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Ward Hall

Darley Road Campus, University of Brighton, 58 Darley Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7UN

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located in 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 is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 340cm x 480cm (11ft 2in x 15ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Queenwood Computer Pool Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Queenwood Computer Pool 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.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Computer Pool Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side 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 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.

Entrance (Internal Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located within the Queenswood Building, just beyond the computer pool entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the step(s).
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Internal Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately beyond the internal entrance.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and LG.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the internal entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 120cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 11in).
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located within Ward Hall.
    • The fitness suite is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Internal Entrance.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing assistance system is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • There are powered height adjustable desks available within the gym (photograph 4).

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest adapted toilet is located within Queenswood library.

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.