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Pentre Jane Morgan

Aberystwyth University, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, SY23 3TE

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Aberystwyth University lies in the centre of the west coast of Wales on the A487 and at the end of the A44. The University campus is located at the north end of Aberystwyth off the Penglais Road (A487).
    • There are multiple campus car parks for staff, students and permit holders. There is a visitor car park at the rear of the campus near the Arts Centre, this is a pay and display car park but is free for Blue Badge holders. There are Blue Badge bays around the campus for multiple buildings.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is the National Library stop. This bus stop is approximately 160m from the main reception. This bus stop is served by the 302, 512, TrawsCymru T2, X28 and YP8 routes. There is an additional bus stop approximately 100m from the reception building which is served by the National Express service.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is the Aberystwyth Station which is approximately 1.4km from the University on foot. The train station is linked to the university campus by the 302, TrawsCymru T2 and X28 bus routes. This train station is served by the Arriva Trains Wales and Vale of Rheidol Railway.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located around the Pentre Jane Area.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (77)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right of the block.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances into Blocks 76 and 75. These can be seen in photographs 2 and 3.
    • Many of the other blocks have either a steep slope or a deep step to access them as is the case with Block 22. The entrance to which can be seen in photographs 4 and 5.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are not 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 no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located to the left at the end of the corridor in front of you when you enter Block 77.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the Block 77 entrance.
    • 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are staircases from floors G and 1 in each block. Some have handrails on the left like the staircase in block 75 which is shown in photograph 2.

Accommodation (77a)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to an accessible room with its own kitchen.
    • The accessible facilities are located in Block 77.
    • The room number viewed was 77a.
    • The width of the door to the room is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 189cm x 350cm (6ft 2in x 11ft 6in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are an automatic door and height adjustable bed.
    • 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 208cm x 330cm (6ft 10in x 10ft 10in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not 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 twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip-down.
    • The shower seat height is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There are handrails available for the shower.
  • 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 bright.
  • 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 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.
    • Other auxiliary aids available are deaf alert systems.
    • The accommodation does provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Available mobility auxiliary aids include ceiling tracking hoists are available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Rooms are located along the ground floor corridors.
    • 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.

Accommodation (76a)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 3 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to 76a.
    • The accessible facilities are located within Block 76.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 76a.
    • The width of the door to the room is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 256cm x 310cm (8ft 5in x 10ft 2in).
    • The bed is 51cm (1ft 8in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 24cm (9in).
    • 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 206cm x 257cm (6ft 9in x 8ft 5in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 122cm (4ft).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip-down.
    • The shower seat height is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There are handrails available for the shower.
  • 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 bright.
  • 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 poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.

Accommodation (75a)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 within Block 75 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to an accessible room with its own kitchen.
    • The accessible facilities are located in Block 75 on the ground floor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 75a.
    • The width of the door to the room is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 248cm x 340cm (8ft 2in x 11ft 2in).
    • The bed is 55cm (1ft 10in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 5cm (2in).
    • 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 335cm x 205cm (10ft 12in x 6ft 9in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • 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 for the shower.
  • 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 bright.
  • 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 poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Other auxiliary aids available are deaf alert system.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.