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Whitworth Park - Acomb House

The University of Manchester, 316 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9NQ

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Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Manchester.
  • The nearest mainline station is Manchester Oxford Road.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Car Park F.
    • The car park is located off Dilworth Street.
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 220cm x 4000cm (7ft 3in x 131ft 3in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Grafton Street.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 designated bay on site which may be booked by prior arrangement.
    • It is 250cm wide by 400cm and located behind Thorncliffe House, accessible via Aberdeen Street.
    • Standard parking on site may be made available by prior arrangement.

Outside Access (Gate Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located between the shops on Oxford Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance gate to the right of Grove House with 12 medium steps leading down beyond it.

Level Change (Gate Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down beyond the entrance after Thorncliffe House.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This ramp leads into the restricted car park area and over to further halls.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building leading into standard flats.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is a different type of entrance for the accessible flat but it was not available to survey at the time of research.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to the entrance.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 deep step at the entrance door.
    • There are several similar entrances to the standard ground floor flats.

Level Change (Accessible Flat Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the rear of the building.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located beside the ramp.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Upper Floors Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building to the stairs.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Upper Floors Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.

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 not 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 View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are upper flats.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in Flat 1 at the rear of the building.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • 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.
    • Other auxiliary aids available are available on request.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There are 69 rooms in total with 29 ground floor rooms here and 1 accessible ground floor room.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the standard toilets.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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.