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1-9 Old Park Hill

University of Bristol, 1-9 Old Park Hill, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS2 8BB

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Introduction

  • Services include:.
  • LG - Print Services Reception, Estates Office.
  • G - Estates Office, Bristol Centre For Complexity Sciences .
  • 1 - Policy Press, SAFE Training Room, Meeting Rooms, Safety and Health Serivces, Estates Office.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Bristol.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Clifton Down.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There is a hearing loop in the Safe Training Room.
    • The doorway leading to the Policy Press Staff Offices are only 73cm.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to your left when you exit the lift on the lower ground floor.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 141cm (4ft 8in).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the far left of the building on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1.
  • The lift is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception (Print Services)

  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

Level Change (First Floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • The ramp leads to the Policy Press Office.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 24m (26yd 9in) from the entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the far left of the building just before the lift on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 247cm x 277cm (8ft 1in x 9ft 1in).
    • 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 195cm (6ft 5in).
    • 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 alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available are Drop Down Rails.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located to your left when exiting the lift on the first foor.
    • The female toilets are 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located to the far left of the building on entrance.
    • The male toilets are 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilets are located to the rear of the Estates Office on the Ground Floor.
    • The female and male toilets are 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s)
    • The unisex toilets are located far side of the lower ground floor from the lift.
    • Unisex toilets are 23m (25yd 6in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do 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.

Emergency Egress

  • There are some fire alarm strobes to notify hearing impaired people of an evacuation.
  • There is not level egress from the ground floor.
  • There is stepped egress from the ground floor.
  • There is sloped egress from the ground floor.
  • The upper floor(s) is/are accessed via a passenger lift.
  • A evacuation lift has been installed. A evacuation chair available on external escape stairway.
  • There is a refuge point in this building.
  • Some people who use wheelchairs may be able to make their own way up the stairs  from upper levels if they have a little mobility.  If this is the preferred mode of escape, they should wait at the refuge point for the main flow of people to leave the building.
  • Subject to PEEP.
  • There is an evacuation chair for the building.
  • There is an evacuation lift for the building.