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152-154 Upper New Walk

University of Leicester, 152-154 Upper New Walk, Leicester, LE1 7QR

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Department of Criminology.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

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 staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located at the front 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 available.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 247cm x 497cm (8ft 1in x 16ft 4in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 2m (2yd 7in) from the 152 entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user not at all.
    • 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 intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 137cm.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in) wide.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep.
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (152 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 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 (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception

  • Main reception is located to the right as you enter.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to 152 from 154 on the first floor.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • The two level changes shown are located on the first and second floor in the main corridors linking both buildings.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)