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South House

Don Street, Aberdeen, AB24 1WU

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COVID-19 Information (University of Aberdeen)

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Aberdeen.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Aberdeen.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located true.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 220cm x 430cm (7ft 3in x 14ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The designated bay detailed here is next to Block 40.
    • The other 3 bays are located between the entrances to Blocks 37 and 38.
    • These bays are larger, with the dimensions 350 x 600 cm, and are shown in photograph 2.

Outside Access (Block 40)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, to the right.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is at a height of 147cm.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the entrance to the block with the self-contained accessible flat.
    • The other 3 entrances also have moderate ramps, but the ramps to Blocks 37 and 29 are on the left as you face the entrance.
    • Block 37 only has 1 step at the entrance and Block 38 has 5 steps.

Level Change (Block 40)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located on the right hand side as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.

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 bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional flats.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The width of the door to the room is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The bed is 49cm (1ft 7in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 23cm (0ft 9in).
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 206cm x 146cm (6ft 9in x 4ft 9in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The height of the sink is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • 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 shower head height is fixed.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • 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
    • The desks are 74 cm high.
    • There is a moderate ramp leading into the roll in shower in the adapted rooms.
    • One of the adapted rooms is part of a self-contained flat, with an accessible kitchen, which has wider access, a lowered work surface and an accessible sink, shown in photograph 2.
    • The other adapted rooms are part of standard flats, which have standard kitchens with doors 76 cm wide and work surfaces 90 cm high.
    • The accommodation is arranged into self-catering flats of 5 or 7 rooms, sharing toilets, showers and kitchen. The communal showers are accessed via a deep step.
    • There are also 2 rooms in South House with lino floors, suitable for those with carpet and dust allergies.

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.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the roll in shower in the adapted rooms.