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Allen Court

10 St George's Close, Sheffield, S3 7HB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation in 4 blocks (E,F,G and H).
  • Comments View
    • All blocks are accessed from the Courtyard, but Block F can also be accessed internally from the reception area.
    • There is a similar building adjacent to this, containing Blocks A- D.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Sheffield.
  • The nearest mainline station is Sheffield.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Brook Drive, next to the reception entrance.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on the roads surrounding the building.
  • Comments View
    • There are further Blue Badge bays located further down St. George's Close, outside Blocks A - D.
    • The standard bays are for permit holders only.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front, on the corner of St. George's Close and Brook Drive.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Reception 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.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Reception

  • The desk is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the reception entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (Courtyard Entrance from Reception)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposute the reception desk.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances into all other blocks from the courtyard.

Level Change (Courtyard Entrance from Reception)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading into the courtyard from the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Courtyard Entrance from Beet Street)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 117cm (3ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical entrance on the opposite side of the building, off St. George's Close.

Level Change (Courtyard Entrance from Beet Street)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Level Change (Courtyard)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located throughout the courtyard.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to Block E.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the steps.
  • Comments View
    • There are also steps leading down to the courtyard from the courtyard entrance from St. George's Close and access to Block G.

Lift (Access to Block E)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the central courtyard.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 92cm (3ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 146cm x 104cm (4ft 9in x 3ft 5in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • Comments View
    • This lift overcomes the steps leading down to Block E.
    • There is a similar lift leading down from the courtyard entrance from St. George's Close and Block G, although these can also be overcome by entering the courtyard from reception or Beet Street.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows the common room, located just past the reception.
    • Photograph 3 shows the laundry room, located on the ground floor of Block F.

Other Floors (Block F)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar stairs in all other blocks.

Lift (Block F)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside Block F from the reception area.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 157cm x 138cm (5ft 2in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 9 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • This is by lift.
    • The room number viewed was f4f.
    • The width of the door to the room is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 200cm x 150cm (6ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
    • The bed is 48cm (1ft 7in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 0cm ().
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are automatic doors into the room and bathroom, a height adjustable desk, accessible window openers and an accessible wardrobe.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are automatic doors into the flat and the shared kitchen, height adjustable sink, hob and surfaces in the shared kitchen.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 219cm x 272cm (7ft 2in x 8ft 11in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 55cm (1ft 10in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • 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 poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Flashing alarms and Vibrating pillows is available.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There are 9 accessible rooms with wheel in showers.
  • 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 can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Accessible Toilet (Block F)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • 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 12m (13yd 4in) from the reception entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, just inside Block F from the reception area.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 214cm (4ft 9in x 7ft).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 103cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar accessible toilets on the ground floor of all blocks.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.