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Whitworth Park - Garstang House

The University of Manchester, 316 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9NG

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Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Manchester.
  • The nearest mainline station is Manchester Oxford Road.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is not a tram 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 Car Park F.
    • The car park is located off Dilworth Street.
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 220cm x 4000cm (7ft 3in x 131ft 3in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Grafton Street.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 designated bay on site which may be booked by prior arrangement.
    • It is 250cm wide by 400cm and located behind Thorncliffe House, accessible via Aberdeen Street.
    • Standard parking on site may be made available by prior arrangement.

Outside Access (Gate Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located between the shops on Oxford Road.
  • 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 single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance gate to the right of Grove House with 12 medium steps leading down beyond it.

Level Change (Gate Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down beyond the entrance after Thorncliffe House.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This ramp leads into the restricted car park area and over to further halls.

Level Change (Rear Ramp)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down at the rear of Aberdeen House before Garstang House.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down beside the ramp.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • This ramp helps bypass some of the steps into 1 side of the buildings it runs between, although there are still some entrance doors with 1 deep step below them.

Outside Access (Flat 4 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • 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 95cm (3ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrance to flats 7 and 10.
    • There are steps at the entrance to the other flats.

Level Change (Flat 4 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance from the right.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 156cm (5ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp has a handrail on the left hand side going up.
    • The details here are for the entrance to Flat 4, containing the adapted rooms.
    • The other ground floor flats are accessed via 1 deep step.
    • The flats on the first and second floors are accessed by 15+ steps.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Accommodation (Flat 4 Room 26)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in flat 4 room 26.
    • The bed is 52cm (1ft 8in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 30cm (12in).
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 225cm x 210cm (7ft 5in x 6ft 11in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The height of the sink is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • 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 push.
    • The shower seat is no seat.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
  • Comments View
    • There are 208 rooms here with 64 ground floor rooms.
    • The desks in the adapted rooms are 74 cm high.
    • There are lowered surfaces in the shared kitchen in the flat containing the adapted rooms. However, the door to exit the kitchen is 74 cm wide.
    • There are also accessible rooms in flat 7 room 49 and flat 10 room 72.

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.