Arthur Lewis Building

The University of Manchester, Bridgeford Street, Manchester M13 9PL

0161 306 6000

www.manchester.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 11/03/2014

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include The School of Social Sciences, The School of Environment and Development, The Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology the National Centre for e-Social Sciences and Arthurs Brew Cafe.

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The opening times given refer to when the building is unlocked and there are porters available.

  • The building can be accessed 24 hours a day by swipe card holders..

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

  • This venue is situated in Manchester.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Manchester Oxford Road.

  • 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 is at the side of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 600cm (13ft x 19ft).

  • The nearest designated bay is 41m (44yd 2ft) from the main e entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 56m (61yd 9in) 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 block 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.

  • Access to the car parking is via Booth Street or Higher Cambridge Street.

  • Multi-Storey Car Park D is located on the other side of the Humanities Bridgeford Street Building.

  • Please see the guide for the Multi Storey Car Park D for more details.

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the Humanities Bridgeford Street Building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide.

  • The automatic doors are push pad operated and open towards you.

  • There is also an automatic revolving door available at this entrance.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The reception desk is 9m (29ft 6in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • Lighting levels are low.

  • All internal doors are push pad operated automatic doors.

  • Most require a swipe card to activate.

  • All office doors have lowered coat hooks.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G- 4.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • 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 is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the right hand side of the ground floor atrium.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 22m (24yd) from main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 129cm x 140cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 108cm (3ft 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 have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The lifts have hearing loops fitted.

  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • 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 28m (31yd) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm (2ft 2in).

  • 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 sandwiches and snacks.

  • Arthurs Brew is located at the far end of the main foyer.

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

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

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

  • The accessible toilet is 25m (27yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, next to the stairs.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from reception.

  • 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 250cm x 270cm (8ft 2in x 8ft 10in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 170cm (5ft 7in).

  • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).

  • 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 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 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 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 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 fair.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are adapted toilets available in the same locations on all floors.

  • The adapted toilets on the first and third floors have the transfer space on the left.

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located in the ground floor adapted toilet.

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

  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on the ground floor next to the lift.

  • The female toilets are 24m (26yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are low.

  • The male toilets are located on the ground floor, next to the stairs.

  • The male toilets are 24m (26yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are low.

  • The standard toilets contain larger cubicles, with grab rails fitted and 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.

  • The photograph shows the roll in shower within the adapted toilet on the ground floor.