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Bowland Hall (CETAD)

Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4ZA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Health and Medicine CETAD, including a training room and boardroom.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the North Campus.
  • The nearest mainline station is Lancaster.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • 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 in front of the building on Bowland Avenue East, outside Ash House.
    • 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 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 407cm x 608cm (13ft 4in x 19ft 11in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) 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 tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Standard parking and additional Blue Badge bays are available further down on Bowland Avenue East. The standard parking is shown in photos 3 and 4.
    • For more information on parking available on campus, please see the University Car Parking Policy.

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 door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • The entrance can be made 143cm wide by opening the second door internally.
    • This can only be opened outwards.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception desk is located directly to the left as you enter.
    • There is seating available in the foyer.
    • There is a 2 seater sofa with armrests.
    • There are chairs with armrests.
    • There is a table.
    • The height of the table is 102cm.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 105cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 5in).
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • A key is required to operate this lift and is available from reception.
    • The lift gives access to the staff offices on the first floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the male and female standard toilet area.
  • Comments View
    • There is a door to access the standard showers.
    • The door in the male toilet area opens towards you (pull).
    • The door in the female standard toilet area opens away from you (push).
    • There is a deep step to access the shower.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is 67cm wide.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.