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Coventry University, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7BN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include teaching rooms, the Council Chamber, Library, Cristina's Kitchen.
  • At the time of the survey, the North Wing was still being refurbished, and was not open.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking (Front Car Park)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff, visitors, permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • 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 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 365cm x 430cm (11ft 12in x 14ft 1in).
    • 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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Visitors need to report to the main reception to obtain a permit to park here.

Building Parking (Rear)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by students and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the back of the main building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • 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 stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) by revolving.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 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 not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The top step, directly in front of the entrance, is marked but has no handrail.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, to the right of the main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 126cm (4ft 2in).
  • 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.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Lift (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located between the 2 sets of doors at the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 146cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in 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 not 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.
  • Comments View
    • The doors to the lift are opened using a push pad that is 111cm high.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at rear of the main building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 154cm (5ft 1in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located either side of the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 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.

Getting Around (Main Building)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 4 unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to main entrance foyer and main reception from the accessible entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is an enclosed platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps to left of the lift, next to the reception, only have a handrail on the right hand side going up (photograph 2). There are identical stairs and lift on the opposite side of the main entrance foyer, leading to the North Wing and main stairs (photographs 3 and 4).
    • There is/are 3 step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the Council Chamber.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the Council Chamber.
    • The width of the ramp is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The Council Chamber is located on the first floor, off the main foyer area in centre of building. The steps are located on the left of the foyer area (photograph 5), and the ramp is to the right (photograph 6). There are deep steps to access some areas within the chamber (photographs 7 and 8). There are 2 medium steps to access the public gallery from the second floor (shown in photograph 9).
    • 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 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 View
    • Photograph 12 shows the Information Technology Room on the first floor.

Lift (Foyer lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main foyer, left as you exit accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 140cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical lift on the opposite side of the main entrance foyer, which overcomes the steps up to the North Wing and main stairs (shown in photograph 3).

Reception (Main Reception / Customer Services)

  • Main Reception / Customer Services is located in the main entrance foyer, to the right as you exit the foyer lift, next to the rear entrance.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the foyer lift.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • 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.

Eating and Drinking (Cristina's Kitchen)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 1m (3ft 3in) from the accessible entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 67cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • The standard height for tables is 102cm.
  • 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 wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not 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 sandwiches, hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • There are also coffee tables, sofas and low seats available here.
    • Cristina's Kitchen is located directly to the right as you enter from the accessible entrance.

Opening Times (Cristina's Kitchen Vacation)

  • Monday 09:00 - 15:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 15:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 15:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 15:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 15:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Cristina's Kitchen Term Time)

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors (Main Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located on the far side of the main entrance foyer from the accessible 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 not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are similar stairs at the far ends of the building. Photographs 5 and 6 show the south stairs. There are also stairs leading off either side of the main entrance foyer, which access the first floor. These have handrails on opposite sides (photographs 7 - 10).

Lift (Main Building)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the second door of the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 144cm x 155cm (4ft 9in x 5ft 1in).
  • There are not 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 not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not 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.

Library

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Comments View
    • The Library is located on the first floor of the main building. to the left past the lift.
    • There are security barriers, 152cm wide, at the entrances to the Library (photograph 1).
    • There are packages online that students can access that include accessible software. There are also laptops available, which can be loaned to students, free of charge.

Reception (Library)

  • Library Reception is located just inside the library area from the lift.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main building lift.
  • 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 low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accessible Toilet (Main Building)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • 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 approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the far side of Cristina's Kitchen from the accessible entrance.
    • There is also an accessible toilet on the second floor of the main building, shown in photograph 2. It has the transfer space on the left, with poor contrast grab and drop down rails, and the alarm is tied up.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 270cm x 143cm (8ft 10in x 4ft 8in).
    • There is not 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, non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 122cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available for the toilet.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 45cm (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 cannot 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 100cm.
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located off the lower ground floor corridor.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • There is not level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • This shower room is accessed via a steep ramp from the lower ground floor corridor. The ramp has a fixed handrail on the left hand side going up. However, as the door to the room opens outwards, and it has grab rail on the inside, the ramp effectively has handrails both sides (photograph 3).

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located off the lower ground floor corridor.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 350cm x 260cm (11ft 6in x 8ft 6in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 230cm (7ft 7in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from the floor).
    • Accessible shower facilities are not available.

Standard Changing Room

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the lower ground floor corridor.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the lift.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are two changing rooms available. The showers in both are accessed by a medium step.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the second floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the first floor and the second floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor, on the far side of Cristina's Kitchen.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 26m from the accessible 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.

Level Change (First Floor Link to the Annexe)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the far end of the link bridge from the main building.
  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (First Floor Link to the Annexe)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the stairs at the far end of the link.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the main building lift.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 89cm x 100cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 3in).
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Level Change (Second Floor Link to the Annexe)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located either side of the link bridge.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are in the centre of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp at the far end of the link bridge, leading down to the Annexe has a handrail on the left hand side going up (photograph 3).

Building Parking (Annexe Parking)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by students, permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the Annexe.
    • 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 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 460cm (13ft 1in x 15ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the Annexe accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 further Blue Badge bays to the side of the Annexe, which can be used if required (shown in photograph 4).

Outside Access (Annexe Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the far side of the Annexe.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located either side of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 129cm (4ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • Only students with disabilities can use this entrance. All other students must access the Annexe using the links from the Main Building.

Getting Around (Annexe)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There is a steep ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the ground floor from the accessible entrance, lift and stairs.
    • There is an identical ramp at far end of ground floor, leading to the stairs next to the links from the Main Building (shown in photograph 2).
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the first floor from the lift and stairs.
    • Photograph 4 shows the slight ramp on the far side of the first floor, leading to the stairs and the link to the Main Building.
    • There is a slight slope, with handrails on both sides, for access to leading into the Super Lab on the second floor from the lift and stairs.
    • Photograph 6 shows the steep ramp on the far side of the second floor leading down to the stairs and toilets.
    • 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The Super Lab on the second floor contains a height adjustable bench, shown in photograph 8.
    • Photograph 9 shows the Contemplation Room, located on the first floor.
    • Photograph 10 shows the Open Learning Zone, located on the first floor.

Other Floors (Annexe)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located directly to the left of the accessible entrance as you enter.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all 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.
    • There is an identical set of stairs at the far end of the building by the links to the main building, except then bottom 4 steps do not have a handrail on the left hand side going up (shown in photograph 4).

Lift (Annexe)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the accessible 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.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Annexe accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 126cm x 134cm (4ft 2in x 4ft 5in).
  • There are not 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 low.

Accessible Toilet (Annexe)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Annexe accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter, past the stairs and lift.
    • There is an accessible toilet on the first floor by stairs next to the link from the main building. It has the transfer space on the left, a sliding door requiring a RADAR key to open, a short alarm cord and poor contrast grab rails (shown in photograph 2). There is also an accessible toilet in the same location on the second floor (at the far end of the Super Lab from the lift), which also has the transfer space on the left (shown in photograph 3). This cubicle does not have a large enough turning circle and the alarm cord is tied up.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 186cm x 290cm (6ft 1in x 9ft 6in).
    • 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 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 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 not a hand dryer.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 103cm.
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Annexe)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor and the second floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the first floor and the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor, by the far stairs.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 42m from the Annexe accessible 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.

Standard Shower (Annexe)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located by the far stairs on the second floor.