Clifton Hill House Main House and Dining Room

Lower Clifton Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1BX

0117 903 5180

jo.robinson@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristol.ac.uk/students/accommodation/clifton-hill-house/

Guide Last Updated: 28/02/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the refectory, meeting rooms, bar, Junior Common Room, library music practice room and a laundrette.

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include tennis and squash courts.

  • From the city centre follow the A4 towards Avonmouth. Having passed the Cathedral on your right and the At Bristol Science Centre on the left you reach a signal controlled roundabout. Take the second exit to Jacobs Wells Road then the first turning on the left (200m) Constitution Hill. The lower car park to Clifton Hill House is 100m up the hill on the right, just past Bellvue. For the main entrance continue up the hill, bear right then turn right onto Lower Clifton Hill. The main entrance is on your right.

  • There are a limited number of spaces in front of the main entrance. Residents may have permits for the lower car park. All other parking is on the roadside and is mostly Residents Parking Zones with limited Parking Meter waiting.

  • The nearest bus route from the city centre is the number 8 to Victoria Square. From the bus stop walk down Clifton Road to Lower Clifton Hill (approx 500m). An alternative is routes 1, 2, 3, 3X, 4, 8, 9 or 16 (the University Bus) to Triangle West. The walking route from the bus stop is down Berkeley Place to Lower Clifton Hill. The gradients in this area are steep and not suitable for people with mobility difficulties.

  • The nearest main line station is Bristol Temple Meads. The number 8 bus stops at the main entrance to the station.

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.

  • The car park can be used by permit holders.

  • The car park is located in front of the entrance.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.

  • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 450cm (8ft 2in x 14ft 9in).

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

  • The nearest designated bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

  • There is a site/campus car park for students within approximately 200m.

  • The name of the car park is Lower Car Park Clifton Hill House.

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

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • 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).

  • There is kerbside parking on Lower Clifton Hill and on Clifton Road. Both areas are within a Residents Parking Zone and have limitations on use. The lower car park for residents is approximately 100m away but down a steep hill.

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

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

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.

  • 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 refectory meals.

  • The entrance door to the dining room is a double leaf automatic door which opens towards you. The exit release button is 90cm from the floor. There are no menus because food is selected for service from the servery.

  • There is a suite of historic rooms comprising of the Wills Reception Room (photographs 1, & 2), Symonds Music Room (photograph 3), the Gothic Study (photographs 4 & 5) and the Fisher Drawing Room (photograph 6).

  • These rooms are used for meetings and social events.

  • Access to the rooms from the main entrance and reception is ramped with permanent easy ramps with handrails both sides (photographs 7-12) to overcome two medium steps in the main corridor and a single step in the anteroom.

  • Lighting throughout is bright and almost all the furniture is moveable.

  • A portable induction loop is available for use in the meeting rooms.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • 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.

  • There is a curved stairway from the ground floor down to the garden level (photograph 2). The steps are deep, have no handrails and there are no contrast markings.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Floors 1 and 2 have standard accommodation rooms.

  • The main building of Clifton Hill House dates from the 18th century. There are no lifts and the site is steeply sloping.

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

  • 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 the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The staircase between the reception and the library and bar levels has a handrail to the left side going up (photographs 1 & 2). At the far end of the corridor which serves the bar and social area is an alternative staircase direct to the dining room on the reception level. This staircase has a handrail to the right side going up (photograph 3). From the bar level there is an additional staircase with 8 steps to access the residential levels. This staircase has handrails both sides (photograph 4).

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the library, bar, social space and residential units.

  • The library is on a lower ground floor between the reception and bar levels. The library is only for use by residents and is mainly used for quiet study. There are no specialist services or facilities for disabled residents.

  • The following information is for the bar.

  • The bar does not serve food.

  • 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.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • There is no step-free access to the bar and social space from any part of the building.

  • The Junior Common Room has a flashing fire alarm beacon.

  • 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 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located off the Print Gallery between reception and the public rooms.

  • There is not 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 230cm (4ft 7in x 7ft 7in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is not 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 81cm (2ft 8in).

  • 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 not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • 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 fair.

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

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • A female standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located off the Print Gallery to the left of the main entrance.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 31m from the main entrance.

  • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.

  • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are varied.

  • The ramp or slope is located in the Print Gallery corridor between the main entrance and the public rooms.

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

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp is 120cm.

  • The step(s) is / are located next to the ramp.

  • There is/are 2 step(s).

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.

  • Fire alarm strobes are located throughout to notify hearing impaired people of an evacuation.

  • There is level egress from the ground floor.

  • There is stepped 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.