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College House

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

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  • Services / facilities within the building include the Department of Mathematics.

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

Site/Campus Car Park (Attenborough Building, College House and Computer Sciences Building)

  • Car Park
    • The car park is located to the rear of the Attenborough Building next to College House.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Attenborough 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 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 386cm x 530cm (12ft 8in x 17ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the College House.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the College House main entrance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the College House main entrance.

Outside Access (College House)

  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
  • Entrance
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.


  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) 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 low.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There are 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 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 not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • There are sitting areas placed throughout the building.

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 not a landing.
  • Other
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are offices.
  • Comments
    • There are offices on the first floor which are used by staff only.
    • Students would only use the ground floor.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are unisex standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s)
    • The unisex toilets that were surveyed are located on the ground floor.
    • The unisex toilet(s) is/are 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the unisex toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are low.