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Cliffe House

Varley Park, University of Brighton, Coldean Lane, Brighton, BN1 9GR

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Varley Park.
  • The nearest mainline station is Mouslecoomb.
  • 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 to the rear of the building, towards the top end.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Flat 1 Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, by the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads directly into the shared kitchen for Flat 1.
    • Two rooms and the shared bathroom also have level access from here.

Level Change (Flat 1 Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance, leading from the car park.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is also a small threshold leading to this ramp from the car park.

Outside Access (Flat 2 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on the lower part.
  • 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 automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Flat 2 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the side of Flat 2.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the side of Flat 2.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are between 9 and 31 steps to access the other flats.
    • The site was still undergoing development work at the time of the survey. Step free access to Flat 2 from the Hub may be available when completed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the shared kitchen in Flat 2.
    • There are 9 medium, marked steps with handrails both sides in each flat linking the shared kitchen and two rooms with the other four rooms. Photograph 2 shows the steps in Flat 2.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Flashing alarms and Vibrating pillows is available.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • 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.

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.