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Hawthorns Residences

14-16 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8 1UQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 123 student accommodation rooms, shared kitchen areas and study areas.
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  • NEW The Hawthorns Main Building, Staff Club and Terrace Bar.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • From the end of the M32 head towards the centre of the city on the A4044, signposted Clifton and Bristol Royal Infirmary. Take the second exit off the Bearpit roundabout, Marlborough Street, still heading towards the hospitals. Pass the hospitals on your right and keep straight ahead at the traffic lights. Continue along Park Row for 200m and turn right into Woodland Road. Follow Woodland Road for 500m and The Hawthorns is on your left at the junction with Elton Road.
    • There is permit parking to the front and side of The Hawthorns, some on-street parking for Resident Permit holders or on parking meters and there is a small visitor car park behind The Hawthorns, accessed by a steep ramp.
      Payment for parking in the visitor car park is made at reception (£7 per day or £3.50 per half day).
  • By Bus View
    • The university bus, number 16, stops immediately outside The Hawthorns and serves Clifton Down Station and the Stoke Bishop area in one direction and the university campus and the city centre in the other direction.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest main line station is at Clifton Down, approximately 1km away.

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by visitors, permit holders, Blue Badge holders and student permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply to visitors only.
    • The car park is located at the front and rear of the venue.
    • 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 340cm x 800cm (11ft 2in x 26ft 3in).
    • 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 70m (76yd 1ft) from the Refectory 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 320cm x 550cm (10ft 6in x 18ft 1in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Woodland Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Opening Times (Reception and Accomodation)

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Outside Access (Refectory Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • 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 122cm (4ft).
    • 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are also 2 medium height steps beyond the entrance.

Outside Access (Refectory Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 92cm (3ft).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are in the centre of the ramp.

Outside Access (Residental Support Centre - East Village Reception)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a deep step in the doorway and 2 medium height steps beyond the entrance.

Reception (Residential Student Support Centre - East Village)

  • Residential Student Support Centre is located at the front of the building.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Residential Student Support Centre - East Village reception entrance.
  • 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the refectory area.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a slight slope, with handrails on both sides, for access to the refectory area.
    • The width of the ramp is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • There is a ramp directly in front of the steps before the refectory area.
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the refectory area.
    • The width of the ramp is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • 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 all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Refectory Study Area

  • Beyond the refectory entrance this are sofas with tables
  • The height of the tables is 43cm.
  • The main study area is beyond, accessed via ramp or steps.
  • To the left when you enter there are computer terminals for student use.
  • To the rear, there are fixed chairs with a table, TV and electrical points.
  • There is a raised area that can be accessed by 4 clearly marked, deep steps.
  • There are handrails on both sides for the steps.
  • To the rear there are vending machines for student use.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the refectory accessible entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the refectory accessible entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the first floor, on the second floor and on the third floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.
    • Opposite the residence toilets.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are residence rooms.

Accommodation

  • There was no access to the accommodation at the time of the survey (October 2018).

Standard Shower (Residences)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the shared toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are standard showers available on floors 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Laundry Room

  • The laundry room is located to the right of the Residential Student Support entrance as you enter the rear car park.
  • Access into the laundry room is via a single door.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
  • Inside the laundry room there are 6 washer dryers.
  • To the rear there is a sink. The height of the sink is 90cm.
  • There are 4 chairs without armrest to the front of the washining machines.
  • The laundry room is open from 08:00 - 20:00, Monday to Friday and 12:00 - 20:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Accessible Toilet (Refectory)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the refectory accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the far left corner of the refectory.
    • 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 push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 256cm (5ft x 8ft 5in).
    • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not 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 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 110cm.
  • 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 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) (Residences)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the second floor, the third floor and the fourth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left as you enter the refectory entrance.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is stepped access to the standard toilet surveyed.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 22m from the refectory 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.
    • The step(s) is / are located on the approach to the standard toilets.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional step to the right to access the female standard toilets.