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Mayfield House

Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, Village Way, Brighton, BN1 9PH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Brighton and Sussex medical school, centre for learning and teaching, centre for nursing and midwifery research, economic and social engagement, health and social science faculty office, information services, institute of post graduate medicine, international health development research centre, nursing and midwifery, residential and catering, school of applied social science, school of education, social science policy and research centre, Mayfield Cafe.
  • Related link Mayfield Cafe.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/mayfield-cafe
  • Related link Falmer Campus.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/falmer-campus

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Falmer Campus.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Falmer.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Top Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is outside the level 3 entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 500cm (16ft 5in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 16m (17yd) from the level 3 entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 53m (58yd) from the level 3 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 / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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 (Level 3 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located next to the top car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 171cm (5ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Level 3 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the car park to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Level 1 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite Dallington House.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance to Level 1 on the far side of the building, next to the Westlain Building.
    • This has push pad operated doors which open towards you, as shown in photograph 2.

Level Change (Level 1 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 are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.

Inside Access

  • There is 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 Tutorial Room outside the Mayfield Board Room on level 3.
    • Some of the internal doors leading from the lift foyer on levels 1 and 2 are push pad operated.
    • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users at the front of the Mayfield Lecture Theatre on the lowered part of level 1.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels LG-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the centre of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Levels LG-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 17m (19yd) from level 3 entrance.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 121cm x 133cm (3ft 12in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • 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 higher than 110 cm.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception (School of Applied Social Science)

  • The reception desk is 7m (22ft 12in) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 10m (32ft 10in) from the level 3 entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located opposite the level 3 entrance.
    • 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 light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 120cm x 193cm (3ft 11in x 6ft 4in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 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 both sides.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 109cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • 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 toilet roll holder is 111cm (3ft 8in) high.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • 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
    • There are also similar adapted toilets available on levels 1 and 2.
    • The toilet on level 2 has a functional alarm.

Accessible Toilet (Level 1)

  • 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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 21m (23yd) from the Level 1 entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located directly to the right of the counter as you face it.
    • 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 light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 360cm (4ft 12in x 11ft 10in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 92cm (3ft 0in).
    • 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 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 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 a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • 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.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the level 1 adapted toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 43cm (1ft 5in).
  • Other facilities available are adapted toilet and sink.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Shower

  • There are not standard level access shower facilities available.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • These showers are located on level 3, straight ahead from the entrance outside the Mayfield Boardroom.
    • They are accessed by 2 deep steps.
    • There are also showers within the standard toilets on level 1.

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.