Queens Building

University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 1TR

0117 394 1649

choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristol.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 17/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services include:
    LG - Workshops, Laboratories
    M (Front) - Source Cafe
    M (Rear) - Library
    G - Main Reception
    1 - Lecture Theatres
    2 - Offices.

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • The building is only open at weekends during term time.

  • 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.

  • The nearest car park is the Trenchard Street Car Park.

  • Blue Badge parking here is not free.

  • This information is for the entrance located on University Walk.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.

  • There is a double pull to open set of heavy doors to the right of this, 184cm wide.

  • 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 left of the 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 both sides.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 122cm (4ft).

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

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

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

  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the left going up.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right 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 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

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

  • A UCard is required to access this entrance.

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

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

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

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • A UCard is required to access this entrance.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

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

  • 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.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).

  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • 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 both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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

  • 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 both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are Library.

  • L refers to the library level which is located between LG and G on the main staircase at the rear of the venue.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right as you enter the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

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

  • The lift is approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 200cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are not 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 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.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the rear right of the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

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

  • The lift is approximately 48m (52yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 190cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 3in).

  • The clear door width is 140cm (4ft 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 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 to the rear left of the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 200cm x 113cm (6ft 7in x 3ft 8in).

  • The clear door width is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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

  • 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 both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the Accis area on the ground floor.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The lift is 70m (76yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There is a small ramp on entrance to the lift.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located leading up to ML03 and ML04.

  • There is / are 15 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.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the Dynamic Laboratory and just beyond it.

  • 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 both sides.

  • There are two medium steps in front of the door and one deep step just beyond.

  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.

  • There is an ordering service.

  • It takes approximately 7-10 days to process an order.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • The accessible software available includes:

  • Inspiration (mind mapping software)

  • Read and Write GOLD

  • Zoomtext magnification software (by arrangement only)

  • Microsoft Accessibility options

  • The library is located between LG and G on the main rear staircase.

  • Contact information:

  • Telephone 0117 33 15418

  • General Enquiries - lib-queens@bristol.ac.uk

  • Subject Enquiries - lib-engineering@bristol.ac.uk.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Lower Reading Room - Library Floor - Gallery.

  • 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 the right going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a goods lift to access these services from the main library floor.

  • People with mobility impairment are allowed to use it with permission.

  • However, this lift is not in general use.

  • There are 3 lecture theatres, the Pugsby Lecture Theatre, Small Lecture Theatre (Figure .1) and Lecture Theatre 1.18. (Figure .2)

  • All have level access to the front on the first floor and hearing loops.

  • Entrances to all lecture theatres are through heavy double doors that are pull to open.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • This is by lift.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • 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 along the corridor to your right when you exit any of the lifts on the second.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 117cm (3ft 10in).

  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • The bar does serve food.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are not ordered from the service counter.

  • 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 approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the cafe entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot drinks and snacks.

  • The cafe is located in the front mezzanine area, to which there is no step free access.

  • Drinks are self service using the hot drinks machine.

  • There are computers and vending machines available.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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

  • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located in front of you on entrance, to the right of the archway.

  • There is not level access to the 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 door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 207cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 9in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is 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 96cm (3ft 2in).

  • 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 alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency 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 coat hook.

  • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is good.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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 in front of the standard toilets and to the right of the accessible toilet.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located at the base of the standard toilet door.

  • There is / are 1 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 not have handrails.

  • The stairs are in front of the standard male toilets only.

  • For the accessible toilet there is only the ramp.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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

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

  • The accessible toilet is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the male standard toilets located next to the rear left lift.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is not a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.

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

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 225cm x 180cm (7ft 5in x 5ft 11in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is 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 155cm (5ft 1in).

  • 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 alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency 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 coat hook.

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is good.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a female accessible toilet located on the Mezzanine floor, to which there is no step free access.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located down the corridor to your right on entrance.

  • The female toilets are 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located in front of you on entrance through the door to the right of the arch.

  • The male toilets are 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The female and male toilets are located to your left on entrance.

  • The female and male toilets are 29m (31yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are standard toilet facilities located on floors 1 and 2 as well as the mezzanine between LG and G at the front of the venue.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Staff do receive Deaf Awareness 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 not level egress from the ground floor.

  • 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 not an evacuation chair for the building.

  • There is an evacuation lift for the building.