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Roscoe Building

The University of Manchester, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Department of Sociology and Lecture Theatres A and B.

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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 Manchester Oxford Road.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Brunswick Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 163cm (5ft 4in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in).

Level Change (Main 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception (Main)

  • The reception desk is 20m (22yd) from the front entrance.
  • 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 fixed loop.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The hearing loops are fitted in Lecture Theatres A and B.
    • It is available in the first 6 rows only.
    • There are also hearing loops fitted in rooms 1.22, 2.2, 2.4, 3.3, 3.5 and 4.9.
    • There are designated wheelchair spaces at the front of Lecture Theatres A and B, accessed from the basement level.
    • These lecture theatres also have push pad operated automatic doors leading into them.
    • There are also automatic doors leading into the seminar rooms on the second floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B - 5.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located next to the entrance. There is a similar staircase at the far end of the building.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the reception area as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B - 5.
  • The lift is 18m (20yd) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 184cm (4ft 3in x 6ft 0in).
  • 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 controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 32m (35yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located within the Changing Places room on the basement level.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 450cm (7ft 7in x 14ft 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 400cm (13ft 1in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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).
    • The towel dispenser is 103cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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.
  • 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 drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is also an adapted toilet on the fifth floor, which is for staff only. This has the transfer space on the left and a functional alarm.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located on the basement level.
    • The facility is 32m (35yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 230cm x 450cm (7ft 7in x 14ft 9in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 400cm (13ft 1in).
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on both sides.
    • The type of sink is adjustable.
    • Wall mounted hand rails are not available at the sink.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from the 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 on the basement level.
    • The female toilets are 11m (12yd) from the lift.
    • 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 on the basement level.
    • The male toilets are 18m (20yd) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The unisex toilets are located on the fifth floor, by the far stairs.
    • Unisex toilets are 32m (35yd) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are also standard female toilets on the first and third floors, and male toilets on the second and fourth floors, all by the far stairs.
    • The unisex toilet is for staff only.

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.