Badock Hall Blocks 6-10

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

0117 903 2485

ann.tan@bristol.ac.uk

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.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located near the top of the hill close to Blocks 9 and 10. There is no level access to any of the residential blocks.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user not at all.

  • 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 not a designated drop off point.

  • The kerb access to the stepped pathway approach to all blocks is a steep ramp.

  • 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 6-10 are situated on a steep slope above the main car park. There are stepped ramps and flights of steps on the joint approach to all the blocks.

  • In some places the single handrail is to the right and in some to the left. The only areas with handrails both sides are some of the flights of steps.

  • The steps themselves vary in height but are mostly under 17cm high.

  • None of the steps have contrast markings although there is some contrast between the step edges and the tarmac pathways.

  • All units are catered, with the dining facility in the main building. There are no accessible rooms within any of the blocks.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.

  • 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 97cm (3ft 2in).

  • There is an identical set of doors on the opposite side of the building (as shown in photograph 2).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located along the path between Block 7 and Block 6 and in the doorway to Block 6.

  • There is/are 3 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 a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.

  • 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 the building.

  • 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 97cm (3ft 2in).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located on the approach path and in the doorway.

  • There is/are 5 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).

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).

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

  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope is located along the approach pathway.

  • 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 have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

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

  • The step(s) is/are located on approach pathway and in the doorway.

  • There is/are 2 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 the building.

  • 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 97cm (3ft 2in).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located on all approach pathways.

  • There is/are 15+ 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).

  • None of the blocks has lift access to any floor and all have stepped access to the building. Internal stairs are immediately inside the entrance doors and serve all floors in the building.

  • Some blocks have a floor at a lower level than the entrance. The stairs in all the blocks are similar having a single handrail (not a rounded profile), medium depth steps (16cm) and poor contrast step edges.

  • The flights vary between 4 and 8 steps and have half landings (16 steps between floors).

  • Lighting on all staircases is good.

  • There are manual doors on each landing to access the corridors.

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

  • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.

  • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.

  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.

  • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.

  • 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.

  • None of the blocks have accessible rooms and there is no accessible route from any other part of the site.

  • Accommodation is mainly single rooms with a shared bathroom/toilet facility although there are a small number of ensuite rooms.

  • The ensuite showers are height adjustable but have a step to access. There are kitchen/pantry areas in each section for snack or drink preparation.

  • All catering is in the main building which is 500m away from Blocks 7 and 8 and further from the other Blocks.

  • Access to the main building is down the steps and stepped ramps.

  • The rooms illustrated are 6007 (ensuite) and 7003 (standard).

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • Standard toilets are available for residents in each section.

  • This building does not have fire alarm strobes.

  • There is level egress from the ground floor.

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

  • There is not an evacuation chair for the building.

  • There is not an evacuation lift for the building.