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Minalloy House

The University of Sheffield, Regent Street, Sheffield, S1 3NJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Department of Archaeology and Student Lifestyle Project.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:45 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 08:45 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 08:45 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 08:45 - 16:30.
  • Friday 08:45 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • Students with out of hours access cards can access the building at any time.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Follow the directions detailed on the University website Maps and Travel page (see below).
      At University Square, turn left into Broad Lane.
      Take the second right onto Mappin Street.
      Pitt Lane is the second turning on the right.
      Minalloy House is on the corner of Pitt Lane and Regent Street.
    • Limited on street parking is available on Regent Street. There is a University car park at the Innovation Centre on Regent Terrace.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus routes 10 and 95 stop on Mappin Street.
      Bus routes 6, 51, 51a, 52, 52a, 120, 181, 271, 273, 274, 275 and 779 stop near the corner of Regent Terrace on Glossop Street.
  • By Train View
    • Sheffield is at the heart of the UK railway network, so is easily accessed from most of the country.
      The station is located on the opposite side of the City Centre from the University, but there is a direct link via the Supertram.
  • By Tram View
    • The nearest Supertram stop to this building is West Street, which is served by both the Blue and Yellow Routes.
  • 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 staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Regents Court.
    • The car park is located off Pitt Street.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 215cm x 595cm (7ft 1in x 19ft 6in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Regent Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking charges apply when using the standard on street parking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Regent Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 119cm (3ft 11in).
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of and beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 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 not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 medium height steps in front of the entrance (as shown in photographs 5 and 6).
    • These steps are not clearly marked.
    • There are 4 medium height steps just beyond the entrance before the second set of doors (as shown in photographs 7 and 8).
    • These steps are clearly marked.
    • None of the steps have handrails.

Outside Access (Pitt Street and Regent Street Corner Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the corner of Pitt Street and Regent Street.
    • There is stepped 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 137cm (4ft 6in).
    • 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 single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance and in the doorway.
    • There is / are 12 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are 11 medium height steps in front of the entrance (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • These steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is one shallow step in the doorway (as shown in photograph 6).
    • This step does not have handrails.
    • There is push pad to exit.
    • The push pad is 92cm high.
    • This entrance leads to level 1 of the building.

Getting Around

  • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the student social space on level 1.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a slight ramp, with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the student social space on level 1.
  • The width of the ramp is 122cm (4ft).
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp to the student social space is shown in photographs 7 and 8. The step to the student social space is shown in photographs 9 and 10.
  • 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 varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you go through the second set of doors at the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are similar stairs at the other end of the building.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Department of Archaeology and Student Lifestyle Project.
  • Comments View
    • The stairwell doors are locked and are opened by key card.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right as you enter, just beyond the second set of entrance steps.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 450 Kg.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 93cm x 97cm (3ft 1in x 3ft 2in).
  • 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 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 medium.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the second floor.
  • Gender Neutral standard toilet facilities are located on the first floor, through to the right from the lift.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located to the rear of the first floor on the second floor, through to the right from the lift.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Second Floor)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the second floor, through to the right from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is stepped access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • 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 179cm x 225cm (5ft 10in x 7ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet does 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary 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 fair.
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary 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 cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • 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 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • 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 fair.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 110cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • There is a single, heavy 70cm wide door that opens away from you (push) to access the toilets.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The gender neutral toilet is located on the first floor, to the right from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s), via lift.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial and written text 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 lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the first floor, off the rear corridor.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s), via lift.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m from the lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.