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Devonshire Hall Elmfield Lodge and Springhill House

Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, Leeds, LS6 2EQ

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in November 2020.
  • There have been no changes to the parking available.
  • Some sites have implemented new one way systems.
  • Additional hand sanitising stations have been installed at the majority of block entrances, main entrances and exit routes in every residence.
  • The introduction of hand sanitising stations may have reduced the maneuvering space in lobby areas.
  • Restrictions are in place for the number of students able to use common rooms and gyms etc.. These numbers are highlighted using posters and gyms are on a booking system only.
  • Markings have been added to floors to assist with social distancing and signs have been installed on walls and doors to remind people to keep 2 metres apart.
  • Bollard comms and some lift doors have also been branded with Covid-19 information.
  • Protective screens have been installed at the main reception desk at every one of the owned and managed UOL residences.
  • There have been no changes to the toilet facilities.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include an accommodation block, meeting/study rooms, and a social meeting place.

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The main reception for these buildings is located in the Devonshire Hall Old Hall (Main Building).
    • Catered residents take their meals in the dining room in the Hain Hall.
    • Please see the separate guide for Devonshire Hall Old Hall (Conference Facilities and Public Areas) for more details.
    • The Main Hall also contains a bar open to all Devonshire Hall residents and their guests.
    • To view the campus map or for information on how to get to the campus please click here.

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 Burley Park.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is available outside the Devonshire Hall Old Hall (Main Building), on the opposite side of Cumberland Road, or outside Devonshire Hall Grosvenor Court, next to these buildings.
    • Please see the separate guides for these buildings for more information.
    • There is an area to drop off outside by buildings, shown in the photograph.

Outside Access (Elmfield Lodge Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is similar access to Springhill House.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Rooms 3 and 4 in Springhill House are accessed by medium steps.

Accommodation

  • These buildings provides 0 adapted accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate adapted bathroom.
  • Most ground floor rooms do have level access.
  • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
  • There are standard rooms on other floors.
  • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • The photograph shows one of the shared kitchens.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are additional standard rooms.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the main stairs in Elmfield Lodge.
    • There is also a set of stairs by the main entrance which has the handrail on the left hand side going up (shown in photograph 2).
    • There are similar stairs in Springhill House.

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.