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Schunk Building

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include The building houses the Burlington Society, which caters for the mature students, the Postgrad Bar and Herbivores Veggie Cafe.
  • Comments View
    • The office for the Burlington Society is open from 12.00 to 13.00 on Monday and 13.00 to 14.00 on Tuesday to Friday.
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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.
  • Comments View
    • The building houses the Burlington Society, which caters for the mature students.

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 side 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 400cm (11ft x 13ft).
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user not at all.
    • 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
    • The designated blue badge parking bays can be accessed via Higher Cambridge Street.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on Burlington Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is not a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 13 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

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.
  • Comments View
    • The Schunk Room is on the 1st floor and is used for meetings and small performances.
    • The photograph shows the Schunk Room.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B - G- 1.
    • 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.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The services on other floors which are not accessible include the Schunk Room and Burlington Society Offices on the first floor, and Herbivores Veggie Cafe in the basement.
    • The stairs between G - 1 have a handrail on the right hand side going up.
    • The stairs between B - G have handrails both sides.

Lift

  • There is not a lift for public use.

Eating and Drinking (The Postgrad Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 62cm (2ft 0in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • Sofas and coffee tables are also available in the bar.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 15:00 - 22:00.
    • Tuesday 15:00 - 22:00.
    • Wednesday 15:00 - 22:00.
    • Thursday 15:00 - 22:00.
    • Friday 15:00 - 22:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking (Herbivores Vegetarian Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 65cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is vegetarian menu.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 21:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 21:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

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.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.