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Harold Mitchell Building and Dyers Brae House

University of St Andrews, Greenside Place, St Andrews, KY16 9TH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Biology.
  • Comments View
    • There is a link corridor that links the first floor of Harold Mitchell Building with the ground floor of Dyers Brae House.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in St Andrews.
  • The venue is 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.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 390cm (7ft 10in x 12ft 10in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 39m (43yd) from the Dyers Brae House entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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
    • From the designated bay the uneven, unsurfaced path has a steep slope to access the Dyers Brae entrance.
    • Alternative access into the building is possible if dropped off outside the Harold Mitchell Building entrance.

Outside Access (Harold Mitchell Building Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Harold Mitchell Building Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.

Outside Access (Dyers Brae House 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 single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Dyers Brae House Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Link between Harold Mitchell and Dyers Brae House)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in the corridor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Other Floors (Harold Mitchell Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is 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 (Harold Mitchell Builoding)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the ground floor corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 5m (16ft 5in) from Harold Mitchell entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Other Floors (Dyers Brae House)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are offices.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located on the first floor of Harold Mitchell Building.
    • The female toilets are 1m (3ft 3in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located on the first floor of Harold Mitchell Building.
    • The male toilets are 4m (13ft 1in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Additional standard toilets are located on the second floor of Harold Mitchell Building.
    • There are also unisex toilets in Dyers Brae House.

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.