Skip to main content

Weston Hall

Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include self catering student accommodation located in Blue, Green, Red and Silver cores.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Charles Street.
    • The car park is located off Charles Street.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 270cm x 630cm (8ft 10in x 20ft 8in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Sackville Street.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • Blue Badge parking bays are located on level 1.
    • On street parking is pay and display.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located within the courtyard off Sackville Road.
  • 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 automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 99cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments
    • Access is gained via swipe card.
    • There is a push pad to exit.
    • This entrance gives access to Blue, Green and Silver cores.
    • Red Core can be accessed from the foyer via a set of keys.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Comments
    • The lowered section is separate and located at the rear of the foyer.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:00 - 08:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 08:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 08:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 08:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 08:00.
    • Saturday 08:00 - 08:00.
    • Sunday 08:00 - 08:00.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Red Core Internal)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right from the foyer entrance to Red Core.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • Comments
    • There is a further set of steps at the end of the corridor.

Outside Access (Red Core)

  • This information is for the entrance located within the courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Red Core)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located immediately after the second set of doors.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Service (Common Room)

  • The service is located on level 1.
  • There is not level access to the Common Room.
  • There are doors leading into the Common Room.
  • The doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 136cm (4ft 6in) wide.
  • There is level access once inside the service/area.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in this service / area.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Blue Core - Flat 2 - Room 8.
    • The accessible facilities are located on level 2.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 8.
    • The width of the door to the room is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 100cm x 100cm (3ft 3in x 3ft 3in).
    • The bed is 54cm (1ft 9in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 20cm (8in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 257cm x 269cm (8ft 5in x 8ft 10in).
    • The door opens sliding.
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Wheel In Shower
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Flashing alarms and Vibrating pillows is available.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Mobile hoists are available.
    • There are 0 accessible rooms with baths.
    • There are 2 accessible rooms with wheel in showers.
  • Ground Floor Rooms
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Other Floors (Foyer)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Other Floors (Red Core)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Other Floors (Green Core)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are low.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments
    • There are handrails located on the right side that cover the stairs but not the landings between floors.

Other Floors (Silver Core)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Foyer)

  • The lift is located opposite reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • The lift is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 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 Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Green Core Level 2 Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located past reception and then right at the end of the corridor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1 and 2.
  • The lift is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 127cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 2in).
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • 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 Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.
  • Comments
    • This lift gives non stepped access to Silver Core.

Lift (Silver Core)

  • The lift is located just inside Silver Core, past the common room.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
  • The lift is 59m (64yd 1ft) from the Green Core Level 2 Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 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 Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments
    • Level access to Silver Core block is via the platform lift at the level 2 Green Core entrance.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 44m (48yd 4in) from the Silver Core lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on level 1, opposite the common room entrance.
    • There is not level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 150cm (6ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • 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 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 towel dispenser is 117cm (3ft 10in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • An emergency phone is located within the accessible toilet.
    • It is 115cm high.

Standard Toilet(s)

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 generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.