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Queen's Specialist Building (Q Block)

Building 17 & 18, University of Bolton, Queen Street, Bolton, BL4 7AH

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Introduction

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Opening Times

  • Monday 06:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 19:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Queen's Campus is located in Farnworth, to the south of the town of Bolton, between the A666 and M61. Queen's Campus is located on Queen Street, between the A6053 and the A575.
    • There is limited on site parking available throughout the campus for staff, students and visitors.
  • By Bus View
    • Local buses are available to King Street, which runs parallel to Queen Street. A free minibus service is available between the University of Bolton main campus and Queen's Specialist Building.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Farnworth. From the station cross Bridge Street and turn right. Take the 1st left onto Darley Street. At the end of Darley Street cross the A6053 and turn right. Take the 3rd left onto Queen Street. Queen's Specialist Building is on the right hand side, to the far end of Queen Street.

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the Queen's Specialist Building and Queen's Theatre.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Queen's Specialist Building and Queen's Theatre.
    • 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) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 315cm x 609cm (10ft 4in x 19ft 12in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff, 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 level access to the car park from the Queen's Specialist Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Queen's Specialist Building and Queen's Theatre.
    • The nearest designated bay is 24m (26yd 9in) from the Queen's Specialist Building main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is additional parking at the rear of Queen's Theatre, off Wellington Street (shown in photographs 5 and 6).

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.
    • 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 188cm (6ft 2in).
  • 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 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers immediately beyond the second set of doors.
    • The standard security barriers are on a raised area with a steep ramp to enter and exit.
    • The width of the standard security barriers is 55cm.
    • The key card reader is located on the top of the barriers.
    • The height of the key card reader is 95cm.
    • There is a wider barrier with level access on the left of the security barriers.
    • The key card reader is located on the side of the barrier.
    • The width of the wider barrier is 97cm.
    • The height of the key card reader is 74cm.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The Main Reception is located to the rear right of the entrance foyer.
  • The desk is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main 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 a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating in the reception area.
    • The seats have armrests on both sides.
  • Opening Times View
    • 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.

Reception (Student Information Centre)

  • Student Information Centre is located to the left as you enter the building via the main entrance.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main 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 a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating in the reception area.
    • The seats have armrests on both sides.
    • There is a courtesy phone for enquiries outside of opening times.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday Closed.
    • Tuesday 11:30 - 14:30.
    • Wednesday Closed.
    • Thursday 11:30 - 14:30.
    • Friday Closed.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no 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 all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located at the front right of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the main 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 height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is an identical staircase at the rear of the building.
  • Comments View
    • There are accessible Evac chairs at the refuge points on the second floor of each staircase.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the centre right of the building as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000 kg.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main 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 157cm x 139cm (5ft 2in 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 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 medium.

Entrance (Queen's Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers at the entrance with a clear width of 147cm.
    • There is a similar entrance on the opposite side of the Learning Resource Centre (shown in photograph 2).

Reception (Queen's Library Reception)

  • The Queen's Library Reception is located to the left as you enter the Library via the Queen's Library entrance.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Queen's Library 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.

Faith Space

  • There is a faith space on the second floor of the building, to the left when exiting the lift.

Library (Queen's Library)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately up to 28 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Comments View
    • Additional support can be supplied from the main library by prior arrangement. Books in Braille, large print, and audio books are available on request.
    • There is a self service issue and return facility (shown in photograph 3).
    • The height to the top of the screen is 133cm.
    • The height to the book scanner is 77cm.
    • The height to the drop box is 62cm.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the ground floor, in the accessible toilet cubicle.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available include; mobile hoist.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the right hand side of the building, towards the rear.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 234cm x 239cm (7ft 8in x 7ft 10in).
    • There is 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 172cm (5ft 8in).
    • 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 a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 100cm and 163cm 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 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 97cm.
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor, to the front right of the building as you enter via the main entrance.
    • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.