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Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Mathematics, staff offices, Research Visitors Centre, common room, seminar rooms and Dolce Vita Cafe.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Leeds.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest car park is the Multi Storey Car Park, please see separate guide for information.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (E C Stoner/Roger Stevens Courtyard Approach)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left of the entrance, between the courtyard shared with the E C Stoner & Roger Stevens buildings.
  • There is/are 15+ 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 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 View
    • These steps can be overcome by taking the accessible route on the campus maps or using the walkway links between the Roger Stevens and E C Stoner buildings and the Mathematics Building.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bell to attract attention if no-one is visible at the desk.
    • The bell is within 120cm high.
    • There is a door to access reception.
    • The door opens by sliding.
    • The clear door width is 80cm.
    • The door is heavy.
    • There are seats in the reception area.
    • Some of the seats have armrests.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The last three photographs show the research visitors centre.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 7-8-9-10.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.
    • These stairs are located at the front of the building as you enter, opposite the lift. There are additional stairs at the rear left of the building as you enter. The rear stairs access levels 7-8-9-10-11 The rear stairs are identical to the front stairs.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 7-8-9-10.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 93cm x 142cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 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.

Eating and Drinking (Dolche Vita)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the level 10-11 lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The standard height for tables is 106cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • 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 hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The cafe is located on level 10, at the rear of the building.
    • There are computer workstations available.
    • Contactless payment is available.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 16:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (Roger Stevens Building Link - Level 10)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level 10, at the rear of the building, linking to the Roger Stevens building.
  • There is step free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The door opening is 257cm (8ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar link entrance to level 10 from the E C Stoner building (photographs 3 & 4) and the Edward Boyle Library (photographs 5 & 6).

Lift (Level 10-11)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 10-11.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 31m (33yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • 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 110cm x 116cm (3ft 7in x 3ft 10in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift is located on level 10, ahead and round to the right as you exit the main lift.

Accessible Toilet (Level 9)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the building.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 183cm (4ft 9in x 6ft).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet. (Level 8)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • This accessible toilet is 46m (50yd 11in) from the lift.
  • This accessible toilet is located in the rear right corridor as you exit the lift.
  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • This is by lift.
  • This is a unisex toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • The door weight is heavy.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 167cm (4ft 10in x 5ft 6in).
  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is 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 not a coat hook.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
  • There are mirrors.
  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is not a hand dryer.
  • 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 111cm (3ft 8in).
  • 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 (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • There is a wash basin.
  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The height of the wash basin is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of the building on level 9.
    • The female and male toilets are 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an ambulant toilet in the female toilet with handrails on the left (photograph 2) and an emergency cord which is out of reach.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • There is a small lip just before the female toilets on level 9 (photograph 3).
    • There are additional standard male and female toilets on level 8, in the same location, adjacent to the level 8 accessible toilet.
    • There are additional standard male and female toilets on level 8 ahead and to the left as you exit the lift (photograph 4).
    • These toilets contain a standard shower.
    • There are additional standard male and female toilets in the Research Visitors Centre on level 10 (photographs 5 & 6), to the left as you enter the centre, and accessible from the rear of the cafe.

Standard Shower (Level 8)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the level 8 female toilets nearest to the lift.
  • Comments View
    • The shower head is adjustable and removeable.
    • The controls are twist/turn.
    • There are 2 steps into the shower.
    • The first step is medium height, the second step is deep.
    • There is a bench.
    • The bench is 44cm high.
    • There are coat hooks.
    • The height of the coat hooks is 173cm.
    • The door locks by twist lock.

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