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Brendon Court

Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include catered undergraduate accommodation.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Bath.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bath Spa.

Parking

  • There is an East and a West car park for visitors and staff on the campus.
  • Because of limited parking space, there are restrictions on students bringing cars onto campus. Accessible parking is, however, available for visitors, staff and students as marked. Students needing to park on site because of a disability are provided with permits.
  • Please see the separate guides for each car park for details.
  • There are 3 designated bays for disabled residents, located at the front of the courtyard, 34 - 37m from the main entrance.

Outside Access (Main 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) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments
    • There are a further 2 entrances into the building either side of the courtyard, accessing different groups of rooms. These do not have automatic doors.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

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

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • The doors along the ground floor corridors either side of the main entrance are automatic, including into the Social Space (shown in photograph 3).

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is not a lift for public use.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation
    • The establishment provides 4 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor, off the corridors either side of the main entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 1.7.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 185cm x 260cm (6ft 1in x 8ft 6in).
    • The bed is 56cm (1ft 10in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 29cm (11in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are an automatic door into the room from the corridor, a grab rail by the desk and a drop down rail by the sink.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are automatic doors into shared bathrooms and kitchens, lowered and accessible surfaces, hobs, sinks and ovens in the shared kitchens.
  • Accessible Bathroom
    • The information relates to the shared bathroom.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 230cm x 297cm (7ft 7in x 9ft 9in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • 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.
  • Bath and Shower
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
  • Ground Floor Rooms
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
  • Comments
    • Students can bring in their own bed if required.

Outside Access (Room 1.7 External Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located off the courtyard, to the left of the main entrance as you face it.
    • There is ramped/sloped access 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 122cm (4ft).
  • Comments
    • This entrance leads directly into the room, so is only accessible to the room resident.
    • All 4 accessible rooms have identical entrances.

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 generally on duty.