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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include South Building
    G- Hepple Lecture Theatre
    1- Peel Lecture Theatre and Seminar Room 1.7s
    North Building
    G- Student Study Zone, Seminar Room G.11N and Computer Lab
    1 - Haggett Laboratory and Offices
    2 - Offices
    3 - Offices.

Opening Times (South Building)

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The University of Bristol campus is located in the St Michael's Hill area of Bristol, in the centre of the City.
      The campus can be reached by using the M32 from the M4 and M5.
      Exit the M4 at junction 19, signed for the M32 and follow the M32 southwest into Bristol.
      Continue onto the A4032, and continue straight on to the A4044 (Bond Street).
      At St James Barton Roundabout take the 2nd exit, onto Marlborough Street (B4051).
      Continue to follow Marlborough Street, passing Bristol Royal Infirmary and Bristol Royal Hospital for Children.
      Take the left hand lane and continue straight ahead at the traffic lights.
      Continue along Park Row, and turn right onto Woodland Road.
      Proceed up the hill to the crossroads.
      At the crossroads turn right onto Tyndall Avenue, at the centre of the campus.
    • Parking in building car parks is by permit only. Blue Badge holders require a permit to park in university car parks.
      On-street parking and public car parks are available in the St Michael's Hill area. On-street parking is time limited, however Blue Badge holders are not subject to any charges of time limits.
  • By Bus View
    • The 9 and 72 bus services from Bristol Temple Meads train station run a combined frequency of every 15 minutes at peak times and stop at Tyndall Avenue on the University campus. The journey takes approximately 20-30 minutes.
      The number 8 service from Bristol Temple Meads train station runs at least every 10 minutes at peak times and stops by The Berkeley pub on Queen's Road opposite the Wills Memorial Building before heading towards the Richmond Building (Students' Union) and Clifton village. The journey takes approximately 20-30 minutes.
      The 1, 2, 3 and 4 and the One bus services all stop in the Park Street, Triangle, Whiteladies Road area, a couple of minutes away from the University.
      The Bristol Unibus service connects the Stoke Bishop halls of residences with the University campus and city centre.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest mainline station to the University is Bristol Temple Meads. Buses and taxis are available from the station to the campus. Bristol Temple Meads is served by CrossCountry, GWR, and South Western Railway.
      The nearest local train station is Clifton Down. There are no direct buses from the station to the campus. Clifton Down is served by GWR.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on University Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The standard parking bays are not individually marked.
    • On-street parking is limited to 3 hours between 08:00 and 18:00.
    • Parking restrictions do not apply to Blue Badge holders.

Outside Access (Main Entrance South Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is not 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) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 113cm (3ft 8in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).
  • 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 not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Side Gate)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the South building and to the right of the North building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not 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 double.
    • The width of the door opening is 292cm (9ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located before and after the gates.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Outside Access (South Building Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the South building, on the pathway beyond the side gate.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is not 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 single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The South building side entrance door opens automatically by ucard to enter and automatically by sensor to exit.
    • To gain access to this door, the side gate entrance has to be used.
    • Please see the side gate section for more information.

Opening Times (School Office Student Enquiries)

  • Monday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (School Office Student Enquiries Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the corridor to the right as you enter the building via the South building side entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).

Reception (School Office Student Enquiries)

  • School Office Student Enquiries is located in the main corridor to the right as you enter via the South building side entrance.
  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the South building side entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped 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 a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating in the foyer just before the School Office Student Enquiries entrance.
    • The seating does have armrests.

Getting Around (South Building)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the male standard toilets and the LOWTEX research laboratory at the rear left of the building.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the main building from the South building side entrance.
    • The width of the ramp is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • These steps are located on the ground floor, towards the rear left of the building and lead to the standard male toilets and the LOWTEX research laboratories.
      These steps can be avoided by using the rear platform lift.
      The steps are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
      This ramp is located on the ground floor in the rear of the passageway leading from the side entrance and leads to the main building foyer. It is shown in photographs 3 and 4.
      There is also a similar steep ramp on the ground floor, in the rear left corridor leading to the rear platform lift. As shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to seminar room 1.7s on the first floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • These steps are located at the front left of the building on the first floor.
      The 5 steps can be overcome by using the main lift and are shown in photographs 7 and 8.
    • There are 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 not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • Fixed hearing loops are located in most seminar rooms and the Peel Lecture Theatre.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Other Floors (South Building Main Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located in the foyer at the front of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the South Building Side Ramped entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the first floor.
    • 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 Floors (South Building Rear Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located at the rear left of the South Building.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the rear platform lift.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are a breakout room and the stairs to the rear North Building link bridge.

Lift (South Building Ground Floor Rear Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear left of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG and G.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the South building side ramped entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 88cm x 145cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are 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 does not have a hearing loop 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • This lift has a steep ramp to enter on the lower ground floor and has level access on the upper ground floor.
    • This platform lift overcomes the steps at the rear of the building and gives access to the LOWTEX Research Laboratories.

