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Wolfson

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

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Accommodation Summary

  • Parking and Transport View
    • The accommodation shares another buildings parking facilities.
    • No secure parking is available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a university bus service stop within approximately 200 metres of the residence.
  • Accessible Accommodation Information View
    • The accommodation has 125 rooms in total.
    • There is not an/are not accessible room(s) within the accommodation.
  • 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 cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Standard accommodation has shared bathrooms with stepped shower cubicles.
    • There is not an/are not adjoining room(s) available for the standard room(s).
  • 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 not a deaf alert system available on request.
    • Vibrating pillows alarms are available on request.

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 Brendon Court Blue Badge parking, and Car Park K.
    • The car park is located off Quarry Road, adjacent to building 1 West North, and Car Park K, at the rear of Wolfson.
  • 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.

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park K)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the north end of Brandon Walk.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Wolfson accommodation block.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply to visitors only.
    • 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 not step free access from this car park.
    • Buildings are not clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is not a campus map available within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Wolfson east entrance.

Site/Campus Car Park (Brendon Court Blue Badge Parking)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Quarry Road adjacent to Brendon Court and 1 West North.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Brendon Court and 1 West North.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 230cm x 432cm.
    • 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 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.
  • 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 Brendon Court central entrance.
    • One of the 4 bays illustrated is a single Blue Badge parking bay on the opposite side of Quarry Road, adjacent to building 1 West North, it is 7 meters from 1 West North entrance.

Outside Access (Wolfson West Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the west end of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Wolfson West Entrance'.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 115cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Outside Access (Wolfson East Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the east end of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to level 1.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Wolfson East Entrance'.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not 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 not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 114cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the steps.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located immediately in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The steps have tactile paving above and below the first 3 steps the fourth step is at the entrance it is 6cm high.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is not step-free access throughout the majority of the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • There are corridors/walkways with a surface width of less than 120cm (excluding any permanent obstructions over a small distance).
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet, tiles and laminate.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.

Kitchen/Dining Area

  • The kitchen/dining area is accessed by a single door with an opening width of over 75cm.
  • Lowered work surfaces are not available.
  • The height of the lowest work surface is 91cm.
  • 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.
  • There are easy to grip handles or taps for cupboards, the refrigerator, the freezer and the sink.
  • The height of the dining table is 69cm.
  • The dining table has bench seating.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located immediately in front of the entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the Wolfson west entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are level 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • There are 13 steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are 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 easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • The service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are further standard rooms.