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Coventry University, Puma Way, Coventry, CV1 2TX

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Introduction

Getting Here (Technology Park)

  • By Road View
    • From London or the North: follow the M1 Northbound, leaving it at Junction 17 onto the M45. At the end of the M45, continue along the A45 and until you reach the junction with the A4114.
      Turn right onto the A4114 towards Whitley and follow this road as it passed through Whitley. You will now approach a roundabout as you reach the ring road (A4053). Turn left into Short Street which soon becomes Parkside. At the next roundabout take the 4th exit (to your immediate right) into the Technology Park.
      From Birmingham follow the A45 east towards Coventry until you reach the ring road (A4053) Turn right onto the ring road at junction 8 and continue until you reach junction 5 where you will exit and turn right onto the A4114, you will then turn right into Short Street which soon becomes Parkside. At the next roundabout take the 4th exit (to your immediate right) into the Technology Park.
    • There are two car parks available as you enter from the approach road. Car Park A is to your right as you approach, and Car Park B is to your left as you approach.
      Both car parks have several Blue Badge parking bays and some electric car charging parking bays along with many standard parking bays.
      The car parks have barriers to enter and exit and require you to pay at a pay-point which are scattered throughout the site before you exit.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop on London Road about 0.2 miles away (33metres) with regular services to Coventry City Bus Station (Pool Meadow) and the City Centre. These buses are operated by National Express Coventry. The bus numbers are 41, X18, X68 and 580.
      The Rachel Poole Bus Station is the terminus for most buses on this route and gives you a greater connection for routes to Coventry Railway Station and other surrounding areas and cities.
  • By Train View
    • Coventry Railway Station is about 0.6miles from the Technology Park. The station is on the West Coast Mainline route between London Euston, Birmingham, Crewe and Glasgow with other regional routes and Cross-country services also serving this station.
      Virgin West Coast operates the station and is served also by Cross-country and West Midland Trains.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking (Car Park B)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders, Blue Badge holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • The car park is located midway between the Innovation Centre and the Enterprise Centre and near to the rear entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 8 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 510cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 39m (42yd 1ft) from the rear entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Car Park A.
    • The car park is located at the rear on the Innovation Centre.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the venue facing the Enterprise Centre.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception

  • The main reception is located on the left as you enter from the main entrance.
  • 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 varied.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (Reception)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located ahead to the right as you enter from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 14m from the main entrance.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the corridor to your right as you enter from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 155cm x 150cm (5ft 1in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 not 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.

Entrance (Ground Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located next to the main reception desk.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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 178cm (5ft 10in).

Entrance (First Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located next to the Conference Suite Sales Office on the main walkway from the lift.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • 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 178cm (5ft 10in).

Entrance (Second Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the walkway leading from the Innovation Centre Lift.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • 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 178cm (5ft 10in).

CCG5 Lounge (Ground Floor)

  • CCG5 Lounge is a large space/room available for conferences, banquets and meetings.
  • CCG5 Lounge is located on the ground floor opposite the ground floor entrance.
  • There are double doors to enter that are usually held open towards you. These doors are 178 in width.
  • There are several tables at a height of 70cm and chairs with no armrests available throughout.
  • There are buffet style catering tables at the rear of the lounge that are often used to serve meals.
  • There is wifi available in the lounge.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • 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 and tactile directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is wifi available in most corridors and rooms.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the main corridor, by the ground floor conference centre.
    • The stairs are approximately 32m from the ground floor entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the ground floor main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right as you enter from the ground floor entrance.
    • There is an identical accessible toilet available on the first floor, to the right as you enter from the first floor entrance. There is an identical accessible toilet available on the second floor, to the right as you enter from the second floor entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 205cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 9in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 170cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast 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 male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor to the left as you enter from the ground floor entrance.
    • 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 12m from the ground floor 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.