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Belmont Flats

University of Dundee, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4HN

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the City Centre Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Dundee.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Heathfield Car Park.
    • Car park website www.disabledgo.com.
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Main Entrance - Flats 1-12)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located to the left of the entrance lobby.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the main 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 medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • Flats 1 and 2 are on the ground floor.
    • Flats 3 and 4 are on the first floor.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the lobby.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 140cm (3ft x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 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.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 4 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Belmont Flats 1-4.
    • The accessible facilities are located in rooms numbered 3 in flats 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was Flat 1, Room 3.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 180cm x 300cm (5ft 11in x 9ft 10in).
    • The bed is 55cm (1ft 10in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 34cm (1ft 1in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are an adjustable bed, a high back adjustable desk chair, automatic door to the bathroom with push pad, a ceiling hoist available.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are a lowered kitchen worktop with hob and sink, 78cm to underside, automatic door to the kitchen with push pads.
    • 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 249cm x 212cm (8ft 2in x 6ft 11in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 148cm (4ft 10in).
    • 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 both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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.
    • The shower seat is flip-down.
    • The shower seat height is 53cm (1ft 9in).
    • 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 available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Available mobility auxiliary aids include ceiling tracking hoists are available.
    • There is / are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 4 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • Flats 1-4 are similar with similar flat adaptations.
    • Flats 3 and 4 are at first floor level via the lift, which cannot be used during emergency evacuations.
    • Flat 2 room 3 has a Clos-o-mat WC and a ceiling hoist rail between bed and desk.
    • Ceiling hoists are available when required.
    • Flat 25 room 6 has flashing beacons in the bedroom and shower and vibrating pillow. There is also a flashing beacon in the lounge.

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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.