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Mathematical Institute

University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, KY16 9SS

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Mathematics & Statistics.
  • The building is a 3 storey building with main entrance on the middle (ground) floor. There is front accessible entrance on the lower ground floor at the front and stepped access at the rear. There is a bridge link to the School of Physics and Astronomy at ground floor level. There is only stepped access to the 1st (upper) floor. Teaching spaces are on the right as you enter at the front of the building. Academic offices are on the left as enter at the front of the building.
  • Lecture Theatre A and Tutorial Room 1C are on the lower ground floor accessible via the lower ground right entrance. Lecture Theatre B, and the Computer Classroom are on the ground floor accessible via the main entrance or link bridge. Tutorial Rooms 1A, 1B, 1D and 1E are on the lower ground floor but have stepped access only. Lecture Theatre C is on the first floor and has stepped access only.
  • Related link School of Physics and Astronomy.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/school-of-physics-and-astronomy

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in North Haugh, St Andrews.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Leuchars (for St Andrews).
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest bus stop is at the entrance to the campus at Petheram Bridge Car Park.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at lower ground level at the front of the building, with additional shared parking at ground level at the front and lower ground level at the rear.
    • 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 380cm x 620cm (12ft 6in x 20ft 4in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 64m (69yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 67m (73yd 10in) 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional Blue Badge bay in the lower ground parking area located 11m from both of the lower ground entrances.

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 main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There are two sets of manual double doors also at this entrance that open towards you (pull). Both sets are 185cm wide.

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 slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are 4 steps and a ramp to the main path past the building at the front and another 4 steps and another ramp up to the additional parking.
    • The ramps bypass the steps.

Outside Access (Lower Ground Floor - Right Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the venue, below the main entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives level access to Lecture Theatre A, Tutorial Room 1C, accessible toilet and male standard toilets.
    • The door is opened by key card externally and push pad internally.

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor - Right 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 slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 118cm (3ft 10in).

Outside Access (Lower Ground Floor - Left Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the venue, below the main entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 63cm (2ft 1in).

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor - Entrances)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrances from the car park at lower ground level.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Rear Lower Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the lower floor rear.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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) 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 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • 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 internally at the base of the rear stairwell.
    • There is / are 6 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • 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.

Entrance (School of Physics and Astronomy Link)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor, linking to the refectory in the adjacent building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 139cm (4ft 7in).
    • 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 main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 193cm (6ft 4in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the second set of doors.
    • The ramp/slope bypasses the steps.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
    • The width of the ramp is 106cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located beyond the second set of doors.
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • 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 going up.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The lower ground floor is not accessible from the ground floor other than by stairs.
    • There is alternative external access to the lower ground floor from the lower ground parking area.
    • The lower ground is split into two sides, lower ground left and lower ground right.

Level Change (Lower Ground Corridor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the main corridor between the left side academic offices and Tutorial Rooms 1A, 1B, 1D, and 1E and staff room.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor and on the first floor.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase at the rear of the building by the rear lower entrance (photographs 5 to 8). There is a third staircase in the academic offices side of the building (photographs 9 to 12).
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the tutorial rooms 1A, 1B, 1D, 1E on the lower ground floor and all rooms on the first floor.

Theatre (Lecture Theatre A)

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located at the front to each end.
  • Wheelchairs are left with you.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit next to you.
  • It is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second similar Lecture Theatre B at ground (middle) floor accessible via the main entrance or link bridge.
    • There is a third lecture theatre at 1st (upper) floor that is not accessible except by staircase.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the lower ground right entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located just outside Lecture Theatre A.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 225cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor by the link bridge.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right of the lower ground floor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the lower ground right entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are also separate staff standard toilet facilities on each level.

Additional Info

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