Hawthorns Residences

14-16 Woodland Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1UQ

0117 954 5555

Jo.Robinson@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristol.ac.uk/students/accommodation/hawthorns/

Guide Last Updated: 15/02/2017

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Access Guide

  • From the end of the M32 head towards the centre of the city on the A4044, signposted Clifton and Bristol Royal Infirmary. Take the second exit off The Bearpit roundabout, Marlborough Street, still heading towards the hospitals. Pass the hospitals on your right and keep straight ahead at the traffic lights. Continue along Park Row for 200m and turn right into Woodland Road. Follow Woodland Road for 500m and The Hawthorns is on your left at the junction with Elton Road.

  • There is permit parking to the front and side of The Hawthorns, some on-street parking for Residents Permit holders or on parking meters and there is a small visitor car park behind The Hawthorns accessed by a steep ramp. Payment for parking in the visitor car park is made at the reception desk (£7 per day, £3.50 per half day).

  • The university bus, number 16, stops immediately outside The Hawthorns and serves Clifton Down Station and the Stoke Bishop area in one direction and the university campus and the city centre in the other direction.

  • The nearest main line station is at Clifton Down, approximately 1km away.

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.

  • The car park can be used by permit holders.

  • The car park is located to the side and front of the building.

  • 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 2 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 480cm x 600cm (15ft 9in x 19ft 8in).

  • 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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the assistance call point at main entrance.

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

  • The car park surface is concrete.

  • 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 a designated drop off point.

  • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located at the front of the building.

  • Precinct Parking is managed by Security.

  • Please see the webpage for Precinct Parking (link in Useful Information) for more information on using this car park).

  • There is limited on-street parking in the area for Residents Permit holders and for those paying on parking meters. The bays marked vary between one vehicle and 8 vehicle lengths.

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

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are light.

  • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).

  • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.

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

  • There is / are 11 step(s) to access the entrance.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are in the centre going up.

  • Visitors with mobility difficulties should use the intercom and call for assistance. They will be met and accompanied to a more accessible entrance.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the entrance to the Staff Club.

  • There is step free 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 automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in).

  • The entrance to the Staff Club is for staff members only and requires a staff key fob.

  • Disabled visitors can speak to reception at the main entrance and are escorted into the building through the level access doors.

  • This entrance is 60m from the main entrance (to the left as you face the building).

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located between the Staff Club entrance and the Study Area.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Staff Club entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 103cm x 145cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 9in).

  • The clear door width is 98cm (3ft 3in).

  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.

  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • 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 lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the corridor between the Study Lounge and the main entrance.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are UG-1.

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 85cm x 135cm (2ft 9in x 4ft 5in).

  • The clear door width is 93cm (3ft 1in).

  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.

  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • 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 medium.

  • The desk/counter is 6m (6yd 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 does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in).

  • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.

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

  • There is / are 7 step(s) to access the entrance.

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

  • The step(s) is / are shallow.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, light, single doors to access the stairwell on all 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 the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • There are additional staircases in the building. All are similar, some have the handrail to the right going up and all have clear markings and are well lit. All main floor landings have good signage and floor number visible (as shown in photograph 2). The building is complex and colour has been used to assist wayfinding.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are accommodation and all services.

  • None of the accommodation is step-free. The Hawthorns is a self-catered hall and is close to the main university campus.

  • There are a limited number of shared rooms and most rooms are ensuite.

  • There are no rooms adapted for hearing or visual impairment.

  • There are kitchen diner facilities shared between 5-9 students.

  • There is a laundrette for use by residents.

  • It is situated off the visitor car park to the rear of the building and is approached by the steep vehicle ramp.

  • The lighting is medium.

  • The entry door is heavy.

  • 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 a lowered section at the counter.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the refectory entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are not clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is refectory meals and snacks.

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

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

  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the refectory as you enter.

  • 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 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 straight ahead as you enter.

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

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

  • The step(s) is/are 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 both sides.

  • The venue has seasonal opening times.

  • The Refectory is only open in term time.

  • 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 35m (38yd 10in) from the refectory entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left at the rear of the venue.

  • 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 73cm (2ft 5in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 145cm (8ft 2in x 4ft 9in).

  • 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • 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 twist/turn.

  • There is not 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 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a mirror.

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

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 112cm (3ft 8in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 115cm (3ft 9in).

  • There is a wash basin.

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

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • 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 poor.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left at the rear of the building.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the refectory entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are some fire alarm strobes to notify hearing impaired people of an evacuation.

  • There is not level egress from the ground floor.

  • There is stepped egress from the ground floor.

  • The upper floor(s) is/are not accessed via a passenger lift.

  • 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.