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University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NU

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Library opening hours vary between term and vacation times and around exam periods. .
    • At times the library is open 24 hours.

Location

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

Parking (Blue Badge Parking Only)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the end of Library Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Library Road entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the Library Road entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional accessible and standard parking bays in the Central Visitor Car Park, off Library Road.
    • Standard bays are pay and display.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Templeman C Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the terrace on the south side of the building, facing the centre of the campus.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 12 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible entrance is to the right of the two manual, heavy revolving doors.
    • This entrance opens into C Block and the main reception.
    • After the entrance there are security barriers operated by the staff/ student KentOne card.
    • The wide barriers are 88cm wide, standard barriers 54cm.

Outside Access (Library Road Entrance - Templeman C Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the north side of the building, at the end of Library Road.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The accessible entrance is to the right of the manual, heavy revolving door.
    • After the entrance there are security barriers operated by the staff/ student KentOne card.
    • The wide barriers are 88cm wide, standard barriers 54cm.
    • This entrance opens into the lower ground level of C Block.
    • Access to ground level is by stairs or platform lift after the barriers.

Outside Access (Terrace Entrance - Templeman A Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the south side of the building, to the left of the main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • 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 bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 12 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible entrance is to the right of the manual, heavy, revolving door.
    • This entrance opens into A Block.

Outside Access (Grimond Entrance - Templeman A Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the north side of the building, facing the Grimond Building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible entrance is to the right of the manual, heavy revolving door.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The Main Reception is located in C Block, to the left from the main entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There are knee spaces at each end of the reception desk, before and after the security barriers.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • There are portable loops available at the main and IT support desks.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors (Library Road Entrance)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG and G.
    • The stairs are located ahead after the security barriers at the Library Road entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the Library Road entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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 (Library Road Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located after the security barriers at the Library Road entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG and G.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Library Road Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 115cm x 140cm (3ft 9in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in 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 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.

Other Floors (Templeman C Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located to the left and right of the ground floor foyer from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 20m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Templeman C Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the entrance foyer, with an identical lift to the right of the foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 140cm (3ft 5in x 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 not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does 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.

Level Change (Templeman A Block - Ground Floor)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located straight ahead from the Terrace entrance and Grimond entrance, linking the two.
  • 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 not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the far side of the lecture theatre from the Terrace entrance.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • The lift does bypass the ramp/slope.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp and steps lead from the Terrace entrance down to the front of the lecture theatre, lift, toilets and staff offices.
    • There are also tapering steps to the side of the long slope to connect with the level of the Templeman B Block library and the café area.
    • There is a handrail at the left hand side, where there are 5 steps.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.

Lift (Templeman A Block Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the far side of the lecture theatre from the Terrace and Grimond entrances.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the Terrace entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does 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.

Other Floors (Templeman A Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located in the atrium between the study areas in A Block and the library in B Block.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a further staircase in the north west corner of the building, opposite the west lift.
  • Comments View
    • At the ground floor of A Block, both of these staircases are within secure staff areas.
    • Stair and lift access to the upper floors of the building for students is via C Block.

Lift (Templeman A Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the far corner of Templeman A Block, accessed by the platform lift or ramp.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Templeman A Block platform lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 128cm x 145cm (4ft 2in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • Access to this lift from level G - 1 is restricted to staff and disabled users only.
    • For all other users, lift access to the upper floors is via C Block.

Other Floors (Templeman D Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located at the far right hand end of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 50m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Templeman D Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the far right hand end of the building from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 140cm (3ft 6in x 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 not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.
  • Comments View
    • Note that inside this lift the floors are numbered from 1 (ground floor) to 4.

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.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard and height adjustable table is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes a document magnifier and a text recognition scanner.
  • Comments View
    • It is possible to renew books remotely by phoning Lending Services on 01227 827 131, or online via the website -http://www.kent.ac.uk/library.
    • If staff are given 24 hours notice they are happy to: photocopy from books, prepare course material, retrieve books from the shelves and organise library tours.
    • Coloured paper for printing and photocopying is available.
    • Photograph 5 shows the Assistive Technology Desk on the Templeman C Block first floor, with a large text keyboard, height adjustable desk, scanner and with Jaws and Pearl loaded.
    • ClaroRead is also available on all PCs and headphones are available from the loan desk.
    • Photograph 5 shows the document magnifier, located on the ground floor of Templeman D Block.
    • There is also a height adjustable desk in the silent study area on level 3 in Templeman A Block.
    • Photograph 7 shows one of the self-service loans terminals, next to one of the illuminated library maps.
    • Photograph 8 shows the self-service Laptop Loans Dispenser, located on the second floor of Templeman C Block.

