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Park Village

University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9RD

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in December 2020.
  • Posters have been placed around campus to help with social distancing and highlight any instructions or restrictions.
  • 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 student accommodation in blocks of 12 rooms or 2 bedroom and family flats, and a Social Centre.

Location

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

Parking (Car Park 8)

  • 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 situated away from park village.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • 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 not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • For further details on parking on campus please see the university website parking page.

Outside Access (Block 12 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The entrances to all blocks containing 12 rooms are the same as this.

Level Change (Block 12 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Blocks 9 and 11 A and B)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is similar access to all ground floor 2 bedroom and family flats.

Level Change (Blocks 9 and 11 A and B)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the blocks.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a further medium step with no handrail in front of each entrance.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

EducationAccommodation

  • The establishment provides 0 adapted accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate adapted bathroom.
  • Ground floor standard rooms do have level access.
  • There are standard rooms on other floors.
  • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
  • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Other Floors (12 Room Blocks)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are further rooms and bathrooms.

Other Floors (2 Bedroom Flat Blocks)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the flats on the first and second floors.

Outside Access (Social Centre)

  • 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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 182cm (5ft 12in) wide.

Level Change (Social Centre)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Reception (Porters lodge)

  • The reception desk is 8m (26ft 3in) from the Social Centre entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (Social Centre)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 7 steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the Manager's Office and Study Centre on floor 2.
  • Comments View
    • The steps bewteen the first and second floors have handrails on both sides.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located outside the Social Centre.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 101cm x 152cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 12in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate ramp, 98cm wide, leading to the lift on the ground floor.
    • It gives access to the TV Room on the first floor only.

Outside Access (Launderette Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side 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 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door is push pad operated and opens towards you.

Level Change (Launderette Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 145cm (4ft 9in).

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.

Deaf Messaging Service