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Lyddon Hall

Lyddon Hall, Cromer Road, Leeds, LS2 9JP

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Accommodation Summary

  • Parking and Transport View
    • The accommodation does not have its own parking facilities.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • 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 not have level access.
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Standard accommodation has ensuites with stepped shower cubicles, ensuites with shower pods, shared bathrooms with stepped shower cubicles and shared bathrooms with level showers.
  • 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 and a common room.
    • The communal facilities for the accommodation surveyed include; a kitchen.
  • Additional Accessibility Aids View
    • There is not a deaf alert system available on request.

Summary

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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the rear.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of survey (November 2021) the parking was not in use due to roadworks.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building opposite Charles Morris Halls.
    • This entrance gives access to ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Lyddon Hall'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not 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 129cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 142cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 62cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located directly outside the main entrance.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The height of the steps are 5cm, 15cm and 17cm going up.

Reception (Main Hall Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on the left as you enter through the Main Entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Main 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 no 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 moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 110cm.
    • There is 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 74cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
    • There is wayfinding signage available at/close to the reception.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is wood.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There are armchairs and sofas in the waiting area.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
  • Comments View
    • There is a window/hatch for the hall office to the left of the hall reception.
    • It is 4m from the main entrance and 106 cm high.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is not step-free access throughout the building.
    • There is stepped access to There are 5 steps at the rear of the reception area leading to the ground floor rooms and conference centre.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet, wood 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • 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 5 and 6 show the Common Room on the ground floor. Photograph 7 shows the Common Room on the first floor.

Conference Centre

  • The Conference Centre is located at the rear of the ground floor on a raised stepped area.
  • There is an entrance at the rear of the building that may be used to give step free access to the Conference Centre. (However at the time of the survey (November 2021) the entrance could not be used due to roadworks on Cromer Road)
  • The Conference Centre is made up of two conference rooms (Sir Clifford Allbutt Room and Lydgate Room).
  • There is a break out room with a refreshment area and seating area.
  • The Sir Clifford Allbutt room contains tables with a height of 66cm from floor to the underside and seats with armrests, a TV monitor, a computer and a flip chart as shown in photographs 1 to 4.

Step(s) (Ground Floor)

  • Stepped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located to the right of reception.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access to room 1 - 9 and the Conference Centre.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 22cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.

Other Floors (Main Stairs)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located opposite the reception.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the Main 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, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are 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 the right going up.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Other Information View
    • The area(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Student accommodation, kitchens and common rooms on floors 1 - 2.

Other Floors (Rear Stairs)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located in the raised area on the ground floor by the post boxes.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the Main 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 the ground floor, on the second floor and on the third floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • 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 the right going up.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • Other Information View
    • The area(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Student accommodation, kitchens and common rooms on floors 1 - 3.

Kitchen/Dining Area

  • The kitchen/dining area is accessed by a single door with an opening width of less than 75cm.
  • Lowered work surfaces are not available.
  • The height of the lowest work surface is 90cm.
  • The kitchen does have an unobstructed floor space of at least 150cm × 150cm.
  • There are low level cupboards.
  • There are easy to grip handles or taps for cupboards.
  • The height of the dining table is 70cm.
  • There are dining chairs without armrests only.
  • There is a shared kitchen on each floor. Photo four shows a kitchen on different floor to the first three photos.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located in the conference room area on the raised ground floor.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 17m from the Main Entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located in the conference room area on the raised ground floor.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m from the Main Entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.