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Queens Building

University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS8 1TR

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Introduction

  • Services include:
    LG - Workshops, Laboratories
    M (Front) - Source Cafe
    M (Rear) - Library
    G - Main Reception
    1 - Lecture Theatres
    2 - Offices.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Comments
    • The building is only open at weekends during term time.

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 not have its own car park.
  • Comments
    • The nearest car park is the Trenchard Street Car Park.
    • Blue Badge parking here is not free.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on University Walk.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (away from you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments
    • There is a double pull to open set of heavy doors to the right of this, 184cm wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 122cm (4ft).
  • 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 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Outside Access (Right Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments
    • A UCard is required to access this entrance.

Level Change (Right Entrance)

  • 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 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • A UCard is required to access this entrance.

Outside Access (West Wing)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the west wing of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (West Wing)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).

Reception (Estates Assistants Lodge)

  • The desk/counter is 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Queens School Office)

  • The desk/counter is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 09:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 16:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors (Front Mezzanine Between LG and G)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-Mezzanine-G.
    • 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-L-G-1-2.
    • 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.
  • Other
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are Library.
  • Comments
    • L refers to the library level which is located between LG and G on the main staircase at the rear of the venue.

Lift (Front Right)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 200cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are not 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 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 medium.

Lift (Rear Right)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear right of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 48m (52yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 190cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 3in).
  • The clear door width is 140cm (4ft 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 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.

Lift (Rear Left)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear left of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2.
  • The lift is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 200cm x 113cm (6ft 7in x 3ft 8in).
  • The clear door width is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors (Mezzanine Rear)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-M Rear.
    • 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.

Lift (Mezzanine Rear)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the Accis area on the ground floor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-M.
  • The lift is 70m (76yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 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.
  • Comments
    • There is a small ramp on entrance to the lift.

Level Change (ML03 and ML04 - LG)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading up to ML03 and ML04.
  • There is / are 15 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 left going up.

Level Change (Dynamics Laboratory - LG)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the Dynamic Laboratory and just beyond it.
  • There is / are 3 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.
  • Comments
    • There are two medium steps in front of the door and one deep step just beyond.

Reception (Library)

  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

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 have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 7-10 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Comments
    • The accessible software available includes:
    • Inspiration (mind mapping software)
    • Read and Write GOLD
    • Zoomtext magnification software (by arrangement only)
    • Microsoft Accessibility options
    • The library is located between LG and G on the main rear staircase.
    • Contact information:
    • Telephone 0117 33 15418
    • General Enquiries - lib-queens@bristol.ac.uk
    • Subject Enquiries - lib-engineering@bristol.ac.uk.

Other Floors (Library)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Lower Reading Room - Library Floor - Gallery.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments
    • There is a goods lift to access these services from the main library floor.
    • People with mobility impairment are allowed to use it with permission.
    • However, this lift is not in general use.

Lecture Theatres

  • There are 3 lecture theatres, the Pugsby Lecture Theatre, Small Lecture Theatre (Figure .1) and Lecture Theatre 1.18. (Figure .2)
  • All have level access to the front on the first floor and hearing loops.
  • Entrances to all lecture theatres are through heavy double doors that are pull to open.

Reception (Faculty of Engineering)

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • This is by lift.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Level Change (Rooms 2.43-2.52)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located along the corridor to your right when you exit any of the lifts on the second.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 117cm (3ft 10in).

Eating and Drinking (Source Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are not ordered from the service counter.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot drinks and snacks.
  • Comments
    • The cafe is located in the front mezzanine area, to which there is no step free access.
    • Drinks are self service using the hot drinks machine.
    • There are computers and vending machines available.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in front of you on entrance, to the right of the archway.
    • There is not 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 door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 207cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 9in).
    • 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 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • 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 a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.
    • 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 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.

Level Change (Accessible and Male Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the standard toilets and to the right of the accessible toilet.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or 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 at the base of the standard toilet door.
  • There is / are 1 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 not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • The stairs are in front of the standard male toilets only.
    • For the accessible toilet there is only the ramp.

Accessible Toilet (Male)

  • 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 50m (54yd 2ft) from the entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the male standard toilets located next to the rear left lift.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • 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 weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 225cm x 180cm (7ft 5in x 5ft 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 155cm (5ft 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 a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is 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 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 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 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.
  • Comments
    • There is a female accessible toilet located on the Mezzanine floor, to which there is no step free access.

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 on entrance.
    • The female toilets are 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located in front of you on entrance through the door to the right of the arch.
    • The male toilets are 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilets are located to your left on entrance.
    • The female and male toilets are 29m (31yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There are standard toilet facilities located on floors 1 and 2 as well as the mezzanine between LG and G at the front of the venue.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do receive Deaf Awareness 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.