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Oak House

Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Guildford is 30 miles South West of London and can be accessed from the A3. If approaching from London or the M25 (Junction 10), the University exit is signed from the A3 bypass.
      If accessing from the A322 or A323 from Bagshot or Aldershot, at the A3 roundabout take the exit signed to Portsmouth, and then turn off the A3 at the first exit (signed to the Cathedral and University).
      If entering Guildford from Horsham (A281) or Godalming (A3100), leave the central gyratory system at the exit signed for Farnham (A31).
      After approximately 200 yards, at the mini-roundabout, take the first turning right into Guildford Park Road, and continue along Madrid Road and The Chase for a mile. At the next roundabout, take the third exit for the University entrance.
    • Parking is very limited on site. There is a pay and display car park, other car parks operate a permit system.
      Vehicles displaying a Blue Badge may park free in the car parks and in Blue Badge bays for up to 6 hours, unless the University host or driver has made arrangements with the Security Office for a longer stay.
  • By Bus View
    • On site bus stops are available and ARRIVA buses operate a regular service to the campus from the train station. Services 3, 17, 27 and 37 run approximately every ten minutes during the day.
  • By Train View
    • Guildford Station is approximately 1.2 miles from the University. It is on the main line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth. Half-hourly train services run from Guildford to Waterloo, with a journey time of around half-an-hours.
      To get to the University from the station, exit by footbridge and the rear (western) exit. Turn right from the station along Guildford Park Road and take the second turning on the right (just past the Evangelical Church). Follow the path through the council car park to the campus.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Pay and Display Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on the north side of the campus, off Perimeter Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Austin Pearce and Rik Medlik Buildings.
    • 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 not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the front of the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is not 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 sloped access to the car park from the Austin Pearce Building.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Perimeter Road.

Site/Campus Car Park (Permit Holders Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on the north side of the campus, off Perimeter Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Austin Pearce and Rik Medlik Buildings.
    • 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 not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the Austin Pearce Building and the rest of the campus.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Perimeter Road.

Building Parking (Oak House)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the side of the building next to the Hillside Restaurant.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 500cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Hillside Restaurant main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is also space for few cars alongside the building/ Hillside Restaurant. These are unmarked/ unsigned spaces that are not defined and there is no signage to indicate restrictions (photograph 4).

Outside Access (Oak House Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is 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 single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in the doorway and immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 8 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.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the lower ground floor via the steps.
    • Step free access to the lift is via the Hillside Restaurant Entrance.
    • This door was locked with no way of opening it at time of survey (September 2021).
    • Access into the building was either via the Starbucks entrance or via steps from The Hall or MySurrey Nest. At the time of survey the one-way system was still in place and the route from the Hall or Nest was therefore not allowed (September 2021).

Outside Access (Hillside Restaurant Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is step free 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) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives step free access to the first floor via the Hillside Restaurant.
    • The ground and second floors can be accessed via the lift from the first floor.

Outside Access (Starbucks Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located before the entrance door and along the building. This ramp bypasses the steps and leads towards the Student Union where there is a lift to get to the footpath below.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1-4 shows the extended ramp which leads towards the Student Union and the platform lift to the pathway below (Photograph 10).
    • There is tactile paving at either end of the ramp that has been newly built which leads towards the platform lift/ Student Union etc.
    • The height of the push pad on entry is 96cm as shown in photograph 8.
    • The height of the push pad on exit is 95cm as shown in photograph 9.

Lift (Rubix Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located outside the Rubix entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Rubix entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, opens outwards and may be difficult to open.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • The portable loop can be borrowed from the Estates & Facilities Management Department.
    • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows Starbucks on the ground floor.
    • Photograph 2 shows the Starbucks overflow seating area (Roots) and the route to the ground floor toilets.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the Hillside Restaurant.
    • Photograph 5 shows the study area on the 1st floor next to the restaurant.
    • Photograph 6 shows the corridor in the Oaks Suites area on the 2nd floor.
    • Photograph 7 shows the automatic door and push pad button for the ground floor. The height of the push pad button is 97cm and the width of the single door (with locked leaf) is 88cm.
    • Photographs 8 and 9 show the automatic door and push pad button for the first floor. The height of the push pad button is 95cm and the width of the single door (with locked leaf) is 88cm.
    • Photographs 10 and 11 show the automatic door and push pad button for the second floor. The height of the push pad button is 97cm and the width of the single door (with locked leaf) is 88cm.

Level Change (Internal Access to University Hall)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located off the foyer.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • 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).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • At time of survey this was taped off as was in use as a Covid-19 testing centre (September 2021).

Opening Times (Starbucks)

  • Monday 07:30 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 19:00.
  • Friday 07:30 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 19:00.

