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Barnes Hall - Accommodation

Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5DZ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a launderette, student social space, bar and an Islamic worship centre.
  • Comments View
    • Barnes Hall is made up of several blocks of accommodation on campus.
    • Block W is the only block that contains an accessible room for a wheelchair user.

Parking (Car Park B)

  • 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 located opposite X and W Halls of Residence.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 280cm x 600cm (9ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 41m (44yd 2ft) from the Block W main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 46m (50yd 11in) from the Block W 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 tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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 View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (W Block)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of W Block.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (W Block)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the approach to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Block Z)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is 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 single.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to Flats 1-26.

Other Floors (Block Z)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located just inside the entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the Block Z entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Block Z)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Block Z entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 210cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop 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 bright.

Inside Access (W Block)

  • 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are lowered facilities in the shared kitchen on the ground floor.

Other Floors (W Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (W Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left on entering the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the entrance.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 147cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 10in).
  • 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 does not have Braille markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accommodation (W Block)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was Room 5.
    • The width of the door to the room is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 340cm x 450cm (11ft 2in x 14ft 9in).
    • The bed is 53cm (1ft 9in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 28cm (11in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 208cm x 300cm (6ft 10in x 9ft 10in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 55cm (1ft 10in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a shower over the bath.
    • There are not handrails available.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There are not handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Outside Access (Islamic Centre)

  • 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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Islamic Centre)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Inside Access (Islamic)

  • 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 medium.

Standard Shower (Islamic Centre)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located just inside the building to the right.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s) (Islamic Centre)

Circuit Laundry

  • There is a launderette on Barnes Campus located in the centre.
  • The single door opens inwards and is 80cm wide.

Outside Access (Barnes Bar)

  • 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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Barnes Bar)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 126cm (4ft 2in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 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.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Standard Toilet(s) (Barnes Bar)

Inside Access (Barnes Bar)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the main area of the bar.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.

Outside Access (Barnes Social Space)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Inside Access (Barnes Social Space)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played thoughout the building at various times.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet (Barnes Social Space)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left on entering the building.
    • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 132cm x 266cm (4ft 4in x 8ft 9in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • 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 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 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 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 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 97cm.
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s) (Barnes Social Space)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left as you enter.
    • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 11m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.

Outside Access (Halls Office)

  • 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 away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Halls Office)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the approach and in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access (Halls Office)

  • 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 bright.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 13:00.
    • Monday 14:00 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:30.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 16:30.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 13:00.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 16:30.
    • Friday 09:00 - 13:00.
    • Friday 14:00 - 16:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet (Block Z)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 300cm x 275cm (9ft 10in x 9ft).
    • 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 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a standard bath in the accessible toilet cubicle.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.