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Central Village

Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9EN

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Accommodation Summary

  • Parking and Transport View
    • The accommodation has its own parking facilities.
    • No secure parking is available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a university bus service stop within approximately 200 metres of the residence.
  • Residence Information View
    • This residence is made up of 4 buildings.
    • The residence surveyed was D Block.
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show Flat 23 in Block B. Photographs 3 and 4 show Flat 131 in Block D.
  • Accessible Accommodation Information View
    • The accommodation has 976 rooms in total.
    • There is an/are accessible room(s) within the accommodation.
    • The accommodation has 3 accessible room(s) with accessible bathroom facilities.
    • There is/are 3 accessible room(s) with a wet room/wheel in shower.
    • There is/are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is not an/are not adjoining room(s) available for the accessible room(s).
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The accessible toilet facilities are located on level 00 of Block A to the right as you enter, on level 00 of Block B to the right as you enter, and on level 00 of Block D to the rear left of the foyer.
  • Standard Accommodation Information View
    • There is standard accommodation on the ground floor.
    • Ground floor accommodation does have level access.
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • Standard accommodation has ensuites with baths and ensuites with shower pods.
    • There is not an/are not adjoining room(s) available for the standard room(s).
  • Amenities and Communal Facilities View
    • There is a convenience store within approximately 200 metres of the residence.
    • Communal facilities within this residence include a staffed reception, a launderette and a common room.
    • The communal facilities for the accommodation surveyed include; a kitchen and a dining area.
  • Additional Accessibility Aids View
    • There is not a deaf alert system available on request.
    • Vibrating pillows alarms are available on request.
    • Bed raisers are not available on request.
    • Portable hoists are not available on request.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Woodhouse Lane, at the rear and right of Block A.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Block A and Block C.
    • 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 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 228cm x 472cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to one side and the rear.
    • The marked zone is 130cm wide.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not 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 not step free access from this car park.
    • Buildings are not clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is not a campus map available within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 70m (76yd 1ft) from the Block A entrance.

Approach (Blocks A and C From Car Park)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • The surface of the steps is concrete.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has no handrails.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • 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 the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.

Approach (Blocks A and C From Quad)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • The surface of the steps is concrete.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a ramp with a very easy incline.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • 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 the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The very easy ramp has a handrail on the left going up and a resting place halfway along and overcomes the steps. The ramp and steps can be used to access the Quad, and Blocks B and D, from the car park in conjunction with the ramp and steps from the car park to Blocks A and C.

Approach (Quad from Calverley Street)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • The surface of the steps is concrete.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has no handrails.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) on the approach.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • 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 the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.

Approach (Quad From Portland Way)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
    • The minimum width between the bollards/wall is 79cm.
    • The bollard(s) does/do not have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient and has no handrails.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Block A Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Block A.
    • This entrance gives access to Block A, the Common Room, and the Blocks A, B, and C laundry.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'A'.
    • 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 a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 78cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 113cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 116cm.

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, tiles and laminate.
    • 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 good 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 varied.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 - 4 show Block A.
    • Photographs 5 - 7 show Block B.
    • Photographs 8 - 15 show Block C, 9 - 14 show the Common Room which is shared by all students in all blocks.
    • Photographs 16 - 18 show Block D.

Lift (Block A)

  • The lift is for staff use only.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the foyer in Block A.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the Block A 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 00, 01, 02, 03, 04.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is not 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 within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 210cm (3ft 6in x 6ft 11in).
  • 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 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.

Other Floors (Block A)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of the foyer as you enter Block A.
    • The stairs are approximately 11m from the Block A 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 stairs are 00, 01, 02, 03, 04.
    • 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 19cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • 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 not 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.
    • 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.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Block A)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 00 of Block A, to the right as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Block A entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 254cm (6ft 11in x 8ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal 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 poor.
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with no lid) and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 171cm from the floor.
  • 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 cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is a handheld soap dispenser available.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Standard Shower (Block A)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet on level 00 of block A.
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower is accessed by a 21cm step which is created by the shower tray.

Outside Access (Block B Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Block B.
    • This entrance gives access to Block B.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'B'.
    • 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/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 76cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 115cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 74cm.

Printer Room - Block B

  • The site has a printer room.
  • The printer room is located within Block B.
  • The printer room is in the corridor to the left as you enter Block B.
  • The printer room is 10m from the Block B entrance.
  • The door to the printer room is single.
  • The door is heavy.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is 86cm wide.
  • There is a computer in the printer room.
  • The height to the top of the monitor is 120cm.
  • The height of the desk is 69cm.
  • There is a chair at the desk.
  • The chair has armrests.
  • There is a desk chair without armrests.
  • There is an armchair.

Accommodation (Block B)

  • Accessible Room Information View
    • This type of accessible room is located on level 00 of Block B, in flats 21 and 22.
    • There is step-free access to this type of accessible room.
    • All accessible rooms of this type have similar specifications.
    • Residents need to open a door between the entrance and the room(s).
    • The room surveyed does not have an adjoining room.
  • Accessible Room Features View
    • The accessible room surveyed is located on level 00 of Block B.
    • The accessible room surveyed at the time of the visit was 21.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible room surveyed.
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.

