11 Priory Road

University of Bristol, 11 Priory Road, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 1TX

0117 331 7582

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www.bristol.ac.uk/spais/

Guide Last Updated: 17/11/2016

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Faculty of Social Sciences and Law: School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies - Sociology Politics and International Studies (SPAIS) SPAIS (Office).

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • This venue is situated in Bristol.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Clifton Down.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 600cm x 300cm (19ft 8in x 9ft 10in).

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located in Elmdale Road, to the right of the venue.

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

  • Standard marked parking bays are located along Priory Road.

  • Parking along Priory Road is pay and display for a maximum of 3 hours.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp or slope is located to the front right of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • 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 6 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There are no handrails for the final step.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The main door(s) open automatically (away from you).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

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

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

  • The entrance leads into the basement floor.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the right around the rear of the building and then down the left handside.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to the left of the building.

  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.

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

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • Handrails are only present at the final part of the ramp.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.

  • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the welcome desk, offices and teaching rooms.

  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located to your left when you enter via the accessible entrance.

  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • There is a deep step at the shower base.

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

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to your left on entrance.

  • There is 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 165cm x 210cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency 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 not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • 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 hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.

  • 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 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 poor.

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilets are not available.

  • The female toilets are located to your right at the top of the first floor.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located to your right at the top of the first floor.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The female and male toilets are located to your left when entering via the accessible entrance.

  • The female and male toilets are 8m (8yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • 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.

  • There are some fire alarm strobes to notify hearing impaired people of an evacuation.

  • There is not level egress from the ground floor.

  • There is stepped egress from the ground floor.

  • There is not a refuge point in this building.

  • There is not an evacuation chair for the building.

  • There is not an evacuation lift for the building.