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35 Berkeley Square

University of Bristol, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8 1JA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law - Graduate School of Educations, including the Wodehouse Lecture Theatre, teaching and seminar rooms and the Education Library.
  • Comments
    • This building has centrally bookable rooms, and is often used to host external events.
  • Comments
    • This building has centrally bookable rooms, and is often used to host external events.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 15:00.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments
    • The building is also open outside these times if there is an event on.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Bristol.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Clifton Down.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Berkeley Square, outside the building.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The standard on street parking is pay and display, with a 2 hour maximum stay.
    • It is free for Blue Badge holders.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Berkeley Square.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Main 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.

Reception (Estates Assistants Lodge)

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments
    • Hearing loops are fitted in most of the teaching rooms on floor 4, and also in Room 2.26 on floor 2.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the Porters Lodge.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 155cm x 114cm (5ft 1in x 3ft 9in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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.
  • Comments
    • There are two lifts available.

Reception (Graduate School of Education School Office)

  • The desk is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the lifts.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • 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.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments
    • The School Office is located on the first floor.
  • 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.

Library (Education)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes a scanner.
  • Comments
    • The library is located off the reception foyer and is accessed by double automatic doors which open towards you.
    • Accessible Software available includes:
    • Inspiration (mind mapping software)
    • Read and Write GOLD
    • Zoomtext magnification software (by arrangement only).
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:45 - 19:30.
    • Tuesday 08:45 - 19:30.
    • Wednesday 08:45 - 19:30.
    • Thursday 08:45 - 19:30.
    • Friday 08:45 - 19:30.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 15:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Education Library)

  • The desk is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • 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.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located on the left hand side of the common room area, opposite the library.
    • The female toilets are 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located on the right hand side of the common room area, opposite the library.
    • The male toilets are 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • These toilets contain cubicles with doors that open outwards.
    • There are also toilets on floors 1, 2 and 3. The toilets on floor 1 also contain cubicles with doors that open outwards.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the right hand side of the common room area, opposite the library, by the male toilets.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 150cm x 240cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 10in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
  • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There are also accessible toilets located on floors 1 and 4.
    • The toilet on floor 4 is similar to this, except with a slightly smaller cubicle (shown in photograph 2).
    • The toilet on floor 1 has the transfer space on the right, and a larger cubicle as it also contains a shower.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in floor 1 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Outside Access (Wodehouse Lecture Theatre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the far right hand side of the building as you face it.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Wodehouse Lecture Theatre 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 ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Wodehouse Lecture Theatre

  • There is level access to the rear of the theatre, with designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • The tiered seating is accessed by medium high, marked steps with no handrails.
  • The door into the theatre is a push pad operated automatic door, which opens towards you, 82cm (2ft 8in) wide.
  • loop.

Emergency Egress

  • There is level egress from the ground floor.
  • From the main entrance and a ramp leading to Wodenhouse Lecture Theatre.
  • There is sloped egress from the ground floor.
  • Staff have yet to recieve training on use of evacuation lift.
  • There are refuge points in this building.
  • There is an evacuation chair for the building.
  • There is an evacuation lift for the building.

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.