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Student Union - New Leaf

Student Union, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TG

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Introduction

Useful Information

Getting Here

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is Q-Park Durham Road.
    • The car park is located behind the Students’ Union building, on Durham Road.
  • 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.

Opening Times

  • Monday 11:00 - 15:30.
  • Tuesday 11:00 - 15:30.
  • Wednesday 11:00 - 15:30.
  • Thursday 11:00 - 15:30.
  • Friday 11:00 - 15:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

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.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 136cm (4ft 6in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).
  • 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 are 152cm wide heavy, double doors which open towards you for access to the Link Building.
    • The automatic doors and alternate routes can be used to bypass the manual doors.

Outside Access (West Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear left side of the building, off Durham Road/Glossop Lane.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (South Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building, on Glossop Road.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • 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) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located leading up from the level below.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (South Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G,1(3).
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400 Kg.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the South Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 97cm x 137cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 3, 4.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the first 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.

Lift (Tower Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter from the west.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000Kg.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the West 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 151cm x 125cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 1in).
  • 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 has 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 bright.

Eating and Drinking

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the food and drink kiosk.
    • The food and drink kiosk is located on Level 3 of the Student Union building.
    • There is step-free access to the food and drink kiosk.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • The type of food served here is Healthy salad hot pots and wraps.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system .
    • There is a queue barrier in the area, the width is 98cm. There is a drop box for your reusable box at 80cm high just outside the entrance.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 91cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • There are some tables which 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 70cm.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located on Level 3 of the Student Union building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on Level 3 of the Student Union building.