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Wharfe

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include staff offices, board room and administration offices.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The University Campus is located to the North of the city centre. There are three entrances to the campus, two off Cottingham Road to the South of the campus, and one off Inglemire Lane to the North. Both of these roads are accessed off Beverley Road (A1079) which leads North from the city centre.
    • Permit parking is available throughout the campus, and there is a pay and display car park located next to the Wilberforce Car Park, on the Eastern side of the campus.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus routes 103 and 105 stop on Cottingham Road, to the South of the campus. U5, 9A and Simplibus 9 stop on Inglemire Lane to the North. 9A, 115, Simplibus 5 and Simplibus 9 stop on Cranbrook Avenue to the East.
  • By Train View
    • Hull Paragon Station is located in the city centre, just over 2 miles from the campus. Bus routes 103 and 105 can be used to reach the campus for Hull Paragon Interchange.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by visitors and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located to the right as you face 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 not available.
    • 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 not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • 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 Larkin.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the Larkin Building.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Larkin)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of the Larkin building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Larkin, Venn and Wharfe.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 580cm x 600cm (19ft x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the campus.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Venn Building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 61cm (2ft).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Entrance (Ground Floor Link with Derwent Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Derwent building, giving access to the Wharfe building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).

Entrance (First Floor Link with Derwent Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Derwent building, giving access to the Wharfe building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 114cm (3ft 9in).

Entrance (Second Floor Link with Derwent Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor of the Derwent Building leading to the Wharfe Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to offices 016, 017, 018.
    • The width of the ramp is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • This level change is shown in photographs 7 and 8.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Step free access to the first and second floor of the Wharfe building is available by using the lift in the Derwent Building.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter the building via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are staff offices and administration offices.

Lift

  • There is not a lift for public use.
  • Comments View
    • Step free access to the first and second floor is via the lift in the Derwent Building.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located within the Derwent Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left as you arrive on the first floor via the stairs.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 4m from the top of the stairs.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.