Manchester Meeting Place

The University of Manchester, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3AL

0161 306 4069

www.manchester.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 03/03/2016

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Access Guide

  • The Directorate of Sport, Trading and Residential Services, Conference Rooms, The Mumford Room Restaurant and Senior Common Room are located in this building.

  • Monday 08:00 - 20:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 20:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 20:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • 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 Piccadilly.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • The car park is located to the rear of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The car park surface is cobbled.

  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

  • The maximum height is 400cm (13ft 1in).

  • The car par is located at the rear 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 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

  • The automatic doors are push pad operated.

  • Access to the rest of the building through this entrance is via stairs only.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located inside the entrance.

  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 166cm (5ft 5in) wide.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 127cm (4ft 2in) wide.

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

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk is not generally staffed.

  • For assistance when the reception is not staffed, please ring the bell in room B08a.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The hearing loops are located in Room 9 on the first floor, Room 8 on the second floor, and Rooms 4 and 5 on the third floor.

  • The internal doors leading from the lift and to the toilets and far stairs on floors 1 - 3 are all push pad automatic doors.

  • The following information is for the restaurant.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).

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

  • Menus are hand held only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is lunch and carvery menu.

  • The restaurant is for staff and conference room users.

  • Monday 11:45 - 14:00.

  • Tuesday 11:45 - 14:00.

  • Wednesday 11:45 - 14:00.

  • Thursday 11:45 - 14:00.

  • Friday 11:45 - 14:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The following information is for the refectory.

  • The bar does serve food.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • All chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

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

  • There are also high tables and chairs, and coffee-style tables available.

  • Monday 09:30 - 14:00.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 14:00.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 14:00.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 14:00.

  • Friday 09:30 - 14:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-M-3.

  • 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 opposite the entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-M-3.

  • The lift is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 140cm (3ft 11in x 4ft 7in).

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

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does 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.

  • To reach the lift you will need to go through a pair of push pad double automatic doors that open towards you with a width of 151cm.

  • The lift is also 2m from the rear entrance. It is in front of you immediately beyond the entrance.

  • 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 65m (71yd 3in) from the main entrance.

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

  • 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 277cm (5ft 6in x 9ft 1in).

  • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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.

  • 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 both sides.

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

  • The hand dryer is 123cm (4ft) high.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 119cm (3ft 11in) 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.

  • 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.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are also similar adapted toilets on the 2nd and 3rd floors in the same location, except the cubicles are slightly smaller.

  • The adapted toilet on the 2nd floor has the transfer space on the left. The toilet on the third floor has a functional alarm fitted.

  • 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 65m (71yd 3in) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the rear of the venue next to the far stairs.

  • 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 twist lock.

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

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 280cm (5ft 3in x 9ft 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 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • 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 an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • 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 not 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 115cm (3ft 9in) 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 poor.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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 65m (71yd 3in) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the third floor by the far stairs.

  • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 158cm x 220cm (5ft 2in 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 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 an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • 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 not mirrors.

  • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 106cm (3ft 6in) 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the sink is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • 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.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on the ground floor, opposite the main entrance.

  • The female toilets are 4m (4yd 14in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located on the ground floor, opposite the main entrance.

  • The male toilets are 7m (7yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are also standard male toilets on the 1st and 3rd floors.

  • Standard female toilets are on the 2nd floor.

  • 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.

  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Plastic cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available on request.