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St Peter's House Church and Chaplaincy

Precinct Centre, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include St Peter's Church and Chaplaincy, a lecture theatre used by the university, Access Summit and the University IT Services.
  • Sunday Services are also held in the Lecture Theatre at 11.00.
  • Parts of the building are also let to other non-university businesses, including a cafe. This building can also be accessed from the Precinct. Please see the guide for Crawford House for details on lift access to the Precinct level.
  • Related link Crawford House.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/crawford-house

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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 Machester Oxford Road.
  • 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.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 300.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite Crawford House.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell 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 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Accessible 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 79cm (2ft 7in).

Outside Access (Preceinct Level Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is kept locked. Visitors need to use the intercom to gain access.

Level Change (Preceinct Level 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Oxford Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the first floor.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Reception (Building)

  • The reception desk is 18m (20yd) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Access Summit)

  • The reception desk is 10m (10yd 3ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • This reception desk is located on the ground floor, straight ahead from the accessible entrance.
    • Access Summit carry out disability assessments, plus training and support needs.
    • Access Summit Contact Details
    • Tel: 0161 275 0990
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Web: www.access-summit.org.uk.

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 loop is fitted in the Lecture Theatre on the first floor. The loop works best in the top tier seats at the back.
    • There is level access to the front four rows of the Lecture Theatre.
    • There is one designated wheelchair space in the front row.
    • Sunday Services are also held in the Lecture Theatre at 11.00.
    • The Access Summit area on the ground floor also has a hearing loop.

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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 2.
  • The lift is 2m (2yd 7in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 136cm (3ft x 4ft).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • 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 not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The controls are between 132 - 142 cm high.
  • 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.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 14m (15yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor in the Access Summit area.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 192cm x 244cm (6ft 4in x 8ft 0in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 123cm (4ft 0in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • 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 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 118cm (3ft 10in) 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.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

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.