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Students' Union

University of St Andrews, St Mary's Place, St Andrews, KY16 9UZ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include cafe, shop, games room, meeting rooms, Blackwells Bookshop, print shop, University travel service, Students' Services, Venue 2, media suite, SRC and SSC office, SVS and society rooms.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in St Andrews.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Leuchars.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The venue car park was not in use at the time of research in April 2014 whilst the building was under construction including plans for 3 new designated bays.
    • There is a public car park to the right of the venue and on street parking across the road.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • Either side of the automatic doors are a set of doors, which open towards you, are heavy and are 180cm wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Cafe Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, to the front.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Side Entrances)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the right of the entrances.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrances.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Bookshop Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Outside Access (Shop Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, top the left.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in) wide.

Outside Access (Cafe Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Cafe Entrance)

  • There is not a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played within the cafe.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Shop/Cafe)

  • There is not a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the cafe from the shop.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the steps.

Lift (Shop/Cafe)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the shop beside the cafe steps.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the shop entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 140cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • To call the lift from the cafe side the button is on the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • Staff should be available nearby to call the lift from the cafe if required.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the cafe side entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 41cm (1ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic cups are not available.
  • Plastic cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks and meals.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 145cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no additional signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the cafe side entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter, the second toilet door at the rear of the cafe from the side entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 225cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 5in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Toilet(s) (Second Floor)

Additional Info

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