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Leodis Residence Block E

1 North West Road, LS6 2QF

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Accommodation Summary

  • Parking and Transport View
    • The accommodation has its own parking facilities.
    • Secure parking is available.
    • Key fob access to a secure car park.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Residence Information View
    • This residence is made up of Standard Student Accommodation. Leodis residence has 9 blocks buildings.
    • Most buildings at this residence have similar access to the one surveyed.
    • The residence surveyed was Block E.
  • Accessible Accommodation Information View
    • The accommodation has 0 rooms in total.
  • 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 shared bathrooms 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.
    • Bed raisers are available on request.
    • Auxiliary aides can be provided upon request depending on the residents requirements.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Summary

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by students and permit holders.
    • The car park is located outside E Block.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 328cm x 530cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays do not have a marked zone around them.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the E Block entrance.
    • 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.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • Access to the car park is via a security gate. Access is via an intercom 108cm or key fob 83cm. Parking permits must be applied for use of the car park.

Outside Access (Pedestrian Gate to Leodis Site)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on North West Road.
    • This entrance gives access to the Leodis accommodation site.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • 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) away from you (push).
    • The exit push pad or push button is 126cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 96cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located either side of the entrance on the approach.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Block E.
    • This entrance gives access to standard accommodation.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'E'.
    • 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/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is an intercom.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 116cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • There is a push pad/button to exit the main automatic doors.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 126cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 91cm.
    • 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 outside Block E 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.
  • Comments View
    • The intercom is between 112cm - 138cm high.

Inside Access

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
    • The type of flooring is carpet and laminate.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Audio View
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter Block E.
    • The stairs are approximately 1m from the Block E entrance.
    • 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 G - 6.
    • 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 not 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 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 moderate to good.

Lift

  • The lift is located on the left hand side of the foyer as you enter Block E.
  • The lift was out of use at the time of the survey.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Block E 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 G - 6.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are 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 control plate and the wall is good.

Kitchen/Dining Area

  • The kitchen/dining area is accessed by a single door with an opening width of over 75cm.
  • Lowered work surfaces are not available.
  • The height of the lowest work surface is 91cm.
  • The kitchen does have an unobstructed floor space of at least 150cm × 150cm.
  • There is not a knee recess under a work surface.
  • There are some low level cupboards.
  • There are easy to grip handles or taps for cupboards and the sink.
  • The height of the dining table is 87cm.
  • Seating for the dining table are high stools. There are also sofas and a television within this area.