Collingwood College

South Road, Durham DH1 3LT

0191 334 5041

Collingwood.collegeoffice@durham.ac.uk

www.durham.ac.uk/collingwood

Guide Last Updated: 07/12/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include catered student accommodation in 15 blocks, a dining hall, bar and conference rooms.

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

  • This venue is situated in Durham.

  • The nearest mainline station is Durham.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located at the front 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 380cm x 500cm (12ft 6in x 16ft 5in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 42m (45yd 2ft) from the main 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 slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

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

  • The details above are for the two designated parking bays in front of the main entrance, which have a block paving surface.

  • The main car park, including the visitor parking, is located opposite the main building and is accessed via steps or the steep access road only.

  • Visitors can be dropped off in the turning circle in front of the main entrance.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).

  • 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 138cm (4ft 6in).

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

  • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.

  • 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 left going up.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps and has a handrail both sides.

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  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is a section of the reception desk which can be lowered on request.

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  • There is 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.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played in the bar and Junior Common Room.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • The hearing loop is in the Penthouse Conference Suite.

  • Photograph 1 shows one of the rooms in the Penthouse Conference Suite.

  • Photograph 2 shows the laundry room.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 4-5-6-7.

  • There are 14 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 the right going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • There are similar steps in all other blocks.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just inside Egremont Block from the main entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 4-5-6-7.

  • The lift is approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 133cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 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 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • This lift gives access to all levels in the Cumbrian Wing.

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  • The establishment provides 8 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.

  • The accessible facilities are located in Egremont Block.

  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.

  • The room number viewed was E4G.

  • The width of the door to the room is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 190cm x 250cm (6ft 3in x 8ft 2in).

  • The bed is 56cm (1ft 10in) high.

  • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 28cm (11in).

  • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.

  • It is a push button style of alarm.

  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.

  • The information relates to the ensuite.

  • The dimensions of the bathroom are 147cm x 175cm (4ft 10in x 5ft 9in).

  • The door opens outwards.

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

  • The door weight is light.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 in height.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the wash basin is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not 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 the left.

  • There are mirrors.

  • 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.

  • The shower seat height is 41cm (1ft 4in).

  • There are handrails available.

  • 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.

  • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is fair.

  • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.

  • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.

  • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms.

  • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.

  • Vibrating fire alarms are in rooms.

  • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.

  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.

  • There is / are 2 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.

  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • There are standard rooms on other floors.

  • The other floors can be accessed by lift.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • The 2 adapted rooms on level 4 (ground floor) of Egremont Block contain wheel in showers.

  • There are also 2 adapted rooms each on levels 5, 6 and 7, which contains showers accessed by a step (shown in photograph 2).

  • Vibrating pillows are available on request.

  • Visitors should note that the College refer to standard rooms as rooms with shared bathrooms. If an en suite room is required, this should be requested when booking.

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  • The following information is for the refectory.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).

  • 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 main meals.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 3-4-6.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left of the main entrance as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 4-6.

  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 132cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).

  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 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 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • This lift gives access to the Penthouse Conference Suite on level 6.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located beyond reception.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 3-4.

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

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

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • This lift had recently been installed and was not available to survey at the time.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • 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 178cm (5ft 10in).

  • There is also a separate entrance to the Stag's Head Bar, which is 130cm wide.

  • These entrances were in a new construction zone at the time of research so access may be restricted.

  • There are also side doors near the accommodation link on level 4 nearby, shown in photographs 2 and 3.

  • There is 1 hallow step in the rear door to the accommodation link, shown in photograph 4.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located to the side of the main building and York Block.

  • The ramp/slope is steep.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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  • The following information is for the bar.

  • The bar does not serve food.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 67cm (2ft).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 108cm (3ft).

  • The Stag's Head is located on level 3 of the main building.

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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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the reception desk as you face it.

  • 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 97cm (3ft 2in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 220cm (4ft 12in x 7ft 3in).

  • 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 83cm (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 pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • 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 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 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 114cm (3ft 9in).

  • 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 contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is also an adapted toilet located on level 6, by the Penthouse Conference Suite.

  • It has the transfer space on the left, shown in photographs 3 and 4.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the right hand side of the reception area.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are also standard toilets available on levels 3 and 6 of the main building.

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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.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.

  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Plastic cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available on request.