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Eldon Building - North Wing

Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Hants, PO1 2DJ

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Take the M275 into Portsmouth. From the end of the M275, follow signs for 'Historic Waterfront/Seafront'. Cross three roundabouts to the traffic lights by Unicorn Gate (entrance to the naval dockyard) and St John's Cathedral. This is at the top of the Guildhall Campus map (see link to Maps and Directions Page below).
    • There are permit holder car parks situated nearby to the majority of University Buildings. Public car parks and on street parking is also available close to most buildings.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus routes 19, The Star 7, Hooverbus, and the coach 700 Coastliner all stop on Winston Churchill Avenue. There is also a University bus, linking the Langstone Campus with the Guildhall Campus, which stops here.
  • By Train View
    • Portsmouth and Southsea station is located just to the north of this part of the Guildhall Campus. From the station entrance, turn left and pass under the railway lines. Cross Isambard Brunel Road, pass through the gap in the building and then cross Guildhall Square to Guildhall Walk. Portsmouth and Southsea is served by trains from London Waterloo and Victoria, as well as South Wales, Bristol and stations along the South Coast.
  • Useful Links View

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 visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Eldon Building Car Park.
    • The car park is located off Bedford Street.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 400cm (6ft 7in x 13ft 1in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on St James's Road.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on St James's Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Eldon Building)

Outside Access (East Wing / North Wing Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off St James's Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 137cm (4ft 6in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 6 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance is designated as being part of East Wing but the second entrance door leads into an area designated as North Wing.
    • To access the East Wing you will need to turn to your left on entrance and head through a set of double doors that are permanently held open towards you with a width of 142cm.

Outside Access (North Wing Courtyard Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the courtyard.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Middle Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Entrance (Ground Floor West Wing Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter the West Wing via the main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Ground Floor West Wing Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the 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 100cm x 142cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • 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.

Lift (West Wing Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 156cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 1in).
  • 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 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.

Entrance (First Floor West Wing Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of West Wing.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp is located both in front of and immediately beyond the entrance door.
    • There are similar entrances on the second and third floors but these only have ramps in front of the entrances.
    • On the second floor the width of the door is 102cm (photograph 4).
    • On the third floor the width of the door is 86cm (photograph 5).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the basement floor and from the first floor upwards.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The staircase is located between the first and second sets of doors at the East and North Wing Entrance.
    • The staircase is located designated as being in the East Wing on the basement, ground and first floors but on the second and third floors it is designated as being in the North Wing.

Entrance (East Wing First Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the north of East Wing.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the upper level of the ground floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is an enclosed platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1. The steps are part of the main staircase.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • 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 good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • There are portable hearing loops located at the Creative Technologies, Media and Performing Arts Reception and the School of Art and Design and School of Architecture Reception.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.

Lift (Ground Floor Level Change)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the main staircase on the ground floor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the ground floor West Wing entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 145cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 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.

Lecture Theatre(s) (0.20)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • 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).
  • 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 step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 72cm and 72cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • There are handrails on both sides for the first three steps of the lecture theatre seating (photograph 6).
    • There are steps from an alternative entrance from the upper level of the ground floor (photographs 7 and 8).

Entrance (Eldon Art Shop)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to your left when you enter the North Wing via the West Wing ground floor entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in).

Counter (Eldon Art Shop)

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Eldon Art Shop Entrance.
  • Eldon Art Shop Service Counter is located to the left as you enter.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Opening Times (Eldon Art Shop)

  • Monday 09:30 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 16:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 15:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the basement floor, on the first floor, on the second floor and on the third 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The basement floor located beneath North Wing and accessed by these stairs is technically part of the East Wing.

Lift (North Wing Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your left when you exit the ground floor platform lift.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the ground floor platform lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 123cm x 107cm (4ft x 3ft 6in).
  • 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • The basement floor located beneath the North Wing and accessed by this lift is technically part of the East Wing.

Reception (Creative Technologies)

  • Creative Technologies Reception is located to the left as you exit the lift.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the ground floor platform lift.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk is staffed.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Opening Times (Creative Technologies)

  • Monday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Monday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Thursday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Media and Performing Arts)

  • Media and Performing Arts Reception is located along the ground floor corridor.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the East Wing / North Wing External Entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free 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 a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Opening Times (Media and Performing Arts)

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception (School of Art and Design and School of Architecture)

  • School of Art and Design and School of Architecture Reception is located to the right on entrance.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the East Wing / North Wing External Entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free 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 a bell to attract attention.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Opening Times (School of Art and Design and School of Architecture)

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:15.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:15.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:15.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:15.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:15.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet.

  • There are accessible toilets located on each floor of the West Wing.
  • There is an accessible toilet located on the first floor of East Wing.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the second floor and the third floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the second floor and the third floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to your right on exiting the lift.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 4m from the North Wing Main Lift.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.