Badock Hall Blocks 2-5

Badock Hall, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1JQ

0117 903 2485

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www.bristol.ac.uk/accommodation

Guide Last Updated: 15/02/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include porter's desk/reception, dining hall, common room, hall bar and library.

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include residential blocks, sports facilities and recreation areas.

  • From the main university buildings and the city centre follow the A4018 along Whiteladies Road towards Westbury on Trym. At the top of the hill head across The Downs open space on Stoke Road, through the traffic lights and take the second turning on the right, Stoke Park Road which is signposted Botanic Garden. Badock Hall is approximately 500m down the road on the right.

  • There is limited parking on site for students and visitors. The car park is in the centre of the site. There are two accessible spaces and a drop off area.

  • University buses serve the main university buildings and arrive at the Transport Hub which is on the Hiatt Baker Hall campus. From the Transport Hub the route is through the University Hall campus (University Close) and onto the steep footpath leading down to Hollymead Lane. There are access paths from the footpath to Badock Hall main building and Blocks 1-6.

  • The nearest station is Clifton Down Station which is off Whiteladies Road approximately 2.5km from Badock Hall. The main railway station, Bristol Temple Meads, is 8km away.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located at the centre of the site.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 580cm (11ft 6in x 19ft).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 200m (218yd 2ft) from the main building main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 300m (328yd 3in) from the main building main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is a designated drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located in the car park to the right as you enter (marked taxi pick up/drop off point).

  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

  • The Residential Halls have a parking permit system in place.

  • Student Permits are free for Blue Badge holders (or where permission has been granted).

  • Visitors with disabilities do not require a permit but must display their Blue Badge.

  • For more information, please see the Parking at Residences webpage (link in Useful Information).

  • The parking is limited, less than 100 spaces for 443 students plus staff. There are also over 70 covered bicycle stands.

  • All access within the site is sloping or stepped.

  • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.

  • There is/are 10+ unmarked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the main building from the car park.

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

  • There is a steep slope, with no handrails, for access to the footpath leading from the parking area to The Annex and the main building.

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

  • The site is steeply sloping with steps to all areas except the sloping roadway access at the side of The Annex which leads to the side of Blocks 2-5. There is a level path from the front of The Annex to the main building.

  • There is/are 10+ unmarked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the stepped ramp which serves Blocks 6-10.

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

  • The steps are from the main car park level to the upper residential blocks. There is a small car park between blocks 6/7 and 10 which leads to a stepped ramp approach.

  • There is/are 10+ unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the main building from the lower blocks (2-5).

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

  • There is a steep slope, with no handrails, for access to the lower blocks via the roadway from the car park.

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

  • The steep roadway is intended for service vehicles and is between the car park and the back of Block 2.

  • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.

  • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.

  • There is written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.

  • There is some flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.

  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is a further set of steps between Block 1 and the back of Block 4. The steps are medium height but unmarked with handrails both sides. There is no alternative ramp.

  • Blocks 2-5 of Badock Hall are on three sides of the quadrangle behind the main block. Blocks 2 and 3 are to the left and adjoin Blocks 4 and 4a. Block 5 is to the right. There is a pathway beside Block 5 leading to the steep ramp to Block 1.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are light.

  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).

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

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

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

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located either side of the ramp.

  • There is/are 1 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 height (11cm - 17cm).

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

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

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

  • 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.

  • 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 height (11cm - 17cm).

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

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

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

  • The steps do have handrails.

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

  • There is a landing.

  • The staircases are similar in all blocks. Block 3 is illustrated.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are further residential rooms.

  • The entrance to the stairwell is directly through the main entrance doors.

  • There are doors to each corridor at each level.

  • Some of the staircases have a single rail to the left and some have adequate step markings.

  • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.

  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.

  • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.

  • Rooms are located to the left and right of the main entrance doors to Block 3/4.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • There are standard rooms on other floors.

  • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • All bathroom accommodation and a pantry kitchen is shared between 8-10 rooms. The room illustrated is 4001.

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • There are standard toilets in each accommodation bathroom area.

  • This building does not have fire alarm strobes.

  • There is not level egress from the ground floor.

  • Access to the upper floor(s) is via stairs.

  • 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.