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Priestman Building - 004 - Workshop

Priestman Building, University of Sunderland - City Campus, 6 Green Terrace, Sunderland, SR1 3PZ

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  • The workshop is based at the rear of the rear corridor.
  • Directional and locational signage for the workshop is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the workshop is sufficiently wide (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room from the corridor.
  • The door is double with on leaf locked, and is 75cm+ wide. It is not automatic.
  • The workshop comprises work areas off a main corridor, with a split level rear, with work benches, tooling machines, and paint/spray areas.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room.
  • There is fixed furniture within the rooms.
  • The clear space beneath tables and benches in the rooms ranges between 67cm and 90cm.
  • A height adjustable bench is not available.
  • There are chairs with armrests available within the rooms.
  • The room does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm, but furniture can be moved to allow a turning space for wheelchairs.
  • Floor coverings in the rooms are even, but there are trip hazards.


  • The lift is located at the rear to give access to the upper level.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the room entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 250Kg.
  • There is not a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 81cm x 140cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.
  • There is a deep 24cm step to access the lift.
    A steep portable ramp is available (not seen) which is used by staff for trolleys.