Geographical Sciences

University of Bristol, University Road, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 1SS

0117 928 9954

geog-office@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristol.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 09/02/2018

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Access Guide

  • South Building.

  • G- Hepple Lecture Theatre .

  • 1- Peel Lecture Theatre, Seminar Room 1.7s.

  • North Building.

  • G- Student Study Zone, Seminar Room G.11N, Computer Lab.

  • 1 - Haggett Laboratory, Offices.

  • 2 - Offices .

  • 3 - Offices.

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in Bristol.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Clifton Down.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • Standard marked parking bays are located on University Road.

  • The standard parking is pay and display.

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  • This information is for the entrance located off University Road.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the venue.

  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the left hand side of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • A UCard is required for access.

  • Inside the building there is no push pad and the door opens automatically.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located off University Road.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • 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 has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Reception is located to the left of the main entrance.

  • There is a push pad automatic door to gain entrance.

  • Monday 09:00 - 15:30.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 15:30.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 15:30.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 15:30.

  • Friday 09:00 - 15:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to your immediate left on entrance.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the accessible entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 85cm x 150cm (2ft 9in x 4ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift provides step free access to the rear of the building.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to your right on entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-L1-U1.

  • The lift is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 139cm x 142cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 8in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is/are 8 medium (11cm-17cm) step(s) for access to the lecture theatre(s).

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked and has/have a handrail on the right leading in.

  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.

  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.

  • There is space for an assistance dog.

  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.

  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 72cm.

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).

  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

  • Level access to the speaker's area is via the platform lift. There is step free access to the lecture theatre via a platform lift. There is an emergency refuge point in the lecture theatre as can be seen in photograph 8.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right of the entrance to the lecture theatre.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 150cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • There is a small ramp on entrance.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to your right when you exit the lift on the first floor.

  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • 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 13m (14yd 8in) from the accessible entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the right on entrance.

  • 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 by sliding.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

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

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 168cm x 230cm (5ft 6in x 7ft 7in).

  • 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 102cm (3ft 4in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not 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 a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not 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 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a baby change table in this toilet at a height of 88cm.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right on entrance.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the South Building Main Entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the rear area of the building.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the South Building Rear Lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located directly in front of you when you enter the building.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the rear left of the building.

  • The ramp or slope 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 the right going up.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located beyond the foyer.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to your left when you exit the lift.

  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the rear right of the North Building.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to the rear left of the South Building.

  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.

  • The left hand door at the first entrance is permanently held open.

  • The right hand door needs to be opened manually.

  • A UCard is required to access the second set of doors.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

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

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the right hand side of the North Building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.

  • The level change is the same as that for the accessible entrance to the South Building.

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  • The study centre is located on the ground floor of the North Building.

  • There are entrances from the North Building main and side entrance, both are 104cm wide, open automatically towards you and require a UCard to access.

  • There is an easy ramp, 146cm wide with handrails both sides, and a deep marked step, leading from the entrance from the North Building side entrance, and a vending machine (shown in photograph 3).

  • The centre contains general and silent study areas, with group rooms and booths available.

  • Height adjustable tables are available.

  • Monday 08:00 - 22:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 22:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 22:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 22:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 22:00.

  • Saturday 08:00 - 22:00.

  • Sunday 08:00 - 22:00.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the North Building side entrance as you enter, leading to the seminar room entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 102cm (3ft 4in).

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of you when you enter via the side entrance.

  • The ramp or slope 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 the left going up.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 103cm (3ft 5in).

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

  • There are 15+ steps between 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 both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just inside the building from the main entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-M-1-2.

  • The lift is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the north building main entrance.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 140cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are not 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.

  • There is a secondary set of stairs that leads to a separate office area on the first floor, with clearly marked steps and handrails on both sides.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located to the rear of the building on the second floor.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to the rear of the second floor.

  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the left going up.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left on exiting the lift on the mezzanine floor.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • 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 92cm (3ft).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 205cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 9in).

  • 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 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 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 a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.

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

  • There is not a mirror.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left when exiting the lift on the mezzanine floor.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left when exiting the lift on the second floor.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • This building does not have fire alarm strobes.

  • There is level egress from the ground floor.

  • On the North side only.

  • There is stepped egress from the ground floor.

  • There is sloped egress from the ground floor.

  • There are refuge points in this building.

  • There is an evacuation chair for the building.

  • There is not an evacuation lift for the building.