Bannerman Centre

Brunel University London, Uxbridge Campus, Kingston Lane UB8 3PH

01895 274 000

www.brunel.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 07/02/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Assistive Technology Centre, Cash Office, Disability and Dyslexia Service, Job Shop, Library, Placement and Careers Centre and West London Assessment Centre.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.

  • This venue is situated in Uxbridge.

  • The nearest mainline station is West Drayton.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest underground station is Uxbridge.

  • Bannerman Centre is located in Zone C of the campus.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located to the rear of the building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 660cm (11ft 10in x 21ft 8in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the rear entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the rear entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, in the car park.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • There is an extension leaf at the entrance which can be unlocked to widen the door opening to approximately 156cm.

  • A swipe card is required for access at this entrance.

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located to either side of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • The handrail is on the left side going up on the opposite side.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.

  • The stairs are located to the left upon entry, next to the lift.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.

  • The stairs are located in the main entrance foyer.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left as you enter the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2 and 3.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • The following information is for the café.

  • 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 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.

  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.

  • 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 wall 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 drinks and snacks.

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  • Through the week, the café is opened 24 hours.

  • Over the weekend, the café is opened from 09:00 to 18:00.

  • This information is for the entrance located off the main foyer.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

  • There are separate entrance and exit doors for the library.

  • There are sliding partitions to both enter and exit the library. The widest partition is 89cm wide.

  • The partitions are swipe card controlled and the wider gate can be operated by staff at the reception desk.

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  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • It takes approximately 7-14 days to process an order.

  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.

  • All accessibility software and book services can be acquired via the disability and dyslexia service on the third floor.

  • Equipment available for disabled students includes screen reading software, screen magnification software, screen masking software, mind mapping software and a CCTV magnifier.

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

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  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Foyer Entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The photographs show both the library reception desk and also the help desk.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.

  • The stairs are located at the rear of the library.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is an additional staircase opposite the social area.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left, past the library reception desk.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2 and 3.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the foyer entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

  • There are 2 lifts within the library which are similar.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the building on the left hand side.

  • There is a similar additional accessible toilet located on the ground floor next to this accessible toilet (as shown in photograph 2). This additional accessible toilet is signed as being a gender neutral toilet.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 215cm (4ft 3in x 7ft 1in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • 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 49cm (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 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).

  • 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 good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The flush on the toilet was broken at the time of the survey.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • 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 first floor, to the left as you exit the lift.

  • There are additional similar accessible toilets located on the first (photograph 2), second and third floors of the library.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 210cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 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.

  • 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 and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • 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 a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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).

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor and the third floor.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional standard female and male toilets located on the second floor of the library.

  • There are also gender neutral toilets available on the first floor (as shown in photograph 3).

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  • The service is located on the ground floor.

  • There are not doors leading into the Cash Office.

  • There is a reception desk / counter.

  • The desk / counter is medium (77cm - 109cm) in height.

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are not trained to use the system.

  • Monday 09:15 - 16:15.

  • Tuesday 09:15 - 16:15.

  • Wednesday 09:15 - 16:15.

  • Thursday 09:15 - 16:15.

  • Friday 09:15 - 16:15.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • The service is located on the third floor.

  • There are doors leading into the Disability and Dyslexia Centre.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) 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 a reception desk / counter.

  • The desk / counter is low (76cm or below) in height.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Friday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • The service is located on the first floor.

  • There are doors leading into the Professional Development Centre.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in) 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 a reception desk / counter.

  • The desk / counter is medium (77cm - 109cm) in height.

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Monday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Friday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • The service is located on the third floor.

  • There are doors leading into the West London Assessment Centre.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) 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 reception desk / counter.

  • There is a wide range of assistive technology to cover all impairments, including software, hardware, ergonomic seating and height adjustable desks.

  • Technical support and training is available in the use of all assistive technology.

  • Mobile devices such as voice recorders or assistive listening devices are available for loan from the Assistive Technology Centre.

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  • Monday 09:00 - 22:30.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:30.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:30.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:30.

  • Friday 09:00 - 22:30.

  • Saturday 09:30 - 18:30.

  • Sunday 09:30 - 18:30.

  • There are reduced hours out of term time.

  • Please check the university website for details.

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 15:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The WLAC is open for assessments at the times listed above.

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located outside the 1966 cafe, on the ground floor.

  • There is a similar toilet with the transfer space on the left, located at the end of the corridor on the third floor. Another similar toilet with the transfer space on the left is located on the first floor on the right hand side of the professional development centre.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 210cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 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.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • 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 a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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).

  • 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 fair.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, outside the 1966 cafe.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • 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.