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47 - 49 St. Michael's Hill

University of Bristol, 47 - 49 St. Michael's Hill, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS2 8DZ

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  • Services / facilities within the building include small group teaching rooms:
    First Floor - Rooms A-C
    Second Floor - Rooms D-F
    Third Floor - Rooms G-J

Opening Times

  • 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.
  • 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 available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 557cm x 182cm (18ft 3in x 5ft 12in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on St Michael's Hill.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The markings for the bays on St Michael's Hill are faded.
    • On-street parking is limited to 2 hours between 08:00 and 18:00.
    • Parking restrictions do not apply to Blue Badge holders.

Approach - St. Michael's Hill

  • Coming from up the hill there are 15 deep steps and a steep slope with handrails on the right hand side (shown in photographs 1 - 3).
  • Coming from downhill there are 10 deep steps with a handrail on the right hand side (shown in photograph 4).
  • Coming from the road and on-street parking there is a steep slope followed by 5 deep steps (shown in photographs 5 and 6) or a steep slope (shown in photographs 7 and 8).

Outside Access (49 St. Michael's Hill Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not 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 in front of the entrance and in the doorway.
    • There is / are 2 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 not have handrails.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the ground floor of room 47 from room 49.
    • The width of the ramp is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • The ramp in level change 1 can be seen in photographs 6 and 7.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to between rooms 49 and 47 on the first floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps in level change 2 can be seen in photograph 8. There are similar steps in the same location on the second floor (shown in photograph 9).
    • 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 high 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 not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter via the 49 St Michael's Hill entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the 49 St Michael's Hill entrance.
    • There are 12 steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the first floor and on the second floor.
    • 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 47, with handrails on both sides from the ground to first floor, and then on the right going up only (shown in photograph 4).
      The handrails do not cover the full flight of stairs on either staircase.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the rooms on the first and second floors.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the first floor of 47 St Michael's Hill, to the right of the stairs.
    • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 1m from the staircase in 47 St Michael's Hill.
    • 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.