Skip to main content

College Court - Reception Building

University of Leicester, College Court Conferene Centre, Knighton Road, Leicester, LE2 3UF

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include staff offices, conference room and computer area.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs and Reception is staffed 24 hours per day.

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 (Main Entrance - Car Park)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 120cm.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open automatically (away from you).
    • The doors are double.
    • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically (away from you).
    • The doors are double.
    • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Alternative Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the main entrance.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are double.
    • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are double.
    • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • Main reception is located to the left as you enter.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to the accessible toilet, staff offices and the conference room.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played in the reception area.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • There is a mixture of fixed and portable loops throughout the building.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • 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 View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are staff offices and conference centre.

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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • This accessible toilet is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter next to the reception.
  • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • This is a unisex toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door weight is light.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 230cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 7in).
  • 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • 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 coat hook.
  • The coat hook is 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 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).
  • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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).
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 55cm (1ft 10in).
  • 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 height of the wash basin is 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 poor.
  • 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 shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the rear of the building next to the staircase.
    • There is stepped access to the standard toilet surveyed.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 25m 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.
    • The step(s) is / are located on the corridor leading to the shared toilet.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are medium.
    • The steps do not have handrails.