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72a St Margarets Road

Coventry University, St Margarets Road, Coventry, CV1 2BU

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include self catered student accommodation.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Coventry lies at the heart of a motorway network. Once you get to the city centre there are signposts to the University from all the relevant ring road junctions.
      From London: follow the M1, leaving it at Junction 17 onto the M45. At the end of the M45, continue along the A45 and follow the signs for the city centre.
      From East Anglia and eastern England: Take the A14 until it meets the M1/M6 interchange. Then take the M6 to Junction 2 and follow signs for the city centre.
      From southern England: take the A34 to the M40. Leave the M40 at Junction 15, then take the A46 and follow signs for the city centre.
      From the southwest: take the M5, then the M42, leaving the M42 at Junction 6. Follow the A45 to Coventry. From South Wales: follow the M4 to the M5, then as above.
      From western Scotland and the Northwest: leave the M6 at Junction 3 and follow the signs for Coventry city centre.
      From the North: take the M1 to Junction 21, then to the end of the M69, following signs for Coventry city centre.
    • There are also numerous car parks located near the centre of Coventry including the Multi-Storey Staff Car Park on Gosford Street.
  • By Bus View
    • Pool Meadow bus and coach station is located five minutes' walk from the University's main reception in the Alan Berry building.
      For details of local bus/coach/train times and destinations please contact the bus station enquiry line on: +44 (0) 24 7655 9559.
      National Express offers connections between Coventry and other major cities around the UK. If you travel from Birmingham Airport you can take line number 900 bus to Pool Meadow station.
      The nearest bus stations for the venue are those for Northfield Road and Terry Road. The Northfield Road Bus Stop serves route 16. The Terry Road Bus Stop serves routes 16, 85S, 772 and S4.
  • By Train View
    • The venue is approximately 1.2 Mile from Coventry Train Station and should take approximately 25 minutes to reach by foot.
      Coventry is on the main intercity route. Trains from London (Euston) leave every 30 minutes throughout most of the day with journey times of 1 hour to 80 minutes. It takes approximately 20 minutes to reach Coventry from Birmingham International Station.
      There are also daily services from Scotland and the Northwest, from Bristol, the Southwest and South Wales. In addition there are frequent services from Oxford, Southampton and Bournemouth, as well as Nuneaton, Rugby, Birmingham New Street and Birmingham International (for Birmingham International Airport and the National Exhibition Centre). Check the National Rail Enquiries website for more information.
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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
  • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on David Road, to the side of the building.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The marked on street parking is for permit holders or for 1 hour for non permit holders between 08:00 - 18:00 Monday - Saturday.
    • Parking is possible on St Margaret Road, outside the building, which has a single yellow line (photograph 3).
    • The building also contains a garage, which may be used by one of the residents (photograph 4).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The intercoms for the rooms are between 110-135cm high.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor, on the far left as you enter.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 1.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 250cm x 240cm (8ft 2in x 7ft 10in).
    • The bed is 65cm (2ft 2in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 31cm (1ft).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Assistance dogs are not welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 193cm x 250cm (6ft 4in x 8ft 2in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 41cm (1ft 4in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 178cm (5ft 10in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available for the toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • There is no shower seat .
    • There are no handrails available for the shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are not welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 1 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 4 shows the shared kitchen on the ground floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located just inside the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the first floor and on the second floor.
    • 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are further rooms.