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University House

Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Leeds.
  • The nearest mainline station is Leeds.
  • 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
    • The car park is outside The Refectory.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 600cm (13ft 1in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • 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 block paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking needs to be pre-booked and may be chargeable.
    • There is also on street parking available on Crommer Terrace, to the side of the building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic doors are push pad operated, and open towards you.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are fixed hearing loops fitted in the Great and Little Woodhouse rooms on the second floor.
    • There are also portable loops available for use through the rest of the building.
    • Photograph 1 shows the de Grey room on the second floor.
    • There are push pad operated automatic doors leading to the lift on the ground floor (shown in photograph 2), and also from the lift on the second and third floors.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are (-1)-G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 28m (31yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 138cm x 160cm (4ft 6in x 5ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception (Student Campus Card Enquires Desk)

  • The reception desk is 22m (24yd) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Comments View
    • The Student Campus Card Enquires desk is located on the first floor, past the main stairs from the lift.
    • There is a bell for attention, 134cm high.

Level Change (First Floor)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located just past the Student Campus Card Enquiries desk.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a further medium marked step just beyond the shallow step.
    • These steps lead to Residential Services.
    • There is step free access to this area available via the Mezz Bar of The Refectory, using a fire escape.
    • If this access is required, it should be requested in advance.
    • Please see the separate guide for The Refectory and Mezz Bar for access information.

Level Change (Third Floor)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located by the main stairs.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are four steps leading down from the Purchasing Office and meeting room (which are accessible via the lift) to the main stairs, and a further four steps leading up to the Conference and Events Office, HR and the Staff Counselling and Psychological Support Service.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 8m (26ft 3in) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the third floor, just inside the door leading from the lift.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 120cm x 230cm (3ft 11in x 7ft 7in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 76cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Visitors to the Conference and Dining Rooms on the second floor can access the accessible toilet on level 2 of the Students' Union, using a key fob to open the door on the second floor leading to the Students' Union.
    • Please see the separate guide for the Students' Union for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • A member of staff with British Sign Language or an interpreter can be provided on request.