Regent Building

Regent Walk, Aberdeen AB24 3FX

01224 272 000

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www.abdn.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 21/09/2017

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Access Guide

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

  • This venue is situated in Aberdeen.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Aberdeen.

  • The Language Centre and Centre for Academic Development are located here.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • The Kings College Centre car park is on the opposite side of Regents Walk to the building.

  • It has 1 designated bay, dimensions 350cm x 450cm, but Blue Badge holders can park in any bay here.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

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

  • The automatic doors slide open.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

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

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The desk/counter is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The hearing loop is fitted in the Regent Lecture Theatre.

  • It is only available in the front 2 rows nearest the lectern, where there are also designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.

  • There is space for an assistance dog.

  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.

  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is some fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 39cm and 66cm.

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The hearing loop covers the front 3 rows.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Centre for Academic Development, Academy Services and Registry.

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located in the corridor leading to the lecture theatre.

  • The female toilets are 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located in the corridor leading to the lecture theatre.

  • The male toilets are 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is an ambulant toilet available before the link block steps.

  • There are also standard toilets located on the first 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 normally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • The photograph shows the Link Block, which links the Regent Building with the Taylor Building Block A, which is accessed via 3 medium well-marked steps.