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Chaplaincy Centre

University of Leicester, University Road, The Gatehouse, Leicester, LE1 7RH

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  • Staff are on site at various times during the day, and not alway during office hours. .
  • Please call ahead to check opening times on 0116 285 6493.

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • The University Campus is located to the south of Leicester City Centre, accessed via University Road. This leads off London Road (A6) and Welford Road (A5199), both of which lead south off of the Inner Ring Road (A594).
    • Parking on campus is very limited, but there are several public car parks nearby.
  • By Bus
    • Bus routes 47, 47a, 48, 48a, 80 and 80a stop on University Road, close to this building.
  • By Train
    • Leicester Station is located on the south side of the City Centre, just off the Inner Ring Road. University Road can be reached from here using the 48 or 80 bus. Leicester is on the London - Sheffield and the Birmingham - Stansted lines.
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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park
    • The car park can be used by staff, visitors and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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 166cm (5ft 5in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).
  • 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 moderate.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the chapel, standard toilets and library.

Accessible Toilet.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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 3m (3yd 10in) from the entrance.
  • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the venue.
  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • This is a unisex toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • The door opens by sliding.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The door weight is heavy.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 196cm x 160cm (6ft 5in x 5ft 3in).
  • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
  • The tap type is twist/turn.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
  • There is not a coat hook.
  • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.
  • 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
  • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • There is a towel dispenser.
  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s)
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to your left from the top of the stairs on the first floor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 4m from the staircase.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.