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Grey College

South Road, Durham, DH1 3LG

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • Holgate House is located within Grey College.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Durham.
  • The nearest mainline station is Durham.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located surrounding the reception building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user not at all.
    • 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
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • There are several other parking areas around the college.

Outside Access (Reception Building 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) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in).

Level Change (Reception Building Main Entrance)

  • 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.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments
    • There is also a steep slope to the right of the entrance as you face it, which overcomes the first four steps here.

Outside Access (JCR Side Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located round to the right from the main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 144cm (4ft 9in).
  • Step(s)
    • 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 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.

Outside Access (Oswald House Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of Holgate House.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 2 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.
  • Comments
    • The fitness suite is located here.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Reception Building 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 does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Reception Area)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located opposite the reception desk.
  • There is/are 3 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments
    • These steps lead from the reception area to the main ground floor corridor.

Level Change (Reception Building Ground Floor)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in the rear corridor.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located off the corridor.
  • There is/are 6 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 both sides.
  • Comments
    • These steps lead up to the Masters Office and the Student Support Office.
    • There are similar steps, except with no handrail, further down the corridor leading up to the College Office.
    • There are also similar steps, with no handrails and not clearly marked, at the end of the corridor leading up to the Grey Bar and stairs.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Grey Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Once inside, there is not level access to the service.
  • Food is not available from the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the bar entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 64cm (2ft 1in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • 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.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 19:00 - 23:00..
    • Tuesday 19:00 - 23:00..
    • Wednesday 19:00 - 23:00..
    • Thursday 19:00 - 23:00..
    • Friday 19:00 - 23:00..
    • Saturday 19:00 - 23:00..
    • Sunday 19:00 - 23:00..

Other Floors (Reception Building)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not 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
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the dining hall.
  • Comments
    • The stairs are located at the far end of Reception Building.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Dining Hall)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Once inside, there is not level access to the service.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 64cm (2ft 1in).
  • 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 main meals.
  • Comments
    • Plastic cups and cutlery and drinking straws are available.
    • The Dining Hall is located on the first floor of the Reception Building.

Fitness Suite (Oswald House)

  • Access to Fitness Suite
    • The fitness suite is located off the main corridor in Oswald House.
    • The fitness suite is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Oswald House entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General)
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments
    • There are 2 similar fitness suite rooms here.
    • The fitness suites are generally unstaffed so there is a 2 person minimum rule for use of equipment.

Outside Access (Elvert North Block Entrance)

  • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments
    • This entrance gives access to the landing between floors 1 and 2 in this block.
    • There are similar entrances to all other blocks.

Level Change (Elvert North Block Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front and to the side of the entrance.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments
    • There are steps in front of all the blocks.

Other Floors (Elvet North Block)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2 and 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are students rooms.
  • Comments
    • There are similar stairs in all blocks.

Room Information

  • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • Auxiliary Aids - general
  • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
  • Flashing alarms are available.
  • Vibrating pillows are available.
  • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
  • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
  • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Standard Rooms
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms
  • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.
  • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors
  • There are standard rooms on other floors.
  • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Accessible Toilet

Standard Toilet(s)

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 generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.