George Kenyon Building and Hall of Residence

The University of Manchester, University Hall Place, off Booth Street East, Manchester M13 9PL

0161 275 2888

accommodation@manchester.ac.uk

www.accommodation.manchester.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2013

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation and a PC Cluster room.

  • 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 between this building and Jean McFarlane 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 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 600cm (13ft 1in x 19ft 8in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 21m (23yd) from the hall entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 37m (40yd) from the hall 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.

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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 single width.

  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

  • The automatic door opens towards you and requires a swipe card to access.

  • There is a revolving door available to the right of the automatic door as you face it.

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  • 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.

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  • The reception desk is 5m (16ft 5in) from the hall entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is low height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 14.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • 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 to the left of reception as you face it.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 14.

  • The lift is 11m (12yd) from accessible entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 210cm (3ft 4in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • The establishment provides 13 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.

  • The accessible facilities are located on every floor, in the flat next to the lift.

  • The bed is 50cm (1ft 8in) high.

  • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 0cm (0ft 0in).

  • The dimensions of the bathroom are 268cm x 237cm (8ft 10in x 7ft 9in).

  • The door opens outwards.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.

  • There is a sink.

  • The height of the sink is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).

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

  • Wall mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a bath.

  • There is a wheel in shower.

  • The shower head height is fixed.

  • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.

  • The shower seat is no seat.

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

  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.

  • The desk in the adapted room is 75 cm high.

  • The shared kitchen for the adapted room has a lowered sink and hob, 74 cm high, shown in photograph 2.

  • Flashing or vibrating fire alarms can be installed in any room on request.

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  • 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 7m (22ft 12in) from the hall entrance.

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

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 213cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 12in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 71cm (2ft 4in).

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • 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.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The hand dryer is 101cm (3ft 4in) 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 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.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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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 single width.

  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

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  • 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.

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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 bright.

  • There are 2 pc available on height-adjustable desks with scanners.

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

  • 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the ground floor area.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The lift is 11m (12yd) from PC Cluster room entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 103cm x 148cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 10in).

  • The clear door width is 91cm (2ft 12in).

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

  • The lift controls do not 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 bright.

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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 16m (17yd) from the PC Cluster room entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the ground floor area.

  • 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 twist lock.

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

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 162cm x 220cm (5ft 4in x 7ft 3in).

  • 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 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.

  • 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 the right.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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 121cm (3ft 12in) high.

  • 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.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The unisex toilets are located at the rear of the ground floor area.

  • Unisex toilets are 14m (15yd) from the PC Cluster room entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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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.