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Bedford House

The University of Liverpool, Oxford Street, Liverpool, L69 7ZP

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Summary

  • Building View
    • Services / Facilities within the building include; Campus Support Services, Facilities, Residential and Commercial Services, Meeting Rooms and Staff Offices.
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the ground, first and second floors.
    • Male standard toilet facilities are located on the ground and third floors.
    • Standard shower facilities are located in the ground floor toilet areas.
    • There isn't an accessible toilet here. The nearest is in 1-7 Abercromby Square.

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 visitors.
    • Parking charges apply for non permit holders.
    • The car park is located beneath and to the rear of the building, accessed off Cambridge Street.
    • 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 not accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not 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 Abercromby Square / Bedford Street South.
    • The car park is located at the end of Cambridge Street, which runs along the rear of the building car park.
  • 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.
    • Parts of the car park are located beneath the building whilst other parts of the car are behind the building and is open air.

Site/Campus Car Park (Abercromby Square / Bedford Street South)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in Abercromby Square and Bedford Street South.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 10 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 260cm x 460cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to one side and the rear.
    • The marked zone is 120cm wide.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff, Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is step free access from this car park.
    • Buildings are clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is a campus map available within the car park.
    • This car parking area is on the south and west sides of Abercromby Square and also along Bedford Street South. It is effectively on street parking but has restricted access with security barrier control. Access is via Cambridge Street. The campus map is located in Bedford Street South. The 10 Blue Badge parking bays are located as follows; 1 Blue Badge parking bay outside 1-7 Abercromby Square. 2 Blue Badge parking bays in Bedford Street South opposite the Gordon Stephenson Building. 2 Blue Badge parking bays in Bedford Street South outside the Rendall Building. 2 Blue Badge parking bays in Abercromby Square outside 8 Abercromby Square. 3 Blue Badge parking bays opposite 8-14 Abercromby Square and next to the Sydney Jones Library.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building of Oxford Street.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Facilities, Residential and Commercial Services'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is 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 158cm (5ft 2in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 136cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 9 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • 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 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.

Getting Around

  • Circulation View
    • There are 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.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are sofas at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.

Reception (Campus Support Services)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the rear of the building on the ground floor.
    • The reception point is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 110cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • 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 a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • The seats have an armrest on one side only.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located in front of you on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are heavy double doors to exit the stairwell on the first and second floors and a single door on the third floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • 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 both sides.
    • 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.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • The stairs from the second to the third floors only have a handrail on the right and can be seen in photograph 3.

Reception (Facilities, Residential and Commercial Services)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to your left on exiting the stairwell on the second floor.
    • The reception point is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the second floor stairwell.
    • There is stepped access to the reception point.
    • There is not a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 75cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • 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 a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is obstructed.
    • There are sofas only in the waiting area.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located to your right on entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located in the fire escape stairwell on the third floor.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m from the fire escape stairs on the third floor.
    • 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 87cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.