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Charles Morris Hall Whetton House

Charles Morris Hall, Mount Preston Street, Leeds, LS2 9JP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include catered student accommodation and conference accommodation.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a Sensory Garden.
  • Related link Charles Morris Hall Storm Jameson Court.
  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/en/access-guide/charles-morris-hall-storm-jameson-c
  • Comments View
    • The main reception for Charles Morris Hall is located in Storm Jameson Court.
    • Please see the guide for this building for more details.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Leeds.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • 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
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located true.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 600cm (13ft 1in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 22m (24yd 2in) 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Note: parking temporarily blocked during building work at Union.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located between Whetton and Dobree Halls.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door requires a key fob to operate and opens towards you.
    • This entrance is opposite the rear of Storm Jameson Court.
    • There is a slope located in front of the entrance.
    • The slope is moderate.
    • The slope is permanent.

Lift (Main Entrance Lobby Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located outside the entrance to Dobree House.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-3.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 139cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift gives access to the level 3 entrances to Dobree and Wheeton Houses, and the Red Route access to the Earth and Environment Building.

Outside Access (Whetton House Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main entrance as you enter.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a similar entrance on level 3 (shown in photograph 2) which is accessed via the foyer lift.

Level Change (Whetton House Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located just inside the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows 1 of the shared kitchens located at the far end of each floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are level 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the Whetton House Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.
  • The lift is 2m (6ft 7in) from Whetton House entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 138cm x 73cm (4ft 6in x 2ft 5in).
  • 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.

Accommodation

  • The establishment provides 0 adapted accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate adapted bathroom.
  • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
  • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
  • There are standard rooms on other floors.
  • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
  • There are some rooms on each level that have en suite bathrooms.
  • All other rooms shared 1 shower and toilet between 2 rooms, making these rooms adjoining if required.
  • A resident or visitor wishing to bring an assistance dog into this building needs to contact the Accommodation Office.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.