4 East South

Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY

01225 388 388

www.bath.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 09/05/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Faculty of Engineering and Design, ICT Data Centre.

  • The University of Bath Main Campus is located in Claverton Down, on the east side of Bath.

  • There are 2 main car parks (East and West) for visitors and staff on the campus. Parking for students is extremely restricted. Students are able to apply for a permit to park on campus if they are a Blue Badge holder, live off campus and outside Bath, or if there are exceptional circumstances.

  • First Bus Service U1 and U2, and Wessex Star Services U18, X18, 17, U10, 20A and 20C all stop and the University Bus Terminus on Campus.

  • The nearest railway station is Bath Spa, which is approximately 2 km from the campus. Bus Services U1, 17 and 18 can be used to access the campus from the station.

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.

  • The car park can be used by permit holders and Blue Badge holders.

  • Parking charges apply for all except Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located at the side of the building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.

  • There is/are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 450cm x 400cm (14ft 9in x 13ft 1in).

  • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.

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

  • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the side entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

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

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

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

  • The stairs are located to the left on entering.

  • The stairs are approximately 4m from the main entrance.

  • 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.

  • Floor 1 is the ground floor of this building.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the left on entering.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 210cm (3ft 5in x 6ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

  • There is Braille and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.

  • There is level access to this 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 lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 230cm (6ft 3in x 7ft 7in).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.

  • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).

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

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.

  • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor just beyond the main entrance.

  • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 12m from the main entrance.

  • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.