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Badock Hall Main Building

Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS9 1JQ

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • From the main university buildings and the city centre follow the A4018 along Whiteladies Road towards Westbury on Trym.
      At the top of the hill head across The Downs open space on Stoke Road, through the traffic lights and take the second turning on the right, Stoke Park Road which is signposted Botanic Garden.
      Badock Hall is approximately 500m down the road on the right.
    • There is limited parking on site for students and visitors.
      The car park is in the centre of the site.
      There are 2 Blue Badge bays and a drop off area.
  • By Bus View
    • University buses serve the main university buildings and arrive at the Transport Hub which is on the Hiatt Baker Hall campus.
      From the Transport Hub the route is through the University Hall campus (University Close) and onto the steep footpath leading down to Hollymead Lane.
      There are access paths from the footpath to Badock Hall main building and Blocks 1-6.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station is Clifton Down Station, located off Whiteladies Road, approximately 1.6 miles from Badock Hall.
      The main railway station, Bristol Temple Meads is approximately 5 miles away.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders.
    • The car park is located in the centre of the site.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 584cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 2in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 36m (39yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the right as you enter the car park.
  • Comments View
    • The Residential Halls have a parking permit system in place.
    • Student Permits are free for Blue Badge holders (or where permission has been granted).
    • Visitors with disabilities do not require a permit but must display their Blue Badge.
    • For more information, please see the Parking at Residences webpage (link in Useful Information).
    • The parking is limited, less than 100 spaces for 443 students plus staff. There are also over 70 covered bicycle stands.
    • All access within the site is sloping or stepped.

Getting Around (Badock Hall Site)

  • Access View
    • There is/are 10+ unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the main building from the car park.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a steep slope, with no handrails, for access to the path leading to the main building and annexe from the car park.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • There is a steep roadway leading from the car park to the service area for the main building and blocks 2 - 5.
      The steps in level change 1 are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
      The roadway is shown in photograph 3.
    • There is/are 10+ unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the Blocks 6 - 10 area of the site from the main car park.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • These steps are shown in photograph 4.
      There is a handrail on the right covering all steps.
      There is a handrail on the left covering the top 10 steps only.
      There are ramped steps throughout the upper blocks.
      The steps are shallow and the slope of each step is steep.
      The ramped steps have a handrail.
      The side of the handrail varies from left to right.
      The ramped steps are shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • There is/are 10+ unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the lower blocks from the main building.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • These steps are shown in photograph 7.
      The steep roadway also gives access to these blocks and overcomes the steps.
  • Comments View
    • The site is on a steep hill with stepped access throughout.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the main building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 139cm (4ft 7in).
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left and right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located leading from the car park to the entrance.
    • There is / are 14 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 not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The steps can be avoided by using the access road from the car park and following the path along the front of the building.

Outside Access (Rear Courtyard Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the rear courtyard of the main building and Blocks 2 - 5.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 64cm (2ft 1in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Reception (Residential Facilities Hall Office)

  • Residential Facilities Hall Office is located to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) 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 medium.
  • 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 a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Getting Around (Main Building)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played in the bar.
  • Comments View
    • All doors in the corridors are opened by touchpad.

Meeting Room(s) (Lowenberg Library)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are push pad activated.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 68cm and 73cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Breakout Space(s) (Junior Common Room)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 39cm and 67cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Eating and Drinking (Refectory)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 33cm (1ft 1in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold main meals and breakfasts.
  • Comments View
    • Additional seating is accessed by 1 medium height step without handrails (shown in photographs 7 and 8).

Opening Times (Charlie's Bar)

  • Monday 20:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 20:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 20:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 20:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 20:00 - 23:00.
  • Saturday 20:00 - 23:00.
  • Sunday 20:00 - 22:30.

Eating and Drinking (Charlie's Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 31m (33yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • The standard height for tables is 68cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.

Other Floors (Exit to Blocks 2 - 6)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG and G.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the building, to the rear of the refectory and to the right of the bar.
    • The stairs are approximately 26m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the building entrance from the courtyard.

Laundry

  • The Laundry is located on the lower ground floor of the main building and is accessed from the rear courtyard of the main building and Blocks 2 - 5.
  • The Laundry opening times are 08:00 - 22:30.
  • The door opens away from you (push) and is heavy.
  • The door is single.
  • The clear opening width is 104cm.
  • There is level access into the laundry.
  • There are washing machines and tumble dryers.
  • The height to the top of the controls is 102cm.
  • The height to the handle of the tumble dryer is 166cm.
  • There is a detergent dispensing machine.
  • The height to the coin slot is 133cm.
  • The washing machines and tumble dryers are operated by pre-payment card.
  • There is a card top up machine.
  • The height to the top control is 105cm.
  • There is an ironing board.
  • The height of the ironing board is 93cm.
  • There is sink.
  • The height of the sink is 92cm.
  • The tap is twist/turn cold only.
  • There is fixed seating.
  • These are flip down seats without armrests.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located along the corridor to the left just past reception.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 228cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 6in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 112cm and 124cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 93cm.
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located along the corridor to the left just past reception.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 9m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.