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Life Lounge (T Block)

Building 12, University of Bolton, University Way, Bolton, BL3 5AB

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Introduction

  • The services in this area include specialist support services, student liason officers and mental health awareness training.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:45 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • University of Bolton is located to the south east of Bolton town centre, between Derby Street (A579) and Deane Road (A676).
    • There is limited on site parking available throughout the campus for staff, students and visitors.
  • By Bus View
    • Local buses are available to Derby Street and Deane Road.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Bolton. From the station follow the A579. The University is signed. After approximately 500m the University is on the right.

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Chancellors Building Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the right of the Chancellors Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Chancellors Building.
    • 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.
    • There is/are 9 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 600cm (13ft 1in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Chancellor's Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 53m (57yd 2ft) from the Chancellor's Building main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The drop off point is shown in photograph 4.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right hand side of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to level 3 from the lift lobby.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to level 3 from the lift lobby.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • This level change is located immediately beyond the lift lobby. This level change is shown in photographs 9 and 10.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to level 3.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to level 3.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • This level change is located beyond the first corridor of level 3 as you exit the lift lobby. The steps are located at the left hand side of the building. The ramp is located at the right hand side of the building. This level change is shown in photographs 11 and 12.
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to level 4 from the lift lobby.
    • This level change is located immediately ahead as you exit the lift lobby. This level change is shown in photographs 13 and 14.
    • There are no doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • There is a fixed loop in room T4-02.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter the building via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on level T1.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from level T2 upwards.
    • There is an accessible Evac chair on located on stairwell 1 and floor 5.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on level T1.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from level T2 upwards.
    • There is an accessible Evac chair on located on stairwell 1 and floor 5.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the front right of the building as you enter via the main entrance, next to Eagle Bistro.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 132cm x 209cm (4ft 4in x 6ft 10in).
  • There are 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 lifts in this area.
    • The lift surveyed was the single lift on the right hand side as you enter the lift lobby.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor of the T Block main corridor.
    • There is step free 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 permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).

Reception

  • The Life Lounge Reception is located just inside the life lounge.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the life lounge entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the area.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played in the waiting room.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Waiting Area

  • The waiting area is located at the end of the corridor from the reception.
  • There is a single door 90cm wide and kept open.
  • There is seating with no arm rests round the edge of the room.

Counselling Room

  • There is a single heavy entrance door, 88cm wide.
  • There is bench seating available without arm rests and an adjustable height chair available with arm rests.
  • There are tables 38cm and 70cm wide.
  • There are two other similar rooms based around the waiting room.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There are accessible toilets available on the same floor of T Block.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are standard toilets available on the same floor of T Block.