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Edith Murphy House

De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE2 7DR

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences teaching rooms and staff offices, Occupational Health, Faculty Admission Office, Marketing Team and the Student Advice Centre.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Leicester.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Leicester.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 480cm x 550cm (15ft 9in x 18ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 83m (90yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are two additional designated bays on the far side of the building (shown in photograph 2).

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 108cm (3ft 7in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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 both sides.

Outside Access (Student Advice Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the lower ground floor of the building.

Level Change (Student Advice Centre Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter is not staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The far end of the reception desk is the Coursework Collection Zone, which is open 08:30 - 16:30 Monday - Thursday and 08:30 - 16:00 on Fridays.
    • There is a bell to attract attention at a height of 76cm.

Reception (Placements Office)

  • Placements office is located on the first floor, off the breakout space.
  • The desk is 46m (50yd 11in) from the lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the lift.
  • 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 low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 16:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Student Advice Centre)

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Student Advice Centre entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 16:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are push pad automatic doors leading to the side corridor from the main corridor on floors LG - 3.
    • There are also push pad automatic doors leading into the lecture theatre on the ground floor, which also has designated spaces for wheelchair users at the front.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the corridor leading from the lifts.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • The doors leading to the corridor from the lifts are push pad operated automatic doors.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
    • 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 View
    • The details here are for Stairs 1, just inside the main entrance.
    • Stairs 2 at the far end of the building has deep steps and a handrail on the left hand side going up.
    • Stairs 3, at the far and of the side corridor, are similar to Stairs 2, but only access floors LG - 3.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to from the first floor upwards and on the lower ground floor.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 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 184cm x 139cm (6ft x 4ft 7in).
  • 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.

Changing Places (Partial)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located to the rear of the ground floor accessible toilet.
    • The facility is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 228cm x 300cm (7ft 6in x 9ft 10in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • 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 not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • Accessible shower facilities are not available.

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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, opposite reception.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 222cm x 233cm (7ft 3in x 7ft 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 162cm (5ft 4in).
    • 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 a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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 47cm (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 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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Accessible toilets are available on all floors.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, past reception.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the lower ground floor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the lifts.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are also standard male toilets available on floors 1, 3, 5 and 7, and standard female toilets on floors 2, 4, 6 and 8.
    • These toilets contain cubicles with grab rails fitted and doors that open outwards.

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 normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.