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Hillbrow Building

Hillbrow Campus, University of Brighton, 1 Denton Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7SR

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COVID-19 Information (University of Brighton)

Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Hillbrow Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Eastbourne.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 350cm (16ft 5in x 11ft 6in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 8m (26ft 3in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 27m (30yd) from the main 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the designated parking bays at the front of the building.
    • This also contains some bays for Sports Centre staff.
    • The main staff car park is at the rear of the building.
    • This contains no designated bays.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open (no doors).
    • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic doors are push pad operated and open towards you.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 121cm (3ft 12in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the right of the entrance as you face it.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp overcomes the step and has handrails on both sides.

Outside Access (Chelsea School Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Chelsea School Reception Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception (Chelsea School Reception)

  • The reception desk is 9m (29ft 6in) from the Chelsea School Reception entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The hearing loop is fitted in the 1st floor lecture theatre.
    • There are designated bays for wheelchair users at the front of both the Hillbrow (G14) and 1st floor Lecture Theatres.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the ground floor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 132cm (4ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp is located just past the Rooms 119 - 127 stairs, and has handrails on both sides.
    • There is also an 87cm wide, easy ramp leading from the lift on the 1st floor (shown in photograph 2), and a similar ramp, 114 cm wide on the 2nd floor.

Other Floors (Lecture Theatre and Dance Studio )

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located to the right of the main entrance as you enter.

Lift (Lecture Theatre and Dance Studio Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the night of the main entrance as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 14m (15yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 133cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The controls are 115 cm high.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy ramp in front of the lift on the ground floor.

Other Floors (Rooms 119 - 127)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are Rooms 119 - 127.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located to the left of the main entrance as you enter.
    • The rooms on the 1st floor here cannot be accessed by either of the lifts.

Other Floors (Rooms 101 - 117, Rooms 201 - 216)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are Room 116.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located on the far side of the building, next to the Chelsea School Reception.

Lift (Rooms 101 - 117, Rooms 201 - 216)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just past the Chelsea School Reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 43m (47yd) from main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The controls are above 110 cm high.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Standard Changing Room (John Fulton Hall Dressing Room)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located just past the adapted toilet.
  • The standard changing room is 13m (14yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 2m (6ft 7in) from the John Fulton Halll.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial, Braille and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 12m (13yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the corridor opposite the main entrance, next to John Fulton Hall dressing room.
    • There is level access to the 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 122cm x 165cm (4ft 0in x 5ft 5in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • 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 grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do 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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the Dance Studio located on the 1st floor, next to the lecture theatre.