Lift (Block B)

  • The lift is located ahead as you enter the block.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Block B 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 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1500kg.
  • 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 within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 184cm x 114cm (6ft x 3ft 9in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Other Floors (Block B)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located ahead on the right as you enter Block B.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the Block B entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11.
    • 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 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 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 the bin store on -1.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Block B)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 00 of Block B to the right as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Block B entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • 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 good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 132cm x 293cm (4ft 4in x 9ft 7in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin and a waste disposal 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 poor.
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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, general waste (with lid) and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 152cm from the floor.
  • 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 cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is no soap available.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Outside Access (Block C Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Block C.
    • This entrance gives access to Block C.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'C'.
    • 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/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 74cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 111cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm.

Amazon Lockers

  • There is an Amazon locker in the entrance foyer of Block C.
  • The height to the bottom of the keypad is 83cm.
  • The height to the top of the keypad is 90cm.
  • The height to the bottom of the screen is 104cm.
  • The height to the top of the screen is 120cm.
  • There is a headphone socket at a height of 88cm.
  • There is braille markings for the headphone socket.

Laundry - Blocks A, B and C

  • The laundry for Blocks A, B, and C is located on level 00 of Block C.
  • The laundry corridor is accessed by double doors from Block A link corridor at the at rear left of Block A (shown in photograph 2).
  • The laundry is accessed by a single door which opens away from you and is over 75cm wide.
  • There is ample room to manoeuvre in the laundry.
  • The flooring is vinyl.
  • There are 8 washers at floor level.
  • There are 8 dryers, 7 are mounted on top of the washers, 1 is at floor level.
  • The height range of the controls is 94cm - 105 cm.
  • The height range of the card top up machine is 81cm - 97cm.

Lift (Block C)

  • The lift is located ahead as you enter Block C, to the centre of the building.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Block C 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 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1425kg.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • 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 within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 176cm x 163cm (5ft 9in x 5ft 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 a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Other Floors (Block C)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter Block C, to the centre of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the Block C entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09.
    • 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 steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are not 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.
    • 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.

Block C Studio Flats

  • Block C has studio flats for 1 or 2 persons.
  • Rooms have studio style accommodation with separate shower room and toilet.
  • The studio flat surveyed is flat 71 and is located on the level 2 of Block C.
  • Kitchen area has hob and oven, sink, under counter fridge and freezer, waste bin and recycling bin.
  • Lounge area has an armchair, a sofa, a breakfast bar and stools and desk.
  • Sleeping area has a double bed, wardrobes and a desk.
  • The bathroom has a step in shower with fixed shower head, toilet and wash basin.

Outside Access (Block D Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Block D.
    • This entrance gives access to Block D and Central Village Reception.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Central Village Reception D'.
    • 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 an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 97cm .
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 78cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 113cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 114cm.

Reception (Central Village Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on level LG of Block D, ahead as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Block D entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 113cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 79cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is not staffed.
    • There is a bell to attract attention.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet and vinyl.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • There is a parcel collection point at the left hand side of the reception desk (shown in photographs 5 and 6). The parcel collection point is clearly marked. The height of the collection desk is 113cm. The height of the collection slot is 82cm.

Accommodation (Block D)

  • Accessible Room Information View
    • This type of accessible room is located on level 1 of Block D, in flat 131.
    • There is step-free access to this type of accessible room.
    • Residents need to open a door between the lift and the room(s).
    • The room surveyed does not have an adjoining room.
  • Accessible Room Features View
    • The accessible room surveyed is located on level 1 of Block D.
    • The accessible room surveyed at the time of the visit was 131.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible room surveyed, via lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.

Lift (Block D)

  • The lift is located ahead as you enter Block D.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Block D 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 LG, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1250kg.
  • 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 within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 209cm (3ft 6in x 6ft 10in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 lift controls are 90cm - 124cm 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 good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Ramp(s) or Slope(s) (Block D Lifts)

  • Ramped/Sloped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a ramp/slope located on the LG floor, in front of each lift.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access the lifts.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.

Other Floors (Block D)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of Block D as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the Block D entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are single, heavy, doors to access the stairwell from level 00 upwards.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20.
    • 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 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 not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • There are 9 steps from level LG to 00 (shown in photograph 1). The surface of the steps is carpet for levels LG to 03. The surface of the steps is concrete from level 03 upwards.

Laundry - Block D

  • The laundry for Block D is located on level 00, ahead on the right as you exit the lift.
  • There are 2 sets of doors to access the laundry.
  • The doors open away from you (push) and are heavy.
  • The doors are over 75cm wide.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in the laundry.
  • There are 6 washers and 6 dryers in the laundry.
  • All the washers are at floor level.
  • 5 dryers are mounted on top of washers, 1 dryer is at floor level.
  • The height range of the washer and dryer controls is 93cm - 101cm.
  • The height range of the top up controls is 72cm - 88cm.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Block D)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level LG of Block D, at the rear left of foyer as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Block D entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • 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 good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 225cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 5in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin and a waste disposal 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 good.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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 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 cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 good.
    • 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 113cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.