4 West

Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY

01225 385 051

www.bath.ac.uk/bars-eateries

Guide Last Updated: 29/06/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Department of Mathematical Sciences, the Graduate Centre, the Optical Spectroscopy Laboratory, the Vice-Chancellor's Suite, the University Secretary's Office, the Office of Policy and Planning, the Director of Finance, Student Services and the 4 West Cafe.

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:30.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:30.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:30.

  • Friday 08:30 - 17:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • This venue is situated in Bath.

  • The nearest mainline station is Bath Spa.

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

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is an East and a West car park for visitors and staff on the campus.

  • Because of limited parking space, there are restrictions on students bringing cars onto campus. Accessible parking is, however, available for visitors, staff and students as marked. Students needing to park on site because of a disability are provided with permits.

  • Please see the separate guides for each car park for details.

  • This information is for the entrance located on the Parade level.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in) wide.

  • This entrance gives access to level 2 of the building.

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Parade entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Student Services is located to the left of the Parade Level entrance.

  • There is a sliding automatic door to access Student Services with an opening width of 85cm.

  • Monday 09:30 - 16:30.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 16:30.

  • Friday 09:30 - 16:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The desk/counter is 22m (24yd 2in) from the Parade entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The reception is located at the rear of level 2.

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are 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 Mathematical Science reception.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Parade entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 160cm (4ft 3in x 5ft 3in).

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

  • 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 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 medium.

  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

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

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 103cm (3ft 5in).

  • Menus are hand held and wall.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

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

  • The cafe is located on level 2, directly to the right as you enter. To access the cafe there is a heavy manual door. The door is 80cm wide and opens towards you (pull).

  • There is an alternative entrance to the cafe from the Parade. This is via level access and automatic doors 165cm in width.

  • Monday 08:00 - 19:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 19:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 19:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Sunday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

  • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Parade Entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on level 2, just past the lifts.

  • 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 twist lock.

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

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 124cm x 260cm (4ft 1in x 8ft 6in).

  • There is not 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 89cm (2ft 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 and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 height of the hand dryer is 101cm (3ft 4in).

  • 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).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 101cm (3ft 4in).

  • 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 good.

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

  • 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.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 2, just past the accessible toilet.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the Parade entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness 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.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.