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Amory Building

Rennes Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4RJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Department of History, Department of Politics, Department of Theology, School of Law, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, School of Geography, Archaeology and Earth Resources, teaching rooms, laboratories, map library and staff cafe.
  • Comments View
    • Amory Building is split into four areas (A (Red), B (Blue), C (Green) and D (Orange)).
    • Area A consists of the Department of History, Department of Politics, Department of Theology and School of Law.
    • Area B consists of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Department of Politics, Department of Sociology and School of Law.
    • Areas C and D consist of the School of Geography, Archaeology and Earth Resources.
    • Area D only covers floors 2-3-4 as the building is on a hill.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Streatham Campus.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is St David's.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Amory Building is on a steep slope/hill.
    • This means there are entrances at different levels of the building.

Parking (Main Entrance)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the front of the building in Streatham Court.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 8 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 65m (71yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 80m (87yd) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are limited standard parking bays for staff and visitors with permits.

Parking (First Floor Entrance)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the side of the venue.
    • The car park is in front of the first floor entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 540cm (11ft 6in x 17ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd) from the first floor entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 17m (19yd) from the first floor entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are limited standard parking bays for staff and visitors with permits.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is/are 11 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre of the step(s).

Outside Access (First Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the right 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 94cm (3ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The first floor entrance leads into the first floor of the building.
    • The main lift is directly beyond this entrance as you enter.

Level Change (First Floor 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.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Outside Access (School of Geography Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the left side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The School of Geography entrance leads into the building at floor level 2 of the whole building.
    • However, it is also sometimes classed as the ground level of area D as the entrance is ground level there due to the hill.

Level Change (School of Geography Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Eating and Drinking (Time for Coffee)

  • The following information is for the café/bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold drinks and snacks.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is 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
    • The photo on the right shows the stairs in the Law Library which covers part of the ground and first floors.
    • The handrail is on the left going up for the stairs in the Law Library.

Quiet Space(s) (Student Hub Study Area)

  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front.
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 72cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s) available on request.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 72cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The whole ground floor area to the right of the main entrance is a study area. Some parts are clearly marked for quiet study and some for group study.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 130cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is no through route to area D from areas A and B on floor level 2 if using the main lift as there is a boiler room and no link corridor.
    • To access area D via the main entrance the lift should be taken to floor level 3 and then you must take the School of Geography lift back down to floor level 2.
    • Alternatively, the School of Geography Entrance can be used which instantly enters you at floor level 2 of area D.

Lift (School of Geography)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 1m (3ft 3in) from School of Geography entrance.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 126cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 2in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • This lift covers floor levels 2-3-4.
    • The lift controls indicate G-1-2 which are floors 2-3-4.

Lift (Rooms C501 - C502)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the fourth floor, between areas C and D.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 4-5.
  • The lift is 26m (28yd) from main lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 142cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift is 5m from the School of Geography lift which can be used as an alternative way to access it.

Level Change (Rodney Fry Map Library)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to the library.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Rodney Fry Map Library)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located overcoming the steps on the second floor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from School of Geography entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 83cm x 115cm (2ft 9in x 3ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is no through route from the second floor of the main building to the School of Geography area on the second floor.
    • The main lift must be taken to floor 3, then the School of Geography lift must be taken down to floor 2.

Library (Rodney Fry Map Library)

  • 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 not have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.
  • There is not an ordering service.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

Library (Law Library)

  • 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 not have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.
  • There is not an ordering service.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Comments View
    • The Law Library is located on part of the ground and first floors.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 22:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 22:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 22:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 22:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 22:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.

Lift (Law Library)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the library.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 30m (33yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 83cm x 127cm (2ft 9in x 4ft 2in).
  • 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter. The entrance door to the toilet lobby area is automatic.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 240cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 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 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail, however it is not 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 not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 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 a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar accessible toilets on the third and fourth floors.

Accessible Toilet (Second Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the second floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 230cm (6ft 3in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • 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 cannot 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional standard toilets located throughout the building.
    • The toilets are 'Propelair' toilets, designed to save energy and water and reduce bacteria. The toilet lid must be lifted by the lever handle at the front. After use the lid must be closed before flushing. This is a similar system to that used on aircraft.

Standard Shower

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are not available on request.