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Pavilion Parade

Grand Parade Campus, University of Brighton, 10-11 Pavilion Parade, Brighton, BN2 1RA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Humanities, staff offices and seminar rooms.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located in the basement, to the right after exiting the lift, and on the first, second and third floors, to the right after exiting the lift.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • When approaching Brighton via the A23, follow the road until you come to a roundabout. Continue straight over the roundabout taking the second exit onto London Road. Follow A23/London Road/Preston Road for approximately 4 miles. Bear left onto Stanford Avenue and then immediately bear right onto Beaconsfield Road/A23. At the traffic lights, turn left onto Viaduct Road. Follow the road for approximately 500m and then turn right onto Ditchling Road before immediately turning left onto Union Road. At the traffic lights, turn right onto Richmond Terrace/A270. Continue about 500m and the venue is on your left.
    • There is Blue Badge parking at the rear of the venue off of Grand Parade Mews.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest stop is the North Road East stop on Gloucester Place. This stop is serviced by the 5, 5A, 5B, 17, 21, 21A, 21E and 22 buses. For buying bus tickets, checking routes and planning your journey use Brighton & Hove’s ‘M ticket’ app, you can also buy a student ticket with a valid student ID.
  • By Train View
    • Brighton train station is located approximately 0.7 miles to the west of the venue and is roughly a 15 minute walk away.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 6 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the step(s).

Reception (School of Humanities Office)

  • The School of Humanities Office is located just beyond the main entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are moderate to good.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is/are 7 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to staff offices and meeting rooms on the fourth floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • Photograph 1 shows these steps.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to a seminar room on the third floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • Photograph 3 shows these steps.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to a seminar room on the second floor.
    • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • Photograph 4 shows these steps.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located beyond the main entrance at the far side of the lobby.
    • The stairs are approximately 13m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located beyond the main entrance at the far side of the lobby.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 140cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does 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.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located Grand Parade main building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located in the basement, to the right after exiting the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is Braille signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the fourth floor, to the right after exiting the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 190m from the lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.