Eating and Drinking (Starbucks Coffee)

  • The following information is for the cafĂ©.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Starbucks Coffee entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a push pad automatic door that open towards you with a width of 85cm to access Starbucks Coffee. The push pad is 95cm high. This can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There are push pad automatic double doors that open away from you with a width of 116cm to access additional seating. The push pad is 90cm high. This can be seen in photographs 9, 10 and 11.
    • There is currently a one-way system in place (September 2021).
    • There are automatic doors to the rear of this additional seating area (Photograph 12) which leads to the ground floor standard and accessible toilets and steps to the Hall & Nest (Photograph 13).

Opening Times (Hillside Restaurant)

  • Monday 07:30 - 15:00.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 15:00.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 15:00.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 15:00.
  • Friday 07:30 - 15:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking (Hillside Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 1m (3ft 3in) from the Hillside Restaurant main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • 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 meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • There are various counters that are 90cm high with tray racks 80cm high.
    • Photograph 1 shows the internal entrance into the Hillside Restaurant and Photograph 12 shows the exit from the restaurant into the stairwell by an automatic door.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter the Oakhouse main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the Oakhouse main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are flights of steps with open risers.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the Oakhouse main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Oakhouse 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 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Reception (Oak Suites)

  • The reception desk for the Oak Suites is located on the 2nd floor, through a door to the right as you exit the lift.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are good.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception desk is staffed occasionally.
    • There are clear screens due to covid-19 which partially block the counter for writing etc (September 2021).

Oak Suites

  • Oak Suites 1-4 and the Ivy Room are located on the 2nd floor.
  • There is level access throughout and sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre and access the Oak Suites and Ivy Room.

Outside Access (The Nest - Oak House Side)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite the main entrance to Oak House.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • 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 card reader/lock is 119cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a push-button to exit which is 116cm high.

Outside Access (The Nest - Entrance Opposite the Hive)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located is located opposite to the Hive.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • 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 card reader/lock is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The doors open automatically but if closed the key card/ key code is on the barrier/ railing to the right hand side of the door at the bottom of the short slight ramp (Photograph 2).
    • Photograph 3 shows the slight lip at the door.

Level Change (Internal Access to the Nest from Oak House)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left from the Nest Oak House side entrance. They are just outside the additional seating from Starbucks and next to the internal steps to the Hall above.
  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Inside Access (Nest)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are entrance doors from the Oak House side entrance or internal access into the Nest. They are manual, double, heavy and 160cm wide. One door can stay permanently open and there is a key card/ code by the door if not open that is 119cm high (Photograph 1).
    • The Nest is a relaxed seating/study area with various types of seating and desks (Photographs 2-8).
    • There are various desks with clear under space from 65cm to 74cm and table heights mostly 72-75cm. There are a few higher and lower coffee tables that vary from 46cm to 110cm high.
    • There are various types of seating: benches, bean bags, chairs without armrests, hanging chairs, wall-pods for relaxing. The flooring is carpet and vinyl.
    • There are two separate small rooms with similar types of seating and doors over 75cm wide. One is a Contemplation space (Photographs 9 & 10) with bean bags and chairs without armrests and the other is an Interview Space (Photographs 11 & 12) with similar bench, table and chairs.
    • There are lockers with key codes to lock them just outside the Nest. The controls/ key codes vary from 22cm to 180cm. There are more within the Nest (Photographs 13 & 14).

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the overflow seating area.
    • 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 195cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 5in).
    • There is not 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 102cm and 138cm from the floor.
  • 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 the right.
    • 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 96cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a nappy disposal bin within this toilet.
    • The door to the toilet has a horizontal grab rail on the outside and inside 68cm to help.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Hillside Restaurant main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the study area of the restaurant, to the left of the Hillside Restaurant main entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 195cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 5in).
    • There is not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • 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 not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (The Nest)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located within the Nest, close to the Oak House side entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Oak House side entrance into The Nest.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The door opens outwards (automatically).
    • The door is push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 98cm from floor level.
    • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 92cm (3ft).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 185cm x 239cm (6ft 1in x 7ft 10in).
    • 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 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • 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 sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • 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 70cm (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 good.
    • 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 95cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Comments View
    • The signage is on the push button with nothing on the door itself.
    • There is also a push-button to enter by the door that is 93cm high as well as the one just in front of it. The push button on the inside can open and lock the door (photographs 4 & 5).

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
    • There are standard female and male toilets located to the front of Starbucks Coffee as you approach from the Great Hall.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located at the rear of the overflow seating area.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 35m from the lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (First Floor)

  • There are standard female and male toilets in the centre and to the rear of Hillside Restaurant.
  • There are standard female and male toilets in the study area to the rear of the restaurant.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the study area to the rear of the Hillside Restaurant.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 22m from the Hillside Restaurant main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The other standard toilets within the main area of the restaurant have similar set-ups (Photographs 3-5).

Standard Toilet(s) (Second Floor)

  • There are male and female standard toilets in the Oak Suites area on the 2nd floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located off the main corridor in the Oak Suites area.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 15m from the lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are varied.

Standard Shower (Ground Floor)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the ground floor to the rear of the additional seating area for Starbucks and by the internal steps to the Hall.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • This shower has a 31cm step to use it. There is a small bench within the room that is 40cm high.