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University of Bristol, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8 1TL

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Introduction

  • Services include:.
  • B - Enderby Room .
  • G - Frank Lecture Theatre, Mott Lecture Theatre, .
  • 1 - Tyndall Lecture Theatre .
  • 2 - Undergraduate Study Space, Undergraduate Teaching Labs .
  • 3- Administration Offices, Library, Seminar Rooms 3.27 and 3.34, Library.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • 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.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located to the left of the main entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 355cm x 500cm (11ft 8in x 16ft 5in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 54m (59yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • 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.
  • Comments
    • The car park is shared with the NSQI Building, located next to this building.

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.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 230cm (7ft 7in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments
    • There is a secondary set of entrance doors just to the right of this one with a width of 215cm.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • 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 9 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (Lower Ground Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the right hand side of the building as you face it.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments
    • The doors are accessed with a UCard.

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 142cm (4ft 8in).
  • 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 8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not 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.

Eating and Drinking (PhysBar)

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.

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 to enter the Maria Mercer Library and the Quiet Study Area within it.

Other Floors (Main Staircase)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-M-2-3-4-5.
    • 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.
  • Comments
    • There is a separate staircase from floors 4-5 leading to the observatory.
    • This is for authorised personnel only.

Lift (Main Entrance Lift)

  • The lift is located in front of you on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-M-2-U2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 200cm x 150cm (6ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • The clear door width is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 120cm from the floor.
  • The highest control is 122cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Level Change (1-L1)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located between 1 and L1.
  • There is / are 9 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 medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • The lift does not bypass the ramp.
  • Comments
    • The Level Change is bypassed by the Main Entrance Lift.

Level Change (2-U2)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the front left of the building on the second floor.
  • There is / are 9 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 have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments
    • The steps can be overcome by using the main entrance lift.

Level Change (Link to NSQI)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the end of the mezzanine floor corridor.
  • There is / are 6 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 have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Link to NSQI)

  • There is not a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located 2-U2.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 106cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 6in).
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors (Rear)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are The Interface Analysis Centre.
  • Comments
    • On the fifth floor there is only the Interface Analysis Centre.
    • On the stairs between floors 4 and 5, the handrail is on the right.

Lift (Rear)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in front of you on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the rear entrance.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 140cm (5ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • 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 Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Counter (Physics Stores)

  • The counter is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main lift.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • The prescription box is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • The height of the counter is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The height of the counter is medium.
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Monday 14:00 - 15:30.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 15:30.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 15:30.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 15:30.
    • Friday 10:00 - 12:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Counter (Technicians Laboratory Supply Desk)

  • The counter is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the rear lift.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • The prescription box is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • The height of the counter is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The height of the counter is medium height.
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There are two desks.
    • The lift 17m from the lift is for first years (see Photograph 1).
    • The further desk at 22m is for second years (see Photograph 2).
    • These are situated in a large laboratory area (see photograph 3).
    • There are two height adjustable desks in the area, one being manual, the other electric (see photograph 4).

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is not an ordering service.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Comments
    • Accessible Software available includes:
    • Inspiration (mind mapping software)
    • Read and Write GOLD
    • Zoomtext magnification software (by arrangement only)
    • Microsoft Accessibility options.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:45 - 19:00.
    • Tuesday 08:45 - 19:00.
    • Wednesday 08:45 - 19:00.
    • Thursday 08:45 - 19:00.
    • Friday 08:45 - 18:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Maria Mercer Library)

  • The desk is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the rear lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).

Level Change (Maria Mercer Library Upper Floor)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to your left on entering the quiet study area.
  • There is / are 13 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

Lecture Theatres

  • G.44 Frank Lecture Theatre (see photograph 1).
  • There is level entrance to the front of the lecture theatre.
  • The room has height adjustable desks and a fixed hearing loop.
  • There is however no specifically allocated seating.
  • Powell Lecture Theatre (See Photograph 2).
  • Level access to the front of the lecture theatre is through push pad automatic doors.
  • This involves going through an area that is usually reserved for staff only.
  • There are allocated spaces available.
  • There is a fixed hearing loop in the theatre.
  • The Enderby Room (See photograph 3.)
  • This lecture theatre is located in the basement floor to the right of the basement entrance.
  • The room has level access to the front of the theatre and has a fixed hearing loop.
  • G12 Mott Lecture Theatre (See Photograph 4).
  • The G12 Mott Lecture Theatre has level access and wheelchair spacing at the rear left of the lecture theatre.
  • The door to enter the lecture theatre is automatic by push pad to open.
  • There is a fixed hearing loop in the theatre.
  • Tyndall Lecture Theatre (See Photograph 5).
  • Located to your rear left when exiting the rear lift on the first floor.
  • There is level access to the front of the theatre.
  • Entrance is via a push pad operated automatic set of double doors.
  • There is a fixed hearing loop system in the theatre.

Accessible Toilet (Basement)

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the basement entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the basement entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 220cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • 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/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 cannot 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • The width diminishes to a minimum of 103cm at the end of the room.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor)

  • 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 12m (13yd 4in) from the rear entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to your left when you enter via the rear entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens by sliding.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 210cm (8ft 2in x 6ft 11in).
    • 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 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • 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 alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Second Floor)

  • 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 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located down the corridor to your left on the second floor.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 220cm (4ft 7in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located down the corridor to your right when you exit the lift on the third floor.
    • The female toilets are 8m (8yd 2ft) 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 to your right when exiting the lift on floor U2.
    • The male toilets are 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilets are located to your left when entering via the rear entrance.
    • The female and male toilets are 11m (12yd 1in) from the rear entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

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

  • This building does not have fire alarm strobes.
  • 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.
  • There is not an evacuation chair for the building.
  • There is an evacuation lift for the building.