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University College Birmingham, Summer Row, Birmingham, B3 1JB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include ;
    Basement: Estates Unit, Guild of Students.
    Ground Floor: Main Reception, Security Reception, Atrium Restaurant, Brasserie Restaurant, Cakes and Bakes Shop.
    Second Floor: Competition Kitchens, Training Kitchens.
    Third Floor: The Office of the Vice Principal & Principal, Bakery and Confectionery Suite, Boardroom, Human Resources.
    Fourth Floor: Food Science and Innovation Suite, Media Suite.
    Fifth Floor: Aspire Aesthetics Clinic, Student Café.
    Sixth floor: Think Space.
    Seventh Floor: Specialist Hair and Media Makeup, Prosthetics Workshop.
    Eighth Floor: Centre for Apprenticeships, Reflection Space, Rooftop Coffee.
    Ninth Floor: Cabin Crew Training Simulator.
    Tenth Floor: Teaching Staff Offices.
    Eleventh Floor: Staff Offices.

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in April 2021.
  • Campus opening times remain the same, however opening times for catering outlets, and public-facing services, such as hair salons, are subject to change at short notice.
  • There have been no changes to the parking available.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • There are 2 revolving doors at the main entrance.
    The door on the right is used to enter.
    The door on the left is used to exit.
    There is an accessible entrance that can be used on request.
    The accessible entrance is not covered by the Covid-19 restrictions.
  • There is an intercom on the post in front of the accessible entrance that can be used to ask for assistance.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 110cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • There is not a track and trace system for the main building and reception areas.
    There is a track and trace system in place for the restaurants and some services.
  • The one way system is keep right except for the café, which is keep left.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are wall and floor stickers advising of social distancing.
  • There are signs on the doors of teaching rooms advising of the room occupancy.
  • There is a keep-right system in operation on the stairs.
    The keep-right system is signed with arrows on the floor at the head of the stairs.
  • A maximum of 4 people are allowed to use the lift at any time.
    There is clear signage explaining this.
    There are floor markings in all 4 corners of the lift explaining where to stand.
  • Toilets are available.
  • All accessible toilets are in use as normal.
  • All standard toilets are in use as normal but only 1 person is allowed in at a time.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • This venue is located on Summer Row, which is one of the main routes running through this side of the city and easily accessed via many different modes of transport.
    • This venue does have a small car park for staff, visitors, and Blue Badge holders.
      Parking for disabled students who do not have a Blue Badge can be arranged.
      There are public car parks within 300m.
  • By Bus View
    • The closest bus stop is located on the A4400, Queensway, approximately 180m away from the building.
      This bus stop is served by several different bus routes, including 9 Platinum, 10, 12, 12A, 13, 13A, 89, 126, X8 Platinum, and X10 Platinum.
  • By Train View
    • The closest train station to this venue is Birmingham Snow Hill, which is located approximately 0.4 miles away, off Queensway.
      This station has 2 main train companies, West Midlands Trains and Chiltern Railways.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located in the main corridors on floors 3, 6, 8, and 10.
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located in the main corridors on the ground floor and floors 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
    There are additional female standard toilets on the landing of the stairs between floors 3 and 4, 5 and 6, and 7 and 8.
    There are also standard toilets in the Atrium Restaurant.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located in the main corridors on floors 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11.
    There are additional male standard toilets on the landing of the stairs between floors 4 and 5, and 6 and 7. There are also standard toilets in the Atrium Restaurant.
    There are additional male standard toilets in the male standard changing rooms on the basement level.
  • Gender Neutral standard toilet facilities are located within the gender neutral standard changing room on the basement level.

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff, visitors and Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking charges apply for non permit holders.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 230cm x 520cm (7ft 7in x 17ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the rear entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Most parking bays are open air, this includes the Blue Badge bays.
      All parking spaces are numbered.
      Standard parking bays 5, 6, 7 and 8 are located under the building.
      There is a maximum height of 2.4m to use the sheltered bays.
      The height restriction is not signposted.
      The Blue Badge bays are numbered R1 and R2.
      Anyone with a disability can apply to their tutor to use the building parking at no cost.
      You do not need to be in receipt of a Blue Badge to request this service.
      Visitors can use the building parking at no cost if booked in advance.
      Staff can use the building parking by prior arrangement and have to pay a fee.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is NCP Car Park Birmingham Newhall Street.
    • The car park is located on Newhall Street.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 280cm x 670cm (9ft 2in x 21ft 12in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Lionel Street.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 190cm x 600cm (6ft 3in x 19ft 8in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Lionel Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Summer Row.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • Comments View
    • The card reader and intercom are located on the post in front of the accessible door.
    • There is a set of 2 revolving doors to the left of the automatic door, as shown in photograph 7.
    • There is an easy slope on Summer Row leading to the building as shown in photographs 8 and 9.
    • The slope is 3.4 degrees.
    • There are bollards at the beginning of the slope as shown in photograph 10.
    • The width of the bollards is 194cm.
    • The height of the bollards is 92cm.
    • There is a good contrast between the bollards and the slope surface.

