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Robert Blackburn

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

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Summary

  • Building View
    • Services / Facilities within the building include; the Department of Engineering and Computer Science, teaching rooms, laboratories, workshops, Lecture Theatres A, B, C, and D, and staff offices.
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the ground floor, in the main entrance lobby.
    • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor, at the far end of the main corridor, facing the lecture theatre wing, front entrance and in the following locations: - On the first floor, in the main corridor, to the right as you exit the lift. On the first floor, towards the end of the main corridor. On the first floor, half way along the rear left corridor. On the second floor, in the main corridor, to the right as you exit the lift. On the second floor, towards the end of the main corridor. On the second floor, half way along the rear left corridor. On the third floor, in the main corridor, to the right as you exit the lift. On the third floor, half way along the rear left corridor.
    • Male standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor, in the front corridor, to the left of the main entrance lobby and in the following locations: - On the ground floor, at the far end of the main corridor, facing the lecture theatre wing, front entrance. On the first floor, in the main corridor, to the right as you exit the lift. On the first floor, towards the end of the main corridor. On the first floor, half way along the rear left corridor. On the second floor, in the main corridor, to the right as you exit the lift. On the second floor, towards the end of the main corridor. On the second floor, half way along the rear left corridor. On the third floor, in the main corridor, to the right as you exit the lift. On the third floor, half way along the rear left corridor.

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Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located to the right of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 572cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays do not have a marked zone around them.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
  • 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 in the centre of the campus facing the Wilberforce building.
  • 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.
    • This car park is for R permit holders only. There is a barrier control to enter this car park. The height of the keypad to enter is 114cm.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'ROBERT BLACKBURN'.
    • There is step-free 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) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 104cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (Front Left Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • 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 but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 160cm.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (Lecture Theatre Wing Front Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the left wing of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • 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 but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 162cm.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (Lecture Theatre Wing Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the left wing of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • 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 160cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 160cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located just past the second set of doors.
    • 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 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not 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.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building via lift(s).
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet, wood and vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • 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 no seats/chairs at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • 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.
    • There is no seating along circulation routes but there are seating areas on the second floor towards the end of the main corridor and on the third floor at the very end of the main corridor.

Other Floors (Main Entrance Lobby)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • There are 15+ 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 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 both sides.
    • 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 provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • The room(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are All 4th Floor Rooms.

Other Floors (Facing the Front Left Entrance)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located towards the end of the left corridor, facing the front right entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 25m 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 from the first floor upwards.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • There are 15+ 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 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 both sides.
    • 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 provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • The room(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are all 4th floor rooms.

Other Floors (Left Staircase)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located at the very left of the building, near the lecture theatres and the Lecture Theatre front Left Entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 45m 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, 2, 3, 4.
    • 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 both sides.
    • 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 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 of the 4th floor areas.

Lift

  • The lift is located at the rear right of the main entrance lobby area.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is high.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is high.
  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 114cm x 132cm (3ft 9in x 4ft 4in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.
  • The height of the external lift controls is 116cm.

Entrance (First Floor Fenner Building Link Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor, at the end of the main corridor.
    • This entrance gives access to level 1 of the Fenner building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'LINK TO FENNER/A53'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 95cm.

Toilet with Adaptations (Main Entrance Foyer- Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, in the rear left of the entrance foyer, ahead and slightly to the left as you enter via the main entrance.
    • 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 Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 143cm x 310cm (4ft 8in x 10ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is low.
    • 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) to the left of the toilet and wall is low.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is medium.
    • 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 not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • 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 low.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer requires hands to be inserted into the top.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located on the ground floor at the beginning of the main corridor.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 87cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor at the end of the rear left corridor.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 40m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Route from Robert Blackburn to the Fenner Building and Applied Science 3 Building

  • Summary : -
  • This section gives the route from the Robert Blackburn building to the Fenner building and the Applied Science 3 building and shows how to gain level access via the lifts to all levels of all buildings. The route given is from the first floor of the Robert Blackburn building to the first floor of the Fenner and Applied Science 3 buildings.
  • Robert Blackburn Main Entrance to Lift: -
  • From the main entrance of the Robert Blackburn building, the lift is located in the entrance foyer, to the right of the main staircase. Take the lift to level 1.
  • Robert Blackburn Building Lift on floor 1 to Fenner Link Bridge: -
  • Exit the lift on level 1 of the Robert Blackburn building and turn right, follow the corridor to the end (approximately 30m).
  • At the end of the corridor, turn right and then immediately left, the entrance to the link bridge between the Robert Blackburn and Fenner buildings is then directly ahead.
  • Fenner Building Link Bridge to Fenner Building Lift: -
  • After crossing the link bridge, turn right at the end of the corridor.
  • Follow the corridor (approximately 10m) and go through the double doors, turn right and immediately left and follow the corridor to its end (approximately 35m). The Fenner building lift is now at the very end of the corridor on the left.
  • Fenner Building Lift.
  • The Fenner building lift will take you to all levels of the Fenner building.
  • Fenner Building to Applied Science 3: -
  • If you wish to continue to the Applied Science 3 building do not take the Fenner building lift but continue past and turn right at the end of the corridor and pass through the set of double doors.
  • Go past the stairwell and the Applied Science floor 1 entrance is ahead.
  • Accessing all other floors of all other buildings.
  • To access the ground floor of the Fenner building, please follow the route given and take the Fenner building lift to the ground floor.
  • To access the second floor of the Fenner building and Applied Science 3 building you can either take the Robert Blackburn building lift to the second floor and follow a similar route to the one described or follow the route given and use the Fenner building lift to access the second floor.