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Weston Hall

Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include self catering student accommodation located in Blue, Green, Red and Silver cores.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Manchester.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Manchester Picadilly.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Charles Street car park.
    • The car park is located off Charles Street.
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 270cm x 630cm (8ft 10in x 20ft 8in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Sackville Street.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Blue Badge parking bays are located on level 1.
    • On street parking is pay and display.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located within the courtyard off Sackville Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • Access is gained via swipe card.
    • There is a push pad to exit.
    • This entrance gives access to Blue, Green and Silver cores.
    • Red Core can be accessed from the foyer via a set of keys.
  • Comments View
    • Access is gained via swipe card.
    • There is a push pad to exit.
    • This entrance gives access to Blue, Green and Silver cores.
    • Red Core can be accessed from the foyer via a set of keys.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the approach to the main entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 08:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 08:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 08:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 08:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 08:00.
    • Saturday 08:00 - 08:00.
    • Sunday 08:00 - 08:00.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Red Core Internal)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right from the foyer entrance to Red Core.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a further set of steps at the end of the corridor.

Outside Access (Red Core)

  • This information is for the entrance located within the courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Red Core)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately after the second set of doors.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Service (Common Room)

  • The service is located on Green Zone level 1.
  • There are doors leading into the Common Room.
  • The doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in) wide.
  • There is level access once inside the service/area.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in this service / area.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Blue Core - Flat 2 - Room 8.
    • The accessible facilities are located on level 2.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 8.
    • The width of the door to the room is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 100cm x 100cm (3ft 3in x 3ft 3in).
    • The bed is 54cm (1ft 9in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 20cm (8in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 257cm x 269cm (8ft 5in x 8ft 10in).
    • The door opens sliding.
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Flashing alarms and Vibrating pillows is available.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Mobile hoists are available.
    • There are 0 accessible rooms with baths.
    • There are 2 accessible rooms with wheel in showers.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Other Floors (Foyer)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
    • The stairs are located to the left on entering.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Other Floors (Red Core)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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 Floors (Green Core)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are low.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are handrails located on the right side that cover the stairs but not the landings between floors.

Other Floors (Silver Core)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.

Lift (Foyer)

  • The lift is located opposite reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1,2, 3, 4 5 and 6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Green Core Level 2 Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located past reception and then right at the end of the corridor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1 and 2.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 300kg.
  • The lift is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 127cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 2in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Lift (Silver Core)

  • The lift is located just inside Silver Core, past the common room.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 59m (64yd 1ft) from the Green Core Level 2 Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • Level access to Silver Core block is via the platform lift at the level 2 Green Core entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Level access to Silver Core block is via the platform lift at the level 2 Green Core entrance.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 150cm (6ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 height of the towel dispenser is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)