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Building 25

University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton, SO17 1BJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Engineering and the Environment - teaching rooms and staff offices; Architecture; iSolutions Training Room; CLS Public Workstations.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Highfield Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest mainline railway stations are Southampton Parkway (Airport) and Southampton
    • Central (City Centre).

Parking Information

  • Visitors who hold a Blue Badge can park in any parking bay on campus without needing a University parking permit. Staff and students should obtain a University parking permit from the University‚Äôs parking team, which is free of charge to Blue Badge holders.
  • There is a map showing disabled parking bays on Highfield Campus: please click here to view.
  • If there is not a designated disabled parking bay near to a particular building, then a standard parking bay can be reserved for use by a disabled visitor by contacting parking services on 023 8059 2416.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 245cm x 650cm (8ft x 21ft 4in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 143cm (4ft 8in).
  • 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 154cm (5ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 small thresholds leading to the first door.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 medium step to access room 1015 public workstations (shown in photograph 3).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1, 2 and 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The steps between levels 2 and 3 only have a handrail on the left hand side going up.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the corridor to the left from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3.
  • The lift is 13m (14yd 8in) 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 127cm x 102cm (4ft 2in x 3ft 4in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Level Change (Link to Building 27)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on level 3, to the right as you exit the lift.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 111cm (3ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp leads up to the link bridge to Building 27.
    • The door leading to the bridge is 73cm (2ft 5in) wide.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.