Lift (Main Lift South Building)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the corridor leading from the South building side ramped entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, L1 and U1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 925kg.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the South building side ramped entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 139cm x 142cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 8in).
  • There are 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 loop 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 doors to this lift.
    • Using the door in the passageway of the South building ramped entrance to describe the front door there is then a door to the right to exit on the L1 level and a door ahead to exit the lift on the U1 level.

Lift (Peel Lecture Theatre)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the first floor to the right of the Peel Lecture Theatre entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 178cm (5ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 148cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 10in).
  • There are 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 does not have a hearing loop 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • This lift has a steep ramp to enter on the lower level of the Peel Lecture Theatre and level access into the lecture theatre itself.
    • This lift is used to overcome the steps into the Peel Lecture Theatre.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Peel Lecture Theatre)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is/are 8 medium height (11cm - 17cm) step(s) for access to the lecture theatre(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked and has/have handrails on both sides.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are no designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the lectern is 100cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 72cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is step free access to the lecture theatre by using the platform lift.

Level Change (South to North Building Front Link Bridge)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on floor U1 at the front left of the building.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Level Change (South to North Building Rear Link Bridge)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on floor U1 at the rear left of the South building.
  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).

Accessible Toilet (South Building)

  • 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 14m (15yd 11in) from the South building side entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the main foyer at the front of the building.
    • There is not 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 by sliding (Bi-Fold).
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 200cm (5ft 6in x 6ft 7in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 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 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 104cm.
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change unit located within the accessible toilet cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change unit is fixed and is 88cm high.

Standard Toilet(s) (South Building Female)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the foyer at the front of the South building.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 15m from the South building ramped side 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.

Standard Toilet(s) (South Building Male)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor in the rear left corridor.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 9m from the South building rear platform lift.
    • 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 just beyond the door when entering the standard male toilet area.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).

Opening Times (North Building)

  • Monday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (North Building Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on University Road.
    • 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 119cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is not 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 double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 115cm (3ft 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 steep.

Outside Access (North Building Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right hand side of the building.
    • 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 142cm (4ft 8in).
    • 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 single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • To gain access to this door the side gate entrance has to be used.
    • Please see the side gate section for more information.

Opening Times (Grace Reeves Study Centre)

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access (North Building)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Hearing assistance loops are located within the seminar rooms and lecture theatres.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Seminar Room 1)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the entranceway of seminar room 1.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 103cm (3ft 5in).

Level Change (Ground Floor Corridor to the Rear of Grace Reeves Study Centre)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the ground floor, in the corridor to the rear of the Grace Reeves Study Centre.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar ramp in the same location on the first floor, without handrails as shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Level Change (Ground Floor Rear Left Corridor)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the ground floor, in the rear corridor leading to the Carbonites Laboratory.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 134cm (4ft 5in).

Meeting Room(s) (Grace Reeves Study Centre)

  • 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 not step free access into the room(s).
  • There is a slight ramp/slope for access to the room(s).
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 146cm.
  • The ramp/slope has handrails on both sides.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • There is/are 1 medium (11cm-17cm) step(s) for access to the room(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked and do/does not have handrails.
  • 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 not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is 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 70cm and 73cm.
  • 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.
  • The front entrance to the Grace Reeves Study Centre has level access and the door is automatic and opens towards you (shown in photograph 1).
    The door width is 104cm.
    The door is opened by a UCard.
    The height of the UCard reader is 117cm.
    The ramp and step described above are to access the Grace Reeves Study Centre via the North building side entrance.
    The dimensions of the door of the Grace Reeves Study Centre via the side entrance are identical to the front entrance (shown in photograph 2).

Other Floors (North Building Front)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, M, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter via the North building main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the North building main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • 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 Floors (North Building Rear)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the North building.
    • The stairs are approximately 32m from the North building main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (North Building)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter via the North building main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, M, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the North building 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 107cm x 140cm (3ft 6in 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 loop system.
  • The lift does 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 medium.

Level Change (First and Second Floor Rear Corridors)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the rear corridor on the first and second floors.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The steps on the first floor are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • The steps on the second floor are shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Level Change (First Floor South to North Rear Link Bridge)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the first floor, on the rear south to north link bridge.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 137cm (4ft 6in).

Level Change (Second Floor Main Corridor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the second floor, just beyond rooms 2.15n and 2.16n.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).

Accessible Toilet (North Building)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the North building lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the mezzanine floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 142cm x 203cm (4ft 8in x 6ft 8in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (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 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 female sanitary and open waste paper bin 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 not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is also used as the standard male toilet.

Standard Toilet(s) (North Building)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the mezzanine floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located it the North building, on the second floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 2m from the North building lift.
    • 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.