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Bramall Court

Sheffield Hallam University, Bramall Court Student Village, Alderson Road North, Sheffield, S2 4UF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 5 blocks of flats (1-46), a laundrette, and 6 shared houses.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Bramall Court is located to the south of the city of Sheffield, just off the A61.
      From the ring road follow the signs for Bramall Lane (A261).
      After exiting the ring road onto Bramall Lane, follow Bramall Lane for 610m and follow the road around to the left onto Alderson Road.
      After 53m take the first left onto Alderson Road North.
      Bramall Court is immediately ahead.
    • Parking is available for residents, staff, and visitors throughout the site. Parking is by permit only.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is Alderson Road bus stop on Shoreham Street is served by buses 18, 19, 56 and 252.
      After exiting the bus head north on Shoreham Street.
      Cross Shoreham Street and at the pedestrian crossing cross Alderson Road.
      Turn left and after 47m turn right onto Alderson Road North.
      Bramall Court is immediately ahead.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Sheffield. Buses are available from the station to the Alderson Road bus stop on Shoreham Street.
  • By Tram View
    • The nearest tram stop is Granville Road - Sheffield College.
      There are no buses from the tram stop to the halls of residence.
      An alternative tram stop is Sheffield Station, from which buses are available to the Alderson Road bus stop on Shoreham Street.
  • Useful Links View

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located throughout the site, between the blocks.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 376cm x 501cm (12ft 4in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Accommodation A Block entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Manager's Office and Laundrette Block Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of C Block.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 124cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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 single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located leading from the car park to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Inside Access (Manager's Office and Laundrette Block)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.

Opening Times (Manager's Office)

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Manager's Office Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located ahead as you enter the Manager's Office and Laundrette Block.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).

Reception (Manager's Office)

  • Manager's Office is located ahead as you enter via the Manager's Office entrance.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Manager's Office entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Laundrette

  • The laundrette is to the right as you enter the Manager's Office and Laundrette Block.
  • The laundrette is 3m from the Manager's Office and Laundrette Block entrance.
  • The door is single, heavy, and opens away from you (push).
  • The door width is 77cm.
  • There are 4 washing machines and 5 dryers.
  • 4 of the dryers are mounted about the washing machines.
  • The height to the top controls for the washing machines and dryers is 122cm.
  • There is seating.
  • Some of the seating is sofas.
  • Some of the seating is armchairs.
  • There is a pool table and a TV.

Accessible Toilet (Manager's Office and Laundrette Block)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Manager's Office and Laundrette Block Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the Manager's Office and Laundrette Block.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 192cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 4in).
    • There is not 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 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 173cm and 193cm from the floor.
  • 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 the left.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 124cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 126cm.
  • 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.

Standard Toilet(s) (Manager's Office and Laundrette Block)

  • The accessible toilet is also used as the shared standard toilet.

Outside Access (Accommodation A Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of A Block.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is 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 single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 an exit button to unlock the door.
    • The height of the button is 108cm.
    • There are similar entrances to all blocks.

Inside Access (Accommodation Blocks)

  • 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 varied.

Accommodation (A Block Flat 1)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 11 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Room 5.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor, to the left as you enter, in Flat 1.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 5.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 158cm x 250cm (5ft 2in x 8ft 2in).
    • The bed is 48cm (1ft 7in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 29cm (11in).
    • Light switches are not within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not 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 172cm x 246cm (5ft 8in x 8ft 1in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available for the toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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.
    • There is no shower seat .
    • There are no handrails available for the shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include vibrating pillows.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 11 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Rooms are located along corridors to the right and left as you enter the blocks.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are also houses with accessible accommodation.
    • The accessible room is shown in photographs 1 - 6.
    • Photographs 7 - 12 show a standard ground floor room.

Kitchen

  • There is a shared kitchen in each flat.
  • The height of the worktop is 95cm.
  • There are larder style fridges and freezers.
  • There is a hob and cooker.
  • The height to the top control of the hob and cooker is 100cm.
  • There is a sink .
  • The height of the sink is 96cm.
  • The taps are twist/turn mixer.
  • There is microwave on the worktop.
  • There is a breakfast bar.
  • The height of the breakfast bar is 90cm.
  • There is a sofa.

Other Floors (Accommodation Blocks)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter each block.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the Block entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all 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 are similar staircases in all blocks.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are accommodation on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not 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 normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.