Badock Hall, Main Building

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: 28/02/2017

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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.

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

  • There is level access into the venue.

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

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

  • The width of the door opening is 92cm (3ft).

  • The doors are operated by a proximity card with the reader set at 100cm from the ground.

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

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.

  • The card reader/lock 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 (with a locked extension leaf).

  • The width of the door opening is 92cm (3ft).

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance doors.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter 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(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • Photos show the Junior Common Room, Library, Computer Room and Music Room.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

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

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are access to Blocks 2-6.

  • The following information is for the refectory.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.

  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.

  • Drinking straws are not available.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals.

  • There are no menus. The food is displayed and served at the counter. All main meals are served in the refectory, snacks and drinks can be prepared in the halls.

  • The following information is for the bar.

  • The bar does not serve food.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • At the time of the survey the room was being decorated. Other than two fixed bench seats there was no furniture.

  • 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 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located off the main corridor.

  • 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 240cm x 160cm (7ft 10in x 5ft 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is 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.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 fair.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the main corridor.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main 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 off the main corridor.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • 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.