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Stamford House - Village Hub

University of Leicester, Stamford Court, Manor Road, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 2LH

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Introduction

  • Ground floor: village shop, hospitality office, the village hub, social study spaces (Thornton and Hallaton Rooms) and a cinema room.
  • First floor: 2 music rooms and 7 social study spaces.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Gilbert Murray / Stamford Hall site is located to the south of Leicester City Centre and the main University Campus, in Oadby. Manor Road is accessed off Stoughton Drive South, which in turn is accessed off the A6 Leicester Road, close to the City Outer Ring Road.
    • Parking is available on this site.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus Routes 40, 80 and 80A stop on Manor Road, and 80 and 80A also stop on Stoughton Drive South. The 80 and 80A routes link this accommodation to the main University Campus, and the 80 bus also goes to the City Centre and the Station.
  • By Train View
    • Leicester Station is located on the south side of the City Centre, just off the Inner Ring Road. Manor Road can be reached from here using the 80 bus. Leicester is on the London - Sheffield and the Birmingham - Stansted lines.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff, students and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the building off Stoughton Drive.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 106cm.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you face the main entrance.
  • There is stepped access at this entrance.
  • A key is required for access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Steps View
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium.
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Village Hub Entrance)

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.
  • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is / are 1 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 shallow.
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the purple and red social study spaces and both music rooms on the first floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the two music rooms on the first floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There are doors which have to be opened manually in corridors.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not 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 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 View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • 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 an additional staircase opposite the side entrance as you enter that also provides access to the first floor. This staircase also bypasses the 2 level changes in the first floor corridor leading to the music rooms.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are services on the first floor.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • 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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the village hub entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 29cm (11in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Drinking straws are available.

Village Hub

  • There are tables and seating and a piano available as well as 2 pool tables within the village hub.

Village Shop

  • There is a village shop available for the use of students and staff.
  • The counter is 100cm high.

Accessible Toilet.

  • 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.
  • This accessible toilet is 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • This accessible toilet is located to the left hand side of the building within the village hub.
  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door weight is light.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 190cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 3in).
  • Floor manoeuvring space is not 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is not 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 fully functional.
  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
  • There is not a coat hook.
  • 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the hand dryer is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • 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).
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 98cm (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).
  • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 toilet seat colour contrast is.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 2m 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.