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Performing Arts Centre

Carnegie Annexe, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QS

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Headingley Campus is located just north of Headingley and just off the A660. From Leeds City Centre or the A64M/A58M you will need to head north on the A660 (Woodhouse Lane) towards Headingley. You will pass through Headingley and continue on A660 towards Weetwood. You will then need to turn off onto Churchwood Avenue on your left to reach the campus. For your sat nav please use LS6 3QS.
    • There is a visitor's car park available with several Blue Badge parking bays and many standard parking bays. The staff at the main gate will direct you to the best parking bay for your needs. There is numerous Blue Badge parking bays available throughout the campus which are free of charge provided you have a valid Blue Badge. There are also plenty of permit parking bays throughout the site for students and staff with a valid permit.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a University Bus (29 and 29x) which serves the University directly. There are regular services during the day from Leeds City Centre to the Campus and to Woodhouse directly. The service is run by FirstBus Leeds. You can also access other buses in Otley Road which is around 10 minutes walk away from the campus.
  • By Train View
    • Headingley Railway Station is the nearest station to the campus and is on the Leeds to York line. Served by Northern Railways. Leeds Station would be another nearby station to the campus with good links to the campus. Leeds is served by Northern Railways, Virgin East Coast Mainline Railway, Transpennine Express Railway, CrossCountry Railway and East Midlands Railway.
  • Useful Links View

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders, Blue Badge holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user .
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Reception (Sports and Active Lifestyles)

  • Sport and Active Lifestyles is located at the front of the building.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are varied.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a turnstile entrance which isn't currently using the turnstile poles next to the reception desk, which has a width of 89cm. Photograph 3 shows the turnstile.
    • There is seating without armrests along with tables and some vending machines opposite the reception desk as shown in photographs 4, 5 and 6.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is an easy slope, with no handrails, for access to the tennis centre from the reception.
    • This ramp is shown in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the four tennis courts.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is an easy ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the four tennis courts.
    • The width of the ramp is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • Photographs 2 and 3 show the steps to access the four tennis courts. Photographs 4, 5 and 6 show the ramp that bypasses the steps to reach the four tennis courts.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the walkway from the tennis courts between court two and three.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • Photographs 7 and 8 show the steps. These steps can be bypassed using the ramp at level change 2, near tennis court one and two.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written, written, tactile and pictorial 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 varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Entrance (Performing Arts Centre)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the corridor leading from reception.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • 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 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second entrance on the other side of the performing arts centre which can be accessed from the staff only side of the Carnegie Annexe (shown in photograph 4).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the area.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is written 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.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1, 2 and 3 show Dance Studio 2
    • Photograph 4, 5 and 6 show Dance Studio 3
    • Photograph 7 and 8 show the corridors leading through the performing arts centre.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is not a Changing Places facility available.
  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the corridor leading off from the left of reception.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the modular gym.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; a chair/stool, a toilet and a wash basin.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are separate accessible male and female changing rooms. The female accessible changing room is in the corridor first. About 7m later is the male accessible changing room.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 40cm (1ft 4in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph three shows the accessible shower in the female changing.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible changing room.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the accessible changing room in the corridor leading from reception.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • The accessible toilet is within the male and female accessible changing rooms.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 210cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 a mirror.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 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 bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are male standard toilets in the accessible male changing room and female standard toilets in the female accessible changing room.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the male accessible changing room.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 34m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.