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Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 4FP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, external professional bodies' offices, NTU security and parking and Student Services staff offices.
  • Arkwright building comprises a main building off Shakespeare Street, an east wing on the South Sherwood Street side and a west wing on the Bilbie Walk / Goldsmith Street side.
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Rooms and Spaces Links (Level 1 and 2)

Getting Here (City Campus)

  • By Road View
    • The City Campus is located north west of the city centre of Nottingham.
      The M1 passes close to the west of the city, the A42 / M42 link to the south-west of the city, and the A1(M) to the east of the city.
      When using the M1 from the north, exit at Junction 26 and take the A610 Nuthall Road / Alfreton Road into the city.
      When using the M1 from the south, use Junction 24 and follow the A453 into the city centre.
    • University car parks on the City Campus are not open to visitors, but there are a number of public car parks nearby.
      The following website gives details on car parking within Nottingham - www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/carparks.
      Parking for people with disabilities will be accommodated on the campus if possible.
      The Park and Ride tram service with sites around Nottingham is particularly convenient and popular with visitors.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus route Go2 Uni 4 links the University City and Clifton Campuses. The bus terminates on Burton Street (Stop T7).
      Buses stop outside the Newton Building on South Sherwood Street at NTU City Campus (Stop G1) - Centrelink, L14, Rainbow one, two and night bus N4.
      Buses stop outside the Newton Building on South Sherwood Street at NTU City Campus (Stop G2) - 28, 30, 31, 35, 36, L2, L5, L7, L10 and night bus N28.
  • By Train View
    • Nottingham station is located approximately one mile from our City Campus, which can then be accessed on foot, by tram or by bus.
      Nottingham station has step free access to the station. There are lifts to platforms from station front.
      Wheelchairs are available and there are portable ramps available to access trains.
  • By Tram View
    • The Nottingham Express Transit (NET) tram stops on Goldsmith Street outside the Chaucer building and the Boots Library, providing a link to Nottingham railway station and the Broadmarsh Bus Station redevelopment.
      There are several park and ride stops along the route with parking when visiting the University.
      The Phoenix Park Park and Ride site is close to Junction 26 of the M1, and the Forest Park and Ride site is near to the city centre.
      The trams network is fully accessible with fully accessible tram stop platforms, low floor access to trams, high colour contrast floor finishes, electronic signs and audible announcements, dedicated wheelchair spaces and Blue Badge parking at the park and ride sites on the tram network.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Shakespeare Street.
    • The car park is located below the Maudslay building.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Q Park Nottingham Central.
    • The car park is located Chaucer Street.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Shakespeare Street and Chaucer Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The parking on Shakespeare Street is pay and display.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders on street.

Site/Campus Car Park (Shakespeare Street Staff Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Maudslay building, off Shakespeare street.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Maudslay and Barnes Wallis.
    • The car park type is sheltered.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 260cm x 600cm (8ft 6in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is stepped access to the car park from the Maudslay building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Maudslay building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 45m (49yd 8in) from the Maudslay Car Park Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is allocated by request/arrangement.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Shakespeare Street.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 126cm (4ft 2in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 8 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 sets of doors at this entrance.
    • There are additional steps internally.

Level Change (Main Entrance - Internal)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located inside the entrance.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not 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 on both sides.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance (Restricted Access))

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building on South Sherwood Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is not a common thoroughfare. Access is strictly for permitted students and staff only by key card.
    • This entrance gives access to level 0 and through to the courtyard via the Courtyard East entrance.

Outside Access (Courtyard Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the courtyard giving access to the main entrance lobby.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is wheelchair accessible from the courtyard via Courtyard Entrance of the Newton Arkwright atrium. Please refer to the Newton building access guide for more details.
    • This entrance is key card controlled to exit to the courtyard.
    • There are 4 sets of doors at this entrance.

Outside Access (Courtyard East Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the east side of the courtyard next to the platform lift.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is accessed from the courtyard via Courtyard Entrance of the Newton Arkwright atrium. Please refer to the Newton building access guide for more details.
    • ?This entrance gives access to the main east stairwell, the rear of room A006, and steps to the Dine Arkwright refectory.

