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Clarence Dock Village

Clarence Road, Leeds, LS10 1LU

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Accommodation Summary

  • Parking and Transport View
    • The accommodation has its own parking facilities.
    • Secure parking is available.
    • Access to the secure car park is via key fob. There is no external lighting for the car park. Parking is by permit only.
    • 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 14 buildings.
    • All buildings at this residence have similar access to the one surveyed.
    • The residence surveyed was Block C.
  • Accessible Accommodation Information View
    • The accommodation has 614 rooms in total.
    • There is an/are accessible room(s) within the accommodation.
    • The accommodation has 7 accessible room(s) with accessible bathroom facilities.
    • There is/are 0 accessible room(s) with a ceiling track hoist.
    • There is/are 7 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 not available.
  • 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 shower pods.
    • There is not an/are not adjoining room(s) available for the standard room(s).
  • Amenities and Communal Facilities View
    • There is not 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 a deaf alert system available on request.
    • Vibrating pillows alarms are available on request.
    • The accessible room surveyed does have a flashing door bell.
    • Bed raisers are not available on request.
    • Portable hoists are not available on request.

Summary

Getting Here

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located throughout the site.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are all residences and facilities buildings.
    • 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 311cm x 499cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays do not have a marked zone around them.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and student permit 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 not clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is not a campus map available within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Block C entrance.
    • There are 2 Blue Badge bays in the parking spaces to the left of Block C (shown in photographs 1 and 2), and 2 Blue Badge bays in the parking spaces to the right of Block D (shown in photographs 3 and 4). There is a dropped kerb without tactile paving from the parking bays to the left of Block C (shown in photograph 7).

Useful Information

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 floor 1 of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Block C Rooms C1.1-C5.3'.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 145cm .
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 120cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The exit push pad or push button is 112cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • 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.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building via lift(s).
  • Circulation View
    • There are no doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • 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 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 (Block C)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter the block.
    • The stairs are approximately 1m from the Block C 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 stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • 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.

Lift (Block C)

  • The lift is located through the door ahead on the right as you as you enter Block C.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) 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 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • There are manual, light, single doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor.
  • 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 not 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 101cm x 134cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is no weight limit visible in this lift.

Accommodation (Room C236)

  • Accessible Room Information View
    • This type of accessible room is located in flat 3 on floors 2, 3, 4 and 5 of Block C, and in flat 3 on floors 3, 4, and 5 of Block D.
    • 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 lift and the room(s).
    • The room surveyed does not have an adjoining room.
  • Accessible Room Features View
    • The accessible room surveyed is located in flat 3 on floor 2 of Block C.
    • The accessible room surveyed at the time of the visit was C236.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible room surveyed, via lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The door is manual with a key lock.
    • The keyhole height is 118cm.
    • The width of the door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • There are not lowered spy holes available.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The bed height is not adjustable.
    • The height of the bed is 55cm (1ft 10in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 25cm (10in).
    • The bed is not moveable.
    • The room does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm next to the bed.
    • The height of the desk is 74cm.
    • The desk is not height adjustable.
    • The desk knee recess has the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth).
    • The room surveyed had a desk chair without armrests.
    • Wardrobes have not been adapted to allow use from a seated position.
    • Electric sockets are between 40cm and 100cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • The window control type(s) for the room is a/are standard lever(s).
    • The window controls are not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the room.
    • The emergency alarm is a push button.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • The colour contrast between the room walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels in the room are good.
  • Bathroom Facilities View
    • This information relates to the ensuite.
    • The colour contrast between the external bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The bathroom door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door has no lock.
    • The width of the door into the bathroom is 85cm.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 183cm x 144cm.
    • The bathroom does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The bathroom has a non-slip floor.
    • The colour contrast between the bathroom walls and floor is fair.
    • There is not an emergency alarm within the bathroom.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the bathroom.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
    • 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 immediately next to or behind the toilet.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin 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 74cm.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is no soap available.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels in the bathroom are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • The colour 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 rails 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 colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
  • Shower Details View
    • The ensuite has a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • Shower controls have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 49cm.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower.
    • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • There is a single vertical grab rail to assist standing users.
    • The colour contrast between the shower wall-mounted grab rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the shower dropdown rail(s) and wall is/are good.

Kitchen/Dining Area (Block C Floor 2 Flat 3)

  • The kitchen/dining area is accessed by a single door with an opening width of over 75cm.
  • The height of the lowest work surface is 92cm.
  • There is a height adjustable work surface (which includes the sink and hob).
  • The kitchen does have an unobstructed floor space of at least 150cm × 150cm.
  • There is a knee recess under a work surface.
  • A knee recess is provided adjacent to the sink and the hob.
  • Knee recesses are at least 80cm wide.
  • There are some low level cupboards.
  • The height of the dining table is 67cm.
  • There are dining chairs with and without armrests.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the reception block, at the front left of the site.
    • This entrance gives access to reception.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Reception'.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a ramp with a very easy incline.

Opening Times (Reception)

  • Monday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 12:00.

Reception (Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located ahead as you enter via the Reception entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Reception 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 not 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 73cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • There is no wayfinding signage available at/close to the reception.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.
  • Security Barriers View
    • Background music is played in the reception area.

Outside Access (Laundry Room Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Launmdry building, opposite Block D.
    • This entrance gives access to the Laundry.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Laundry'.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to either side of the entrance as you face it.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • 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 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • Lift View
    • There is also a steep ramp in front of the entrance without handrails, with a width of 140cm (shown in photographs 8 and 9).

Laundry

  • The flooring in the laundry is vinyl.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in the laundry.
  • There are two seater sofas in the laundry.
  • There are 9 washers and 9 dryers.
  • The dryers are stacked on top of the washers.
  • The height range of the controls for the washers and dryers is 93cm - 103cm.
  • There is a card top up unit.
  • The height range of the controls for the card top up unit is 130cm - 146cm.
  • There is a card purchase unit.
  • The height range of the controls for the card purchase unit is 98cm - 128cm.

Outside Access (Gym Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Gym building, at the front right of the site.
    • This entrance gives access to the Gym.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Gym'.
    • 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 not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 125cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Opening Times (Gym)

  • Monday 08:00 - 19:45.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:45.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 19:45.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 19:45.
  • Friday 08:00 - 19:45.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 20:00.

Gym

  • The gym is not staffed.
  • There is not an emergency alarm in the gym.
  • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
  • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes; free weights and cable resistance machines.
  • Background music is not played.
  • The flooring in the gym consists of vinyl.
  • There is some flooring with a shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in Clarence Dock Common Room.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in Clarence Dock Common Room.