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College Court

University of Leicester, Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3UF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Bar, Coffee Launch, Restaurant and Meeting Rooms.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the Reception Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the College Court Conference Centre Reception Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 6 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 355cm x 600cm (11ft 8in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • There are no parking charges.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Knighton Road.
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 4 shows the designated drop off zone.
    • There is an overflow car park available if required. This has a gravel with plastic stabilisation girds surface (shown in photographs 5 and 6).

Outside Access (Dannatt Building)

  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • The main 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 166cm (5ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 4 unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the bar area.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the back of the food area.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • There is some flooring in corridors with large, repeating patterns that incorporate bold contrasting colours or simulate steps.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played within the dining room.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • There is a mixture of fixed and portable hearing loops throughout the building.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 76cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Comments View
    • Breakfast is available for B&B guests 07:00 - 09:30 Monday - Friday and 07:00 - 10:00 weekends and bank holidays. It is available from the counters shown in the photographs.
    • Lunch and dinner is available for conferences or private dining. This needs to be booked in advance. A full table service is available.
    • The distance from the main entrance to the nearest table may change dependent on events.
    • Plastic cutlery can be made available on request.

Eating and Drinking (Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Full table service is available.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the bar entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 32cm (1ft 1in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is lunch and dinner.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the first floor.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Evacuation Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the main foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 141cm x 115cm (4ft 8in x 3ft 9in).
  • There are 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 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.

Accessible Toilet. (Main Foyer)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • This accessible toilet is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • This accessible toilet is located to the right on the main foyer.
  • There is level access to this accessible 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door weight is heavy.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 192cm x 203cm (6ft 4in x 6ft 8in).
  • 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 right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 available in the cubicle.
  • There is a coat hook.
  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • 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 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 good.
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor at the rear of the building.
  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • This is by lift.
  • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The door weight is heavy.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 202cm x 265cm (6ft 8in x 8ft 8in).
  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • 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.
  • There is a push button in this cubicle.
  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
  • 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 47cm (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 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the right of the main foyer.
    • 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 6m from the main entrance.
    • 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.