Outside Access (Courtyard West Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the west side of the courtyard.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located between the doors.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance has step free access from the courtyard via the Newton Arkwright Courtyard West Entrance.
    • Please refer to the Newton building access guide for more details.
    • ?There is stepped access down to the courtyard, or via lift through the Newton Arkwright atrium.

Level Change (Courtyard West Entrances)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the right (west) of the Old Chemistry Theatre.
  • There is/are 10 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is 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).
  • Comments View
    • These steps give access to the Courtyard West entrance to Arkwright and Courtyard West entrance to Newton.

Outside Access (Courtyard West - Basement)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at basement level on the west side of the courtyard.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 66cm (2ft 2in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 10 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Entrance (Newton Arkwright Link - Level 0)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 0 linking to the Newton Central Court level 0.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 133cm (4ft 4in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located between the two sets of doors.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The first photograph shows the first door viewed from inside.

Entrance (Maudslay Link - Level 1)

  • Entrance View
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 92cm (3ft).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is accessed only from a staircase within the Maudslay Building.

Getting Around (Basement)

  • Access View
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the Security Office and Courtyard West - Basement entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • Photographs 4 and 5 show the steps up to the Security Office, Parking Office and the Courtyard West - Basement Entrance.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and tactile directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around (Level 0)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 9 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to room 011, the North West Staircase to level 1 and the shared accessible toilet.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • Photographs 9 and 10 show these steps. The steps also lead to the north west staircase.
    • There is/are 10+ unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the Student Support Offices from The Courtyard West entrance and classroom A011.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • These steps are seen in photographs 11 to 14. The rear lift in the Newton Central Court overcomes this level change.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the main corridor on the west side of Arkwright.
    • The width of the ramp is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • This ramp is in the doorway to the right as you enter via the Newton link entrance. It is seen in photographs 15 and 16.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around (Level 1 and 2)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to room A105, The Old Museum, from the main corridor on level 1 on the east side of the building.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • These steps are seen in photographs 9 and 10.
    • There is/are 8 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to rooms 112 - 114 and 115, the Arkwright Bridge Lecture Theatre.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • These steps are seen in photographs 11 and 12.
    • There is/are 9 unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to room 204, staff offices.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is no wheelchair access to these offices. These stairs are seen in photographs 13 and 14.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • There is a fixed loop hearing assistance system in room 115 - Arkwright Bridge Lecture Theatre.

Lift (Level 1 East - Room A105)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the end of the main corridor on level 1.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Level 1, Level 1 (upper).
  • The weight limit for the lift is 300kg 2 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 90m (98yd 1ft) from the main lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 139cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are 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 a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does 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.

Lift (Level 1 West - Arkwright Bridge)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on level 1 (upper) at the rear of room 111.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 300kg 2 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • 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 108cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are 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 a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does 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 View
    • There is a slight ramp without handrails to enter the lift at the lower level (photographs 5 and 6). It is 115cm wide.
    • This lift gives access to rooms 112 to 114 and the Arkwright Bridge lecture Theatre room 115.

Other Floors (Main Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, 0, 1.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter via the main Courtyard Entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main Courtyard Entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (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 the basement, standard toilets and showers.

Other Floors (East Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Level 0, Level 1 (upper).
    • The stairs are located on the east side of Arkwright at the rear of classroom A006, by the Courtyard East entrance and S Stephenson Street entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the Courtyard East entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The West Staircase is similar (photographs 5 and 6. It is located to the left as you enter via the Courtyard West entrance. It runs next to the Arkwright Bridge staircase but only serves level 0 (upper) and level 1 (upper). The North West Staircase (photographs 7 to 10) is located at the front corner of the building, next to the main lift. It serves level 0 (upper), level 1 and level 1 (upper).

Other Floors (Arkwright Bridge Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Level 0 (upper), Level 1 (upper), Level 2.
    • The stairs are located off the main corridor as you enter via the Newton Arkwright link entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 43m from the Newton Arkwright link entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are shared toilet on the landing, level 2 offices.
  • Comments View
    • The staircase also serves basement plant rooms. There is no public access to the basement at this staircase.

