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Michael Sadler Building

Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Languages offices and teaching rooms.

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 (Rear Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • There is/are 8 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 640cm (9ft 10in x 20ft 12in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre Entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 79m (86yd 1ft) from the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre 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 not have tactile paving.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The closest parking bay is 35m from the accessible entrance.

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 door(s) open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the landing between the ground and first floor.

Level Change (Main 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Outside Access (Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There are two identical sets of doors either side of a manual revolving door with a width of 88cm.

Level Change (Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the entrance and stairs.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 143cm (4ft 8in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Level Change (Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre Foyer)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to your left and right upon entering the building.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The level change is two sets of 4 stairs.
    • There are identical Level changes on either side of the entrance.

Level Change (Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre Student Area)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of you upon entering via the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are 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 (Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre Student Area)

  • The lift is located in front of you upon entering via the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre Entrance.
  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 83cm x 140cm (2ft 9in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre

  • The entrance doors are 85cm, manual and pull to open.
  • There are wheelchair spaces next to each entrance at the front of the theatre.
  • Step free access to the lecture theatre is gained via the accessible entrance.

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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -2,-1,0,1,2,3,4.
    • 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.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -2,-1,0,1,2,3,4.
  • The lift is 55m (60yd 5in) from the accessible entrance.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 120cm (3ft 11in x 3ft 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not 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 bright.

Lift (Mobility Impaired Only)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead from the accessible entrance and on the left side of the corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -2,-1,0,1,2,3,4.
  • The lift is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 144cm x 140cm (4ft 9in 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 not 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 for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 62m (67yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the left of the building.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 150cm (6ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 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.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Changing Places (Partial)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located between the lifts on the third floor.
    • The facility is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 230cm x 188cm (7ft 7in x 6ft 2in).
    • The facility changing bench height is fixed.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the bench is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rails are on the right.
    • The type of sink is fixed.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
    • It is not a push button style alarm.

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 next to the main lifts and accessible toilet.
    • The female toilets are 62m (67yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located straight ahead from the accessible entrance, on the left side of the corridor.
    • The male toilets are 32m (34yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the left of the building.
    • The female and male toilets are 60m (65yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Additional standard toilets are located on either side of the main lifts on each floor.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • A member of staff with British Sign Language or an interpreter can be provided on request.