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University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include School of Management education suite, music studios and rehersal rooms, gallery, arts theatre and cafe.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Bath.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bath Spa.
  • 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 a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is East Car park.
    • The car park is located infront of the building.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the side of the building.
  • Comments
    • The East Car Park is located outside the front of this building.
    • It contains 10 Blue Badge bays, between 58m (63yd) and 81m (89yd) from the main entrance.
    • Because of limited parking space, there are restrictions on students bringing cars on to campus. Accessible parking is, however, available for visitors, staff and students as marked.
    • Students needing to park on site because of a disability are provided with permits.
    • Please see the separate guides for the East Car Park for more details.
    • There is a coach bay on the opposite side of the service road outside the main entrance (shown in photograph 4) which could be used as a drop off point for the building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 169cm (5ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors
    • 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 169cm (5ft 7in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception (Box Office)

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • The box office is located to the right of the main entrance as you enter.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in cafe / foyer area.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments
    • Background music can also be played in galleries, depending on the exhibition.

Eating and Drinking (Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The standard height for tables is 69cm.
  • 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 hand held 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 not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches and snacks.
  • Comments
    • The cafe is located in the foyer just inside the main entrance.
    • Coffee tables and sofas are also available in the cafe.

Theatre (Arts Theatre)

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located in the front row.
  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit beside you.
  • It is 14m (15yd 11in) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is infrared.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • The rows suitable for hearing loops are the whole theatre.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Comments
    • The Arts Theatre is located on level 0, to the right of the main entrance as you enter.
    • If required, an extra row is added at the front, with spaces for wheelchair users.
    • There is a moderate ramp leading up to the stage on the right hand side as you face it.
    • The theatre doesn't usually have audio described or signed performances, although if an external hirer desired this, the theatre would do its best to accommodate.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 0-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between 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.
  • Comments
    • The details here are for the stairs at the far end of the building, by the Weston Studio.
    • There are also stairs by the main entrance (shown in photograph 4). These are deep and not well marked, and also do not go to level 3.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in far left corner as you enter, between Gallery 1 and the Weston Studio.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 0-1-2-3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 109cm x 159cm (3ft 7in x 5ft 3in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 not 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 not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The controls are between 107-123cm (3ft 6in-4ft) high.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception (Executive Education Suite Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is not staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • This reception desk is located on level 1, by the front stairs.

Standard Changing Room (Arts Theatre Dressing Room)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located at the top of the ramp past the toilets.
  • The standard changing room is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 13m (14yd 8in) from the reception desk.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments
    • The dressing room contains a standard shower with level access and a unisex standard toilet.
    • There is also a separate accessible toilet and shower located here.
    • Please see the separate section for these for more details.

Standard Changing Room (Level 3)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located off the level 3 lift foyer.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the dance studio.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments
    • The details here are for the male changing room. The lockers for the male changing room are located in the lift foyer area.
    • The female changing room is 1m (1yd) from the dance studio and 9m (9yd 3ft) from the lift, and contains lockers.
    • Both changing rooms contain standard showers accessed by a small threshold.

Accessible Shower (Arts Theatre Dressing Room)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the dressing room accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Arts Theatre Dressing Room)

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • 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 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the dressing room, to the right as you enter.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 254cm x 265cm (8ft 4in x 8ft 8in).
    • 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 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • 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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet area to the left of the box office as you face it.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 205cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 9in).
    • 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 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • 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 fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • The cubicle contains a baby change 92cm (3ft) high.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in toilet area by the box office.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments
    • These toilets contain cubicles with grab rails fitted and doors that open outwards.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.