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Portland Building

Portland Way, City Campus, Leeds, LS1 3HE

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Introduction

  • Lower Ground Floor - Accessible and standard toilets
    Ground Floor - Campus Shop
    First Floor - Student Union
    Second Floor - Leeds Law School Courtroom, LBS and Leeds Law School Professional Practice Suites, LBS Trading Floor and Classrooms
    Third Floor - Leeds Law School Reception, Offices, Meeting Rooms, Postgraduate Resource Room and LBS and Leeds Law School PHD Resource Room
    Fourth Floor - Classroom, Social Sciences Office
    Fifth Floor - Meeting Rooms, Health and Community Student Staff Offices
    Sixth Floor - Clinical and Applied Science Offices, Health and Social Science Faculty Office, Meeting rooms
    Seventh Floor - Clinical Skills Suite
    Eighth Floor - Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Staff Office, Biomedical Science Laboratory
    Ninth Floor - Laboratories and Communications Skills Suite
    Tenth Floor - Faculty of Health and Social Sciences Student Research Offices.
  • Related link Rose Bowl Underground Car Park.
  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/leeds-beckett-university/rose-bowl-underground-car-park

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Located off the A58(M) and the A64(M) which are the main arterial roads in Leeds City Centre. You need to exit onto Claypit Lane towards the City Centre and past the First Direct Arena. When you reach Woodhouse Lane you need to turn right and the University will be on your left.
    • There are 2 short stay car parks situated off Portland Crescent. The first is called Rose Bowl Short Stay car park and the other is the Rose Bowl underground car park.
      There is a long stay car park called Woodhouse Lane car park on Woodhouse Lane just a few minutes from the university grounds. All parking is by private contractors and there isn't any parking provided directly by the University.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop on Portland Way which is served by the number 5 bus between Leeds City and Halton Moor.
      There is a bus stop on Woodhouse Lane and is served by many buses going mainly around the outskirts of the City, such as the number 1, 8, 26, 56 and 97. Most buses serving the University area will pass the City Centre or the Railway Station for links throughout the United Kingdom.
  • By Train View
    • Leeds Railway Station is the nearest station and is served by many different providers such as Virgin East Coast Main Line, East Midlands Trains, Cross Country, TransPennine Express and Northern Railway with direct links to London, Manchester, Hull, Sheffield, Glasgow and many other United Kingdom destinations. The University is just a few minutes from the Railway Station and can be walked or there is ample travel links.
  • Useful Links View
  • Comments View
    • Please add also: East Midland Trains, First Bus Leeds and Arriva Bus Leeds.

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Rose Bowl Short Stay Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of the Rose Bowl Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Rose Bowl Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • 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.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located opposite the entrance to the Rose Bowl rear entrance.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Rose Bowl rear entrance.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Rose Bowl Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Rose Bowl rear entrance.

Building Parking (Calverly Parking)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the side 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 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Calverly Car Park Entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Rose Bowl public car park.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Rose Bowl building.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Calverly Car Park Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of building.
    • 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 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • 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 slight.

Level Change (Calverley Car Park Entrance and Leslie Silver Entrance Internal level Change)

  • 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 Health and Social Sciences Reception.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • 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 to the left of the ramp.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • 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 the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • This level change is necessary to access all services in the building except the Health and Social Sciences Reception.

Entrance (Calverley)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the Health and Social Sciences 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 permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • 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 175cm (5ft 9in).
  • 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
    • To access this entrance the Calverley Car Park and Leslie Silver entrance must first be overcome.
    • There are similar entrances located on floors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Portland Way.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 280cm (9ft 2in).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance also provides the easiest access to Woodhouse.

Other Floors (Main Entrance Steps)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1 (Woodhouse).
    • The stairs are located to your left on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.

Lift (Main Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your right on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1 (Woodhouse).
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 140cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to the rest of the building from the main entrance lift.
    • The slope can be seen in photograph 1.
    • 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 clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played within the Student Shop.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Counter (Student Shop)

  • The desk is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance lift.
  • Student Shop Counter is located in the Student Shop.
  • Clear signage for the counter is not visible from the lift.
  • There is ramped access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Opening Times (Campus Shop)

  • Monday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 15:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Counter (Student Shop (The Phat Pasty Co))

  • The desk is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance lift.
  • The Phat Pasty Co counter is located in the Student Shop.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (Main)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of the building next to the doors into Calverley.
    • The stairs are approximately 35m from the main entrance lift.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the eighth floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are not 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 tenth floor offices.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 163cm (5ft 7in x 5ft 4in).
  • 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 have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Reception (Student's Union)

  • Student's Union is located in front of you when you exit the main lift on the first floor.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main lifts.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Leeds Law School)

  • Leeds Law School is located to your left when you exit the lift on the third floor of the Portland Building.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • 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 not staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The knee recess under the low section shown in photograph 2 was a depth of 48cm.
    • There are security barriers on approach to the reception which can be seen in photograph 3. These have a width of 114cm.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet (LG)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • 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 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to your right on entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located straight ahead as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 270cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 10in).
    • There is not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 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 a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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 48cm (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 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are accessible toilets in the Calverley Building on floors 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to your right on entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 6m 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are accessible toilets in the Calverley Building on floors 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9.