5 Tyndall Avenue

University of Bristol, 5 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 1UD

0117 928 9000

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Access Guide

  • 5 Tyndall Avenue consists of three self-contained units, each with separate access.

  • These contain UBU Letting, the Careers Centre and the Computer Centre.

  • Permitted access to these services is as follows:

  • UBU Lettings: Members of the public, university staff and students.

  • Careers Service: University students.

  • Computer Centre: University U Card holders only.

  • UBU Lettings

  • Telephone: 0117 331 8266

  • Email: ubu-lettings@bristol.ac.uk

  • Career Service

  • Telephone: 0117 928 8221

  • Email: careers-service@bristol.ac.uk

  • Computer Centre - IT Service Desk

  • Telephone: 0117 928 7870.

  • 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.

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

  • Standard marked parking bays are located on Tyndall Avenue.

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

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

  • 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 leading up to the raised platform where the unit entrances are located.

  • 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 not have handrails.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located leading up to the raised platform where the unit entrances are located.

  • There is / are 4 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 medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off the raised platform.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in) wide.

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

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:30 - 00:00.

  • Saturday 00:00 - 12:30.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue is only open on Saturday during term time.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off the raised platform.

  • 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(s) automatically (away from you).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

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

  • There is a security barrier on entrance with a width of 122cm.

  • Monday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Friday 09:30 - 16:45.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The hearing loop system covers the training rooms.

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Careers Service entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter, at the far end of the reception area.

  • 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 lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 188cm x 330cm (6ft 2in x 10ft 10in).

  • 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 118cm (3ft 10in).

  • 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 available in the cubicle.

  • 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left side of the service.

  • The female toilets are 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Careers Service entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left side of the service.

  • The male toilets are 22m (24yd 2in) from the Careers Service entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off the raised platform.

  • 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(s) automatically (towards you).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).

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

  • A UCard is required to activate the automatic door.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • The hearing loops are fitted in the TRG and TRF Training Rooms.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The photographs show the TRG and TRF Training Rooms.

  • 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 a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in front of you on entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the entrance.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 153cm (3ft 3in x 5ft).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • An authorised UCard is required to access this lift.

  • The desk is in the entrance lobby 1m from the main entrance door.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is low in height (76cm or lower).

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a portable hearing loop system.

  • 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.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, to your right as you exit the lift.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from the IT service desk.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

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

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 182cm x 185cm (5ft 12in x 6ft 1in).

  • 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 110cm (3ft 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 not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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.

  • 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 height of the hand dryer is 108cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 poor.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the training room corridor on the ground floor.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the 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 just off the stairwell area on the ground floor.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The ground floor toilets both have cubicles which are accessible for ambulant disabled people.

  • The cubicles have vertical and horizontal wall mounted grab rails.

  • There are drop down rails in both cubicles.

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

  • There is level egress from the ground floor.

  • There is stepped egress from the ground floor.

  • There is sloped 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.