John Bull Building

School of Medicine & Dentistry, Tamar Science Park, Research Way, Plymouth, Devon PL6 8BU

01752 437 333

meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

www.plymouth.ac.uk/your-university/about-us/university-structure/faculties/medicine-dentistry

Guide Last Updated: 11/04/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include a lecture theatre, seminar rooms, Clinical Skills Area, research laboratories and offices.

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

  • This venue is situated in Plymouth.

  • 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 not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 460cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 1in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 26m (28yd 1ft) 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 uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is block paving.

  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • 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 however, there is a turning circle outside the main entrance which could be used as a drop off point.

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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 intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in) wide.

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

  • A swipe card is required to gain entry.

  • There are automatic revolving doors to the left of the main entrance.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, leading out to Derriford Hospital.

  • 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 doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in) wide.

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

  • This entrance gives access to street level.

  • This entrance can not be used after 20:00, on weekends or bank holidays.

  • There is a similar entrance at the far end.

  • The intercom is 124cm high.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is high.

  • The desk has a lowered section.

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is high.

  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • 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 Lecture Theatre is located on Valley level, just off the reception area.

  • There is level access and designated spaces for wheelchair users at the back of the lecture theatre.

  • There is also level access to the front of the lecture theatre via the platform lift.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the ground floor to the side of the lecture theatre.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 142cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 8in).

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

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The platform lift gives access to the front of the lecture theatre, overcoming 9 medium steps with handrails on both sides.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • 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.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Plastic cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available on request.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.

  • Monday 07:00 - 15:30.

  • Tuesday 07:00 - 15:30.

  • Wednesday 07:00 - 15:30.

  • Thursday 07:00 - 15:30.

  • Friday 07:00 - 15:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Valley Level - Street Level - Upper Level.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There are similar sets of stairs throughout the building.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the front of the building to the right as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Valley Level - Street Level - Upper Level.

  • The lift is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 109cm x 208cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 10in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 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 Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There is another lift on the far side of the building.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located on upper level in the Clinical Skills area.

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

  • The height of the seat is 54cm (1ft 9in).

  • Other facilities available are functional alarm.

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

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.

  • 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 locking handle.

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

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 211cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not 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 a/are 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 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 wash basin.

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

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

  • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 are similar accessible toilets in the same location on Street and Upper levels except the transfer space is on the right.

  • There is also an accessible toilet by the far lift on Street level.

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  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing rooms are located to the left as you walk through the street level entrance.

  • The standard changing room is 1m (3ft 3in) from the street entrance.

  • There is level access to the showers in the changing room.

  • The female changing room is further along the corridor, 11m from the street entrance.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the right of the main entrance as you enter.

  • The female and male toilets are 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The standard toilets located on upper level have cubicle doors that open outwards.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are not available in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.