 mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 42cm (16in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
    • The sink is 78cm (2ft) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • The details above are for the adapted cubicle in the male toilet. There is a similar adapted cubicle in the female toilet, except the transfer space is on the right.
    • There are standard unisex toilets in the corridor leading to the Games Room.
    • There are standard female toilets next to the lift on the first floor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located to the left of the main entrance.
    • The female toilets are 13m (14yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located to the left of the main entrance.
    • The male toilets are 13m (14yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The details above are for the adapted cubicle in the male toilet. There is a similar adapted cubicle in the female toilet, except the transfer space is on the right.
    • There are standard unisex toilets in the corridor leading to the Games Room.
    • There are standard female toilets next to the lift on the first floor.

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.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the games room, which is located on the ground floor.