- Services / facilities within the building include self catered university accommodation.
- Related link Hollywood North Residences - Main Hall.
- Related link Hollywood North Residences - Tweed Hall.
- Related link Hollywood North Residences - Forth Hall.
- Hollywood North Residences - Almond House.
- The Central Area is located on the south side in the city centre. Traffic congestion can be a problem and parking is strictly controlled.
- A number of university car parks are located in the near the Halls of Residences. The Transport and Parking Office of the University of Edinburgh manages parking at the University. University car parks are for the use of permit holders only and are subject to the university’s parking regulations. Permits are available for visitors to the university. There is also the St John's Hill pay and display public car park located along Viewcraig Gardens.
- There are bus stops around the area of the Halls. The nearest bus stops are located along Holyrood Road and serve route number six.
- The Halls are located is 0.4 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Station. It should be noted that some of the walking routes may feature paths with steep gradients or steps given the landscape. A taxi can be taken to this site. Edinburgh has rail links throughout the UK. The East Coast mainline, which links Edinburgh and London King’s Cross, is the UK's fastest intercity railway: you can travel between the cities in around 4 hours. Or, if you prefer to travel overnight, a sleeper service runs between London Euston and Edinburgh Waverley 6 nights a week. There are great links to other cities too. The journey to Glasgow only takes 45 minutes, while York, Newcastle, Inverness or Aberdeen can be reached in about 2 hours. All trains arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, although some trains also stop at Haymarket, which is a smaller station in the West End.
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- Telephone Number: 0131 651 2011.
- Email: [email protected].
- Staff receive Disability Equality Training.
Site/Campus Car Park
- The car park is located off St John Street.
- The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Charteris Land.
- The car park type is open air/surface.
- The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
- The car park surface is block paving.
- Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
Charges and Restrictions
- This car park can be used by permit holders.
- There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
- Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
- Signs are clearly presented.
Drop Off Point
- There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
Car Park Access
- There is sloped access to the car park from the Holyrood North Residences.
- This car park is not clearly signposted from the Holyrood North Residences.
- This information is for the entrance located at the right of the building.
- There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
- The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
- The intercom is at a height of 135cm.
- The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
- 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
- There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
- The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
- The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
- The ramp is permanent.
- There are similar entrances into Esk Hall and Carron Hall. These can be seen in photographs 3 & 4.
- There is step free access throughout the building.
- There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
- 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 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.
- There is a lift for public use.
- The lift is located to your left on entering the building.
- The lift is a standard lift.
- The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0-1-2-3-4.
- Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
- 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
- The dimensions of the lift are 94cm x 132cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 4in).
- 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 have a hearing loop system.
- The lift does 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 bright.
- There is a similar lift in Esk Hall that goes to floors 0-1-2-3-4-5 it can be seen in photograph 3.
- The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.
- The stairs are located to your right on entrance.
- The stairs are approximately 1m from the main entrance.
- There are 15+ steps between floors.
- There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
- The lighting levels are bright.
- 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.
- There are similar staircases in Esk and Carron Halls. In Esk Hall from floors 0-1-2-3-4-5 this can be seen in photograph 3. In Carron Hall from floors 0-1-2-3 this can be seen in photograph 4.
- The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are flats on floors 1-2-3 in Carron Hall.
Location of Accessible Accommodation
- This information refers to 1.1.
- The accessible facilities are located in flat 1.
- There is level access from an accessible entrance.
- The width of the door to the room is 80cm (2ft 7in).
- The dimensions of the clear floor space are 140cm x 295cm (4ft 7in x 9ft 8in).
- The bed is 35cm (1ft 2in) high.
- The measurement between the bed base and floor is 60cm (1ft 12in).
- Light switches are not within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
- There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
- No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
- Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
- The information relates to the ensuite.
- The dimensions of the bathroom are 100cm x 100cm (3ft 3in x 3ft 3in).
- The door opens outwards.
- The width of the door to the bathroom is 58cm (1ft 11in).
- The door weight is heavy.
- There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
- No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
- The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 41cm (1ft 4in).
- 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 in height.
- There is a wash basin.
- The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
- The height of the wash basin is 81cm (2ft 8in).
- There is a mixer tap.
- The tap type is lever.
- There is not a lateral transfer space.
- Wall mounted grab rails are not available.
- There are mirrors.
- The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
- Disposal facilities are available.
Bath and Shower
- There is not a bath.
Wheel In Shower
- There is not a wheel in shower.
Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms
- The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
- The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
- The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
- The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
- The lighting levels are bright.
Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom
- The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
- The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
- Lighting levels are bright.
Auxiliary Aids - General
- None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
- The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
- Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
Ground Floor Rooms
- Ground floor rooms do have level access.
- Adjoining rooms are not available.
Standard Rooms on Other Floors
- There are standard rooms on other floors.
- The other floors can be accessed by lift.
- There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
- Adjoining rooms are not available.
- There is a shower with a medium step to access it.