Wessex House

Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY

01225 388 388

www.bath.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 31/05/2021

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Management, marketing offices, council chambers, seminar rooms, faculty of science, student finance and Wessex Restaurant.

  • Wessex House houses many of the University's core services. Please see the University's website for a full list.

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

  • This venue is situated in Bath.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Bath Spa.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • The convenient drop off point is located on the service road.

  • 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 next to the Access and Control Centre.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in).

  • This entrance gives access to the South Side of the building.

  • There is an entrance with no doors on the opposite side of the building which gives access to the Parade.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the North Side of the building.

  • There is level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

  • The doors are operated by a push pad located to the right of the doors, at a height of 80cm.

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  • This information is for the entrance located next to the shop.

  • There is level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

  • There is an identical entrance on the opposite side of the building which gives access to the Parade.

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

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-9.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There are staircases available on either side of the building.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just inside the Northside entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1 - 9.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the parade entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 98cm x 128cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 2in).

  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located opposite the Security Office.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-9.

  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the parade entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 98cm x 128cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 2in).

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

  • 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 not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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  • 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 16m (17yd 1ft) from the entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located opposite the Wessex Restaurant on level 2.

  • 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 210cm (7ft 3in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 68cm (2ft 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.

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

  • The emergency pull cord 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 a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

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

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 44cm (1ft 5in).

  • 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 height of the towel dispenser is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • 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 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.

  • There are additional accessible toilets located on all floors.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

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

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the right of the Wessex Restaurant.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the parade entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located opposite the Wessex Restaurant.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the parade entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Staff do not 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.