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Darwin Building

University of Sunderland, City Campus, Chester Road, Sunderland, SR1 3SD

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Getting Here (City Campus)

  • By Road View
    • The City Campus is located to the west of Sunderland city centre and can be accessed from the A183 Chester Road from the west, the A1231 St Michael's Way from the south and east and the A1232 Silksworth Row or A183 Lancaster Road from the north.
    • There is limited pay and display parking across the campus on a first come first served basis.
      If you’re a Blue Badge holder, you can register your vehicle for University Blue Badge parking. This enables you to park for free, in designated disabled parking bays on campus.
      Due to the location of the campuses and the large number of students and staff you are not guaranteed a parking space.
      The University operates a cashless parking system. Students and staff may be eligible to register their vehicle with the University which reduces the cost of parking on campus.
      Visitors attending conferences, training or other events at the University should seek advice on parking from the relevant Faculty/Service they are meeting.
    • For more information on parking at the University of Sunderland please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the campus.
    • There are bus stops on Chester Road that are served by the following Go North East bus services:
      2 Berries, 2A Berries, 35 Cherry, 35A Cherry, 39 Graphite (eastbound), 39A Graphite, 78 Country Ranger, 135 (eastbound), 136 (westbound), 701 Sunderland Comet, 702 Sunderland Comet, and route 935.
      There are additional services at the same stops operated by Stagecoach:
      8, 8A, 16 (westbound), X24 and X24A. There are additional bus stops to the north of the campus on Silksworth Row and St Michaels Way.
    • For more information on Go North East bus services in the Sunderland area please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Train View
  • By Metro View
    • The nearest Metro station is University.
    • The University stop is located at the south end of the City Campus off the A183 Chester Road.
      The station is step free with ramped access to both platforms.
      Ticket vending machines and Help Points are located at the rear of each ticketing area.
      This station is unstaffed and there are no toilet facilities.
    • For more information please click here (opens new tab).

Useful Information

  • The Disability Support Team (DST) provide information, support and guidance to students with disabilities, mental health difficulties, Specific Learning Difficulties (such as dyslexia) and long-term medical conditions.
    Our area of expertise is learning support; if you feel that your condition or impairment is having an impact upon your studies, you can contact us.
    We are the starting point for you to discuss and organise your learning support.
    We are a confidential and individual service.
    Disability Support Advisers are available to meet students on a one-to-one basis to discuss their particular needs and help them put support arrangements in place.
  • To see more information on Disability Support Team please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 0191 515 2952.
  • Email: [email protected].
  • Anyone can experience thoughts and feelings that are distressing or affect their ability to concentrate on their work or studies.
    Looking after your physical health is fundamental to student success.
    We are here to support you, and your Wellbeing Team provides a range of support in relation to all your health needs.
    It is very important to ensure you can access the support you need when you need it.
    We work alongside the Disability Support Team for all students with a diagnosed condition.
    The Disability Support Team (DST) provides information, support, and guidance to students with disabilities, mental health difficulties.
    Specific Learning Difficulties (such as dyslexia), and long-term medical conditions.
  • To see more information on Wellbeing please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 0191 515 2933.
  • Email: [email protected].
  • We offer a great choice of accommodation for you to choose from and our rent prices include heating, lighting, water, fuel, Wi-Fi and personal possessions insurance.
    All of our residences are in a great location for students studying at either City Campus or Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's.
    They are all within walking distance of Sunderland City Centre with access to supermarkets, bars/restaurants, theatres/cinema and transport links.
  • To see more information on Accommodation please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 0191 515 2943.
  • Email: [email protected].
  • The Gateway is your one-stop shop for all your enquiries.
    No matter what your question is, we’ll be able to help resolve your issue or at least advise on what you need to do next and we'll keep you informed along the way through our enquiry system, Compass.
    Alongside our extensive online support via Compass and our Self Service on e:Vision, you will also be able to find support at both our City and Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's.
    We have an Enquiry Desk at each campus ready to help you when you need it:
    City Campus - Gateway Building
    Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's - Prospect Building.
  • To see more information on Gateway Enquiries please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 0191 515 2222.
  • Email: [email protected].
  • Library Services deliver a range of services, spaces, and support across the learning community.
    In collaboration with the community, they support learners' engagement with their studies and underpin the University's academic, research, and graduate success.
    The services are personalised and accessible, and blend digital and print, providing customised resources.
    These collections support teaching, learning, and research both on-and off- campus.
    The library flexible learning spaces offer varied environments appropriate to changing student and staff needs.
    The library staff skills support enables learners to get the very best from library collections and develop lifelong learning and career skills.
  • To see more information on Library Services please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 0191 515 3691.
  • Email: [email protected].

Building Parking

  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Science Complex car park.
    • The car park is located off Waterworks Road.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Johnston Street car park.
    • The car park is located on Johnston Street north of the campus.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Johnston Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • There is additional campus parking in front of the Science Complex off Wharncliffe Street as shown in the photographs, along with on-street parking in the area.

