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Marlborough Court

Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include self catered student accommodation.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Bath.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bath Spa.

Parking

  • There is an East and a West car park for visitors and staff on the campus.
  • Because of limited parking space, there are restrictions on students bringing cars onto campus. Accessible parking is, however, available for visitors, staff and students as marked. Students needing to park on site because of a disability are provided with permits.
  • Please see the separate guides for each car park for details.
  • There are 3 designated bays located next to the halls of residence.

Outside Access (MA2 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located by the stairs for Block A.
  • There is 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 94cm (3ft 1in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located outside all blocks.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the staff offices, in the corner between C and D Blocks.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • 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 145cm x 120cm (4ft 9in x 3ft 11in).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is only one lift for the block of residences.
    • This lift leads directly to the Block C and D flats on other floors.
    • Access to flats in other blocks from this lift is possible by going through other flats and fire doors.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor of Block A.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was MA2.1.
    • The width of the door to the room is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 130cm x 220cm (4ft 3in x 7ft 3in).
    • The bed is 58cm (1ft 11in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 27cm (11in).
    • Light switches are not within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 260cm x 220cm (8ft 6in x 7ft 3in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • There is no shower seat .
    • There are no handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
  • Comments View
    • Students can bring in their own bed if required.

Outside Access (Launderette Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the corner of the buildings, next to the staff offices.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • All dryers placed on top of the washing machines here.

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.