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Princess Alice Court - Halls of Residence

The University of Derby, Bridge Street, Derby, DE1 3LD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include accessible and standard accommodation.

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 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 off Brook Street.
    • 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 250cm x 400cm (8ft 2in x 13ft 1in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Block E Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Block E Entrance.
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • 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.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the car park is for residents and their visitors only.
    • An annual fee for car parking is payable. Please contact the University for more information.

Outside Access (Accommodation Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Block E.
  • 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 132cm.
  • 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances to all accommodation blocks.
    • The entrance to Block F can be accessed automatically by a remote controlled fob.

Level Change (Accommodation Block 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar slope in front of all the entrances to the accommodation blocks and the Common Room and Office block (photograph 2).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a common room equipped with a TV, chairs, pool tables, a jukebox and vending machines.
    • The laundry room has front loading washing machines and lowered dryers.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located in front of you on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the block 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 the right going up.
    • 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 8 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to 10A 4.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The width of the door to the room is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 137cm x 334cm (4ft 6in x 10ft 11in).
    • The bed is 58cm (1ft 11in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 32cm (1ft 1in).
    • 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 188cm x 204cm (6ft 2in x 6ft 8in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • 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 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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 not 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 left.
    • There is not a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not 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 twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 bright.
  • 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 bright.
  • 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 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.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
  • Comments View
    • The rooms share kitchen facilities which have a lowered worktop with a height of 80cm.
    • The desk is at a height of 70cm.
    • Lowered hob at a height of 76cm.
    • Standard height is 91cm.

24/7 Shopping

  • There is large vending machine in the courtyard.
  • It offers food, toiletries and other goods.
  • The highest ordering buttons are at a height of 140cm.
  • The payment options are at a height of 185cm.

Outside Access (Laundry)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite the Common Room entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • Inside there is a laundry room with a fixed wall mounted ironing board with a height of 103cm.

Outside Access (Common Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite the laundry room.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Standard Shower (Emergency Shower)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located just inside the common Room.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

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 normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Comments View
    • Hall Managers are on site during working hours and the Residential Assistants take over during evenings and weekends.