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Orlando Village Halls of Residence

Building 20, University of Bolton, Thynne Street, Bolton, BL3 6BA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include 8 blocks of accommodation containing 367 rooms in 64 flats, a laundry and common room building and a security lodge.

Opening Times

  • This service is open 24 hours.

Opening Times (Security Lodge)

  • Reception is staffed 24 hours per day.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Orlando Village Halls of Residence is located to the south of Bolton town centre, off Derby Street (A579).
    • There is limited on site parking available for residents and visitors.
  • By Bus View
    • Local buses are available to Thynne Street.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Bolton. From the station cross the A579 and follow Thynne Street to the second roundabout. Orlando Village Halls of Residence is on the right.

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located throughout the site.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the 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 tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 289cm x 482cm (9ft 6in x 15ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by students and 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 not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the accommodation blocks.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the accommodation blocks.
    • The nearest designated bay is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Block E entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the car park and site is via security gate.
    • The security gate for the car park is operated by key code to enter and automatically to exit (shown in photographs 5 and 6).
    • Automatic gate openers are available on request.

Outside Access (Site Gated Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Foundry Street.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 157cm.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).

Outside Access (Security Lodge Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Security Lodge.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Reception (Security Lodge Reception)

  • The Security Lodge Reception is located on the right as you enter the Security Lodge.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Security Lodge 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 high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (Block E Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Block E.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A key is required for access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances to all accommodation blocks.

Inside Access (Block E)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Accommodation (Block E)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Flat 33 Room 4.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor of Block E.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was Flat 33 Room 4.
    • The width of the door to the room is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 180cm x 207cm (5ft 11in x 6ft 9in).
    • The bed is 56cm (1ft 10in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 28cm (11in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • 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 165cm x 247cm (5ft 5in x 8ft 1in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is 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 left.
    • 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.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • 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 good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • 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 medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 2 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Rooms are located throughout the accommodation blocks.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Kitchen

  • There is a shared kitchen for every flat.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The clear door width is 75cm.
  • There are worktops in the kitchen.
  • The height of the worktops is 91cm.
  • There is a fridge
  • The height to the fridge handle is 72cm.
  • There is a freezer.
  • The height to the freezer handle is 81cm.
  • There is a microwave.
  • There is a toaster
  • There is a table top oven/grill.
  • There is a hob
  • The height to the controls for the hob is 97cm.
  • There is a sink.
  • The height to the sink is 90cm.
  • The taps are twist/turn mixer.
  • There are high seats.
  • The seats do not have armrests.
  • The kitchen in Flat 33 has braille on the posters and tactile markings on the cooking equipment.

Other Floors (Block E)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the Block E entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are flats on the first, second and third floors.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar staircases in all accommodation blocks.

Outside Access (Common Room Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Common Room building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Inside Access (Common Room)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Laundry

  • The laundry is located at the rear right of the common room.
  • There are 6 washing machines on the left hand side of the laundry.
  • There are 6 dryers on the right hand side of the laundry.
  • The machines are coin operated.
  • The height to the coin slot is 119cm.
  • The height to the door handle is 59cm.
  • The height to the top control is 97cm.
  • All machines are floor level.
  • There is a sorting bench on the right hand side of the room.
  • The height of the sorting bench is 90cm.
  • There is bench seating in the laundry.
  • The seats do not have armrests.
  • The laundry uses Laundry View software to enable residents to remotely check if a machine is available and to see the progress of their laundry.

Accessible Toilet (E Block)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Block E entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the far end of flat 33 and can only be used by residents of flat 33.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 122cm x 270cm (4ft x 8ft 10in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • 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 57cm (1ft 10in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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).
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Common Room)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the common room entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the common room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 195cm x 187cm (6ft 5in x 6ft 2in).
    • 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 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is no dropdown rail for the toilet.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 100cm and 140cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • 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).
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.