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5 Tyndall Avenue

University of Bristol, 5 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8 1UD

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Introduction

  • 5 Tyndall Avenue consists of three self-contained units, each with separate access.
  • These contain UBU Letting, the Careers Centre and the Computer Centre.
  • Permitted access to these services is as follows:
  • UBU Lettings: Members of the public, university staff and students.
  • Careers Service: University students.
  • Computer Centre: University U Card holders only.

Service Contacts

  • UBU Lettings
  • Telephone: 0117 331 8266
  • Email: ubu-lettings@bristol.ac.uk
  • Career Service
  • Telephone: 0117 928 8221
  • Email: careers-service@bristol.ac.uk
  • Computer Centre - IT Service Desk
  • Telephone: 0117 928 7870.

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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Tyndall Avenue.
  • Comments
    • The nearest public car park is the Trenchard Street Car Park.
    • Blue Badge parking is not free in this car park.

Level Change (All Entrances)

  • 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 leading up to the raised platform where the unit entrances are located.
  • 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 leading up to the raised platform where the unit entrances are located.
  • 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 medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (UBU Lettings)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off the raised platform.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (away from you).
  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Opening Times (UBU Lettings)

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 00:00.
  • Saturday 00:00 - 12:30.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments
    • The venue is only open on Saturday during term time.

Inside Access (UBU Lettings)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Outside Access (Careers Service)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off the raised platform.
  • 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 door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments
    • There is a security barrier on entrance with a width of 122cm.

Opening Times (Careers Service)

  • Monday 09:30 - 16:45.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:45.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:45.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 16:45.
  • Friday 09:30 - 16:45.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access (Careers Service)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments
    • The hearing loop system covers the training rooms.

Reception (Welcome Desk Careers Service)

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Careers Service entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is staffed.

Accessible Toilet (Careers Service)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter, at the far end of the reception area.
    • There is level access to this 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 188cm x 330cm (6ft 2in x 10ft 10in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • 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 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Careers Service)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left side of the service.
    • The female toilets are 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Careers Service entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left side of the service.
    • The male toilets are 22m (24yd 2in) from the Careers Service entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Outside Access (Computer Centre)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off the raised platform.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments
    • A UCard is required to activate the automatic door.

Inside Access (Computer Centre)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing loops are fitted in the TRG and TRF Training Rooms.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • The photographs show the TRG and TRF Training Rooms.

Other Floors (Computer Centre)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Computer Centre)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in front of you on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 153cm (3ft 3in x 5ft).
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments
    • An authorised UCard is required to access this lift.

IT Service Desk

  • Comments
    • The desk is in the entrance lobby 1m from the main entrance door.
    • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
    • The reception desk is low in height (76cm or lower).
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • There is a portable hearing loop system.
  • 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.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor - Computer Centre)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, to your right as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the IT service desk.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 182cm x 185cm (5ft 12in x 6ft 1in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 110cm (3ft 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 not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • 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 height of the hand dryer is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are poor.

Standard Toilet(s) (Computer Centre)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the training room corridor on the ground floor.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located just off the stairwell area on the ground floor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • The ground floor toilets both have cubicles which are accessible for ambulant disabled people.
    • The cubicles have vertical and horizontal wall mounted grab rails.
    • There are drop down rails in both cubicles.

Emergency Egress

  • There are some fire alarm strobes to notify hearing impaired people of an evacuation.
  • There is level egress from the ground floor.
  • There is stepped egress from the ground floor.
  • There is sloped egress from the ground floor.
  • There is not a refuge point in this building.
  • There is not an evacuation chair for the building.
  • There is not 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.