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St Leonard's Hall

The University of Edinburgh, Pollock Halls of Residence, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5AY

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Introduction

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Getting Here

  • By Road
    • This building is located within the Pollock Halls of Residence site on the Holyrood Park Road off the A7 near Arthur's Seat in the south east of Edinburgh.
    • The Transport and Parking Office of the University of Edinburgh manages parking at the University. University car parks are for the use of permit holders only, and are subject to the university’s parking regulations. Permits are available for visitors to the university.
  • By Bus
    • The nearest bus stops to the campus are for the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Dalkeith Road. Lothian Buses provide a number of services which stop within close proximity to Pollock Halls. These include: 2, 3, 5 ,7 , 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 47, 49, N3, N30, N31, N37, X29, X31 and X37 The following First Bus services also stop at bus stops on Dalkeith Road: 95A and X95.
  • By Train
    • The Pollock Halls of Residence site is approximately one mile from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, the city's main train station. Buses and taxis are available from the station to the site.
  • By Tram
    • The nearest Edinburgh Tram stops are in the city centre, around 1-2 miles away, within reach of the campus using public transport.
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Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park
    • The car park is located opposite St Leonard's Hall.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are St Leonard's Hall.
    • 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 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 405cm x 470cm (13ft 3in x 15ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the St Leonard's Hall or the Reception Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the St Leonard's Hall building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the Reception Building main entrance.
  • Comments
    • There is further parking in the centre of the site, although there are no further Blue Badge bays in this area.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 127cm (4ft 2in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left of the building.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • This is mainly a staff entrance.

Entrance (Reception Building Ground Floor Link)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located on the lower floor from the Reception Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the lower ground floor.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • The stairs are located off the main corridor.
    • The stairs are approximately 14m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • 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 left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are further stairs to the lower ground floor (photographs 3,4) and from the first floor to the second floor (photographs 5,6). The other stairs are clearly marked but do not offer a landing.
  • Other
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are further rooms and standard toilets.

Accessible Toilet

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s)
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor and the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located off the first floor corridor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the 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.
  • Access to Standard Toilet Surveyed
    • The ramp or slope is located in the doorway to the first floor toilets.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 80cm.
  • Comments
    • There is a 57cm high bath with overhead shower available on the second floor.