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Bowland Tower

Bailrigg, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1 4YG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation services.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Bailrigg.
  • 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 on Bowland Avenue East.
    • 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 10 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 600cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 147m (160yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 163m (178yd 9in) 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 not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on Alexandra Square.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The door is keyfob operated to enter and push button to exit.
    • The height of the keyfob sensor is 119cm.
    • The height of the push button is 115cm.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Inside Access

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

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading from floors B-C-D-E.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-O.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are rooms B1-B16, C1-C16, D1-D16, E1-E16.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the foyer of the main entrance to the left.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-O.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 89cm x 153cm (2ft 11in x 5ft).
  • 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 have an audible announcer.
  • 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.

Accommodation

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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.