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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, law library, map library and staff cafe.
  • Comments
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • 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
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • 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 doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in) wide.
  • Comments
    • The main entrance is at ground floor level.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are in the centre.
  • Comments
    • The ramp overcomes the steps.

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
    • 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.
  • Comments
    • The ramp overcomes the steps.

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
    • 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.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments
    • The hearing loops are located in some teaching rooms.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • 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
    • 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.

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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • The Law Library is located on part of the ground and first floors.
  • Opening Times
    • 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.

Restaurant Bar Internal (EUSA)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 11m (12yd) from the main lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 37cm (1ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 37cm (1ft 3in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • 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 snacks.
  • Comments
    • The cafe is on the fourth floor in Area C.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 09:30 - 15:00.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 15:00.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 15:00.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 15:00.
    • Friday 09:30 - 15:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 11m (12yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is level access to the 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 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).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • 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 in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is 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 sink.
    • The sink cannot 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.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There are two additional identical adapted toilets on the third floor and one more on the fourth floor.

Accessible Toilet (Second Floor)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access
    • 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 3m (9ft 10in) from the main lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the second floor.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 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).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink cannot 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.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located to the right as you enter.
    • The female toilets are 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located on the first floor.
    • The male toilets are 3m (9ft 10in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.
  • Comments
    • There are additional standard toilets located throughout the building.

Standard Shower

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments
    • There is one deep step leading into the shower.

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.
  • Comments
    • There is a Braille reader available on request.