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Lyddon Hall

Cromer Road, Leeds, LS2 9JW

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in November 2020.
  • There have been no changes to the parking available.
  • Some sites have implemented new one way systems.
  • Additional hand sanitising stations have been installed at the majority of block entrances, main entrances and exit routes in every residence.
  • The introduction of hand sanitising stations may have reduced the maneuvering space in lobby areas. There are freestanding and wall mounted hand sanitisers throughout the residences. The height of the freestanding hand sanitisers is 99cm. The height of the wall mounted hand sanitisers is 101cm.
  • Restrictions are in place for the number of students able to use common rooms and gyms etc.. These numbers are highlighted using posters and gyms are on a booking system only.
  • Markings have been added to floors to assist with social distancing and signs have been installed on walls and doors to remind people to keep 2 metres apart.
  • Bollard comms and some lift doors have also been branded with Covid-19 information.
  • Protective screens have been installed at the main reception desk at every one of the owned and managed UOL residences.
  • There have been no changes to the toilet facilities.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .


  • Services / facilities within the building include an accommodation block, meeting/study rooms, and a social meeting place.


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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on on Cromer Terrace.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The on street parking on Cromer Terrace is not marked into bays (shown in photograph 1).
    • Residents can use the parking for Charles Morris Hall, however at the time of the survey this was closed due to ongoing construction work.
    • There is no designated drop off point, but the loading bay outside Lyddon Hall can be used as a drop off point if necessary (shown in photograph 2).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • Entrance View
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 62cm (2ft) wide.
  • Steps View
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance and at the threshold.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The steps are of varying heights.
    • The first step is shallow.
    • The second and third steps are medium height.
    • The fourth step is shallow and forms part of the door frame.

Reception (Main Hall Reception)

  • Lyddon Hall Main Hall Reception is located immediately ahead on the left as you enter the building.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main 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 medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are seats in the reception area.
    • Some of the seats have armrests.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the ground floor bedrooms and conference centre.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps are shown in photographs 1 & 2.
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to the boardroom from the tea/coffee facility in the conference centre.
    • The ramp is shown in photographs 3 & 4.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a common room on the ground floor with a TV, sofas, and a pool table (photographs 5, 6 & 7).
    • There is a reading room/study on the first floor with a library, TV and piano (photographs 8 & 9).

Conference Centre

  • There is a conference centre to the right hand side of the ground floor.
  • There are 2 meeting rooms.
  • One of the rooms is a large meeting room, the other is a boardroom.
  • The rooms have a table and chairs.
  • Some of the chairs have armrests.
  • There are tea and coffee making facilities and a casual seating area between the two meeting rooms (photograph 4).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not 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 View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are bedrooms & the reading room/study.


  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.
    • Rooms are located at the rear of the building, beyond the deep steps.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • All rooms have shared toilet and shower facilities on each floor.
    • Photograph 1 shows the door on the ground floor to access the rooms and shared facilities.
    • There is a shared kitchen on the ground floor (photograph 2).

Accessible Toilet.

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are male and female toilets in the conference centre.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located beyond the door to the conference centre on the ground floor.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 16m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
  • Comments View
    • The male toilets are located towards the far right of the conference centre.