Marine Station

Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include teaching and training rooms, a wet laboratory and aquarium, and changing rooms.

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include several vessels moored on the jetty.

  • The Marine Station houses teaching and research areas for marine and environmental science and engineering.

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

  • This venue is situated in Plymouth.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Plymouth.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • 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 need to be booked in advance.

  • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 310cm x 500cm (10ft 2in x 16ft 5in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 22m (24yd 2in) 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.

  • The car park contains the Blue Badge bay only.

  • There is also space for University mini buses to park.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located in the boatyard next to the building.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The jetty itself has a moderate slope with an uneven surface.

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

  • 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 door(s) open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 103cm (3ft 5in) wide.

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • A University swipe card is required to access this building.

  • For visitors, there is an intercom at the entrance, 140cm (4ft 7in) high.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance from the Blue Badge bay.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a marked walkway leading from the Blue Badge bay to the entrance, 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

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

  • 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 a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the left as you enter, past the stairs.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 117cm x 140cm (3ft 10in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 89cm (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 Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • This is by lift.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).

  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Reception is located on the first floor, opposite the lift.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • Photograph 2 shows the training room on the ground floor by the main entrance.

  • Photographs 3 and 4 show the wet laboratory, off the rear corridor of the ground floor.

  • There is an aquarium area at the far end of the lab.

  • Photograph 5 shows the classroom on the first floor.

  • This can be partitioned to make 2 smaller classrooms.

  • Photograph 6 shows the social area on the first floor, just past reception and outside the classroom.

  • Photographs 7 and 8 show the store room on the first floor.

  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing rooms are located on the ground floor, just past the lift.

  • The standard changing room is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

  • This is a unisex changing area, containing seating, lockers and changing cubicles with level access showers with fixed heads.

  • The unisex toilets are located in the middle of the standard changing area.

  • Unisex toilets are 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.

  • The accessible changing rooms are located just inside the standard changing area.

  • The accessible changing room is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 312cm x 206cm (10ft 3in x 6ft 9in).

  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.

  • Other facilities available are a bench, 45cm high, a functional alarm and a coat hook, 175cm high.

  • There is level access to the changing room.

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located within the accessible changing cubicle.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • 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 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located off the ground floor corridor, opposite the wet laboratory.

  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 218cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 2in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is 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 81cm (2ft 8in).

  • 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 alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are 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 both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The hand dryer is 119cm (3ft 11in) high.

  • 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 sink.

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

  • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is good.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the toilet area, to the left as you enter the main second floor area.

  • There is level access to the 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 189cm x 207cm (6ft 2in x 6ft 9in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is 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 122cm (4ft).

  • 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 alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are 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 both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • 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 47cm (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 sink.

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

  • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is good.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located in toilet area, next to the accessible toilet.

  • The female toilets are 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located just inside the toilet area.

  • The male toilets are 11m (12yd 1in) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The toilets contain cubicles with doors that open outwards.

  • 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.