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Lupton Residences

Alma Road, Leeds, LS6 2PG

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Accommodation Summary

  • Parking and Transport View
    • The accommodation has its own parking facilities.
    • Secure parking is available.
    • Access to the site and parking is via key fob or intercom. Parking is limited to permit holders.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a university bus service stop within approximately 200 metres of the residence.
  • Residence Information View
    • This residence is made up of 15 buildings.
    • All buildings at this residence have similar access to the one surveyed.
    • The residence surveyed was H Block.
  • Accessible Accommodation Information View
    • The accommodation has 640 rooms in total.
    • There is not an/are not accessible room(s) within the accommodation.
  • Standard Accommodation Information View
    • There is standard accommodation on the ground floor.
    • Ground floor accommodation does have level access.
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Standard accommodation has shared bathrooms with shower pods.
    • There is not an/are not adjoining room(s) available for the standard room(s).
  • Amenities and Communal Facilities View
    • There is not a convenience store within approximately 200 metres of the residence.
    • Communal facilities within this residence include a staffed reception and a launderette.
    • The communal facilities for the accommodation surveyed include; a kitchen and a dining area.
  • Additional Accessibility Aids View
    • There is not a deaf alert system available on request.
    • Vibrating pillows alarms are available on request.
    • Bed raisers are not available on request.
    • Portable hoists are not available on request.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located throughout the site.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are all blocks.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is step free access from this car park.
    • Buildings are not clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is not a campus map available within the car park.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the left hand side of the office block, at the front of the site.
    • This entrance gives access to the Post Room and Reception.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Reception'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 105cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 91cm.
    • The first door is accessed by key fob during out of office hours to give students access to the Post Room. Both sets of doors are permanently held open during office hours.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the first doorway.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 4cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Opening Times (Reception)

  • Monday 08:00 - 10:00.
  • Monday 15:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00.
  • Tuesday 15:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00.
  • Wednesday 15:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 10:00.
  • Thursday 15:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 10:00.
  • Friday 15:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located ahead as you enter via the Reception entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Reception entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 111cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • There is no wayfinding signage available at/close to the reception.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet and vinyl.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Outside Access (Block H Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Block H.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor and Flat 1.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'H'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 118cm .
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 100cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The exit push pad or push button is 126cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 72cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 11cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is not step-free access throughout the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are no doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are no seats/chairs at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the music room.

Other Floors (Block H)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter the block.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the Block H entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • The room(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are accommodation on the first and second floors.

Kitchen/Dining Area (Block H Flat 2.1)

  • The kitchen/dining area is accessed by a single door with an opening width of less than 75cm.
  • Lowered work surfaces are not available.
  • The height of the lowest work surface is 90cm.
  • There is not a knee recess under a work surface.
  • There are some low level cupboards.
  • The height of the dining table is 72cm.
  • There are dining chairs with and without armrests.

Outside Access (Laundry Room Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the office block, at the front of the site.
    • This entrance gives access to the laundry.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Laundry'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 104cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 108cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 7cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Laundry Room

  • There are 10 washing machines in the laundry, all are floor standing.
  • There are 10 dryers.
  • 5 of the dryers are mounted on top of washing machines.
  • 5 of the dryers are floor standing.
  • The height range of the controls is 92cm - 101cm for the washing machines and combined washing machines and dryers.
  • The height range of the controls for the floor standing dryers is 93cm - 102cm.
  • The flooring is vinyl.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in the laundry.
  • There is a card top up machine.
  • The height range of the top up machine controls is 85cm - 98cm.

Outside Access (Music Room Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right hand side of the office block, at the front of the site.
    • This entrance gives access to the music room.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Music Room'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key lock is 159cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance, leading from the front of the building.
    • There is/are 18 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s) (Visitor Toilet)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located at the front of the block to the left of the office block as you face it, at the front of the site.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m from the reception entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.

Step(s) (Visitor Toilet)

  • Stepped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located in front of, and in the doorway to, the vsitor toilet.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the visitor toilet.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.