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Melville Grove

The University of Liverpool, 81 Grove Street, Liverpool, L7 7AD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation in 49 houses.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the South Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Liverpool Lime Street.
  • 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 not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the front 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 320cm x 450cm (10ft 6in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 16m (17yd) from the House 10 entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 18m (20yd) from the House 10 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
    • The designated bays are the same distances from the House 7 entrance.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter from Grove Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical entrance opposite reception to access the laundry.

Level Change (Reception Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the reception entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (Gates to House)

  • This information is for the entrance located just past reception.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 114cm (3ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Gates to Houses)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the gates from Grove Street.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (House 10 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the house.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not 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 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door is operated by a key fob, issued to the resident of the adapted room.
    • There is a similar entrance to House 7, except the door is not automatic.
    • All other houses have similar non automatic doors, but are accessed by 2 medium steps.

Level Change (House 10 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp has a handrail on the right hand side going up.
    • The ramp leading up House 7 is located to the right of the entrance as you face it, and has a handrail on the left hand side going up.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the lowered surfaces in the shared kitchen in House 10.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in Houses 7 and 10.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 102.
    • The width of the door to the room is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are lowered surfaces, 79cm high, in the shared kitchens.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the shared bathroom.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 175cm x 222cm (5ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 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 in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 71cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • 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 not available.
  • 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 no seat.
    • There are not handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
  • 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 fair.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • 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 is available.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Rooms are located in all houses.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar bathroom for Room 7.2 except it has level access.

Level Change (Room 10.2 Accessible Bathroom)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance to the bathroom.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 97cm (3ft 2in).

Other Floors (House 10)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar steps in all other houses although some have handrails on both sides.

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