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Central Teaching Hub

The University of Liverpool, Crown Street, Liverpool, L69 7BX

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Summary

  • Building View
    • Services / Facilities within the building include; 4 general use lecture theatres (A-D) and general teaching rooms, teaching labs (Environmental Science, Chemistry, Mechanical, Radiation, Optics and Electronics), CPD Suite, Computer Teaching Centre and the GFlex flexible learning space.
    • This building is split into two distinct sides - the Laboratory and Lecture Theatres Sides - which are linked internally.
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located in the toilet areas on the ground and first floors of the Laboratory Side, by the Laboratory Side lift; on the ground floor of the Lecture Theatre Side, to the right as you enter.
    • Accessible toilet facilities with an accessible shower are located on the Laboratory Side second floor toilet area, by the Laboratory Side lift.
    • Female standard toilet facilities are located on all floors of the Laboratory Side in the toilet area by the lifts; on the ground floor of the Lecture Theatre Side, to the right as you enter, and on the second floor in the Faculty Suite area.
    • Male standard toilet facilities are located on all floors of the Laboratory Side in the toilet area by the lifts; on the ground floor of the Lecture Theatre Side, to the right as you enter, and on the second floor in the Faculty Suite area.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • 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 Mount Pleasant Car Park.
    • The car park is located off Mount Pleasant, to the rear of the Sports Centre.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Mount Pleasant)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Mount Pleasant.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 450cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to one side and the rear.
    • The marked zone is 130cm wide.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Parking charges apply for all except Blue Badge holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the front of the car park.
    • Payment machines are located at the main entrance to the car park/502 Teaching Hub.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is not a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
    • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).
  • 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.
    • The nearest designated bay is 35m from the Mount Pleasant.
    • The barriers to enter the car park have a touchscreen you have to press to receive a ticket. This touchscreen is 130cm in height.

Site/Campus Car Park (Carers)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Mount Pleasant.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 450cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to one side and the rear.
    • The marked zone is 130cm wide.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • 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.
    • The nearest designated bay is 25m from the Mount Pleasant.
    • This car park can be accessed via advanced request only using the University website and is mainly for staff who are carers.

Outside Access (Laboratory Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, opposite the Chadwick Lecture Theatres.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor of the Laboratory Side of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'CENTRAL TEACHING HUB'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 133cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located in the Laboratory Side main atrium on the ground floor.
    • The reception point is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Laboratory Side entrance.
    • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is not visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 109cm .
    • 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 74cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is not staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • 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 tiles.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.

Getting Around (Laboratory Side)

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
    • There are also steps on the first floor, at the link to the Laboratory Side. These can be overcome using the Laboratory Side lift.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is tiles.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are seats without armrests at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to 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.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.
    • The system is infrared.
    • Hearing assistance systems are fitted in the GFlex Teaching Space, Mechanical Laboratory, Optics and Electronics Laboratory and the Radiation Laboratory on the ground floor, the Environmental Laboratory and Computer Teaching Centre on the first floor.
    • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • Comments View
    • There are free to use lockers available in the main atrium on all floors, including low level lockers.
      There are 2 height adjustable benches available in the Environmental Laboratory on first floor (shown in photograph 7), including 1 in the high service room.
      There are 2 height adjustable fume cupboards and a height adjustable sink in the Fume Cupboard Laboratory on the second floor (photographs 8 and 9).
      Photographs 10 and 11 show the Computer Teaching Centre.

    • Photograph 12 shows the Optics and Electronics Laboratory.

Other Floors (Laboratory Side)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located in the main atrium.
    • The stairs are approximately 50m from the Laboratory Side entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • 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 at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.
  • Other Information View
    • There are similar stairs off the atrium, at either end of the building (shown in photographs 3 - 5). These are accessed by double heavy doors on all floors (photograph 6).

Lift (Laboratory Side)

  • The lift is for staff use only.
  • The lift is located straight ahead from the Laboratory Side entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Laboratory Side entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, U1, 1 and 2.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1600kg.
  • There are double, heavy door to access the lift lobby from floor U1 (the first floor of the Lecture Theatre side, shown in photograph 3).
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is high.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is high.
  • The clear door width is 130cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 138cm x 242cm.
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.
  • Floor U1 is the first floor on the Lecture Theatres Side.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Laboratory Side)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the ground floor toilet area, straight ahead from Laboratory Side entrance, past the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Laboratory Side entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 88cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 211cm.
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • 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 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is low.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer requires hands to be inserted into the top.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical accessible toilet in the same location on the first floor, shown in photograph 4.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Laboratory Side Second Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet area on the second floor, to the left as you exit the Laboratory Side lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Laboratory Side lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 90cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 245cm x 220cm.
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 170cm.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • 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 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is low.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 94cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer requires hands to be inserted into the top.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is medium.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is not a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 51cm.
    • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • The colour contrast between the shower rails and wall is low.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is low.
    • There is not an emergency alarm for the shower.

Standard Toilet(s) (Laboratory Side)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located in the ground floor toilet area, straight ahead from Laboratory Side entrance, past the lift.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 24m from the Laboratory Side entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the left as you face the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 91cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There are identical toilets in the same location on all floors.

