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Durdham Hall

Hollybush Lane, Stoke Bishop, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS9 1UB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the porter's desk, student amenities and Badger Bar.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include accommodation blocks.

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 (Standard 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 front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is not accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • 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 not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are steep slopes leading from the car park to the building (shown in photographs 3-6).
    • There are 15 clearly marked, medium height steps with handrails on both sides leading from the upper level of the complex to the main quad (shown in photographs 7 and 8).

Building Parking (Blue Badge Parking)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in the quad area, and opposite D Block\\\.
    • 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 337cm x 582cm (11ft 1in x 19ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the D Block 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • 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 not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are bollards between the parking and the D Block entrance.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 117cm.

Outside Access (Amenities Block Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right hand side of the building, on the lower level.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • A key code is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located leading from the Blue Badge parking and blocks C and D, to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located leading from the standard car park to the entrance, to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 15+ 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are handrails on the right only for the bottom 5 steps.

Reception (Porter's Desk)

  • Porter's Desk is located to the rear of the Amenities Block as you enter via the Amenities Block entrance.
  • The desk is 23m (25yd 6in) from the Amenities Block entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is 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 not staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Getting Around (Amenities Block)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • 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 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 Badger Bar.
  • Comments View
    • Doors in the amenities block are all opened automatically by touch pad.

Eating and Drinking (Badger 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.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Amenities Building entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 40cm (1ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 65cm (2ft 2in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.

Outside Access (Block A Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building, at the front of Block A.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 137cm (4ft 6in).
    • A key code is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is not 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 single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives direct access to the Block A staircase.
    • There is a similar entrance to Block B at the front left of the building (shown in photographs 7-10).

Outside Access (Block C Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear left of the building, at the front of Block C.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • A key code is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 122cm (4ft).
    • 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 double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Outside Access (Block D Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear right of the building, at the front of Block D.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • A key code is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 122cm (4ft).
    • 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 double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).

Getting Around (Accommodation Blocks)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are not 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 the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.

Accommodation (Block D)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to D34A/B.
    • The accessible facilities are located in Block D.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was D34A/B.
    • The width of the door to the room is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 600cm x 500cm (19ft 8in x 16ft 5in).
    • The bed is 48cm (1ft 7in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 28cm (11in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are a height adjustable desk and chair and a private laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are shared kitchen facilities with height adjustable equipment and fittings.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 300cm x 280cm (9ft 10in x 9ft 2in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip-down.
    • The shower seat height is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There are handrails available for the shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Other auxiliary aids available are flashing doorbells.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are in rooms.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 1 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Rooms are located on the ground floor of all four blocks.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Other Floors (Block D)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter via the Block D entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the Block D entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase in Block C (shown in photographs 4-6).

Other Floors (Block A)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter via the Block A entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 1m from the Block A entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase in Block B (shown in photographs 4 and 5).

Accessible Kitchen

  • Each flat has a kitchen/dining area to serve 4-8 rooms.
  • The kitchen which serves Room D34A/B has height adjustable equipment, moveable units and ample knee space to accommodate a resident using a wheelchair.

Laundry

  • The laundry is located on the lower ground floor of Block D.
  • The laundry is 4m from the stairs.
  • There are 2 sets of doors.
  • The doors opens away from you (push).
  • The doors are single and heavy.
  • The door widths are 76cm.
  • There are 4 washing machines and 4 tumble dryers.
  • The tumble dryers are stacked in pairs.
  • The height to the top control of the washing machines is 130cm.
  • The height to the top control of the dryers is 102cm.
  • The height of the washing machine door handle is 93cm.
  • The height to the top dryer door handle is 162cm.
  • There is a payment card top up machine.
  • The height to the top button on the top up machine is 146cm.
  • There is a worksurface.
  • The height of the worksurface is 90cm.
  • There is a double sink.
  • The height of the sinks is 84cm.
  • The taps are separate lever and separate twist/turn.
  • There is a sofa with armrests on both sides.

Accessible Toilet (Amenities Block)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Amenities Block entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter via the Amenities Block entrance.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 210cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 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 109cm.
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Amenities Block)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left hand side of Badger Bar as you enter via the Amenities Block entrance.
    • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 22m from the Amenities Block 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.
    • The step(s) is / are located leading from the bar to the toilets.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).