31-37 St. Michael's Hill

University of Bristol, 31-37 St. Michael's Hill, Bristol, City of Bristol BS2 8DZ

0117 928 9000

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www.bris.ac.uk/learningfacilities/

Guide Last Updated: 17/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include a lecture theatre, teaching rooms and seminar rooms.

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • This venue is situated in Bristol.

  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Clifton Down.

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

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

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

  • Standard marked parking bays are located on St. Michael's Hill.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The parking is pay and display on St. Michael's Hill.

  • The nearest car park is the Trenchard Street Car Park.

  • Blue Badge parking is not free in this car park.

  • Coming from up the hill there are 15 deep steps and a steep slope with handrails on the right hand side (as seen in photographs 1 and 2).

  • Coming from downhill there are 10 deep steps with a handrail on the right hand side (as seen in photograph 3).

  • Coming from the road and on street parking there is a steep slope followed by 4 deep steps (as seen in photographs 4 and 5).

  • There is no step free access to Park Place.

  • There are 15+ deep steps from the Biomedical Sciences Building, clearly marked with no handrails (as seen in photograph 1).

  • From Old Park there are 14 deep steps, unmarked and with no handrail (as seen in photograph 2).

  • This information is for the entrance located off Park Place.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

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

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • This information is for the entrance located leading into the rear of Lecture Theatre 1.4 and the toilets.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • Rear Entrance

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

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of 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 135cm (4ft 5in).

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the main entrance.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

  • 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 1 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium height.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There is not level access to the service(s).

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There are hearing loops in the 1.4 Lecture Theatre and room 1.1a.

  • There is level access to a small area at the rear of the lecture theatre through the middle set of manual double doors where there is allocated accessible seating. There are other double doors to the lecture theatre on either side but these lead to steps immediately upon entrance.

  • These entrances can be reached via the rear entrance only without passing through the lecture theatre.

  • The accessible seating area has a desk at the height of 74cm.

  • There is a fixed hearing loop in the Lecture Theatre.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located through the door in front of you when entering via the main entrance.

  • There is / are 5 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 medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

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

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

  • There is / are 8 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 medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located between the two halves of the building on the third floor.

  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • There are two sets of stairs here, one with 5 steps and one with 3. Between these is the entrance to room 3.1.

  • The venue is on a steep hill with all access by external steps. There are two areas with toilets, both of which have an accessible toilet facility but both have stepped access. All doors are controlled by swipe cards, some of which are not standard U cards.

  • The main entrance door leads to seminar rooms and the lecture theatre. Access to the toilets from this point is either external via a sloping access to a single step entrance which can only be opened by prior arrangement or externally via a slope and three steps (no handrails) leading to the ramped access at the back of the lecture theatre.

  • Internal access from the main entrance is up three flights of stairs, across the link between the buildings and down three more flights or through the lecture theatre, climbing the internal steps and out to the corridor at the rear.

  • Photographs 1 and 2 show the arch with the corridor over which leads from the main entrance door on the left to the toilets which are at ground level on the right.

  • Photograph 3 shows the external steps leading to the ramped entrance to the toilets behind the lecture theatre.

  • Photograph 4 shows the external door to the ground floor toilets to the right of the arch, which requires pre-arrangement to open and has a single step to access.

  • Visitors to the building usually have to be accompanied as internal and external access requires the use of swipe cards. It is recommended that arrangements are agreed before visiting.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the rear entrance / toilets.

  • This accessible toilet is located directly in front of the external door opposite the main entrance.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is not 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).

  • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • 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 fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • 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 the left.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a mirror.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 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 medium.

  • There are no rooms on the same floor level as this toilet facility. Access is via internal stairs or through the external stepped entrance. The external door can only be opened by arrangement.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the back of Lecture Theatre 1.4 entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to your right on entrance.

  • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 200cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 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 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 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Internal access to this toilet is via the lecture theatre steps. External access is via the ramped entrance on Park Place which is approached by 3 external steps with no handrails.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located just inside the accessible entrance.

  • The female and male toilets are 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are additional male and female standard toilets in the other side of the building 7m from the entrance.

  • This building does not have fire alarm strobes.

  • There is not level egress from the ground floor.

  • There is stepped egress from the ground floor.

  • The upper levels of the building are not accessible to wheelchair users.

  • There is a refuge point in this 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.