Outside Access (Lecture Theatre Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the Building, opposite Crown Place.
    • This entrance gives access to the raised area of the Lecture Theatre Side ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'LECTURE THEATRE BUILDING'.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is also a double manual door next to this one.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front and either side of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Outside Access (Lecture Theatre A External Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the far left hand side from the Lecture Theatre Side entrance.
    • This entrance gives access to the front of Lecture Theatre A.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Accessible Entrance LT A'.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not 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 not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 94cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • There is a push pad/button to exit the main automatic doors.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 94cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • The main foyer area can be accessed from here by taking the automatic door to the left between the 2 sets of doors (shown in photograph 9). This door is 77cm wide, with a push pad 78cm high. At the end of the corridor there is a manual push door, 76cm wide, leading to the raised area of the Lecture Theatre Side foyer area (photograph 10).

    • There is an identical entrance for Lecture Theatre B to the right of the Lecture Theatre Side entrance as you face it (shown in photographs 11 - 15), except the first door leading to foyer here is manual (photograph 16).

Getting Around (Lecture Theatre Side)

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
    • There is sloped/ramped access to the lowered part of the lobby and the Laboratory Side of the building from the Lecture Theatre entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the lowered part of the lobby and the Laboratory Side of the building from the Lecture Theatre entrance.
    • There are also steps on the first floor, at the link to the Laboratory Side. These can be overcome using the Laboratory Side lift.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is vinyl and carpet.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are seats without armrests at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to 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.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.
  • Comments View
    • The social / group study areas on both levels of the ground floor contain seating with and without armrests, some of which is fixed, plus tables 73 - 76cm high, low tables 34cm high and fixed high tables 111cm high.
      The raised area also has vending machines (shown in photographs 8 and 9).
      There are double, heavy doors, 178cm wide, on the far side of the lowered area of the ground floor that lead through to the Laboratory Side (shown in photograph 10).

Ramp(s) / Slope(s) and Step(s) (Lecture Theatre Side Ground Floor)

  • Ramp / Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope located straight ahead from Lecture Theatre Side entrance, to the left of the foyer staircase.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access the upper and lower parts of the Lecture Theatre Side ground floor foyer.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) located behind the foyer staircase, straight ahead from the Lecture Theatre Side entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the upper and lower parts of the Lecture Theatre Side ground floor foyer.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Other Floors (Lecture Theatre Side)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the right from the Lecture Theatre Side entrance, past the female and accessible toilets, by the lift.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the Lecture Theatre Side entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are single, heavy doors to access the stairwell on the ground and first floors (shown in photograph 3), and double, heavy doors to access the stairwell on the second floor (photograph 4).
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not 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 easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.
  • Other Information View
    • There are also stairs in the main entrance foyer, shown in photographs 5 and 6. These access floors G and 1 only.

Lift (Lecture Theatre Side)

  • The lift is for staff use only.
  • The lift is located to the right from the Lecture Theatre Side entrance, past the female and accessible toilets, by the stairs.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Lecture Theatre Side entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • There are single, heavy doors to access the stairwell on the ground and first floors (shown in photograph 2), and double, heavy doors to access the stairwell on the second floor (photograph 3).
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is high.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is medium.
  • The clear door width is 79cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 98cm x 102cm.
  • 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 internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.

Lecture Theatre(s) (A)

  • Signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible on or near the door.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s) from the corridor.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front and in the middle row(s).
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 72cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the lectern is 84cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 73cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The front of the lecture theatre is accessed via an external entrance, and also via a corridor leading off the raised part of the ground floor foyer area. The rear is accessed from the first floor.
    Lecture Theatre B is the same as A (shown in photographs 10 - 14), except it doesn't have a seat with armrests.
    The lecture theatres have an infrared hearing assistance system.

Lecture Theatre(s) (C)

  • Signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible on or near the door.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s) from the corridor.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is not step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The speaker's area is accessed by a marked step, 16cm high, with no handrail (shown in photograph 3).
  • The speaker's desk/table is height adjustable.
  • The height of the lectern is 84cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 73cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The lecture theatre is accessed from the first floor.
    Lecture Theatre D (photographs 7 - 12) is the same as C, except the speaker's desk is not height adjustable, but fixed at 72cm high, and contains a chair with armrests.
    The lecture theatres have an infrared hearing assistance system.

Step(s) (First Floor Link Between Lecture Theatre and Laboratory Sides)

  • Stepped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located at the link between the two sides of the building on the first floor.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • 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.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
    • There is a standard lift to overcome the step(s).
    • These steps can be overcome by using the Laboratory Side lift, using U1 to access the Lecture Theatre Side and 1 to access the Laboratory Side. There are double, heavy doors leading to these steps on the Lecture Theatre Side (shown in photograph 2).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Lecture Theatre Side)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located directly to the right as you enter the Lecture Theatre Side entrance, next to the female toilets.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Lecture Theatre Side entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is written text and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 120cm x 207cm.
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 79cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is low.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 132cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is high.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 103cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer requires hands to be inserted into the top.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is high.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 accessible toilet cubicles available in this location. The other has the transfer space on the left, although this has a chair stored in the space (shown in photograph 2).

Standard Toilet(s) (Lecture Theatre Side)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located directly to the right as you enter the Lecture Theatre Side entrance, next to the accessible toilets.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 9m from the Lecture Theatre Side entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 92cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located to the left as you enter the Lecture Theatre Side entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the Lecture Theatre Side entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 92cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • These toilets contain cubicles with a door that opens outwards (shown in photographs 1 and 4).