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The University of Salford, Salford, M5 4WT

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Student Union, support offices and Wellbeing.

Location

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

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • The New Adelphi Building is located in the Peel Park Campus just off the Crescent (A6). The closest campus carpark is Irwell Place car park. There are Blue Badge spaces on campus closer to the building.
    • The closest campus carpark is Irwell Place car park. There are Blue Badge spaces on campus closer to the building, for information on parking on campus with as a Blue Badge holder check the university parking policy.
  • By Bus
    • The closest bus stops are Salford Crescent Station (Stop A and B); These bus stops are serviced by routes 8, 26, 34, 35 , 36, 37, 38, 50, 67, 100, Expresso X39, Vantage V1, Vantage V2 and X34.
  • By Train
    • The closest train station is Salford Crescent Station. This station is serviced by Northern trains.
  • By Tram
    • The closest tram stop is Anchorage approximately 2.1km away and is serviced by Lines 3 and 7.
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Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park
    • The car park can be used by staff and students.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 400cm (13ft 1in x 13ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 220cm (7ft 3in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 165cm (5ft 5in).

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 8 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the rear of the building.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around
    • There is 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 varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • On the reception desk.
    • The hearing system is available only on request.
    • Staff are not trained to use the system.

Reception (Student Union and Adviser Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.

Eating and Drinking (Salfood Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café/bar.
  • 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 not 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 3m (3yd 10in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • 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 hand held and wall.
  • 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 various hot and cold meals.
  • Comments
    • There are heavy double doors that lead from the cafe into the bar measuring 180cm.

Eating and Drinking (Salfood Bar)

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • 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 not 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 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Lift 2.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • 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 hand held 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 meals.
  • Comments
    • Lift 2 in the foyer gives level access into the cafe and bar.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -G, G, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located just beyond the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the main entrance.
    • There are 8 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 are similar sets of stairs at the rear of the building.

Lift (Lift 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located as you enter the main entrance to the left.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -G, G, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the second floor.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 104cm x 138cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 6in).
  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 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.
  • Comments
    • Lift 2 is located to the right of Lift 1.
    • Lift 2 calls at floors 0, G, 1.

Lift (Floor -G, 2 Platform)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on floor -G.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -G, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift 1 floor -G, exit to the right.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 103cm x 125cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 1in).
  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 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 not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not 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 medium.

Lift (Level Change Reception Area)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located behind the reception desk.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the first floor lift 1 exit.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 120cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 11in).
  • 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 does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not 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 medium.
  • Comments
    • This lift has a drop down seat 47cm high.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Lift 1.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of reception.
    • There is also an accessible toilet on floor 0 with transfer space on the left.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 163cm x 234cm (5ft 4in x 7ft 8in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 113cm (3ft 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 disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the basement floor, the first floor and the third floor.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of reception.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Lift 1.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right of reception.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the lift 1.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • The toilets on the third floor have a cubicle with the door opening outwards and a grab rail.

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