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Bowland North

Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Elizabeth Livingston Lecture Theatre, the Marcus Merriman Lecture Theatre, seminar and teaching rooms, computer labs, the Department of European Languages and Cultures (DELC), Innovation and Enterprise, the Department of Sociology, Law, Applied Social Science, student's residences.
  • Comments View
    • The student's residences are located on level D and are not accessible via the lift.

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 venue.
    • 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 375cm x 600cm (12ft 4in x 19ft 8in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the side entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the side entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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 a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located outside University House.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite Bowland College Main Building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 168cm (5ft 6in).
  • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • The second door is to the right past the first set of doors and gives access to the computer labs, seminar rooms 16-19 and an accessible toilet.
    • There is a similar set of double doors opposite the first set of doors, which lead to the courtyard.
    • From here there are similar entrances to access the ground floor rooms and stairs.
    • The lift entrance, lecture theatres and North Spine can also be accessed from the courtyard.

Level Change (Side Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the second door.
  • 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.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Outside Access (North Spine, Lift Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the access to the Courtyard from North Spine.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the lift, stairs and standard toilets.
    • There is no access to ground floor rooms from here.

Level Change (North Spine, Lift Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • These ramps are at the front and rear of the passageway leading to the courtyard from the North Spine.

Outside Access (Lecture Theatres Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the centre of the courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the Elizabeth Livingston and Marcus Merrimen Lecture Theatres.
    • There is a similar entrance opposite this one, accessed by a medium step.

Level Change (Lecture Theatres Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the facing entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • All seminar rooms have hearing loops fitted.
  • 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.

Inside Access (Lecture Theatres)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • Both lecture theatres have hearing loops fitted, and have designated spaces for wheelchair users at the rear.
    • Photograph 1 shows the designated spaces at the rear of the Elizabeth Livingston Lecture Theatre.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Levels A-B-C-D.
    • The stairs are located along the corridor ahead as you enter the side 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are similar stairs throughout the building, although not all access level D.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the student accommodation on level D.

Lift (North Spine, Lift Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the North Spine lift entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Levels A-B-C.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main lift entrance.
  • 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 106cm x 137cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a smaller lift available with a door width of 67cm.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Flashing alarms and Vibrating pillows is available.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Accessible Toilet (Side Entrance Corridor)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the side entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located straight ahead from the side entrance second door, next to Seminar Room 16.
    • There are several accessible toilets, with the transfer spaces on varying sides, available on levels A, B and C.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 225cm x 244cm (7ft 5in x 8ft).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 143cm (4ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change unit within this accessible toilet cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change unit is 86cm.

Accessible Toilet (Lecture Theatres)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lecture theatres entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the foyer area, outside the Marcus Merriman Lecture Theatre.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex 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 190cm x 204cm (6ft 3in x 6ft 8in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is also used as the standard female toilet for the lecture theatres.
    • There is a baby change unit within the accessible toilet cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change unit is 90cm.

Standard Toilet(s) (North Spine, Lift Entrance)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located just inside the north spine lift entrance.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • These toilets contain cubicles with doors that open outwards and grab rails fitted.
    • There are standard toilet located throughout the building on levels A, B and C.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lecture Theatres)

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.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows clear unobstructed access to the lift, there are also hold open doors on levels B & C.