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Physics Research Deck

University of Leeds, Woodhouse, Hilary Place, Leeds, LS2 3AR

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Summary

  • Building View
    • Services / Facilities within the building include; Laboratories, Workshops and Offices.
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Female standard toilet facilities are located along several of the ground floor corridors.
    • Male standard toilet facilities are located along several of the ground floor corridors.
    • Standard changing facilities are located along the corridor on the eighth floor.
    • There are accessible toilets located nearby within the EC Stoner Building.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Beech Grove Terrace Blue Badge Bays.
    • The car park is located along Beech Grove Terrace between the Michael Sadler Building and the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Cavendish Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • There is an electric car charging station along Cavendish Road. There are numerous site campus parking areas around the campus including the Multi Storey Car park situated off Vernon Road. In front of the Physics Research Deck is an area reserved for security vehicles only which has electrical charging points (photograph 4).

Site/Campus Car Park (Beech Grove Terrace Blue Badge Bays)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located along Beech Grove Terrace between the Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building and the Michael Sadler Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Marjorie and Arnold Ziff Building and the Michael Sadler Building.
    • 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 8 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 640cm.
    • 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 Blue Badge 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor of the building.
    • 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.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 82cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The exit push pad or push button is 116cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.

Outside Access (Stepped Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to level 8.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is stepped 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 card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 80cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The exit push pad or push button is 120cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm.
    • 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 78cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located leading to the entrance.
    • There is/are 10 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 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.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Entrance (Department of Physics Research Deck)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level eight of EC Stoner.
    • This entrance gives access to the rear of the physics deck on level eight.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Department of Physics Research Deck'.
    • There is step-free access 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) towards you (pull).
    • 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 76cm.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is stepped access to reach room 8.4021 on the eighth floor.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet, vinyl, concrete and laminate.
    • There is flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There are no seats/chairs at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • Floor plans/maps are available.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is not consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • Hearing loops are located within tutorial rooms 4 and 5.

Step(s)

  • Stepped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located to your right on entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access 8.4021.
    • There is/are 19 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • 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 good.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 8 and 9.
    • 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 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 cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located towards the front of the building on floor 8.
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the EC Stoner near the link in to the Physics Deck.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located to the front right of the building.
    • There is step-free access into 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 high.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 88cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female toilet is located towards the rear left of the building.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 60m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • 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 90cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are good.