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St Marks Residences

St Marks Street, Leeds, LS2 9EL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include ensuite accommodation for postgraduate students.
  • Comments View
    • St Marks Residences is made up of a main building and 11 accommodation blocks.
    • To view the campus map or for information on how to get to the campus please click here.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Leeds.
  • The nearest mainline station is Leeds Central.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the side of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 430cm x 200cm (14ft 1in x 6ft 7in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the rear entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 23m (25yd) from the rear 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 block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • More Blue Badge parking can be made available if required.

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 92cm (3ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 118cm (3ft) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 144cm (4ft) wide.

Level Change (Side 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Rear Access)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 118cm (3ft) wide.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 10:00.
    • Monday 14:00 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 10:00.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 10:00.
    • Friday 14:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday 08:00 - 10:00.
    • Saturday 14:00 - 18:00.
    • Sunday 08:00 - 10:00.
    • Sunday 14:00 - 18:00.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The hearing loop is fitted in the meeting room in the main building.
    • The photographs show part of the communal area in the main building.

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 25m (27yd 13in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the rear of the main 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 84cm (2ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 210cm (4ft x 6ft).
    • 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 83cm (2ft).
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 (18in).
    • 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 3").
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft) high.
    • 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 3").
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • 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 identical accessible toilets located in the lobby of Blocks C, F and K.

Standard Toilet(s)

Outside Access (Block A Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the courtyard.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 98cm (3ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 102cm (3ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances to all other blocks, except Blocks H, J and K, with are accessed via steps.
    • However, step free access to these blocks is available via Block G.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 4 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in A block.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was A1.2.
    • The width of the door to the room is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 396cm x 274cm (12ft 12in x 8ft 12in).
    • The bed is 45cm (1ft 6in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 18cm (7in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are a height adjustable desk,an adjustable chair,a lowered sink and lowered cooker.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 220cm x 230cm (7ft 3in x 7ft 7in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is shower chair.
    • The shower seat height is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Vibrating pillows are available.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There are 0 accessible rooms with baths.
    • There are 4 accessible rooms with wheel in showers.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There are also rooms available with controls with contrasting surroundings for students with visual impairments.
    • There are push pad operated automatic doors for the flats.

Lift (Block A Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on ground floor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 8m (26ft 3in) from entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 98cm x 210cm (3ft 3in x 6ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 not 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.

Other Floors (Block A Entrance)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar flights of steps in all student blocks. .

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 cannot be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.