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North Hill Court

North Grange Road, Leeds, LS6 2EN

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Accommodation Summary

  • Parking and Transport View
    • The accommodation has its own parking facilities.
    • No secure parking is available.
    • Parking is limited to Brown Permit holders only.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a university bus service stop within approximately 200 metres of the residence.
  • Accessible Accommodation Information View
    • The accommodation has 88 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 not have level access.
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Standard accommodation has ensuites with stepped shower cubicles and shared bathrooms with stepped shower cubicles.
    • There is not an/are not adjoining room(s) available for the standard room(s).
    • The accommodation in the main building of North Hill Court has shared bathrooms. The accommodation in North Hill House (12 rooms) has ensuite bathrooms.
  • 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.
    • There is a Common Room in North Hill House for residents of the house only.
  • 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

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • 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.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • Unmarked standard parking is available on North Grange Mount.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the main building.
    • This entrance gives access to the landing between the ground and first floors of North Hill Court.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'North Hill Court'.
    • 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 an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 141cm .
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 115cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 5 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 19cm.
    • 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 both sides of the step(s).
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance at the front right of the building with 3 steps (shown in photographs 8 - 13).

Opening Times (Reception)

  • Monday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Monday 16:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Wednesday 16:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Thursday 16:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Friday 16:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on floor -1.
    • The reception point is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main stairs.
    • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is visible from the entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no 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 113cm.
    • 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.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.

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.
    • There are corridors/walkways with a surface width of less than 120cm (excluding any permanent obstructions over a small distance).
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet and vinyl.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • 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 1 and 2 show the main building.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the common room for North Hill House.

Other Floors (Main Stairs)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 1m from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on the basement floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • 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 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 right going up.
    • Handrails are not 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.
    • 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 area(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are all rooms, the laundry, and reception.
    • The doors into each flat is directly accessed from the stairs. There is a similar set of stairs in the right hand side of the building, with handrail on the left hand side going up (shown in photographs 5 - 8).

Laundry

  • The laundry is located on floor -1, to the right as you exit the stairs.
  • There is clear signage from the entrance.
  • The door opens away from you (push) and is permanently held open.
  • The clear door width is 77cm.
  • There is a steep ramp in the doorway (16.3 degrees).
  • There are 2 washing machines and 2 dryers, all floor mounted.
  • The height range of the controls is 94cm - 102cm.
  • The flooring is vinyl with shiny finish is parts.
  • There is bench seating which is fixed and does not have armrests.
  • There is a top up machine.
  • The height range of the controls is 113cm - 130cm.

Kitchen/Dining Area (Flat 8)

  • The kitchen/dining area is accessed by a single door with an opening width of less than 75cm.
  • The door is not push pad activated.
  • 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 73cm.
  • There are dining chairs without armrests only.
  • The dining area is located in the main area of the flat, outside the kitchen.

Outside Access (North Hill House)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of North Hill House, at the letft hand side of the site.
    • This entrance gives access to North Hill House.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'North Hill House'.
    • 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 an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 141cm .
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 130cm.
    • 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 96cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 99cm.
  • 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 14cm.
    • 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).

Other Floors (North Hill House)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the rear left of North Hill House as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the North Hill House entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, G, 1, 2, 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 20cm.
    • 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 right going up.
    • Handrails are not 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 1 to 3, and 6 to 10.
    • The stairs from the ground to the first and second floors have a handrail on the right going up. The stairs from the basement to the ground floor have handrails on both sides (shown in photograph 6).

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located on floor -1 of North Hill Court, in the reception area to the left as you exit the stairs.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the stairs.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 92cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are good.