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Charles Morris Hall Dobree House

Charles Morris Hall, Mount Preston Street, Leeds, LS2 9JP

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Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Charles Morris Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in between East Block and Whetton and Dobree. Outside The Charles Morris Buildings.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Storm Jameson, Whetton House and Dobree House.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 480cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to one side and the rear.
    • The marked zone is 120cm wide.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is step free access from this car park.
    • Buildings are clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is not a campus map available within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Storm Jameson Court.
    • There are 4 blue badge bays with hatched markings. There are 3 more blue badge bays to the right of the Storm Jameson Court. These blue badge bays do not have hatched marking and the bay marking have significantly faded shown in photos 4 and 5. There is one space for non blue badge parking shown in photo 6.

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located There is a drop off point located to the side Storm Jameson Court outside Level 2 Entrance, off Mount Preston Street.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite Storm Jameson Court.
    • This entrance gives access to foyer area between Dobree and Whetton houses.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Whetton and Dobree'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 100cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The exit push pad or push button is 102cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite EC Stoner Building.
    • This entrance gives access to the foyer between Whetton and Dobree Houses.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not 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.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 117cm.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 101cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).
    • 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • There are a further 6 steps with handrails both sides and tactile paving at the top and bottom on the left hand approach to this entrance shown in photos 8, 9 and 10.

Entrance (Dobree House Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right as you enter the main entrance.
    • This entrance gives access to level 1.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 107cm.
    • The main 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 99cm.
    • There is a key fob reader on the door handle at a height of 108cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in the doorway.
    • 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.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp in the doorway is shown in phots 3 and 4.

Entrance (Level 3 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you exit the foyer lift on level 3.
    • This entrance gives access to level 3.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 97cm.
    • The main 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 101cm.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.

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 and tiles.
    • 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.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are provided in some corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding 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.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located opposite the lift.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the Dobree House Entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are level 1 - 8.
    • There are 13 steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 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 not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Lift (Foyer)

  • The lift is located to the right of the main entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1 and 3.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not 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 good.
  • 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 111cm x 140cm (3ft 8in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 not 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.
  • A key fob is required to use the lift. The key fob reader is next to the external lift controls and is 95cm high (photo 2). The floor buttons in the lift are 0 and 1 (0 being level 1 and 1 being level 3). Photos 3 and 4 show the lift entrance on level 3. The key fob reader is to the left hand side at a height of 95cm. This lift is part of the 'Red Route' through the campus. From level 3 students with appropriate access on their university cards can access the EC Stoner building from here.

Lift

  • The lift is located directly to the left as you enter Dobree House.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the Dobree House Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1 - 8.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 450kg.
  • 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 good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 146cm x 81cm (4ft 9in x 2ft 8in).
  • 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 not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.