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Chemistry West Block

Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include chemistry offices and classrooms.

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 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 in front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 480cm (8ft 2in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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.

Outside Access (West Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically (away from you).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The first set of doors are permanently held open.
    • The second set of doors are push pad operated on entry and fully automatic upon exit.

Level Change (West Block Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (West Block Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (West Block Rear 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 steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are hearing loops located in Serminar Rooms G.75, G1.65, G1.80 and lecture theatres E and F.

Level Change (Lecture Theatre E and Seminar Room G.75)

  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the left rear of the main stairs and through the door on the right.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Lecture Theatre E and Seminar Room G.75)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the rear set of stairs leading to G.75.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 132cm (3ft x 4ft 4in).
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Level Change (Lecture Theatre F - Lowered Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located along the corridor to the right of the main stairs upon entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • Please note that the rear of the lecture theatre can be reached via another entrance which has level access.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1-G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There is a link to Chemistry on the first and second floors.
    • There is a lower section of the ground floor that these stairs also access.
    • There are only 6 medium steps to reach it.
    • The handrail is on the left hand side only going up.
    • This area can be reached accessibly via the Lecture Theatre E and Seminar Room G.75 level change.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1-G-1-2.
  • The lift is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the West Block entrance.
  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the right of the first floor.
    • 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 92cm (3ft).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 225cm (6ft 11in x 7ft 5in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • 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.
    • 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 48cm (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 106cm (3ft 6in) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 115cm (3ft 9in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located on floor -1 along the corridor between Chemistry West and Chemistry.
    • The female toilets are 27m (29yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located on floor -1 along the corridor between Chemistry West and Chemistry.
    • The male toilets are 19m (20yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the right of the first floor.
    • The female and male toilets are 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in room B.71 on level -1.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Level Change (Shower Base Step)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the base of the shower.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

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.