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Nunnery Court - Halls of Residence

The University of Derby, Nuns Street, Derby, DE1 3LQ

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Derby.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Derby.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located to the side and rear of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 480cm (13ft 1in x 15ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the car park entrance flat 6 and 7.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the car park entrance flat 6 and 7.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is for residents and their visitors only.
    • An annual fee for car parking is payable. Please contact the University for more information.

Outside Access (Reception and Common Room Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the courtyard, at the front of the reception block, towards Nuns Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to reception, the common room, laundry, hall manager's office and accessible toilet.

Level Change (Reception and Common Room 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 (Flats 5 and 6 Car Park Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The first door is operated by keyfob 112cm high.
    • This entrance is used by all residents to access the flats and courtyard from the car park.
    • There are similar entrances to flats 7 and 8 in the car park.

Level Change (Flats 5 and 6 Car Park Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • 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 right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 144cm (4ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar ramp to the right of the entrance to Flat 7.
    • Flat 8 is accessed by one deep step.

Outside Access (Flats 5 and 6 Courtyard Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the left corner of the courtyard, in front of Flats 5 and 6.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is at a height of 127cm.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The first door is keyfob operated at 105cm.
    • All blocks accessed off the courtyard have similar entrances, except without automatic doors.

Level Change (Flats 5 and 6 Courtyard Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front and to the left of the entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 1m (3ft 3in) from the Reception and Common Room entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 17:00 - 19:00.
    • Tuesday 17:00 - 19:00.
    • Wednesday 17:00 - 19:00.
    • Thursday 17:00 - 19:00.
    • Friday 17:00 - 19:00.
    • Saturday 17:00 - 18:00.
    • Sunday 17:00 - 18:00.

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
    • The common room is equipped with a wall mounted TV, tables and chairs with arm rests, a pool table, table tennis and vending machines.
    • The height of the lowest table is 47cm.
    • The height of the highest table is 87cm.
    • The laundry room has front loading washing machines and dryers.
    • The washing machines are floor level, with the dryers mounted on top.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • 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 rooms located on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.

Lift

  • There is not a lift for public use.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 4 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor, in Flats 6 and 7.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 01.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 154cm x 250cm (5ft 1in x 8ft 2in).
    • The bed is 67cm (2ft 2in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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.
    • 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 240cm x 225cm (7ft 10in x 7ft 5in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are 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.
    • There is no shower seat .
    • There are handrails available.
  • 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.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • 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 4 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.
  • Comments View
    • The rooms share kitchen facilities which have a lowered worktop with a height of 83cm, shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • The desk in the room is at a height of 70cm.
    • The doors leading to Flats 6A (shown in photograph 2) and 7A open automatically via a key fob.
    • All rooms in flats 6A and 7A, including their shared kitchens, toilets and showers, have flashing fire alarms fitted.

Campus Shop 24/7

  • There is a large vending machine in the courtyard that supplies shopping essentials and some cold snacks and meals. The controls on the machine are 115cm high and the payment section is 167cm high.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Reception and Common Room entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the corridor leading to the common room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 245cm (4ft 11in x 8ft).
    • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 121cm (3ft 12in).
    • 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 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Hall Managers and Residential Assistances receive disability awareness training as part of induction and this is renewed annually.
    • Hall Managers are on site during working hours and the Residential Assistants take over during evenings and weekends.
    • The photograph shows the common room.