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Taylor Building Block E

High Street, Aberdeen, AB24 3UB

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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 not have its own car park.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on High Stret.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Blue Badge holders can park on single yellow lines.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the upper side of the building, off High Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (Quadrangle Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the lower quadrangle area.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • There is / are between 3 and 8 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are a further 5 medium height, clearly marked steps beyond the entrance with a handrail on the left.

Inside Access

  • There is not 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.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the main corridor.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are 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.
  • Comments View
    • The steps mentioned above are located on the ground floor, leading up to the main entrance.
    • There are several other sets of steps, ranging from sets of 6 to 2, on the ground and first floors.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the quadrangle entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the offices on the first and second floors.

Reception (First Floor)

  • Occupational Health is located on the first floor, to the left of the stairs.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is stepped access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accessible Toilet

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, past the staircase.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, before the staircase.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are also 2 unisex standard toilets on the first floor, one of which is for staff only.

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.