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Western Lecture Theatre

Moorland Road, University Western, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 1AN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the auditorium, seminar and meeting rooms, used by Leeds University Business School.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the right of the venue.
    • The car park is between the Liberty and 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 56m (61yd 9in) 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 road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking needs to be pre-booked and may be chargeable.
    • There are also designated Blue Badge bays outside the Michael Marks Building.
    • There are two electrical charging only bays to the right of the venue.
    • They are 22m from the main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, to the right.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 129cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Outside Access (Lift Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on the left.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (away from you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Entrances)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the building.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There are further moderate slopes leading off the main slope to both entrances.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • There is a hearing loop in the Western Lecture Theatre and the seminar room located in G.06.

Theatre (Auditorium)

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located at the rear of the Auditorium.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • It is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • The front of the Auditorioum can also be accessed via the lift.
    • There are two height adjustable desks to the rear of the auditorium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-LG-G.
    • There are 14 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.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the meeting rooms and toilets in the basement.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs are located just inside the lift entrance.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the lift entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.
  • The lift is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 146cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the front of the lecture theatre, and the meeting room on the lower ground floor.

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 8m (26ft 3in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located opposite the main entrance, off the foyer.
    • There is not 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 is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 166cm x 242cm (5ft 5in x 7ft 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • 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 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot 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 good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • 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.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the rear of the main entrance foyer.
  • There is / are 3 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are also a further 3 deep steps with a handrail on the left hand side going up, next to the male and female toilets leading up to the unisex toilet.

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.