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Solsbury Court

University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

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Accommodation Summary

  • Parking and Transport View
    • The accommodation does not have its own parking facilities.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Residence Information View
    • The venue consists of one building separated into 6 blocks (A-F) over 4 floors.
      Access between blocks cannot be gained internally.
  • Accessible Accommodation Information View
    • The accommodation has 303 rooms in total.
    • There is not an/are not accessible room(s) within the accommodation.
    • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Standard Accommodation Information View
    • There is standard accommodation on the ground floor.
    • Ground floor accommodation does have level access.
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • Standard accommodation has ensuites with level showers.
  • Amenities and Communal Facilities View
    • There is a convenience store within approximately 200 metres of the residence.
    • The communal facilities for the accommodation surveyed include; a kitchen and a dining area.
  • Additional Accessibility Aids View
    • There is a deaf alert system available on request.
    • Vibrating pillows alarms are available on request.
    • Bed raisers are not available on request.
    • Portable hoists are not available on request.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 6-11 show a room with a kitchenette.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Eastern Accommodation Car Parking.
    • The car park is located on the eastern side of the campus on either side of the road that runs through the accommodation blocks.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The main site/campus East Car Park is also within 200m of the venue.

Site/Campus Car Park (Eastern Accommodation Car Parking)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located either side of the road adjacent to the Quads accommodation Blocks.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Damson and Chestnut Quad Accommodation blocks.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 8 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 244cm x 510cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides but not at the rear.
    • The marked zone is 130cm wide.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Free parking for Blue Badge holders is restricted to unlimited.
    • Payment machines are located throughout the car park.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is step free access from this car park.
    • Buildings are clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is not a campus map available within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the Chestnut Quad entrance.

Site/Campus Car Park (East Car Park PE)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Convocation Avenue.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are The Edge, East building and The Lime Tree.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted and have markings which are faded.
    • There is/are 14 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 440cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides but not at the rear.
    • The marked zone is 120cm wide.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment can be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is step free access from this car park.
    • Buildings are clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is not a campus map available within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the Edge building.

Outside Access (A2 Block - Level 1)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the entrance to A block.
    • This entrance gives access to A2 block.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'A Solsbury Court'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 108cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 104cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There are identical doors on each floor into blocks A, B, C, D, E and F.
      Photographs 1-2 show the level 1 entrance into block A.
      Photographs 3-4 show the level 1 entrance into block E.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is not step-free access throughout the building .
    • There is stepped access to levels 2, 3 and 4 in blocks A, B, C, E and F.
  • Circulation View
    • There are no doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet and laminate .
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are no seats/chairs at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.

Kitchen/Dining Area (Smaller Style)

  • The kitchen/dining area is accessed by a single door with an opening width of over 75cm.
  • Lowered work surfaces are not available.
  • The kitchen does not have an unobstructed floor space of at least 150cm × 150cm.
  • There is a knee recess under a work surface.
  • Knee recesses are at least 80cm wide.
  • There are low level cupboards.
  • The height of the dining table is 86cm.
  • There are dining chairs without armrests only.

Kitchen/Dining Area (Larger Style)

  • The kitchen/dining area is accessed by a single door with an opening width of over 75cm.
  • Lowered work surfaces are not available.
  • The kitchen does not have an unobstructed floor space of at least 150cm × 150cm.
  • There is not a knee recess under a work surface.
  • There are low level cupboards.
  • The height of the dining table is 67cm.
  • There are dining chairs without armrests only.
  • The dining table has bench seating.

Other Floors (D Block)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located next to the level 1 D block entrance and the lift.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the level 1 D block entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • There are 14+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are varied.

Lift (Block D Entrance)

  • The lift is located next to the entrance to block D.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Block D entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 900kg.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is fair.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 149cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low to moderate.