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Peak Court - Halls of Residence

The University of Derby, Lodge Lane, Derby, DE1 3GZ

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Derby.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Derby.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in the courtyard.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 365cm x 450cm (11ft 12in x 14ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the car park is for residents and their visitors only.
    • An annual fee for car parking is payable. Please contact the University for more information.

Outside Access (Flat 4 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Flat 4 accommodation block.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 92cm (3ft).
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances at the front of all accommodation blocks.
    • The entrances are accessed via a key fob.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 98cm.

Level Change (Flat 4 and Reception Entrances)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the car park to the entrances.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There are similar ramps to access the entrances to the other accommodation blocks from either the car park of the courtyard.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the reception block.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • The entrance is accessed via a key fob.
    • The height of the key fob reader is 98cm.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is a common room with a TV, chairs, pool tables, a jukebox and vending machines.
    • Some of the seats have armrests.
    • The laundry room has front loading washing machines and dryers.
    • The washing machines are at floor level, the dryers are on two levels.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are rooms located on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.

Lift

  • There is not a lift for public use.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 4 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor of Block 2.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 2A1.
    • The bed is 48cm (1ft 7in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 27cm (11in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 265cm x 210cm (8ft 8in x 6ft 11in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • 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 adjustable.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • 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.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • 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.
    • Other auxiliary aids available are a deaf alerter system.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 4 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • 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
    • There is a deaf alarm in room 2A3.
    • The height of the desk in the room is 70cm.
    • The rooms share kitchen facilities.
    • The height of the worktop is 92cm.
    • There is a lowered worktop in the kitchen in flat 2A (photographs 5 and 6).
    • The height of the lowered worktop is 80cm.
    • Photographs 7-10 show a standard ensuite room and standard shared kitchen in Block 4.
    • Student's needs are assessed by student housing on application and auxiliary aids for mobility impaired students can be supplied as required.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Hall Managers and Residential Assistances receive disability awareness training as part of induction and this is renewed annually.
    • Hall Managers are on site during working hours and the Residential Assistants take over during evenings and weekends.
    • The photograph shows the roll in shower in the adapted room.