Hepworth House

Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA

01752 600 600

www.plymouth.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2013

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include staff offices.

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

  • This venue is situated in Plymouth.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Plymouth.

  • 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 next to the Babbage Building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 450cm x 460cm (14ft 9in x 15ft 1in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 120m (131yd) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 130m (142yd) 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 patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • There is also 1 designated parking bay located outside 21 Portland Villas with a measurement of 280cm x 480cm.

  • The designated bay needs to be book in advance. .

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft).

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • 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-1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are additional staff offices and toilets.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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

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

  • The accessible toilet is 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the left of the building.

  • There is level access to the 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 120cm x 410cm (3ft 11in x 13ft 5in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 135cm (4ft 5in) high.

  • 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 toilet roll holder is 122cm (4ft 0in) high.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The sink is 76cm (2ft 6in) high.

  • 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.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on the left of the building.

  • The female toilets are 21m (23yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located on the first floor.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.

  • 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.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.