3 Priory Road

University of Bristol, 3 Priory Road, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 1TX

0117 331 7582

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Guide Last Updated: 17/11/2016

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies.

  • Services include:.

  • B - Seminar Rooms .

  • G - Seminar Rooms .

  • 1 - Norah Fry Research Centre, Centre for Ethnicity Studies .

  • 2- Centre for Ethnicity Studies.

  • 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 outside 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.

  • 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 right of the venue.

  • The ramp or slope is steep.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The ramp leads to both the main entrance stairs and the rear entrance that leads onto the ground floor.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front right of the venue.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

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

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 111cm (3ft 8in) wide.

  • The main entrance leads into the ground floor of the building.

  • A UCard is required to use this entrance.

  • 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 10 step(s) to the area / service.

  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • To access the entrance you will need to overcome the main entrance and rear entrance level change.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the venue.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are light.

  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

  • The door requires a key to open, or it can be opened from the other side to allow access.

  • This entrance is the only step free access to the ground floor of the building.

  • 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 your left as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 132cm (4ft 4in).

  • To access the entrance you will need to overcome the main entrance and rear entrance level change.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the venue.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) 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 of the building.

  • A UCard is required to access this entrance.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the building.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • 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 the left going up.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • All teaching areas of this venue have step free access.

  • There are steps to some offices on floor 1 and 2.

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

  • 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 not a landing.

  • The first two steps also lead to Room B.3 and the standard unisex toilet.

  • Please see the separate level change section for more information.

  • There is a unisex toilet between G and 1 on the landing with one additional step to enter it.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to your left at the top of the stairs.

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

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the left going up.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 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 the right going up.

  • There is not a landing.

  • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the second floor.

  • The staircase is a spiral.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located leading to the rooms.

  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • 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 6m (6yd 1ft) from the basement entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right of the stairs.

  • 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 heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 137cm x 285cm (4ft 6in x 9ft 4in).

  • 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 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 not an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • 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 both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • 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 48cm (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 hand dryer is 101cm (3ft 4in) 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 poor.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 1m (3ft 3in) from the rear entrance.

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

  • 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 265cm x 117cm (8ft 8in x 3ft 10in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 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 both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 poor.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The unisex toilets are located to the right of the staircase on the basement floor.

  • Unisex toilets are 12m (13yd 4in) from the basement entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There is also a toilet on the mezzaine floor.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located at the base of the stairs and leading to the unisex toilet and room B.3.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the left going up.

  • These stairs make up the first two steps of the staircase to the ground floor.

  • They also block access to the corridor containing the standard toilets and room B.3.

  • You wil need to go up the two steps on one side and down the two on the other to access the room and toilet, giving a total of four steps.

  • 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.

  • 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.