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School of Education - Fraser Noble Building and 2 University Road

University of Leicester, 2 University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH

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Introduction

  • Fraser Noble Building
    Basment - Male Standard Toilets
    Ground floor -Rooms 008-017, Fraser Noble Hall
    Upper Ground - Fraser Noble Hall Balcony
    1st floor - 108 -112
    2nd floor - 208 -213

    2 University Road
    Ground floor - E001 -E007
    1st floor - E101 - 106
    2 - E201 -207.
  • The buildings house the School of Education and the Science Learning Centre - East Midlands.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

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.
    • The car park is located to the right 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 available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 471cm (8ft 2in x 15ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 1m (3ft 3in) from the Francis Noble entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on University Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking on University Road is pay and display.

Outside Access (Fraser Noble Building)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the building.
  • Entrance View
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in) wide.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located between the first and second set of doors.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 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.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
    • The lift does not bypass the ramp.

Lift (Fraser Noble Building Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just beyond the Fraser Noble entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Fraser Noble entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 75cm x 140cm (2ft 6in 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 lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Getting Around (Fraser Noble Building)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the main part of the Fraser Noble Building.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • This level change takes you to the landing between the basement and the ground floors. There are an addition four steps that are part of the stairs to access the ground floor. Level access to the rear of Fraser Noble can only be gained via the hall (shown in photographs 5 & 6) however this hall is frequently used.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • There is some flooring in corridors with large, repeating patterns that incorporate bold contrasting colours or simulate steps.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing loop is located in the hall.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the level change.
    • Photograph 2 shows room 015.
    • Photograph 3 shows the lift corridor on the ground floor.
    • Photograph 4 shows the lift corridor on the second floor.

Level Change (Hall Stage)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located either side of the stage in the hall.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.

Other Floors (Fraser Noble Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-UG-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on the basement floor, on the upper ground floor and on the second floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are standard male toilets, balcony and Room 18.
  • Comments View
    • There is a upper ground floor between that contains a balcony for the hall and room 18. It also has a single door leading out from the landing.
    • There is a set of heavy double doors to exit the lobby on floor 1.

Lift (Fraser Noble Building)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left of the main hall.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the Francis Noble lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 102cm (4ft 3in x 3ft 4in).
  • 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 a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet. (Fraser Noble Building)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the Fraser Noble Building.
  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • This is by lift.
  • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • The door weight is heavy.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 212cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 11in).
  • Floor manoeuvring space is not 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
  • There is a coat hook.
  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
  • 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 42cm (1ft 5in).
  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • 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).
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • There is a wash basin.
  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
  • 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 bright.

Standard Toilet(s) (Fraser Noble Building)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the basement floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the basement floor.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

Outside Access (2 University Road)

  • This information is for the entrance located off University Road.
  • Entrance View
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 133cm (4ft 4in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 9 step(s) to the area / service.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep.
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp bypasses the first six stairs.

Entrance (Francis Noble Building - 2 University Road)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located to your left through the first door of the Francis Noble Entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance and immediately behind it.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
    • The width of the ramp is 102cm.

Reception (2 University Road)

  • Education CPD+ is located between the 2 University Road doors.
  • The desk is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the Francis Noble - 2 University Road entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around (2 University Road)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is an easy slope, with no handrails, for access to all areas of the ground floor excluding the kitchen.
    • The ground floor is generally uneven with a gentle downward gradient from the rear of the building to its front.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • There is some flooring in corridors with large, repeating patterns that incorporate bold contrasting colours or simulate steps.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the ground floor landing area.
    • Photograph 2 shows the first floor.
    • Photograph 3 shows the second floor.

Other Floors (2 University Road)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the second floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a staircase immediately in the main lobby of the building. These stairs also have deep steps and a handrail on the right. These stairs only go up to the first floor.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional offices and standard toilets.

Accessible Toilet. (2 University Road)

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • This accessible toilet is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Francis Noble - 2 University Road entrance.
  • This accessible toilet is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
  • The door weight is heavy.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 247cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 1in).
  • Floor manoeuvring space is not 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 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
  • There is not a coat hook.
  • 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 not 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the towel dispenser is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • There is a wash basin.
  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s) (2 University Road)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to your right on entrance.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 6m from the Francis Noble - 2 University Road Entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a single door that has a 3cm threshold leading to this toilet.