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Cotham House

University of Bristol, Cotham Hill, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS6 6JL

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Access Guide

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Bristol.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • There are Blue Badge bays available for visitors to use outside Hampton House, which are free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Please see the separate guide for more details.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, opposite the Disability Services, Hampton House.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in).
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments
    • The first door has one leaf permanently held open, giving a width of 60cm (2ft).
    • A UCard is required for the second door.
    • Visitors can use the phone to contact a member of staff in the building.
    • The phone may be too high for some wheelchair users.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments
    • There is level access to teaching room G16, G2, the Common Room (shown in the photograph) and the Library from the main entrance.

Level Change (Ground Floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located along the corridor leading to the far steps, past the unisex toilet.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • Comments
    • The ramp leads to offices 0.12 and 0.13.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
  • Other
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the staff offices on floors 1 and 2.
  • Comments
    • The details here are for the stairs by the main entrance.
    • There are also stairs at the far end of the building. Between floors G-1, after the landing, the stairs split with 8 steps leading up to 2 staff offices with a handrail on the right hand side going up.

Library (Philosophy Library)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Comments
    • This library is for Philosophy students only.
    • Any books borrowed need to be signed out.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of Hampton House.
    • Please see the separate guide for this building for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

Emergency Egress

  • This building does not have fire alarm strobes.
  • There is level egress from the ground floor.
  • There is not a refuge point in this building.
  • There is not an evacuation chair for the building.
  • There is not an evacuation lift for the building.

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.