Weston Hall

Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB

0161 275 2888

accommodation@manchester.ac.uk

www.accommodation.manchester.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 26/01/2015

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include self catering student accommodation located in Blue, Green, Red and Silver cores.

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

  • This venue is situated in Manchester.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Manchester Picadilly.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • The name of the car park is Charles Street.

  • The car park is located off Charles Street.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 270cm x 630cm (8ft 10in x 20ft 8in).

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Sackville Street.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Blue Badge parking bays are located on level 1.

  • On street parking is pay and display.

  • This information is for the entrance located within the courtyard off Sackville Road.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 99cm (3ft 3in) wide.

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

  • Access is gained via swipe card.

  • There is a push pad to exit.

  • This entrance gives access to Blue, Green and Silver cores.

  • Red Core can be accessed from the foyer via a set of keys.

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

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • The lowered section is separate and located at the rear of the foyer.

  • Monday 08:00 - 08:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 08:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 08:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 08:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 08:00.

  • Saturday 08:00 - 08:00.

  • Sunday 08:00 - 08:00.

  • There is not level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are located to the right from the foyer entrance to Red Core.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • There is a further set of steps at the end of the corridor.

  • This information is for the entrance located within the courtyard.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in) 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.

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

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are located immediately after the second set of doors.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The service is located on level 1.

  • There is not level access to the Common Room.

  • There are doors leading into the Common Room.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 136cm (4ft 6in) wide.

  • There is level access once inside the service/area.

  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in this service / area.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.

  • This information refers to Blue Core - Flat 2 - Room 8.

  • The accessible facilities are located on level 2.

  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.

  • The room number viewed was 8.

  • The width of the door to the room is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 100cm x 100cm (3ft 3in x 3ft 3in).

  • The bed is 54cm (1ft 9in) high.

  • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 20cm (8in).

  • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.

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

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

  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.

  • The information relates to the ensuite.

  • The dimensions of the bathroom are 257cm x 269cm (8ft 5in x 8ft 10in).

  • The door opens sliding.

  • The door weight is heavy.

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

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

  • The door is locked by a (no lock).

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

  • There is not a toilet roll holder.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the sink is 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • Wall mounted grab rails are available.

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

  • There are mirrors.

  • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • Disposal facilities are not available.

  • There is a wheel in shower.

  • The shower head height is adjustable.

  • The type of shower controls used are lever.

  • The shower seat is flip down.

  • There are handrails available.

  • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.

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

  • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.

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

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

  • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.

  • Flashing alarms and Vibrating pillows is available.

  • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.

  • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.

  • The accommodation does provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.

  • Mobile hoists are available.

  • There are 0 accessible rooms with baths.

  • There are 2 accessible rooms with wheel in showers.

  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • There are standard rooms on other floors.

  • The other floors can be accessed by lift.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5.

  • There are 14 steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are low.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • There are handrails located on the right side that cover the stairs but not the landings between floors.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lift is located opposite reception.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5-6.

  • 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 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).

  • 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 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 a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located past reception and then right at the end of the corridor.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1 and 2.

  • The lift is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 127cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 2in).

  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).

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

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of 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 have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

  • This lift gives non stepped access to Silver Core.

  • The lift is located just inside Silver Core, past the common room.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.

  • The lift is 59m (64yd 1ft) from the Green Core Level 2 Entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).

  • 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 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.

  • Level access to Silver Core block is via the platform lift at the level 2 Green Core entrance.

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

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 44m (48yd 4in) from the Silver Core lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located on level 1, opposite the common room entrance.

  • There is not 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 150cm (6ft 7in x 4ft 11in).

  • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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.

  • The emergency alarm is not 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 not a hand dryer.

  • 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 117cm (3ft 10in) 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.

  • An emergency phone is located within the accessible toilet.

  • It is 115cm high.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located on level 1 opposite the common room.

  • The female and male toilets are 44m (48yd 4in) from the Silver Core lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.