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George Porter Building - North Campus Café

First Floor (Level C), George Porter Building, Broad Lane, Sheffield, S3 7HQ

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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by visitors, permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the building, off Wheeldon Street.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 590cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 4in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the EFM Helpdesk entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • 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 Broad Lane Modular Building.
    • The car park is located off Red Hill.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Broad Lane Pay & Display.
    • The car park is located off Broad Lane.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is limited to 20 mins for EFM Help Desk visitors.
    • The further designated spaces shown in photograph 6 are in the public car park.

Site/Campus Car Park (Broad Lane Modular Building (Category B))

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the Broad Lane Modular building, of Red Hill.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Broad Lane Modular Building.
    • 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 and signposted.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 450cm (12ft 2in x 14ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • 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 level access to the car park from the Broad Lane Modular building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Broad Lane Modular building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 23m (25yd 6in) from the Broad Lane Modular building main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 134cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).
  • 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 slight.

Entrance (Level C Link - Kroto Research Institute (Level 2))

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Level 2 of the Kroto Building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located leading over the link bridge.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is to Level C of the George Porter Building.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor, on the first floor, on the second floor, on the third floor, on the fourth floor and on the fifth floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Eating and Drinking (North Campus Café)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on the first floor (Level C), to the left from the lift.
    • There is step-free access, via lift, to the café.
    • For access there are double manual doors which is permanently held open.
    • The door opening width is under 75cm.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered and table service (on request only).
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus and menu boards.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are not available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • There is not a portable card machine available for payment.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 90cm.
    • There is not a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 66cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 71cm.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 66cm.
    • There are also coffee tables and high tables.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 45cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 111cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a member of staff upon request.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located within the George Porter building, along the Level C corridor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located within the George Porter building, along the Level C corridor.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1, 0, 2, 3, 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor, on the first floor, on the second floor, on the third floor, on the fourth floor and on the fifth floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 135cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement 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.