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Barnes Wallis

Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham, NG1 5LS

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COVID-19 Information (Nottingham Trent University)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include art and design studios, meeting rooms and some breakout spaces.

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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 staff car park.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Maudslay Building.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

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 (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, off Goldsmith 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.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a long path from the pavement to the ramp at the entrance. This is shown in photograph 1.

Outside Access (Stepped Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Shakespeare Street.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 155cm (5ft 1in).
    • 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 4 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.

Opening Times

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

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the building from the stepped entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • This level change is shown in photograph 1.
    • 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 clearly written and pictorial 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 good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, UG, 1.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the accessible entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between 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.
    • There is a similar staircase at the front of the building, to the right as you enter from the stepped entrance. This is shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter via the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, UG, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1500kg.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 200cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 7in).
  • 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 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.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the upper ground and first floors.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on every floor.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the accessible entrance.
    • 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 tactile, pictorial and Braille signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 92cm (3ft).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • 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 195cm x 350cm (6ft 5in x 11ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type 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 was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary 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 cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • 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).
    • 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 96cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional wash basin within the accessible toilet which is slightly higher than the one surveyed.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the right as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the accessible entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.