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Teaching and Learning Building

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2SB

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in December 2021.
  • The University of Birmingham has developed Covid Risk Assessments for specific buildings; these are displayed in the buildings and centrally held on the University web site. Building managers regularly review the risk assessments and where necessary update them if Government or University guidance changes.

    Current information can be found here.

Introduction

  • Facilities within the building include 10 no. 30 place seminar rooms (6 of these can be formatted as 60 place seminar rooms), a 500-seat lecture theatre and a 250-seat lecture theatre, a café, parent & baby room and study spaces within the Atrium.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • Access after 18:00 is by security card only (all entrances).

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Approaching from the north west or south east along the M6: Leave at Junction 6 (signposted Birmingham Central) to join the A38(M)
      At the end of the motorway, keep to the right, go over a flyover, then through some underpasses to join the A38 Bristol Road.
      The University is on your right, two and a half miles from the city centre.
      Approaching from the M42 north: Leave at Junction 8 to join the M6 northbound and follow the instructions above.
      Approaching from the south west: Leave the M5 at Junction 4 signposted Birmingham SW) to join the A38.
      The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway.
      Approaching from the M40: It is easier to turn south on the M42 and leave at Junction 1, heading north on the A38 Bristol Road.
      The University is approximately eight miles from the motorway.
    • All Blue Badge holders can park on Campus and must use the intercom to Security to pass through the security barriers at each entrance.
      The nearest entrances to the Teaching and Learning Building is from Pritchatts Road and from Westgate, past the University Station.
      There are 3 spaces for Blue Badge holders near the South-West (SW) entrance to the building and another 3 in the car park next to the road west of the building.
      There are various car parks located throughout the campus; all require staff permits.
      The nearest visitor parking is located at the North East Car Park off Pritchatts Road at B15 2SA.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses X20 , X21 and X22 from the Bus Mall, Moor Street Queensway and Smallbrook Queensway travel along Pritchatts Road, and stop near the University North Gate, around 200 m from the Teaching & Learning Building.
      Buses 1a and 51s stop near the King Edwards High School on Edgbaston Park Road opposite the University’s Main Entrance around 500m from the building.
      Buses X61 and 63 travel from the Bus Mall, Moor Street Queensway and New Street Station, St Martin’s Queensway travel along Bristol Road and stop near the University Sports Centre on the corner of Edgbaston Park Road around 700mm from the Teaching and Learning Building.
      The services all run frequently from the city centre.
      The Shuttle bus stops directly opposite the Teaching and Learning Building.
      For the shuttle bus timetable please click here.
  • By Train View
    • From Birmingham New Street Station around six trains an hour call at University Station and take 8 - 10 minutes. The ?nal destination for trains are Bromsgrove, Redditch, Hereford and Cardiff Central. The Teaching and Learning Building is a 7 minute walk from University Station along Westgate.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

  • The interactive campus map and link to the mobility map are available here;https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/contact/directions/index.aspx
  • The interactive map is also available on an app to download to your phone.
  • Staff are provided with disability awareness and equality training.
  • There is not a dog toileting area on campus.

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a campus car park for staff within approximately 100m, on the opposite side of the road at the west of the building.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m.
      The nearest visitor parking is located at the North East Car Park off Pritchatts Road at B15 2SA, at a distance of around 350m from the Teaching and Learning Building.
      This is a multi-storey car park, however there is no lift access.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point on the road next to the north-west corner of the building.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 spaces for Blue Badge holders near the South-West (SW) entrance to the building. These Blue Badge bays have a length of 480cm and a width of 240cm.
    • There are more spaces in the car park next to the road west of the building.
    • There is also Blue Badge parking bays behind the Main Library Building on Ring Road North.
    • These Blue Badge bays have a length of 480cm and a width of 210cm.

Outside Access (Main Entrance North-East (NE))

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the north-east corner of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 225cm (7ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 225cm (7ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are two entrances from the south of the building (SE and SW) to the lower ground floor and one to the north- east (NE) of the building to the upper ground floor.
    • Access by keycard is for after 18:00.

Outside Access (Main Entrance South-West (SW))

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the south-west of the building, nearest to the Library and road.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 225cm (7ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 225cm (7ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are two entrances from the south of the building (SE and SW) to the lower ground floor and one to the north- east (NE) of the building to the upper ground floor.
    • Access by keycard is for after 18:00.

Outside Access (Main Entrance South-East (SE))

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the South of the building, nearest to the Library and Green Heart.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 225cm (7ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 225cm (7ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are two entrances from the south of the building (SE and SW) to the lower ground floor and one to the north- east (NE) of the building to the upper ground floor.
    • Access by keycard is for after 18:00.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are no doors around the Atrium, however there are manual doors to the toilet areas and escape stair core.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is an Infra-Red (IR) hearing assistance system in seminar rooms and lecture theatres .

