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Durham Road Multi-Storey Car Park

Durham Road, Sheffield, S10 2JA

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Useful Information

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • 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 178cm (5ft 10in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • A parking ticket is required to access this entrance (photograph 3).
    • The height to the slot for the parking ticket is 122cm.

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Durham Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Octagon.
    • The car park type is multi storey.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 598cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located in the entrance lobby on level 0.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped access to the car park from the Durham Road.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the all directions.
    • The nearest designated bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lifts on level 1.
  • Comments View
    • There are 8 Blue Badge bays on level 0.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 34m from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 49m from the main entrance.
    • There are 16 Blue Badge bays on level 1.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 9m from the lift.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 50m from the lift.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the parking bays throughout the car park.
    • There are 2 steep ramps between the lift lobby and car parking on all levels of the car park. With the exception of the nearest Blue Badge bay on level 1, all Blue Badge bays are beyond these ramps.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is low colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are (-2)-(-1)-0-1-2-3-4-5.
    • The stairs are located ahead and to the left as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.


  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located beyond the payment machines, on the left of the corridor as you enter from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are (-2)-(-1)-0-1-2-3-4-5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 111cm x 210cm (3ft 8in x 6ft 11in).
  • 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 not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does 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 medium.

Refuge Intercom System

  • There are refuge intercoms on all floors in the stairwell.
  • The button for the intercom is between 112cm and 115cm high.


  • The lodge is located on level (-1).
  • The desk is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the lift.
  • There is ramped access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The lodge is manned from 06:00 to 22:00.
    • Out of hours assistance is available.
    • There is a phone number for 24hr assistance at the desk.

Level Change (Reception)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the reception.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 79cm (2ft 7in).