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Sir Peter Hilton Court - Halls of Residence

The University of Derby, Agard Street, Derby, DE1 1RG

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the 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 in the courtyard.
    • 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 8 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 460cm x 350cm (15ft 1in x 11ft 6in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • 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
    • There are 4 Blue Badge bays in front of Blocks 6 and 7.
    • There are 2 Blue Badge bays in front of Block 2.
    • There are 2 Blue Badge bays in front of Block 9.
    • An annual fee for car parking is payable. Please contact the University for more information.

Outside Access (Block 2 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Block 2.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • Access to the block is by key fob.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 106cm.
    • There are similar entrances to all accommodation blocks and laundry room.

Level Change (Laundry 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 moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is a common room which is equipped with wall mounted TV, tables and chairs and a pool table.
    • Some of the seats have armrests.
    • The laundry room has front loading washing machines and dryers.
    • The washing machines are floor level.
    • The dryers are on two levels.
    • There are seats in the laundry room.
    • The seats do not have armrests.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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 6 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor.
    • The bed is 48cm (1ft 7in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 27cm (11in).
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 150cm x 310cm (4ft 11in x 10ft 2in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The height of the wash basin is 71cm (2ft 4in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • There is no shower seat .
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.
  • Comments View
    • The desk is at a height of 70cm.
    • The rooms share kitchen facilities.
    • The height of the worktop is 92cm.
    • There is a lowered worktop.
    • The height of the lowered worktop is 78cm.
    • Block 2 has 2 accessible rooms on the ground floor and 2 rooms on the first floor which are equipped with deaf alarms.
    • Block 5 has 2 accessible rooms.
    • Block 9 has 2 accessible rooms.
    • Access to this block 9 is by power assisted doors which are opened with a fob and have a width of 95cm.

Accessible Toilet (Common Room)

  • 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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Common Room entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the main corridor of the common room, opposite the entrance.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 159cm x 198cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 6in).
    • 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, 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 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.
    • 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 47cm (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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • 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 toilet.

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.