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Gulbenkian Centre

University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX

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Summary

  • Building View
    • Services / Facilities within the building include; the Donald Roy theatre.
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the ground floor in the foyer to the right.
    • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor in the foyer to the right, on the first floor at the top of the west staircase, and on the first floor at the top of the east staircase.
    • Male standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor in the foyer to the left, on the first floor at the top of the west staircase and on the first floor at the top of the east staircase.
    • Gender neutral toilet facilities are located within the accessible toilet cubicle on the ground floor in the foyer to the left.

Getting Here

Useful Information

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Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Wilberforce Multi Storey car park.
    • The car park is located facing the Wilberforce building in the centre of the campus.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Gulbenkian Theatre'.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm.
    • The first set of doors has double doors in the centre with a single manual door to the left and right. The second set of doors consist of 4 manual doors.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 139cm (4ft 7in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp is 8m long and although it does have resting areas, they do not have a 150cm by 150cm turning space.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is not step-free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is step free access to the ground floor only including the Donald Roy Theatre.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • There are corridors/walkways with a surface width of less than 120cm (excluding any permanent obstructions over a small distance).
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is tiles, carpet and vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • There are sofas at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.
    • Seating is available in the theatre foyer and the theatre only.

Theatre Foyer

  • Theatre Foyer View
    • The theatre foyer is located ahead as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the theatre foyer.
    • There is step-free access throughout the foyer.
    • The type of flooring in the foyer is tiles.
    • There is flooring in the foyer which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Wayfinding signage is not available.
    • The nearest seating is located in the foyer, to the left and right of the box office.
    • The foyer does not play background music.
  • Box Office View
    • There is a box office within the foyer.
    • The counter(s) is/are located ahead as you enter.
    • The nearest counter is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The counter(s) is/are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter(s).
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter(s).
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the counter(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter(s) is/are placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter(s) are good.
    • The height of the counter(s) is/are 104cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter(s).
    • There is not a/are not lowered section(s) of the counter(s).
    • The counter(s) is/are staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the counter(s).
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter(s).
  • Bar View
    • There is not a bar within the foyer.

Theatre Information (Donald Roy Theatre)

Theatre Seating Area(s) (Donald Roy Theatre)

  • Access to Seating View
    • The information below describes access to the the lower seating area.
    • The theatre area is located to the left of the theatre.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access to the theatre area.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 153cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm.
    • All doors accessing the area are similar.
    • There is a similar set of doors to the right but these have stepped access.
    • The doors is/are permanently held open before and after performances.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at the doors before and after performances.
    • The doors give access to the first 3 rows.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 93cm.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The lighting level at the ramp/slope before and after performances is low to moderate.
    • The lighting level at the ramp/slope during performances is low to moderate.
    • The ramp/slope is not clearly illuminated during performances.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting level at the steps before and after performances is low to moderate.
    • The lighting level at the steps during performances is low to moderate.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated during performances.
    • The ramp leads downwards to the front 3 rows of seating. The steps access the rear 4 rows of seating.
  • Theatre Area Information View
    • The information below describes access to the theatre seating first 3 rows.
    • The type of flooring in the seating area is carpet.
    • There are flip-down seats with armrests on both sides.
    • The width of the rows of seating is 68cm.
    • The lighting level before and after performances is low to moderate.
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the foyer.
    • There is not step free access to a row/rows of seating.
    • The access to the majority of seating is located either side of the seats (against wall).
    • There is stepped access to the majority of seating.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are wall mounted.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting level at the steps before and after performances is low to moderate.
    • The lighting level at the steps during performances is low to moderate.
    • The steps are not clearly illuminated during performances.
  • Designated Seating Area(s) View
    • There is not designated seating available in this area.

Other Floors (East Staircase)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps is 26cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • The area(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are all first and second floor areas.

Other Floors (West Staircase)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps is 26cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • The area(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are all first and second floor areas.

Other Floors (North Staircase)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the building and the theatre.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps is 27cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • The area(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are all first floor areas.

Other Floors (North Spiral Staircase)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located at the rear right of the building, on the first floor.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the north staircase on the first floor.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are 1, 2.
    • There are 13 steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.
  • Other Information View
    • The area(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are all areas on the second floor.
    • This is a spiral staircase, the depth varies from 34cm on the right and 10cm on the left (going up).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the box office foyer, to the left as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is high.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 132cm x 164cm (4ft 4in x 5ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 109cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is medium.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 114cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 110cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • 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 (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is medium.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is medium.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 97cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 134cm (4ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is medium.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located on the ground floor, in the box office foyer, to the right as you enter.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is medium.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located on the ground floor, in the box office foyer, to the right as you enter.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is medium.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 82cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.