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East Tower

Kedleston Road Site, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB

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Introduction

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate car parks for staff, students and visitors located on the Kedleston Road Campus.
    • Please see the separate guides for each car park for details.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Derby.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Derby.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located between East Tower and B Block Entrance, opposite Kirtley Building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 101cm (3ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The height of the push pad to enter is 69cm.
    • The height of the push pad to exit is 80cm.
    • There is a manual revolving door to the right of the automatic door at this entrance.
    • There is a manual door to the right of the revolving door.
    • The door opens towards you (pull) and is heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 101cm.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building between East Tower and B Block, opposite T Block.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The height of the push pad to enter is 70cm.
    • The height of the push pad to exit is 99cm.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are easy ramps linking the East Tower and B Block.
    • These only allow access between floors 1 and 2 of the East Tower and B Block.
    • For more information please see the B Block guide.

Other Floors (East Tower)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9.
    • There are 15+ steps between 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual, double, heavy doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The doors are permanently held open on some floors.

Refuge Intercom System

  • There is a refuge intercom system in the East Tower stairwell.
  • The intercoms are located on all floors from the first floor upwards.
  • The intercoms have braille, tactile and written markings.
  • The intercom buttons are between 112cm and 116cm from the floor.

Other Floors (East and North Towers)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located between the East Tower and the North Tower and provide access to both towers.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter the main entrance, towards the atrium.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 195cm x 165cm (6ft 5in x 5ft 5in).
  • 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 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 5 in the stairwell.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 335cm x 244cm (10ft 12in x 8ft).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 265cm (8ft 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 104cm (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).
  • 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
    • There are 2 urinals with grab rails on both sides in this toilet.
    • 1 of the urinals is at a lower level.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the 3rd floor in the stairwell.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the 2nd floor in the stairwell.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional female toilets located in the stairwell on floors 2, 6 and 8.
    • There are additional male toilets located in the stairwell on floors 4, 7 and 9.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.