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Christopherson Building Extension

South Road, Durham, DH1 3LE

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Christopherson Building Extension is linked to the Engineering and Computing Sciences buildings.
    • It is currently occupied by the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences and the extension is mainly for postgraduate students.
    • The Earth Sciences Rock Store is located on level 0 of this building.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Durham.
  • The nearest mainline station is Durham.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the HR Training Team Building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door is accessed by entering a code, which is within 120cm from floor level.
    • This entrance gives access to level 1.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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.

Level Change (Access to the Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located at the rear of the building.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • This slope leads from the front of the building to the rear entrance.
    • It can be overcome by using the entrances and lift in the Christopherson Building, part of Engineering and Computing Sciences.

Outside Access (Entrance from the Christopherson Building)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level 2, to the right as you exit the lift.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 92cm (3ft).

Level Change (Entrance from the Christopherson Building)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located just inside the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 77cm (2ft 6in).

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 medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • 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 postgraduate office space on level 3.
  • Comments View
    • There are also stairs by the level 2 entrance, which access levels 2 and 3.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located within the adjoining Christopherson Building. Please refer to the separate guide for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located within the adjoining Christopherson Building. Please refer to the separate guide for details.

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 not Text Relay aware.