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Cyril Maudslay

Coventry University, Mile Lane, Coventry, CV1 2NL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include PhD research facility with labs, offices, computer and research rooms.

Getting Here (Mile Lane Junction with Puma Way)

  • 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 the 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 3rd exit onto Puma Way. Continue ahead and you will reach Mile Lane Junction with Puma Way.
    • There is building parking available next to the different University buildings with Blue Badge parking available along with standard parking. The parking is pay and display at all of the university buildings.
      There are two car parks at the Technology Park 0.2miles (321metres) away with further Blue Badge parking bays and standard parking bay.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop on Quinton Road near Stoney Road about 0.2 miles away (321metres) with regular services towards the Coventry City Centre Bus Station (Rachel Poole Bus Station). These buses are operated by National Express Coventry. The bus numbers are 23A and 23.
      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 0.5miles (805metres) from Mile Lane Junction with Puma. The station is on the West Coast Mainline route between London Euston, Birmingham, Crewe and Glasgow with other regional routes and Crosscountry services also serving this station.
      Virgin West Coast operates the station and is served also by Crosscountry and West Midland Trains.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • 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.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in 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 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
  • 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 across the road next to the Design 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.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 99cm (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 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.

Outside Access (Stepped Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building to the left.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 153cm (5ft).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 66cm (2ft 2in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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 4 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up.

Getting Around

  • There is/are 1 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to either of the ground floor research labs.
  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the upper ground floor.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the PhD computer room.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • Photograph 7 shows the first set of stairs going from the ground to upper ground level. Photographs 9 and 10 show the stairs from the upper floor level to the PhD room.
  • 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 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.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional level change of steps from the PhD Computer Room to the first floor. There are 6 medium height steps with handrails on both sides. As shown in photograph 13.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are UG and 1.
    • The stairs are located at the far end of the upper ground floor corridor as you enter through the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 26m from the main 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are standard shared toilets, offices, meeting rooms.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the main corridor on the upper ground floor as you enter the main entrance.
    • There is not 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 177cm x 237cm (5ft 10in x 7ft 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 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 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 the left.
    • 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 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).
    • 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 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 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 medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the upper ground floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the corridor on the upper ground floor as you enter from the main entrance.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 10m 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.