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Chancellors' Building

Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7JP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include general use lecture theatres, teaching rooms and computer rooms.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Bath.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bath Spa.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • There is an East and a West Car Park for visitors and staff on the campus, with the East Car Park located nearby.
  • 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.
  • The photograph shows some of the Blue Badge bays available in the East Car Park.

Outside Access (Front Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, opposite Solsbury Court halls of residence.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to level 1 of the building.

Level Change (Front 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 a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (The Parade Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 165cm (5ft 5in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 177cm (5ft 10in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There are also single automatic doors here, 102cm then 90cm wide.
    • This entrance gives access to level 2 of the building.

Level Change (The Parade Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance, leading up from 3 East.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The Parade is accessed from the path beside the library.
    • The SU building can be accessed off this ramp via 10 unmarked medium steps with a handrail on the right hand side going up (shown in photograph 3).

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 cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The teaching rooms on levels 3-5 have level access with movable tabes and chairs (photographs 2 and 3). Some rooms also contain a fixed table, 100cm high (photograph 4).
    • Photograph 5 shows the Computer Teaching Lab, located on level 4.
    • Photograph 6 shows the Group Working Computer Lab, on level 5.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs are located in the building central foyer area.
    • There are also stairs on either side of the building (photograph 3).

Lift (Far Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the far right of the building from the front entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the front entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 117cm x 208cm (3ft 10in x 6ft 10in).
  • 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 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 are 2 lifts available here.
    • These lifts are 46m from The Parade entrance on level 2.

Lift (Parade Entrance Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on level 2, to the right off the main foyer area from The Parade entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Parade entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 117cm x 208cm (3ft 10in x 6ft 10in).
  • 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 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 are 2 lifts available here.
    • These lifts are 27m from the front entrance on level 1.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Lecture Room 1.10 and 1.11)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front and at the back.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 74cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Lecture Room 2.6)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 74cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • Lecture Room 1.12, on level 1, is similar to this, except it has designated spaces for wheelchair users at the rear (photographs 5 and 6).
    • There is not step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre here.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the front entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 1, to the right of the front entrance as you enter.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 227cm (4ft 7in x 7ft 5in).
    • 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 not 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small threshold at the entrance to the toilet.
    • There are 2 toilets located here.
    • Although unisex, they are located outside the entrances to the standard toilets.
    • The details above are for the toilet by the male standard toilets (photographs 1 and 2).
    • There is a similar toilet by the female standard toilets, except it has the transfer space on the right (photographs 3 and 4).
    • There are identical toilets in the same location on level 2.
    • On levels 3-5, there is an accessible toilet located by the The Parade entrance, with the transfer space on the left (photograph 5), and another by the far lifts, with the transfer space on the right (photograph 6).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the second floor, the third floor, the fourth floor and the fifth floor.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 1, to the right of the front entrance as you enter.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the front 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.
    • There is a small threshold leading into the toilets (shown in photograph 3).
    • On levels 3-5, the female toilets are located by the lifts by The Parade entrance, and the male toilets are by the far lifts.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness 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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.