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Devonshire Hall Old Hall (Main Building)

Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, Leeds, LS6 2EQ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Related link Devonshire Hall Grosvenor Court.
    • Related link Devonshire Hall Elmfield Lodge and Springhill House.
    • The reception here is the main reception for all of the Devonshire Halls.
    • Catered residents take their meals in the Dining Room in the Main Hall.
    • Please see the separate guide for Devonshire Halls Old Hall (Conference Facilities and Public Areas) for more details.
    • The Main Hall also contains a bar open to all Devonshire Hall residents and their guests.
    • To view the campus map or for information on how to get to the campus please click here.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Leeds.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Burley Park.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is in the Quadrangle.
    • 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 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located just inside the Quadrangle.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).

Level Change (Reception Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance as you face it.
  • 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 not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 102cm (3ft 4in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the reception entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 10:00.
    • Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00.
    • Thursday 16:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 16:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (Block R Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the South Courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There is similar access to many other blocks, although some blocks are accessed by a medium step (shown in photograph 2).
    • Access to Coach House Block 1, at the rear of the North Building, is via 2 medium steps with no handrail.

Level Change (Block R 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 moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 92cm (3ft).
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the ramp in the doorway leading to R Block.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show a ramp leading to the raised pathway leading to the R Block entrance.

Inside Access

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

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in Block R on the ground floor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was R6.
    • The width of the door to the room is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 300cm x 180cm (9ft 10in x 5ft 11in).
    • The bed is 54cm (1ft 9in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 24cm (9in).
    • Light switches are 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 ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 179cm x 280cm (5ft 10in x 9ft 2in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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 placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 122cm (4ft).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (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 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not 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.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are push.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • 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 bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are in rooms.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 1 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • Room H1.14 has a fixed flashing fire alarm.

Kitchen

  • The building has shared kitchen facilities.
  • The height of the kitchen counters is 92cm.
  • The kitchen has a sink.
  • The height of the sink is 92cm.
  • The sink has twist/turn mixer taps.
  • The kitchen has a table.
  • The height of the table is 71cm.
  • The kitchen has a microwave.
  • The height to the top control is 116cm.
  • The kitchen has a hob.
  • The height of the hob is 93cm.
  • The height to the controls is 95cm.
  • The height to the oven controls is 80cm.
  • The kitchen has a fridge/freezer.
  • The height to the handle is 90cm.

Other Floors (Block R)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located at the rear right of Block R as you enter through the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 48m from the Block R entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional standard rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar stairs in all other blocks.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.