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Mathematics Building

University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8 1TW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Physics Glass and Mechanical Workshop, computer study rooms, lecture theatres, teaching rooms, offices, and the Mathematics reception.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Bristol.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Clifton Down.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Comments
    • The nearest car park is the Trenchard Street Car Park.
    • Blue Badge parking is not free here.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 14 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments
    • Only the door on the right opens automatically, with a width of 77cm.
    • The door is accessed via UCard.
    • The entrance leads onto the first floor of the building.
    • There is an additional entrance to the right of this one that opens towards you, is heavy and requires a UCard to open.
    • It has a width of 93cm. (See Figure .2).
    • This entrance has a steep ramp with handrails on both sides, and a width of 125cm.

Level Change (First Accessible Entrance Level Change)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located in front and to the right of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the left of the ramp.
  • There is / are 2 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.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

Level Change (Second Accessible Entrance Level Change)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • There is an additional entrance to the right of this one it is a pull towards you, heavy and requires a U Card to open it has a width of 93cm.
    • This entrance has a steep ramp with handrails on both sides, and a width of 125cm.

Reception (Main)

  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • This is by lift.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • There are high, medium and low sections of this desk.
    • The doors to this reception are automatic and activated by push pad.

Reception (Main Mathematics Course Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There are push pad automatic doors connecting the corridors on the first floor.
    • There are also push pad automatic doors leading to the main reception and the computer lab in G9.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 100cm (4ft 3in x 3ft 3in).
  • The clear door width is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lecture Theatres

  • Lecture Theatres 1 and 2
  • Both Lecture Theatres have push button automatic doors that open towards you.
  • They also have level access to the rear of the theatre and an allocated space.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located to your left when you exit the lift on the first floor.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens by sliding (automatically).
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 330cm (8ft 2in x 10ft 10in).
    • 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 174cm (5ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 toilet roll holder is 104cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • The door is opened and locked via push pads.
    • There are two sinks, the one closest to the toilet has lever but not mixer taps and is 76cm high.
    • The other sink has a lever mixer tap and is under 74cm high.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located in front of you when you exit the lift on the ground floor on the other side of the stairs.
    • The female toilets are 11m (12yd 1in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located in front of you when you exit the lift on the ground floor on the other side of the stairs.
    • The male toilets are 13m (14yd 8in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There are female standard toilets on the second floor and male standard toilets on the third and fourth floors, 2m to your left when you exit the lift.
    • These toilets have entrance doors with a width of 66cm.

Outside Access (Physics Mechanical and Glass Workshop)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main Mathematics Building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 240cm (7ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Physics Mechanical and Glass Workshop)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located just beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Inside Access (Physics Mechanical and Glass Workshop)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Physics Mechanical and Glass Workshop - CMC Milling Machine - Staff Only)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the machine.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • There are also 2 medium, unmarked steps to the water cutter machines.
    • Both machines are for staff use only.

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.

Emergency Egress

  • Fire alarm strobes are located throughout to notify hearing impaired people of an evacuation.
  • There is not level egress from the ground floor.
  • There is stepped egress from the ground floor.
  • There is sloped egress from the ground floor.
  • There are refuge points in this building.
  • Some people who use wheelchairs may be able to make their own way up the stairs  from upper levels if they have a little mobility.  If this is the preferred mode of escape, they should wait at the refuge point for the main flow of people to leave the building.
  • Refuge points are subject to individual PEEP's.
  • There is not an evacuation chair for the building.
  • There is not an evacuation lift for the building.