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Richmond Park - Poplar Court Flats 9 - 16

The University of Manchester, Whitworth Lane, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6YY

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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 Levenshulme.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 460cm (11ft x 15ft).
  • The nearest designated bay is 80m (87yd 19in) 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 intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 78cm (2ft) 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 doors.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 78cm (2ft).

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 - 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the rooms on floors 1 - 3.

Accommodation (Flat 9 - Room 72)

  • 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 on the ground floor.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 170cm x 207cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 9in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The height of the sink is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 123cm (4ft 0in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • 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 not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.
  • Comments View
    • This room is two rooms which have been knocked into one.
    • It is equipped with both manual and electric hoists and also a sling for the hoists.
    • The room is equipped with a hospital bed which can be removed if a student wishes to bring their own bed.
    • Access to the room and the common room is by way of a push pad system.
    • The height of the desk is 71 cm and the height of the worktops in the common room are 89 cm.

Additional Info

  • The photograph shows the shared kitchen facilities.

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.