35 Berkeley Square

University of Bristol, 35 Berkeley Square, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 1JA

0117 331 4492

ed-pgce@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristol.ac.uk/education

Guide Last Updated: 17/11/2016

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law - Graduate School of Educations, including the Wodehouse Lecture Theatre, teaching and seminar rooms and the Education Library.

  • This building has centrally bookable rooms, and is often used to host external events.

  • Monday 07:00 - 20:00.

  • Tuesday 07:00 - 20:00.

  • Wednesday 07:00 - 20:00.

  • Thursday 07:00 - 20:00.

  • Friday 07:00 - 20:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 15:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The building is also open outside these times if there is an event on.

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

  • This venue is situated in Bristol.

  • 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.

  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

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

  • Standard marked parking bays are located on Berkeley Square, outside the building.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The standard on street parking is pay and display, with a 2 hour maximum stay.

  • It is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Berkeley Square.

  • 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 permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • 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.

  • Hearing loops are fitted in most of the teaching rooms on floor 4, and also in Room 2.26 on floor 2.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located opposite the Porters Lodge.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 155cm x 114cm (5ft 1in x 3ft 9in).

  • 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 have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There are two lifts available.

  • The desk is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the lifts.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • The School Office is located on the first floor.

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A height adjustable table is / are available.

  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes a scanner.

  • The library is located off the reception foyer and is accessed by double automatic doors which open towards you.

  • Accessible Software available includes:

  • Inspiration (mind mapping software)

  • Read and Write GOLD

  • Zoomtext magnification software (by arrangement only).

  • Monday 08:45 - 19:30.

  • Tuesday 08:45 - 19:30.

  • Wednesday 08:45 - 19:30.

  • Thursday 08:45 - 19:30.

  • Friday 08:45 - 19:30.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 15:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The desk is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on the left hand side of the common room area, opposite the library.

  • The female toilets are 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located on the right hand side of the common room area, opposite the library.

  • The male toilets are 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • These toilets contain cubicles with doors that open outwards.

  • There are also toilets on floors 1, 2 and 3. The toilets on floor 1 also contain cubicles with doors that open outwards.

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

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

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

  • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the right hand side of the common room area, opposite the library, by the male toilets.

  • There is level access to the accessible 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 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 240cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 10in).

  • 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 78cm (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 alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • 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 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 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 good.

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

  • 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 bright.

  • There are also accessible toilets located on floors 1 and 4.

  • The toilet on floor 4 is similar to this, except with a slightly smaller cubicle (shown in photograph 2).

  • The toilet on floor 1 has the transfer space on the right, and a larger cubicle as it also contains a shower.

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located in floor 1 accessible toilet.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • This information is for the entrance located on the far right hand side of the building as you face it.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance as you face it.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • There is level access to the rear of the theatre, with designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • The tiered seating is accessed by medium high, marked steps with no handrails.

  • The door into the theatre is a push pad operated automatic door, which opens towards you, 82cm (2ft 8in) wide.

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  • There is level egress from the ground floor.

  • From the main entrance and a ramp leading to Wodenhouse Lecture Theatre.

  • There is sloped egress from the ground floor.

  • Staff have yet to recieve training on use of evacuation lift.

  • There are refuge points in this building.

  • There is an evacuation chair for the building.

  • There is 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.