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Woodland Court

Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include self catered student accommodation and the East Accommodation Centre.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in front of the building, between Woodland Court and Solsbury Court.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 390cm x 460cm (12ft 10in x 15ft 1in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the East Accommodation Centre entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 48m (52yd 1ft) from the East Accommodation Centre entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are also 10 Blue Badge bays outside The Quads, to the side of this building.

Outside Access (East Accommodation Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception (East Accommodation Centre)

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the East Accommodation Centre entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 22:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 22:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 22:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 22:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 22:00.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 11:00 - 20:00.

Outside Access (Block B Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the building, opposite The Quads.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The other blocks are accessed from Central Courtyard area, but have similar doors.

Level Change (Block B Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is similar access to Blocks A and C. Blocks D and E are accessed by 8 deep and clearly marked steps with hand rails both sides (photograph 2), or a longer easy slope (photograph 3).
    • Both can be overcome using the lift in Block C.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors (Block B)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located just inside the Block B foyer.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are identical stairs in all other blocks.

Lift (Block B)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the Block B foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Block B entrance.
  • 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 133cm x 140cm (4ft 4in 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 does not have a hearing loop 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 bright.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 21 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on levels 1 to 4 in B and D block.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • This is by lift.
    • The room number viewed was 4B3.13.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 250cm x 350cm (8ft 2in x 11ft 6in).
    • The bed is 60cm (1ft 12in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 26cm (10in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are lower noticeboard.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are lowered surfaces, sinks and hobs in the shared kitchens.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 230cm x 210cm (7ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 7 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 14 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 4 and 5 show the ensuite in room 3b2.1, one of the rooms with a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath is 48cm from floor level. There is a shower above the bath with an adjustable shower head.
    • There are grab rails for the bath and the shower, and the bath has level taps, which are also used for the shower.

Outside Access (Launderette Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Central Courtyard, between Blocks B and C.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The launderette contains accessible dryers and washers.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the East Accommodation Centre area, to the left as you face the reception desk.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 186cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 1in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 7cm (3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is also used as a standard male toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the East Accommodation Centre area, to the left as you face the reception desk.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the East Accommodation Centre entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not 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 wheel in shower in the adapted room.