Lecture Theatre(s) (Lecture Theatre 1)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front, in the middle row(s) and at the back.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The lectern is height adjustable.
  • There is (staggered) tiered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the (staggered) tiered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 72cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There are 3 medium clearly marked steps without handrails and a slight ramp leading into the lecture theatre on the ground floor, directly ahead as you enter from either main entrance (south).
    There is ramped access to the theatre at the front of the lecture theatre, level access from the east (Green Heart) side of the lecture theatre and level access to the back of the lecture theatre from the upper ground level from the north-east entrance or using the lift from the lower ground level.
    There are 3 adjustable writing surfaces in designated seating areas, one at the back, one in the middle and one at the front of the lecture theatre.
    There are 3 non-adjustable designated spaces, one at the back, one in the middle and one at the front of the lecture theatre.
  • Comments View
    • There is an infra-red assistive listening system.
    • Staff and /students beginning their time at the university will receive an infra-red assistive listening device for use in lectures, and seminars (meetings and other activities).
    • Visitors can borrow the equipment.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Lecture Theatre 2)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front and at the back.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The lectern is height adjustable.
  • There is (staggered) tiered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the (staggered) tiered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 74cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is level access to lecture theatre 2 via lift on levels 1 and M2.
  • Comments View
    • There are two adjustable desks at the back of the lecture theatre and one at the front.
    • There is an infra-red assistive listening system in the lecture theatre.
    • Staff and students beginning their time at the university will receive an infra-red assistive listening device for use in lectures and seminars (meetings and other activities).
    • Visitors can borrow the equipment.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (First Floor)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front.
  • The lectern is height adjustable.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 69cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Entrance information for all seminar rooms within all floors of the building have the same 75+ door width and adjustable speakers desk/table. All rooms have a similar layout with similar chairs and tables.
  • Comments View
    • There is an adjustable desk/table within all seminar rooms in the building.
    • There is an infra-red assistive listening system.
    • Staff and students beginning their time at the university will receive an infra-red assistive listening device for use in lectures, and seminars (meetings and other activities).
    • Visitors can borrow the equipment.

Other Floors (North and South Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, UG, M, 1, M2 and 2.
    • The stairs are located to the north and south of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 20m from the rear entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Other Floors (Roman Steps East – Green Heart side of Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, UG, 1, M2 and 2.
    • The stairs are located on the east side of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrances NE and SE.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
    • There is an identical staircase on the west (road) side of the building with a width of 90cm which can be seen in the photographs 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the east (Green Heart) side of the building, ahead as you enter through the NE and SE main entrances.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, UG, 1, M and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1150kg.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the NE and SE main entrances.
  • 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 118cm x 220cm (3ft 10in x 7ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 enhancement system.
  • The lift does 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.

Eating and Drinking (Café)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located to the rear north of the building, on the right as you enter through the rear north-east entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the café.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 90cm.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 74cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 102cm.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 74cm.
    • There are also high tables, long tables, armchairs and high stools.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on all levels, rear north and front south of the building. The accessible toilets to the rear north of the building are all left hand transfer and the accessible toilets to the front south of the building are all right hand transfer.
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the upper ground, M2 and second floor.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located on lower ground and first floor.
  • Gender Neutral standard toilet facilities are located on all levels, to the rear north and front south of the building.
  • Parent and baby changing facilities are located on M2 floor.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Rear - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on levels UG, 1 and 2.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the lifts.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 250cm (4ft 10in x 8ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 130cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Front - Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on levels M2 and LG.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the lifts.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 230cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 130cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Parent & Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room on level M2. The door to enter the parent and baby room is a single, light door with a width of 85cm.
  • Within the room there are two chairs with armrests, a table with a height of 44cm, a flip down baby change bed at a height of 90cm, a counter with a height of 94cm which contains a wash basin/sink with a mixer push operated tap.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located on levels UG, M2 and 2.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 35m from the lifts.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the left as you face the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located LG and 1.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 35m from the lifts.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the left as you face the toilet.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Gender Neutral)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The gender neutral toilets are located on LG, UG, 1, M2 and 2.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m from the lifts.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 78cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Emergency Evacuation of the Building

  • The building has a DeafWatch vibrating pager system installed; staff and students beginning their time at the university will receive a pager for use on campus and visitors can borrow the equipment.
  • There are visible beacons to the fire alarms in sanitary facilities.
  • There are refuges in the North and South protected stairwells and also in the 250 and 500 seat lecture theatres.
  • Evac chairs and stair climbers are available in the building for use in an assisted evacuation.