Counter (IT and Library Support)

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Templeman C Block lifts.
  • IT and Library Support is located on the first floor of Templeman C Block.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this counter, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There are several helpdesks in this location.
    • Some of the assistive technology is also on this floor opposite the helpdesks.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Templeman A Block)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front and at the back.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • The lecture theatre is located on the ground floor of Templeman A Block.
    • The rear entrance is to the left of the foyer after the Terrace entrance.
    • The front entrance is accessed via the slope linking the Terrace and Grimond entrances or by using the Templeman A platform lift.

Eating and Drinking (Library Café - Templeman A/B)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Terrace entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • 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 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
    • The main café area with seating is located in Templeman B Block, within the secure library area.
    • The café also has a counter in Templeman A Block, in the foyer between the Terrace and Grimond entrances (photograph 3).
    • Vending machines are also available.

Changing Places (Hygiene Room - Templeman C Block)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located on the lower ground floor, after the security barriers at the Library Road entrance.
    • The facility is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Library Road entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 400cm x 308cm (13ft 1in x 10ft 1in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 185cm (6ft 1in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 280cm (9ft 2in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
    • Accessible shower facilities are available.
    • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head.
  • Comments View
    • The facility is within the secure library area.
    • A staff/ student KentOne card is required to enter the library and also to operate the automatic doors to enter the lower ground floor toilet area which includes the changing place facility.
    • Non-card holders can contact library security for access using the telephone in the Library Road entrance foyer.

Accessible Toilet (Templeman C Block)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance - Templeman C Block.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the main entrance foyer after the security barriers.
    • There are similar toilets in the same location on floors G, 1, 2 and 3 of C Block. The toilet on level 2 also has left hand transfer. The toilets on levels 1 and 3 have a transfer space to the right. There is also a similar accessible toilet in the staff area on the lower ground floor of C Block, next to the C Block east lift.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is 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 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 pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is off a lobby shared with the male standard toilets.
    • The ground floor toilet has an automatic powered door to enter this lobby.

Accessible Toilet (Templeman A Block)

  • 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 Templeman A Block platform lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the far north west corner of Templeman A Block ground floor, accessed via the platform lift or ramp.
    • There are similar toilets in the same location on levels 1, 2 and 3 of A Block. The toilet on level 2 also has left hand transfer. The toilets on levels 1 and 3 have the transfer space on the right (photographs 3 and 4).
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 158cm x 290cm (5ft 2in x 9ft 6in).
    • There is 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 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Templeman D Block)

  • 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 2m (2yd 7in) from the Templeman D Block lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the second floor, next to the lift.
    • There is an identical toilet on the first floor, in the same location, except without an automatic door.
    • 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 (automatically).
    • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 170cm (5ft 1in x 5ft 7in).
    • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 clinical 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Templeman C Block)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on all floors.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the second floor and the third floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor of C Block, to the left of the foyer after the main entrance.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 20m from the main entrance.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat and a vertical rail on the left.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are poor.
  • Comments View
    • On the ground, second and third floors the female toilets are to the left/west of the foyer/ atrium, the male toilets are on the opposite side with the accessible toilet.
    • On the first floor there are staff toilets in the usual location of the female toilets.
    • There is a separate baby care room on the ground floor, off the lobby shared with the female standard toilets. The height of the baby change bench when extended is 90cm.

Standard Toilet(s) (Templeman A Block)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor and the second floor.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, at the rear of the lecture theatre.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Templeman A Block platform lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on level 3.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Templeman A Block lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The ground floor toilets can also be accessed via the ground floor ramp.

Standard Toilet(s) (Templeman D Block)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the second floor and the third floor.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 1, to the right as you exit the D Block lift.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Templeman D Block lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical toilets in the same location on levels 2 and 3.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.