Outside Access (Ramped Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, leading from the rear left of the car park in the sheltered car park area.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the basement level and leads to the main lift.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Main Reception is located at the rear right of the lobby area as you enter.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped or stepped access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are moderate to good.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 19/04/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was not working at the time of testing.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • Comments View
    • The touch screen is for visitors to sign-in only.
    • The height to the top of the touchscreen is 162cm.
    • There is a seating area to the left of the main reception desk, just to the right of the security barriers.
    • There are 2 sofas in the seating area.
    • One sofa has an armrest on the left.
    • One sofa has an armrest on the right.

Reception (Security)

  • Security is located in the entrance foyer, to the left just before the main stairs.
  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped or stepped access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are moderate to good.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • Comments View
    • There are 5 security barriers located in the entrance foyer, to the right of the security desk.
    • There is an accessible barrier located to left of the 4 standard barriers.
    • The barrier is operated by key card.
    • The height of the key card reader 100cm.
    • The width of the accessible barrier is 91cm.
    • There are 4 standard security barriers operated by swipe card.
    • The height of the swipe card reader is 100cm.
    • The barriers are 60cm wide.
    • All barriers can be opened by a member of the security team.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the building from the main entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the building from the main entrance.
    • The width of the ramp is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The steps mentioned above are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
      The ramp mentioned above is shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the male standard changing room on level 2.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • These steps are on level 2 in the rear right corridor leading to the male standard changing room, and are shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • This building does not play background music.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 8 shows the TV information screen to the left of reception, in the waiting area.
    • This screen shows a list of services on all floors.

Cakes & Bakes

  • The shop is located on the ground floor, just beyond the turnstiles and barrier.
  • The shop sells both hot and cold drinks, cakes, bread, and light refreshments.
  • The shop is open 09:00 - 16:15, Monday to Friday.
  • The shop is accessed through an opening which has a roller shutter and is 246cm in width.

Other Floors (Main Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
    • The stairs are located in the corridor to the right as you pass through the security barriers.
    • The stairs are approximately 23m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Other Floors (Floors 9 to 11)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 9 to 11.
    • The stairs are located on the ninth floor at the front right of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main lift.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Other Floors (Mezzanine Open Space)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, Mezzanine.
    • The stairs are located in the main entrance lobby, facing the main reception desk.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the mezzanine open space.

Other Floors (Basement to Ground Floor)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G.
    • The stairs are located in the corridor at the far left of the basement in the front right corner of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the main entrance.
    • There are 12 steps between floors.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Guild of Students.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the corridor on the right as you pass through the security barriers.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 825kg.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 167cm (3ft 7in x 5ft 6in).
  • 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 has a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does 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 good.

Lift (Students)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the lift foyer on the second to eighth floors.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 140cm (3ft 5in 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 has 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 good.

Entrance (Coffee Pod)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the left-hand side of the entrance foyer as you enter via the main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Eating and Drinking (Coffee Pod)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the self-service area.
    • The self-service area is located on the ground floor, in the entrance foyer on the left as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the self-service area.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a self service counter.
    • Staff cannot bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold drinks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are not available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • There is not a portable card machine available for payment.
  • Self-Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 93cm.
    • There is not a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
  • Payment Counter View
    • The height of the counter is 100cm.
    • There is not a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • Staff are unable to make a table accessible to wheelchair users.
    • There are also high tables.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 108cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Access to the additional seating area is via the mezzanine open space steps.
    • The Coffee Pod has a seating area with a TV is located on a mezzanine level. The seating area may not be accessible for those who are wheelchair users or those with mobility impairments.

Entrance (Guild of Students)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the stairwell between the basement to ground floor stairs.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is one set of manual, double doors, which may be difficult to open between the main entrance and this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located leading from the ground floor to the basement to ground floor stairwell.
    • There is / are 6 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs surveyed were part of the basement to ground floor staircase.