Site/Campus Car Park (Sciences Complex)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on the north side of the campus off Waterworks Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Science Complex buildings and the Anatomy building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 8 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 480cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to one side and the rear.
    • The marked zone is 120cm wide.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Parking charges apply for all except Blue Badge holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located by the Gateway Building on Clanny Street.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment can be made by phone.
    • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is step free access from this car park.
    • Buildings are clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is a campus map available within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 55m (60yd 5in) from the Science Complex rear entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Blue Badge holders can register their vehicle for University Blue Badge free parking in designated disabled parking bays on campus.
    • For more information on registering your vehicle please click here
    • Parking at both campuses is first come, first served.
    • You are not guaranteed a parking space.
    • Staff and students who do not live at university accommodation may register their vehicle with the University which reduces the cost of parking on campus.
    • The University operates a cashless parking system that allows payment by the following methods:
    • • Via the JustPark app, available from the App Store, if you have a smartphone, including paying in advance.
    • • By following the directions on car parking signs if you do not have a smartphone.
    • • By using the two cashless parking terminals at the northern entrance to Gateway building on City Campus or the southern entrance to the Reg Vardy Centre on Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's.
    • Students in University accommodation must register their vehicle, entitling them to free parking at their accommodation site.
    • However, they are not permitted to park on teaching campuses between 8am – 5pm on weekdays and are encouraged to use the university’s free campus bus and Connect service.

Site/Campus Car Park (Wharncliffe Street)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Wharncliffe Street.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are CitySpace.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody and permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located in the Gateway car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment can be made by phone.
    • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is step free access from this car park.
    • Buildings are not clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is not a campus map available within the car park.
  • Comments View
    • Blue Badge holders can register their vehicle for University Blue Badge free parking in designated disabled parking bays on campus.
    • For more information on registering your vehicle please click here
    • Parking at both campuses is first come, first served.
    • You are not guaranteed a parking space.
    • Staff and students who do not live at university accommodation may register their vehicle with the University which reduces the cost of parking on campus.
    • The University operates a cashless parking system that allows payment by the following methods:
    • • Via the JustPark app, available from the App Store, if you have a smartphone, including paying in advance.
    • • By following the directions on car parking signs if you do not have a smartphone.
    • • By using the two cashless parking terminals at the northern entrance to Gateway building on City Campus or the southern entrance to the Reg Vardy Centre on Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's.
    • Students in University accommodation must register their vehicle, entitling them to free parking at their accommodation site.
    • However, they are not permitted to park on teaching campuses between 8am – 5pm on weekdays and are encouraged to use the university’s free campus bus and Connect service.

Outside Access (Ground Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the rear left side of the Sciences Complex.
    • This entrance gives access to the Darwin Building ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'ENTRANCE'.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 95cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located on the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Outside Access (Science Complex - Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Sciences Complex buildings opposite CitySpace.
    • This entrance gives access to the common entrance lobby on level 1 (upper ground).
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'The John Dawson Sciences Complex'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 94cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm.
    • There is also a revolving door next to this one.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located directly in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Lift (Central Lift)

  • The lift is located to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG (Level 0), G (Level 1), L1 (Level 2) and 1 (Level 3).
  • The weight limit for the lift is 920kg 12 persons.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is medium.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is high.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 137cm x 150cm (4ft 6in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does 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 low to moderate.
  • A university card is required to operate the lifts to Levels 2 and 3.
    The card reader is 110cm high.
    Level 0 (Lower Ground) is the Pasteur Building ground floor.
    Level 1 (Ground) is the Dale Building ground floor.
    Level 2 (Lower First) is the Pasteur Building first floor and Fleming Building link.
    Level 3 (First) is Dale Building first floor and Darwin Building link.

Entrance (Dale Building Link Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the Darwin Building and the Dale Building.
    • This entrance gives access to Dale Building first floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Access To Darwin'.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with an open extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
    • There is a push button release on the left of the door. The button is 114cm high.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is accessed via the link from the Science Complex entrance in the Dale Building.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is sloped/ramped access to the Dale link entrance.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
    • Floor plans/maps are available.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located directly ahead as you enter via the ground floor entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the ground floor entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on the first floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are G, 1 and 2 (floor 2 is staff only).
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • There is a similar staircase at the rear of the building.

Lift (Darwin Building)

  • The lift is located to the left as you enter via the ground floor entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the ground floor entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2 (floor 2 is staff only).
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is high.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is high.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm 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.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Standard Shower (Male)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the male toilet facilities on the ground floor.
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • There is an 18cm step into the shower cubicle.
  • There is a similar stand-alone male shower facility on the first floor in the same location.

Standard Shower (Female)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the female toilet facilities on the first floor.
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • There is an 18cm step into the shower cubicle.
  • There is a stand-alone female shower facility on the ground floor in the same location.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor with Shower - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the right as you enter via the ground floor entrance, then on the left off the main corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the ground floor entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a gender neutral toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is medium.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 248cm x 296cm (8ft 2in x 9ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 168cm (5ft 6in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is medium.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 140cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 98cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is high.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is low.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 96cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is low.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head cannot be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • The colour contrast between the shower rails and wall is high.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the shower.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • Comments View
    • There are two toilet roll holders in this facility.

Accessible Toilet(s) (First Floor with Shower - Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you exit the lift, then on the left off the main corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is medium.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 293cm x 249cm (9ft 7in x 8ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 225cm (7ft 5in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 140cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 97cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is high.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is low.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 97cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is low.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head cannot be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • The colour contrast between the shower rails and wall is high.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the shower.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • Comments View
    • There are two toilet roll holders.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located on the first floor to the left as you exit the lift, then on the left off the main corridor.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m from the lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the right as you face the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 88cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a shower cubicle within these toilet facilities.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located on the ground floor to the right as you enter via the ground floor entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m from the ground floor entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the right as you face the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 86cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a shower cubicle within these toilet facilities.