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Lawns Centre

University of Hull, Harland Way, Cottingham, Hull, HU16 5SQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include meeting rooms, a gym, recreational area, offices, a restaurant and a bar.
  • Comments View
    • The Lawns complex is a group of 7 halls of residence grouped around a catering and social centre, on 40 acres of landscaped parkland on the outskirts of Cottingham and 3.5 miles from the main campus.
    • The halls of residence are; Downs Hall, Ferens Hall, Nicholson Hall and bungalows, Lambert Hall, Grant Hall, Morgan Hall and Reckitt Hall.
    • Lambert Hall is the accommodation block that is equipped with accessible rooms.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Hull.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Cottingham.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the main building.
    • 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 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Lawns Centre - Front Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Lawns Centre - Front 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.

Outside Access (Lawns Centre - Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 123cm (4ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 122cm (4ft) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Lawns Centre - Rear 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.

Reception (The Lawns Centre)

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access (Lawns Centre)

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the bar area.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Level Change (Lawns Centre The Hive)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in the Hive recreation area.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the ramp.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is another set of 4 medium height steps to the left of the ramp with handrails on both sides (as seen in photograph 4).

The Lawns Centre, The Hive

  • The Hive is located to the left as you enter from the front entrance.
  • The Hive is 9m from the front entrance.
  • The doors are double, manual and heavy.
  • The doors open towards you (pull)
  • The doors are 156cm wide.
  • There is not level access to this area.
  • The Hive is a relaxation area with pool tables.
  • The Hive is used for private functions on an evening.

Level Change (The Lawns Inside Access to Meeting Rooms)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the platform lift.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Platform Lift to Meeting Rooms)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the front entrance as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, LG.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Fitness Suite (The Lawns Centre)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the ground floor at the rear of the building.
    • The fitness suite is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the front entrance.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • The door has a leaf which when opened increases the door width to 150cm.

Level Change (The Lawns Centre Fitness Suite)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located half way into the fitness centre.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Lawns Centre Fitness Suite)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located within the fitness centre.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Fitness Suite entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 76cm x 145cm (2ft 6in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Other Floors (Lawns Centre)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located towards the centre rear of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 34m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between 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.

Lift (Lawns Centre)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right as you enter from the front entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the front 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 109cm x 147cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does 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 bright.

Outside Access (Lawns Restaurant)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in).

Eating and Drinking (Lawns Centre Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the restaurant entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 67cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 16:30 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 16:30 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 16:30 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 16:30 - 21:00.
    • Friday 16:30 - 21:00.
    • Saturday 16:30 - 21:00.
    • Sunday 16:30 - 21:00.

Outside Access (The Terrace Bar)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Eating and Drinking (The Terrace Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the bar entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 35cm (1ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold bar snacks and drinks.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 16:30 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 16:30 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 16:30 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 16:30 - 21:00.
    • Friday 16:30 - 21:00.
    • Saturday 16:30 - 21:00.
    • Sunday 16:30 - 21:00.

Accessible Toilet (Lawns Centre)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 12m (13yd 4in) from the front entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 240cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 10in).
    • There is 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 52cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change unit in this accessible toilet.
    • The unit is 79cm high.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lawns Centre)

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Lambert Hall)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance - Lambert Hall)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Inside Access (Lambert Hall)

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

Accommodation (Lambert Hall)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 3 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located within the accessible accommodation block.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The width of the door to the room is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 130cm x 280cm (4ft 3in x 9ft 2in).
    • The bed is 50cm (1ft 8in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • Light switches are not 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 shared bathroom.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 220cm x 290cm (7ft 3in x 9ft 6in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
  • 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 58cm (1ft 11in).
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is fair.
    • 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.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Kitchen - Lambert Hall

  • The kitchen has counters.
  • The height of the counter is 91cm.
  • The kitchen has a hob.
  • The hob is height adjustable.
  • The kitchen has a sink.
  • The sink has mixer/ twist/turn taps.
  • The sink is height adjustable.
  • There is a microwave.
  • The microwave is placed on the counter.
  • The height the top control is 110cm.
  • The kitchen has a cooker.
  • The height to the top control is 118cm.
  • The kitchen has a fridge/freezer.
  • The height to the highest handle is 91cm.
  • The kitchen has a table.
  • The height to the table is 70cm.
  • There are 3 chairs.
  • The chairs do not have armrests.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.