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Withcote House

University of Leicester, Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LH

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Wistow and Withcote Houses are part of the Gilbert Murray / Stamford Hall site, which is located to the south of Leicester City Centre and the main University Campus, in Oadby. Manor Road is accessed off Stoughton Drive South, which in turn is accessed off the A6 Leicester Road, close to the City Outer Ring Road.
    • Parking is available outside this building.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus Routes 40, 80 and 80A stop on Manor Road, just outside this site. The 80 and 80A routes link this accommodation to the main University Campus, and the 80 bus also goes to the City Centre and the Station.
  • By Train View
    • Leicester Station is located on the south side of the City Centre, just off the Inner Ring Road. Manor Road can be reached from here using the 80 bus. Leicester is on the London - Sheffield and the Birmingham - Stansted lines.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff, students and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located to the rear 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.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is John Foster.
    • The car park is located on the opposite side of Manor Road at the John Foster accommodation.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are enclosed walkways between the car park and the entrance that are 114cm wide.
    • The closest designated parking is outside Bowder Court DD Block.
    • Please see relevant guide for further details.

Outside Access

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off the central pathway.
  • Entrance View
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 81cm (2ft 8in) 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 towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up.
    • The width of the ramp is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • Access into Skeffington, Somerby, Stapleford, Launde and Lowesby Blocks is via 1 medium step.
    • Photograph 4 shows the access into Somerby as an example.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are doors which have to be opened manually in corridors.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 12 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are low.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • 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 first floor flats.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 6.
    • The width of the door to the room is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 215cm x 290cm (7ft 1in x 9ft 6in).
    • The bed is 50cm (1ft 8in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 28cm (11in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • 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 160cm x 165cm (5ft 3in x 5ft 5in).
    • The door opens sliding.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is not a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not 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 not 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 twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There are not 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 poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Flashing alarms and Vibrating pillows are available.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There are 1 accessible rooms with wheel in showers.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.