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Lancaster House

University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QP

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The main reception for this building is located in York House.

Location

  • The nearest mainline station is Falmer.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • This car park is only for permit holders and Blue Badge holders only.
  • There are no parking charges for permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is at the front of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 4m x 4.5m (13ft 1in x 14ft 9in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 23m (25yd) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 27m (29yd) 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.
  • The patron does have to cross a road.
  • The road is not generally busy.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • The designated bays are also 24 and 28 metres from the adapted flat accessible entrance.
  • The car park also contains 2 standard bays reserved for the Sussex Regional Access Centre (shown in photograph 2).
  • For further details on parking on campus please see the university website parking page.

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 doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Outside Access (Adapted Flat Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door requires a key fob only issued to the resident of the adapted room to operate, and opens towards you.
    • This entrance is only for the use of the resident of the adapted flat, to overcome the internal steps.

Level Change (Adapted Flat Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 105cm (3ft 5in).

Reception (Sussex Regional Access Centre Reception)

  • The reception desk is 14m (15yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The Sussex Regional Access Centre provides needs assessments and training on assistive technology to students in receipt of the Disabled Students' Allowance, including prospective students.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 12:30.
    • Monday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 13:00.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 13:00.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 13:00.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 13:00.
    • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the push pad automatic door, 82cm wide, in the corridor leading to the adapted flat.
    • Photograph 2 shows one of the assessment rooms in the Sussex Regional Access Centre.
    • These assessment rooms contain height adjustable desks, large keyboards, rollerball mouse and computers with Inspiration, Dragon, Read and Write, Claro Read, Mind View, JAWS and Kurzweil.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are additional standard rooms.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was Flat 2.
    • The width of the door to the room is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 202cm x 240cm (6ft 8in x 7ft 10in).
    • The bed is 49cm (1ft 7in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 28cm (0ft 11in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are an automatic door at the entrance of the flat and a kitchen with lowered surfaces.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 148cm x 210cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 11in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • The door is light.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 154cm (5ft 1in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is no seat.
    • There are not handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There are 1 accessible rooms with wheel in showers.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Level Change (Ground Floor Rooms)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located off the ground floor corridor.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The steps leading up to individual rooms do not have handrails.
    • The steps leading up to the main ground floor corridor have a handrail on the right hand side going up.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 29m (32yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located along the Sussex Regional Access Centre corridor.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the Sussex Regional Access Centre reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 222cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 3in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 101cm (3ft 4in) 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).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 76cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

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

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