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Medical School Café 1828

Medical School , Beech Hill Road, Sheffield, S10 2RX

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  • Comments View
    • The main entrance is on Level C, as is the main reception, cafe and library.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located to the front right 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 available.
    • There is/are 3 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 260cm x 480cm (8ft 6in x 15ft 9in).
    • 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • 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 dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the front of the building.
  • Comments View
    • There are two silver bollards between the drop off point and the building entrances as shown in photograph 6.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is also an automatic revolving door at this entrance.
    • There are bollards in front of the entrance.
    • The bollards are 97cm high with 147cm between them.
    • The bollards do not contrast visually with the pavement.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 15:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 15:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 15:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 15:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 15:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Quiet Space(s) (Athena Swan Room C18a)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is not available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The room does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • This is a meeting room/feeding room. The key can be obtained from the main reception.

Eating and Drinking

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on Level C in the Medical School.
    • There is step-free access to the café.
    • For access there are double manual doors which are 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; handheld menus and written wall menus.
    • 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.
    • Takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system .
    • There is a portable card machine available for payment.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 82cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Self-Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 82cm.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to 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 71cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 91cm.
    • There are also coffee tables, high tables, sofas and high stools.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 74cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 100cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and wood.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are varied.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on Level B of the Medical School.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the rear of Café 1828.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 24m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the male toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.