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Bradfield Environment Centre

Lumb Lane, Bradfield, Sheffield, S6 6LJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Geography department environment centre for field studies and teaching with laboratory rooms.

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • From the M1: Exit the M1 at junction 35A and take the A616 towards Manchester.
      Turn left onto the A6102 towards Oughtibridge.
      Follow the A6102, Manchester Road, to Wharncliffe Side.
      Take a right onto Brightholmlee Lane.
      Continue on to Thorn House Lane.
      After about a mile turn left onto Brightholmlee Road.
      After about half a mile continue over the crossroads onto Peat Pits Lane.
      At the end of the lane turn left onto Onesacre Road and continue onto Lumb Lane.
      Bradfield Field Station is beyond the first gate on the right after the houses just beyond the junction with Delf Road.
      Enter the gate and drive up to the building.

      From the Geography and Planning Building on Campus: Head out of the city on Winter Street, continuing on to Crookes Valley Road.
      Cross over Crookesmoor Road onto Barber Road.
      Take a slight right onto Commonside and continue onto Howard Road.
      Follow Howard Road onto South Road.
      At the end of South Road take a right onto Walkley Road.
      At the end of the road take a left onto Walkley Bank Road.
      Follow Walkley Bank Road to the crossroads, and go straight across to Rivelin Bank.
      Follow Rivelin Bank to the end of the road.
      Turn left onto Watersmeet Road, and turn right onto Rivelin Valley Road (A6101) to cross over the river.
      At the junction turn left onto Holme Lane and take a right onto Loxley Road (B6077).
      Follow Loxley Road for 4.2 miles to High Bradfield.
      Continue on to Brown House Lane.
      At the junction continue on to Bolsterstone Road.
      Turn right onto Onesacre Road and continue onto Lumb Lane.
      Bradfield Field Station is beyond the first gate on the right after the houses just beyond the junction with Delf Road.
      Enter the gate and drive up to the building.
    • The centre has its own car park, with a limited number of spaces.
  • By Bus View
    • The centre can be reached by using the number 61 or 62 bus from Hillsborough Interchange.
      The nearest bus stop is Old Horns Inn/Woodfall Lane in High Bradfield.
      The centre is then reached by walking up Brown House Lane, turning right onto Bolsterstone Road, right onto Onesacre Road and continuing onto Lumb Lane.
      Bradfield Field Station is beyond the first gate on the left after the houses just beyond the junction with Delf Road. Enter the gate and walk up the private road to the building.
      The centre is about 1.5 miles from the nearest bus stop.
  • By Train View
    • There is not a station near to this venue.
  • By Tram View
    • There is not a tram station near to this venue.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Approach Road

  • The centre is accessed via a private road.
  • There are two gates to access the centre, one at the entrance to the private road from Lumb Lane, the other in front of the car park.
  • The first gate is 351cm wide.
  • The gate opens away from you.
  • There is a lip on the threshold of the first gate.
  • There is an uneven surface immediately beyond the first gate.
  • The second gate is 273cm wide.
  • The gate opens away from you.
  • There is a cattle grid immediately beyond the second gate.
  • The private road has a number of ramps/slopes.
  • The gradient is easy.

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by anybody.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • 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 accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not 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 (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There is a Ucard reader to access the building at 110cm high.
    • A Ucard is not generally needed to access building.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial 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 varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Kitchen

  • The kitchen is immediately behind you on your right as you enter the building.
  • There is step-free access to the kitchen.
  • The door is single over 75cm wide.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • There is space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in the kitchen.
  • There are two tables in the kitchen.
  • The clear height under the tables is 71cm.
  • There are cupboards, a drawer and a work surface in the kitchen.
  • The height to the top of the worksurface is 90cm.
  • The height to the cupboard handles is 41cm to 64cm.
  • The height to the drawer handle is 69cm.
  • There is a sink.
  • The height to the sink is 91cm.
  • The taps are twist/turn.
  • The taps are not mixer.
  • There is a towel dispenser.
  • The height to the towel dispenser is 136cm.
  • There is a fridge.
  • The height to the handle of the fridge is 76cm.
  • There is a kettle.
  • There is a coat rack.
  • The height to the hooks is 148cm to 164cm.

Store Room

  • The store room is immediately ahead as you enter the building, between the accessible toilet and the male toilet.
  • There is step-free access to the store room.
  • The door is single width and over 75cm wide.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • There is space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in the store room.
  • The store room has 4 rows of shelves on the left wall as you enter, and 5 rows of shelves on the rear wall as you enter.
  • The lowest shelf is 42cm from the floor.
  • The store room contains a variety of equipment which may be needed while using the centre.

Equipment Room

  • The equipment room is accessed via Laboratory One.
  • The door to the equipment room is to the far front left of Laboratory One as you enter.
  • There is not step free access into the equipment room.
  • There is 1 medium height step in the doorway of the equipment room (16cm).
  • The step is clearly marked.
  • The door is single and over 75cm.
  • The door is heavy.
  • The equipment room contains drones and related electronic equipment.
  • The room is also used to store spare desks.
  • There is a high level workbench with sink in the equipment room.
  • The clear height under the workbench is 88cm.
  • The height of the sink is 91cm.
  • The height of the taps is 119cm.
  • The taps are twist/turn.

Outbuildings and Meteorological Equipment

  • There are a number of outbuildings and items of meteorological equipment throughout the grounds of the centre.
  • These include a Met Office Weather Station, solar panels, and rain collection equipment.
  • The grounds of the centre are very uneven, and mostly wild grown.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet was out of use at the time of the survey.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is fair.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 143cm x 197cm (4ft 8in x 6ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 61cm (2ft).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • 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 and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 108cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is fair.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m 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.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are good.