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Liberty Building

University Western, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS3 1DB

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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. There are freestanding and wall mounted hand sanitisers throughout the residences. The height of the freestanding hand sanitisers is 99cm. The height of the wall mounted hand sanitisers is 101cm.
  • 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

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Law - lecture theatres, teaching and seminar rooms, the Moot Court Room, staff offices.

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 (Front Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is between this and the Maurice Keyworth buildings.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 400cm (9ft 10in x 13ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 29m (31yd 2ft) 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 tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • There is 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.

Parking (Staff Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park type is underground.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does 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.
    • The staff car park is accessed off Belle Vue Road, at the rear 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 single width.
  • The door opening is 99cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door is touch pad operated, and opens towards you.
    • There is also an automatic revolving door available at this entrance.

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.

Outside Access (Staff Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the staff car park.
  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Staff Car Park 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located just inside, to the left as you enter.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp overcomes the steps mentioned, and has handrails both sides.

Reception (Student Education Desk)

  • The reception desk is 17m (19yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Comments View
    • The Student Education Desk is located on the ground floor, to the left as you enter.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is infrared.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The Infra Red hearing assistance system is fitted in the teaching rooms and the Moot Court Room.
    • Height adjustable desks are available in the Moot Court Room, lecture theatre on the lower ground floor and teaching rooms.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The details above are for the Belle Vue Road staircase, at the rear of the building.
    • There are similar stairs in the main foyer and in the far left hand corner of the building (the Moorland Road staircase).
    • These access floors G-1-2 only.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2.
  • The lift is 11m (12yd) 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 140cm x 150cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are 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 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.

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 11m (12yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, opposite 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 168cm x 250cm (5ft 6in x 8ft 2in).
    • 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 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 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.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar accessible toilets in the same location on all other floors, although the toilet on the lower ground floor has the transfer space on the right (shown in photograph 2).

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the accessible toilet on the lower ground floor.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located past the lift and accessible toilet.
    • The female and male toilets are 16m (17yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • These toilets contain cubicles with doors that open outwards and grab rails fitted.
    • There are similar toilets on all other floors.

Standard Shower

  • The showers are located in the lower ground floor standard toilets, and are accessed via a medium step.

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.