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Southwell Building

Main Campus, Ipswich Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 2LJ

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Location

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

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Student Services reception located on the ground floor.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the side of the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the main entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Opening Times

  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • A member of the security team is available 24 hours a day. .

Reception

  • The reception desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Lift

  • The lift is located outside of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.
  • The lift is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 118cm x 152cm (3ft 10in x 4ft 12in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the second floor of the Wroxham Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Registered assistance dogs are welcomed.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Type Talk aware.

Parking (Visitors)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 17 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 340cm x 470cm (11ft 2in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 55m (60yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 83m (91yd) 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located outside the main entrance to the Norwich Building.
  • Comments View
    • The drop off point is several bays with a 30 minute time limit, shown in photograph 2.

Parking (Students)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest designated bays are located outside the Wroxham Building. Please see that guide for details.