Other Floors (Arkwright Bridge Fire Escape)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Level 0 (upper), Level 1 (upper), Level 2.
    • The stairs are located at the end of the corridor on the right as you enter via the Newton Arkwright Link entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the Newton Arkwright Link entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • Arkwright Level 0 (upper) is at the same level as Newton Level 0.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter via the Courtyard main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0 (Level 0), 1 (Level 0 upper), 2 (Level 1), 3 (Level 1 upper).
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg 8 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the Courtyard main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 150cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are 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 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.

Level Change (Level 0 East - Dine Arkwright)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the rear of classroom 006 by the east staircase, to the rear of the Dine Arkwright refectory.
  • There is/are 9 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • 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).
  • Comments View
    • These steps give access to the rear of the Dine Arkwright refectory on level Q at the rear of Newton Central Court.
    • This route is not a common thoroughfare and is bypassed by the Newton Courtyard Entrance and lift.

Eating and Drinking (Dine Arkwright)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the refectory.
    • The refectory is located on level Q at the rear of Newton Central Court.
    • There is step-free access, via lift, to the refectory.
    • For access there are double manual doors which are permanently held open.
    • There are separate single doors at the rear of the refectory (photographs 11 and 12) which have stepped access only from the Arkwrigh?t building. The door opening width is 71cm.?.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; menu boards.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 90cm.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 86cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the tray counter/rail is 90cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Self-Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 85cm.
    • The height of the tray counter/rail is 85cm.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 69cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 70cm.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • There are also coffee tables, long tables and bench seats.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is tiles and wood.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Access to the additional seating area is via the doors.
    • There is seating outside the refectory in the atrium.

Opening Times (Dine Arkwright)

  • Monday 08:30 - 14:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 14:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 14:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 14:30.
  • Friday 08:30 - 14:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Level Change (Level 1 East - World Kitchen)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on level 1 at the rear of room A105 to the rear of the World Kitchen, level 1 of Newton Central Court.
  • There is/are 9 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • 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).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Level 1 East - World Kitchen)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the World Kitchen.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 300kg 2 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 75m (82yd 1in) from the main lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are 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 a hearing enhancement system.
  • 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.

Eating and Drinking (World Kitchen)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on level 1 at the rear of Newton Central Court.
    • There is step-free access to the café.
    • For access there are double manual doors which are easy to open.
    • There are double doors at the rear of the World Kitchen (photographs 11 and 12) giving access to Arkwright level 1 (upper) at the rear of room A105 (The Old Museum). The doors open both ways and are 126cm wide. There is stepped and lift access at this entrance.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • The type of food served here is Oriental and Mexican cuisine,.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 91cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • There are also coffee tables, high tables, long tables, sofas and booths.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 38cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 95cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl and tiles.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • There is a single medium well marked step to tables and seating at the rear of the cafe.

Opening Times (World Kitchen)

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30.
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on level 0 (upper) by the lift and room A011 on level 1 by the lift.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located in the basement at the front of the building.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located on the Arkwright Bridge staircase to the west of the building between floors 0 and 1.

Standard Toilet(s) (Basement)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located on the basement main corridor.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m from the main staircase.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • The ambulant toilet does not have vertical wall mounted grab rails.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 82cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located in the basement main corridor.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m from the main staircase.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • The ambulant toilet does not have vertical wall mounted grab rails.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 82cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Shower (Basement)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located off the basement corridor.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are female showers to the left (photographs 1 to 3) and male showers to the right (photographs 4 to 6) from the bottom of the main staircase.
    • ?There is a unisex drying room facility next to the Female shower facilities to the left, with lockers (photographs 7 to 10). Lockers are provided on a first come first serve basis.

Standard Toilet(s) (Arkwright Bridge Staircase)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located on the Arkwright Bridge staircase between floors 0 (upper) and 1 (upper).
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • This shared facility has two cubicles. There are two deep unmarked steps in the doorway to the toilet facility.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 0)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located opposite the lift on level 0 (upper) (lift level 1).
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 263cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 8in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 143cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 97cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a wall-mounted bin that obstructs the wheelchair turning space.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 1)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 1 at the west end of the main corridor next to the main lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 255cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 97cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a wall-mounted bin that obstructs the wheelchair turning space.