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Trevin Towers

Welkin Campus, University of Brighton, Gaudick Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7SP

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COVID-19 Information (University of Brighton)

Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Welkin Campus.
  • The venue is 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 550cm x 600cm (18ft 1in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 13m (14yd) from the accessible 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 tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 101cm (3ft 4in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door is kept locked and requires a code to operate.
    • Visitors need to use the intercom to gain access here.
    • It is push pad operated from the inside.

Level Change (Accessible 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 not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a moderate ramp between the 2 sets of doors at this entrance.

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 away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in) 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 101cm (3ft 4in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a third set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 126cm wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 125cm (4ft 1in).

Outside Access (Sports Research Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Sports Research Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Reception (Student Centre Reception)

  • The reception desk is 15m (16yd) from the accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Level Change (First Floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the first floor corridor.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • This ramp leads from the lift to the toilets and the Careers Centre.

Level Change (Sports Research)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to sports research.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

Other Floors

  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The services on other floors which are not accessible include the Health and Safety Offices and Training Room, and the Unison Office.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the main entrance as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 20m (22yd) from accessible 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 102cm x 150cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate ramp in front of the lift on the ground floor.

Reception (Finance and Registry)

  • The reception desk is 28m (31yd) from the accessible entrance.
  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The Finance and Registry counters are located on the 1st floor, in the corridor leading from the lift.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 3m (9ft 10in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located directly to the right of the acccessible entrance as you enter.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 136cm x 260cm (4ft 6in x 8ft 6in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 46cm (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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The ground floor toilet is also used as a standard male toilet.
    • There is a similar toilet located on the 1st floor, except with the transfer space on the left and without a functional alarm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located on the ground floor next to the stairs.
    • The female toilets are 10m (32ft 10in) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located opposite the accessible entrance 2nd door.
    • The male toilets are 3m (9ft 10in) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are also standard male and female toilets located on the 1st floor, and a unisex toilet on the 2nd floor.

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.