Guild of Students

  • The Guild of Students is located on the stairwell of the basement to ground floor stairs.
  • There is a desk in the Guild of Students office.
  • The height of the desk is 70cm.
  • There are desk chairs on wheels with armrests on both sides available.
  • There is a sofa without armrests.

Entrance (The Office of the Vice Principal & Principal)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the third floor, at the rear right of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 74cm (2ft 5in).

The Office of the Vice Principal & Principal

  • The Office of the Vice Principal & Principal is located on the third floor in the rear right hand corner.
  • The office is approximately 20m from the main lift.
  • There is level access to the office from the lift.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There are desks at a height of 73cm available.
  • The chairs have wheels and no armrests.
  • There is a waiting area with a coffee table and easy chairs.
  • The height of the coffee table is 44cm to the top.
  • Some easy chairs have been placed together to create sofas.
  • Some easy chairs have an armrest on the left and some have an armrest on the right.
  • There are some chairs without armrests.

Eating and Drinking (Café - Fifth Floor)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on the fifth floor, to the right as you exit the main lift.
    • There is step-free access, via lift, to the café.
    • For access there are double automatic doors which are push pad activated.
    • The entrance doors open towards you.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered, a buffet counter and table service (on request only).
    • Menu types include; handheld menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • There is a portable card machine available for payment.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 91cm.
    • The height of the tray counter/rail is 86cm.
  • Self-Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 92cm.
    • The height of the tray counter/rail is 87cm.
  • Payment Counter View
    • The height of the counter is 91cm.
    • The height of the tray counter/rail is 86cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 72cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 73cm.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 73cm.
    • There are also high tables, booths, bench seats, stools and high stools.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 109cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Access to the additional seating area is via 2 medium height (16cm) steps.

Entrance (Reflection Space)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the front right corridor on level 8.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is one set of manual, double doors, which may be difficult to open between the lift and this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).

Reflection Space

  • The reflection space is located in the front right corridor on level, approximately 20m from the main lift.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user within the reflection space.
  • There is a chair without armrests.

Reflection Space Washroom

  • The reflection space washroom is located between the first and second set of entrance doors.
  • There is not adequate space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There are separate female and male washrooms.
  • The female and male washrooms are identical.
  • There is a door to enter the washroom.
  • The doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors may be difficult to open.
  • The doors are both 66cm wide.
  • There is a foot wash unit (Wudu).
  • The foot wash (Wudu) unit has sensor taps.
  • There is a built in seat to the foot wash unit (Wudu).
  • The seat is 48cm high.

Standard Changing Room (Basement Gender Neutral)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the basement level at the front right of the building as you exit the main lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the estates office.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are standard changing cubicles within the gender neutral standard changing room.
    • There is bench seating within the cubicles.
    • There is a standard toilet within this standard gender neutral changing room.

Standard Changing Room (Basement Male)

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the basement in the main corridor on the left as you exit the main lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the estates office.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a standard toilet within this standard male changing room.
    • There is also a similar male standard changing room on level 2.

Standard Shower (Basement Gender Neutral Standard Changing Room)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the basement level within the gender neutral standard changing room.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a medium height (13cm) step to access the standard showers, created by the shower tray.

Level Change (Gender Neutral Standard Changing Room Standard Shower)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the corridor of the gender neutral changing room, leading to the standard showers.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Standard Shower (Basement Male Standard Changing Room)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the basement level within the standard male changing room.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Level Change (Male Standard Changing Room Standard Showers)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the entrance to the standard showers.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Main Building Level 3)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the third floor, in the corridor to the right as you exit the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 186cm x 167cm (6ft 1in x 5ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf does not have the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 86cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 86cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Main Building Level 6)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the rear right corridor of the sixth floor, on the right as you exit the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, pictorial and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 160cm (4ft 3in x 5ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 68cm (2ft 3in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 46cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Main Building Level 8)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the rear right corridor of the eighth floor, on the right as you exit lift and just past the reflection space entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 143cm x 194cm (4ft 8in x 6ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • There is a flush.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 92cm (3ft).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 94cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Main Building Level 10)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the tenth floor at the rear right of the front corridor as you exit the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, pictorial and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 221cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 26cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is on the dropdown rail.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 93cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is fair.

Standard Toilet(s) (Main Building)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located on the ground floor, in the front right corridor, to the left as you pass through the security barriers.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 35m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 86cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located on the third floor in the corridor to the right as you exit the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s), via lift.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m from the main lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 87cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.