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Montague Burton Residence

23 Devon Road, Leeds, LS2 9BA

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Accommodation Summary

  • Parking and Transport View
    • The accommodation has its own parking facilities.
    • Secure parking is available.
    • 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 Standard Student Accommodation buildings.
    • Most buildings at this residence have similar access to the one surveyed.
    • The residence surveyed was C Block.
    • There are 13 accommodation blocks on this site.
  • Accessible Accommodation Information View
    • The accommodation has 4 rooms in total.
    • There is an/are accessible room(s) within the accommodation.
    • The accommodation has 4 accessible room(s) with accessible bathroom facilities.
    • There is/are 0 accessible room(s) with a ceiling track hoist.
    • There is/are 0 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 available.
    • The accessible toilet facilities are located The accessible toilet and showers are on the ground floor within the accessible accommodation (Flat C1.2).
  • 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 cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Standard accommodation has shared bathrooms with stepped shower cubicles.
    • 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 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 not available on request.
    • Portable hoists are not available on request.
    • Other auxiliary aids include; The university will supply students with auxiliary aids depending on individual requirements.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located centrally, between the blocks.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 437cm (14ft 4in).
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 39 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 290cm x 470cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides but not at the rear.
    • The marked zone is 120cm wide.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the C 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 dropped kerbs.
    • 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.
    • The blue badge bay is located outside C Block. There are 39 spaces including the blue badge bay. There are 4 staff parking bays available shown in photos 6 and 7.

Outside Access (Site entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Devon Road.
    • This entrance gives access to reception, common room and student accommodation.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Montague Burton Residence'.
    • 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 a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 104cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The exit push pad or push button is 95cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 102cm.
    • The door release for exiting is to the right of the reception entrance shown in photos 4 and 5.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the approach the 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.

Outside Access (Reception)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter the site.
    • This entrance gives access to reception.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Reception'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • 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 80cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the reception doorway.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on the left as you enter the main site entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) 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 moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 118cm.
    • 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.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There are sofas only in the waiting area.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • There are stools in the reception waiting area. There is a water dispenser in the reception waiting area.

Outside Access (C Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor.
    • This entrance gives access to student accommodation.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'C Block'.
    • 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 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 96cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • The door bell ranges in height from 129cm - 139cm. The door is automatic as you exit via a sensor.

Entrance (Flat C1.2 Push Pad)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located after C Block, outside the entrance on the ground floor.
    • This entrance gives access to Flat C1.2.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The entry push pad or push button is 85cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm.
    • The door is sensor activated and opens automatically when exiting.

Entrance (Flat C1.2 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor.
    • This entrance gives access to Flat C 1.2.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'C1.2'.
    • There is step-free access 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 main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm.
    • There are two key fob readers placed at heights of 100cm (wall mounted) and 116cm (above door handle). The door opens automatically via sensor when exiting the flat.

Accommodation

  • Accessible Room Information View
    • This type of accessible room is located C Block, Ground floor, Flat 1.2.
    • There is step-free access to this type of accessible room.
    • All accessible rooms of this type have similar specifications.
    • The room surveyed does not have an adjoining room.
  • Accessible Room Features View
    • The accessible room surveyed is located ground floor, flat 1.2.
    • The accessible room surveyed at the time of the visit was Room 3 (C1.23).
    • There is step-free access to the accessible room surveyed.
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The door is manual with a key lock.
    • The width of the door is 78cm.
    • 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 57cm (1ft 10in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 0cm ().
    • The bed is not moveable.
    • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm next to the bed.
    • The height of the desk is 73cm.
    • The desk is not height adjustable.
    • The desk knee recess does not have the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth).
    • The height and depth of the knee recess is 70cm x 58cm.
    • The room surveyed had a desk chair with armrests.
    • Wardrobes have not been adapted to allow use from a seated position.
    • Light switches are not between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • 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 at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the room.
    • There is not 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 moderate to good.
    • The window lever is shown in photo 9. There are four light switches and they are at diffierent heights: Main light: 110cm Bed light: 130cm Desk light: 85cm Above sink light: 190cm Photo 10 shows the main light switch and the above bed switch. The height of the wash basin is 80cm.
  • Bathroom Facilities View
    • This information relates to the shared bathroom.
    • The colour contrast between the external bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The bathroom door opens inwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door into the bathroom is 80cm.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 186cm x 235cm.
    • The bathroom has a non-slip floor.
    • The colour contrast between the bathroom walls and floor is good.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The height of the wash basin is 82cm.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The lighting levels in the bathroom are moderate to good.
  • Shower Details View
    • The ensuite has a shower cubicle.
    • The shower cubicle is accessed via a deep step.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • Shower controls have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a fixed seat for the shower.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 56cm (1ft 10in).
    • There is not a/are not wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower.
    • The shared shower room consists of a shower and a wash basin. The step into the shower is 26cm.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in flat C1.2.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Flat entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 80cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 238cm (4ft 7in x 7ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 92cm (3ft).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side (on top of the cistern).
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The 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 rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is not 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 contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the toilet.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a covered cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is a handheld soap dispenser available.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

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 90cm.
  • 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.
  • The height of the dining table is 68cm.
  • There are dining chairs without armrests only.

Inside Access

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is not step-free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the C Block entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • There is a manual door to the staircase on the ground floor is shown in photo 1.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1M, 1, 2M, 2.
    • There are 7 to 14 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 18.5cm.
    • 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 right going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • There is a second lower handrail.
    • 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 block has mezzanine levels (1M and 2M). There are 7 steps to the mezzanine levels. There are 14 steps to the other floors (1 and 2). Photos 2, 3 and 4 show the 7 steps up to floor 1M. Photos 5, 6, 8 and 9 show the 14 steps up to floor 1.

Outside Access (Common Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to common room.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is 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) towards you (pull).
    • The exit push pad or push button is 95cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 85cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the common room entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left of the entrance.
    • There is/are 7 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • 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 both sides of the step(s).
    • 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a second lower handrail.
  • Comments View
    • The second handrail for the steps is at 50cm.
    • There is another set of stairs to access the common room to the right of the entrance as shown in photograph 13.

Common Room

  • The facilities within the common room consist of a gym, pool table, a television, a water machine and an accessible toilet.
  • There is a mixture of seating including benches, chairs without armrests, stools and sofas.
  • There are two table heights. The underneath height of the taller table is 68cm. The underneath of the lower table is 37cm.
  • The flooring is a mixture of vinyl, carpet and a woven mat.
  • There is a veranda outside surrounding the front and right of the common room which has wooden decking.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Common Room)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left as you enter the common room.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the common room entrance second door.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is fair.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 220cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The 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 rail(s) is/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 contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • 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 within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 107cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 127cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.