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Roger Stevens

Woodhouse Lane, Leeds, LS2 9JT

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include lecture theatres, staff offices, Waterside Café, Print and Copy Bureau.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Leeds.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest parking is in the Multi Storey Car Park.
    • See separate guide for more information.

Outside Access (East Entrance Level 6)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the east of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 123cm (4ft).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives direct access to level 6.

Outside Access (South Entrance Level 6)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the south of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance on the west side of the building (photograph 4).
    • The west entrance can only be accessed by 15+ medium height, well marked, steps with a handrail on the right as you go up (photograph 5).
    • The west entrance opens away from you (push) and the clear door width is 100cm.
    • There is a similar entrance on the south side leading directly into the cafe, which is only open during the cafe's opening times (photograph 6).
    • These entrances all give direct access to level 6.

Outside Access (North Entrance Level 7)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 121cm (3ft 12in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 151cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives direct access to level 7.

Level Change (North Entrance Level 7)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is a gutter that runs across the front of the entrance.

Level Change (Cooling Pond to North Entrance Level 7)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located between the cooling pond and the North Entrance Level 7.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This ramp leads from the cooling pond next to the building, the School of Food Science and the Multi Storey Car Park to the North Entrance Level 7.

Outside Access (South Entrance Level 7)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the south side of the building, on the walkway from the Irene Manton Building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).

Outside Access (North Entrance Level 10)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 10, in the Maths Building leading to the Roger Stevens Building.
    • There is step free 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 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives direct access to level 10 of the building from level 10 of the Mathematics Building across a covered walkway.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are large tactile information boards located next to the lifts on all floors (photograph 4).

Lecture Theatre 01

  • There is a designated space in the front row with a movable, height adjustable table.
  • There is an infrared hearing loop system. All lecture theatres are fitted with this system.
  • There is a single width wider door that gives access to the front of the lecture theatre.
  • It opens away from you, is heavy and 88cm wide.
  • All lecture theatres have a wider door to gain access to the front of the lecture theatre.
  • All other doors are narrow and give direct access to each individual row of the lecture theatre.
  • The seats are staggered and there are steps at the far end of the seats.
  • The steps have a handrail on the wall adjacent to the steps. The side varies depending on the lecture theatre.
  • The large lecture theatres accessed from the centre of the north entrance staircase (20, 21 & 22) have doors to access from both sides and no stairs.

Other Floors (Levels 6-7)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 6-7.
    • 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 (South Entrance Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 7, 8, 9, 10, 12.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Lecture Theatres 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14 and 15.
  • Comments View
    • The entrances to lecture theatres 5 & 9 which have level access from the lifts are narrow.
    • The stairwell splits at the centre on all levels from 8 onwards to allow access to the furthest lecture theatres at each end of the building.

Other Floors (North Entrance Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 7, 8, 10, 12.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are 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.
    • There is a similar staircase located at the opposite end of the lecture theatres. These have a handrail on left, with a handrail on the right from level 7 to 1st landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Lecture Theatres 20 and 22.
  • Comments View
    • There is a handrail on the left from level 7 to the 1st landing.
    • The entrances to lecture theatres 20, 21, and 22 which have level access from the lifts are narrow.
    • There is an accessible entrance for lecture theatre 21 in the foyer of level 10 which gives access to a space at the rear of the lecture theatre.
    • There are single, heavy, doors to access stairwell on levels 8, 10 & 12 and on all floors as identical stairwell.

Refuge Intercom System

  • There is a refuge intercom on levels 8 & 12 of the North Entrance staircase.
  • The height to the button is 92cm.
  • The button is tactile and pictorial.

Lift (1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the centre of the foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the north entrance level 7.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 132cm (4ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 216cm x 216cm (7ft 1in x 7ft 1in).
  • 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 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 medium.

Lift (2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located beyond lift 1, with the doors facing the left side of lift 1, in the centre of the foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the north entrance level 7.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 132cm (5ft 3in x 4ft 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 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.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Waterside Café)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 14m (15yd 11in) from the lifts.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 45cm (1ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • There are also computer workstations available.
    • There is 1 medium height step to access the internal seating of a small raised section of the cafe (photographs 8, 9 & 10).
    • There is also seating on the external side of this raised area.

Entrance (Print & Copy Bureau)

  • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar door opposite the East Entrance Level 6.

Reception (Print & Copy Bureau)

  • The Print & Copy Bureau is located on level 6.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Print & Copy Bureau 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 medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Background music is played in the reception.
    • Seating is available in the reception area.
    • The seats have armrests.

Accessible Toilet (Level 6)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lifts.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right and right again as you exit the lift area, ahead of the south entrance level 6.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 243cm x 148cm (7ft 12in x 4ft 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 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 and general domestic waste 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Level 8)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lifts.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you exit the lift area and then straight ahead.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 297cm x 147cm (9ft 9in x 4ft 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 47cm (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 a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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 cannot 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Level 10)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lifts.
    • This accessible toilet is located opposite lecture theatre 13, to the right and right again as you exit the lift area.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 217cm x 149cm (7ft 1in x 4ft 11in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 and general domestic waste 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 a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Level 7)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter the south entrance level 7.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the south entrance level 7.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Further standard toilets are available on levels 6 (photographs 4 & 5), 8 (photographs 6 & 7) and 10 (photographs 9 & 10) with a male toilet only on level 12.
    • There is a cubicle with handrails on both sides on level 6, however the door opens inwards and there is not a 45cm x 45cm clear floor space (photograph 3).
    • There is a similar cubicle with handrails on both sides on level 10 (photograph 8).
    • The toilets are located within the foyer area on all floors, to the right on levels 6 & 10, female to the right on level 8, male to the left on levels 8 & 12.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.