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Venn

University of Hull, Cotingham Road, Hull, HU6 7RX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the offices of both the Vice and Pro-Vice Chancellors, Human Resources, Pensions, Student Admissions and Alumni.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Hull campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Hull.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 470cm x 490cm (15ft 5in x 16ft 1in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in front of the building.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located to the left of the building as you face the building.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of Middleton Hall.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • Within the University of Hull - Hull Campus there are 4 main car parks.
    • These are Salmon Grove, Wilberforce, Hertford and Perimeter Road.
    • All of the car parks require a permit except for Wilberforce which is pay and display.
    • The nearest Blue Badge parking is located at the front of Venn building.
    • There are 2 bays which are 580cm x 390cm.
    • The nearest bay is 26m from the accessible entrance.
    • The nearest main car park is Salmon Grove.
    • For further details on parking on campus please see the University website parking page.

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 intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • 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 156cm (5ft 1in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • 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 166cm (5ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a third set of doors.
    • The third set of doors are beyond the main reception desk.
    • The doors are automatic.
    • The doors are 166cm wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There are a second and third set of doors.
    • For information on these doors please see the second and third set of doors information in the main entrance section.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • 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 fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception desk is located between the second set of doors at the main entrance and a further set of automatic, double doors.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Post Room)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the Post Room.
  • There is/are 3 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 the right going up.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.

Lift (Platform)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located towards the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 120cm (3ft 7in x 3ft 11in).
  • The lift does not 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 (Main)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter through the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 18m 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).
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional standard toilets.
  • Comments View
    • The main staircase has handrails on both sides until it divides, with one set of stairs leading to the left and one to the right.
    • There are additional staircases located on either side of the building which have handrails on both sides.
    • Photographs 3, 4 and 5 show the additional staircases.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right past the reception area.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 134cm x 134cm (4ft 5in x 4ft 5in).
  • There are 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 have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the reception lobby, on the right.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 270cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 10in).
    • 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 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • 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 disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • 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 mezzanine floor and the first floor.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left of the main staircase.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the right of the main staircase.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the standard toilets.
  • There is/are 4 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 steps leading down to the standard toilets and also one leading up.
    • This is the same for both the standard male and female toilets.
    • There are additional standard male and female toilets located off the stairwell between floors.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do receive deaf awareness 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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.