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103-105 Ratcliffe Road

University of Leicester, 103-105 Ratcliffe Road, Leicester, LE2 3TE

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include self-catered student accommodation.
  • Comments View
    • 103 Ratcliffe Road is the ground floor of this building, and 105 Ratcliffe Road in the first floor.
    • Both areas have their own separate entrances.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by students and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located at the side of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 143cm.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium.
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are two identical entrances, one leading to flat 103 (as shown in photographs 1 and 2) and the other leading to flat 105 (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the shared bathroom facilities in flat 103.
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show the shared kitchen facility in flat 103.

Other Floors (105 Ratcliffe Road)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are low.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the student accommodation in 105 Ratcliffe Road.

Accommodation