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Chichester Lecture Theatre

University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QJ

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in December 2020.
  • Wherever external queuing is necessary, 2m floor markings have been implemented.
  • Student ambassadors are employed to guide people around campus and assist with queue management.
  • Hand sanitisers are available at the main entrances and exit points of all buildings, along with main foot flow areas.
  • All meeting rooms and social spaces have maximum occupancy on the doors.
  • Classrooms and lecture theatres have been timetabled with maximum occupancies considered.
  • One way systems have been implemented in most buildings where 2m separation in the corridor cannot be maintained.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Screens have been added at receptions/ all customer facing services and in some computer clusters.
  • Alternate sinks in toilets are out of action to maintain social distancing.
  • Social distancing signage has installed for toilet facilities.
  • Face coverings are to be worn in buildings.
  • Track and Trace barcodes are located at every building entrance.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .
  • Additional information about the measures in place for Covid-19 can be found here (new tab)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a lecture theatre.
  • Step free access to the Lecture Theatre Building is available via the ground floor of Chichester I. Please see the separate guide for that building for more information.
  • Related link Chichester I.
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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The University campus is located to the north of Brighton, accessed off the A27.
      From the centre of Brighton, take the A270 Lewes Road. Just before it meets the A27, turn onto Stony Mere Way and continue onto Sports Centre Road. Turn left into Gardner Centre Road. The building is located at the end of this road.
    • Pre-arranged visitor parking is available in Car Park 4, located outside Sussex House.
      The most accessible car park to the Trafford Centre is Car Park 1.
      Pay and display visitor parking is available in Car Park 4, Car Park 5 (outside the Sports Centre) and the Sports Complex car park. Permit only car parks are located throughout the campus.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus routes 5B 23, 25, 25X, 28, 29, 50 and 50U run from the centre of Brighton to the campus. Route 84 runs from Woodingdean to the campus in the morning. There are several bus stops located throughout the campus.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station is Falmer, which is located on the opposite side of the A27 from the campus.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Outside Access (Lecture Theatre Area External Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the Chichester I building, between North South Road and the Arts Path.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located leading up from the Arts Path or down from North South Road.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are in the centre of the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is also 1 deep step with no handrail directly in front of the entrance (shown in photograph 3).

Entrance (Lecture Theatre Area Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the ground floor of Chichester I, just before the lift.
    • There is step free 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 175cm (5ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Inside Access

  • 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are tables, 61cm from the base to the floor, and chairs without arm rests available in the foyer area.

Lecture Theatre(s)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are push pad activated.
  • There are no designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 76cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the lectern is 96cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 68cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The doors to enter the lecture theatre on the right hand side are sensor operated automatic on entry, and push pad operated on exit (photographs 7 and 8). The automatic doors were not operational at the time of the survey.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible toilet located on the ground floor of Chichester I, just outside the Lecture Theatre area, opposite the lift.
    • There is also an accessible toilet located at the front of Chichester I, close to the main entrance.
    • Please see the guide for Chichester I for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left of the foyer area as you enter.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 9m from the Lecture Theatre Area 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a male toilet located on the ground floor of Chichester I, just outside the Lecture Theatre area, opposite the lift.
    • Please see the guide for Chichester I for more details.

Emergency Egress

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