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Woodhouse Building

Leeds Becket University, City Campus, Leeds, LS1 3HE

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Introduction

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Located off the A58(M) and the A64(M) which are the main arterial roads in Leeds City Centre. You need to exit onto Claypit Lane towards the City Centre and past the First Direct Arena. When you reach Woodhouse Lane you need to turn right and the University will be on your left.
    • There are 2 short stay car parks situated off Portland Crescent. The first is called Rose Bowl Short Stay car park and the other is the Rose Bowl underground car park.
      There is a long stay car park called Woodhouse Lane car park on Woodhouse Lane just a few minutes from the university grounds. All parking is by private contractors and there isn't any parking provided directly by the University.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop on Portland Way which is served by the number 5 bus between Leeds City and Halton Moor.
      There is a bus stop on Woodhouse Lane and is served by many buses going mainly around the outskirts of the City, such as the number 1, 8, 26, 56 and 97.
      Most buses serving the University area will pass the City Centre or the Railway Station for links throughout the United Kingdom.
  • By Train View
    • Leeds Railway Station is the nearest station and is served by many different providers such as Virgin East Coast Main Line, East Midlands Trains, Cross Country, TransPennine Express and Northern Railway with direct links to London, Manchester, Hull, Sheffield, Glasgow and many other United Kingdom destinations.
      The University is just a few minutes from the Railway Station and can be walked or there is ample travel links.
  • Useful Links View
  • Comments View
    • Please add also: East Midland Trains, First Bus Leeds and Arriva Bus Leeds.

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Rose Bowl Pay and Display Car Park.
    • The car park is located on Portland Way, below the Rose Bowl Building.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the weekend entrance / fire exit.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

Site/Campus Car Park (Rose Bowl Short Stay Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of the Rose Bowl Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Rose Bowl Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located opposite the entrance to the Rose Bowl rear entrance.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Rose Bowl rear entrance.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Rose Bowl Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Rose Bowl rear entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Portland Way.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 280cm (9ft 2in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance also provides the easiest access to Woodhouse.

Other Floors (Main Entrance Steps)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1 (Woodhouse).
    • The stairs are located to your left on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m 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.

Entrance (Leslie Silver Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located by the café in the Leslie Silver Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Outside Access (Fire Exit/Weekend Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 150cm.
    • A key code is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • 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 146cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located between the first and second set of doors.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is mainly used as a fire exit during the week but is open on weekends and out of term time as access to the gym.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to lecture theatre 1.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to lecture theatre 2.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • 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 some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the main corridor leading into the Woodhouse Building.
    • Photograph 5 shows the corridor leading past the lecture theatres and up to the Student Union.

Other Floors (Main Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located at the end of the main corridor, through the 2 sets of doors and then to the right and on the left hand side.
    • The stairs are approximately 26m from the platform lift.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the end of the main corridor, through the two sets of doors and then to the right and on the left hand side.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the platform lift.
  • 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 140cm x 175cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement 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.

Lift (Lecture Theatre Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located outside lecture theatre 1.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 190kg.
  • The lift is approximately 39m (42yd 1ft) from the Portland Building Entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 87cm (2ft 7in x 2ft 10in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement 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 bright.

Other Floors (Lecture Theatre Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, M, 1.
    • The stairs are located in the main corridor beyond the Portland Building entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 24m from the Portland Building entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are similar stairs to the rear of these for access to Lecture Theatre 2 (shown in photographs 4 - 6).

Lift (Lecture Theatre 3 Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the end of the main corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 110cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement 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.

Reception (Fitness Suite)

  • Fitness Suite reception is located just outside the lift.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift.
  • 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • 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 trained to use the system.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the second floor.
    • The fitness suite is 1m (3ft 3in) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is a Changing Places facility available.
  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the changing room area, to the left of the lift, opposite the reception.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 248cm x 226cm (8ft 2in x 7ft 5in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; handrails, a drop down rail, a toilet, a wash basin and a wheel in shower.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the changing room area, to the left of the lift, opposite the reception.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the fitness suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower (Fitness Suite Changing Rooms)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the changing rooms.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Lower Ground - Student Union)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor, along the corridor to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the security desk in the Leslie Silver Building.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 280cm (5ft 7in x 9ft 2in).
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not 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 not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 102cm.
  • 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.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lower Ground - Student Union)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left of the lift, on the lower ground floor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 12m from the lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Fitness Suite Changing Rooms)

  • There are in each changing room.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located within the male standard changing room.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 15m from the lift.
    • 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.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.