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Whitworth Park - Thornecliffe House

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

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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 at the front of the building on Oxford Road.
  • There is 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 108cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar gate to the right of Grove House which has 12 steps leading down beyond it.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a kerb directly in front of the entrance which a slope beyond the gate entrance to the right can overcome if required.

Other Floors (Main Entrance)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are all rooms and flats.

Inside Access

  • There is not 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance leads up to level 3 from which flats and rooms branch off from, including flats on upper levels.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • 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.
    • Other auxiliary aids available are available on request.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
  • Comments View
    • There are no ground floor rooms here in 25 flats.
    • There are varying room numbers in each, including some which span multiple floors.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 3-4-5.
    • 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 right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are all rooms.
  • Comments View
    • Some of the stairs have narrow entrance doors.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Shower

  • There are showers on the upper floors.
  • There is 1 deep step leading into the showers.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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.