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Arts Complex - 7 Woodland Road

University of Bristol, 7 Woodland Road, Bristol, BS8 1TB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities - reception, administration and staff offices, study room.
  • Comments
    • 7 Woodland Road is the only part of The Arts Complex which is not attached to the link corridor at the rear of the complex.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Friday 07:30 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Bristol.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Clifton Down.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Woodland Road, in front of the building.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The standard on street parking is pay and display, with a 3 hour maximum stay.
    • It is free for Blue Badge holders.

Outside Access (7 Woodland Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, opposite 3-5 Woodland Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments
    • The first set of doors can be made double width by manually opening the door on the left.
    • The second door requires a UCard to access.
    • There is a bell, 123cm (4ft) high for visitors to get the attention of reception.

Level Change (7 Woodland Road Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading to the entrance from Woodland Road.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • There is a steep slope leading up to the steps from Woodland Road (shown in photograph 2).

Reception

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the 7 Woodland Road entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments
    • The photograph shows the common room, located on the ground floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the computer rooms in the basement, the study rooms and staff offices on floor 1 and 2.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • 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 (3yd 10in) from the 7 Woodland Road entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the main entrance 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 inwards and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 222cm x 240cm (7ft 3in x 7ft 10in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 176cm (5ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail 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 alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency 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 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.
    • 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 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 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 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 good.
    • 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
    • There is a small threshold at the entrance to this toilet (shown in photograph 2).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s)
    • The unisex toilets are located on the first floor.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the unisex toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There are also unisex toilets in the basement, and on the second floor (staff only).
    • The toilet in the basement also contains a standard shower, accessed by a deep step (shown in photograph 2).

Emergency Egress

  • There are some fire alarm strobes to notify hearing impaired people of an evacuation.
  • There is not level egress from the ground floor.
  • There is sloped egress from the ground floor.
  • There is not a refuge point in this building.
  • There is not an evacuation chair for the building.
  • There is not an evacuation lift for the building.

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.