Durdham Hall

Hollybush Lane, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1UB

0117 903 4000

durdham-hall@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristol.ac.uk/accommodation/undergraduate/residences/durdham/

Guide Last Updated: 15/02/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the porter's desk, student amenities and Badger Bar.

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include accommodation blocks.

  • From the city centre follow the A4018 towards Redland and Westbury. At the top of Whiteladies Road go straight ahead on Stoke Road crossing the parkland area called The Downs. At the traffic lights at Stoke Road / Saville Road turn right onto Saville Road and after 200m take the left turn to Hollybush Lane. Follow the lane for 500m into the Durdham Hall car park.

  • There is a car park on entry to the Durdham Hall site and a limited number of spaces, including some accessible spaces in the courtyard of the building. All parking is for permit holders only.

  • The number 4 bus from Broadmead shopping centre to Cribbs Causeway stops on the Downleaze/Saville Road junction. From the bus stop continue along Saville Road, across Stoke Hill, to the Hollybush Lane junction. Turn left and Durdham Hall is 500m ahead.

  • The nearest station is Clifton Down Station, approximately 1.5km away. The number 4 bus serves the station.

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.

  • The car park can be used by permit holders.

  • The car park is located on the driveway entrance and in the courtyards adjacent to the residential blocks.

  • 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 5 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 380cm x 500cm (12ft 6in x 16ft 5in).

  • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.

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

  • The nearest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the entrance to Block D (accessible rooms).

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

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

  • The car park surface is block paving.

  • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.

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

  • 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).

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The bell 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 double (with one leaf locked).

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

  • The doors open automatically when the key card is used and are power assisted for exit.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located on the approach to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located to the right 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 have handrails.

  • The desk/counter is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Amenity Building entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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 a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • The following information is for the bar.

  • 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.

  • The nearest table is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Amenity Building entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 42cm (1ft 5in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • No food is served in the bar.

  • This information is for the entrance located to Block D.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

  • A key card 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 double.

  • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).

  • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.

  • This information refers to D34A/B.

  • The accessible facilities are located in Block D.

  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.

  • The room number viewed was D34A/B.

  • The width of the door to the room is 93cm (3ft 1in).

  • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 600cm x 500cm (19ft 8in x 16ft 5in).

  • The bed is 48cm (1ft 7in) high.

  • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 28cm (11in).

  • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.

  • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.

  • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are height adjustable desk and chair and a private laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

  • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are shared kitchen facilities with height adjustable equipment and fittings.

  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.

  • The information relates to the ensuite.

  • The dimensions of the bathroom are 300cm x 280cm (9ft 10in x 9ft 2in).

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The width of the door to the bathroom is 91cm (2ft 12in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 in height.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the wash basin is 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 170cm (5ft 7in).

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • Wall mounted grab rails are available.

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

  • There are mirrors.

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

  • Disposal facilities are not available.

  • There is not a bath.

  • There is a wheel in shower.

  • The shower head height is adjustable.

  • The type of shower controls used are lever.

  • The shower seat is flip down.

  • The shower seat height is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • There are handrails available.

  • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.

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

  • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.

  • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.

  • Other auxiliary aids available are flashing doorbells.

  • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.

  • Vibrating fire alarms are in rooms.

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

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

  • There is / are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.

  • There is / are 1 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.

  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.

  • Rooms are located on the ground floor of all four blocks.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • There are standard rooms on other floors.

  • The other floors can be accessed by lift.

  • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.

  • Each flat has a kitchen/dining area to serve 4-8 rooms. The kitchen which serves Room D34A/B has height adjustable equipment, moveable units and ample knee space to accommodate a resident using a wheelchair.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Amenities Building entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.

  • 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 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 260cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 6in).

  • There is not 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is not 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 female sanitary disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab 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 higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).

  • 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.

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

  • 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.