Richmond Building

University of Bristol, Queens Road, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 1LN

0117 331 8600

bristolsu@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristolsu.org.uk

Guide Last Updated: 17/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • The Richmond Building is made up of three blocks; North Block, South Block and the Link Block.

  • The services and facilities within the building include:.

  • North Block.

  • Floors 4 and 5 - The Centre for English Language Foundation Studies (CELFS).

  • Floor 3 - Professional Services including the International Office.

  • Floor 2 - the Carpenter (Activity) Room.

  • Floor 1 - the Anson Room and Bar.

  • Upper Ground Floor - Dance Studio, Radio Station, Ceramics and Stacy Room.

  • Lower Ground Floor - Music Practice and Dark Rooms.

  • Pool Level - Swimming Pool.

  • Link Block.

  • Floor 4 - Individual Study Lounge.

  • Floor 3 - Group Study Lounge.

  • Floor 2 - Meeting Space.

  • Floor 1 - Anson Rooms Foyer.

  • Upper Ground Floor - Main Entrance Foyer, Estates Assistants Lodge and Blackwell's Bookshop.

  • Lower Ground Floor - Main Entrance Lobby.

  • South Block.

  • Floors 5 and 6 - The Department of Film and TV.

  • Floor 4 - Bristol Students' Union Offices.

  • Floor 3 - Bristol Students' Union Welcome Desk and Offices.

  • Floor 2 - the Odlum Room and the Stephenson Room.

  • Floor 1 - the Winston Theatre and Pegg Studio Theatre.

  • Upper Ground Floor - The Balloon Café/Bar and The Basket Shop.

  • Monday 08:00 - 23:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 23:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 23:00.

  • Saturday 08:00 - 23:00.

  • Sunday 14:00 - 22:00.

  • 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 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 a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • There are standard on street parking bays available on the streets surrounding the building. These are pay and display between 09:00 - 21:00 Monday - Saturday, but are free for Blue Badge holders.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the entrance off Queens Road, accessed off Gordon Lane via the ramp.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 107cm (3ft 6in) wide.

  • This entrance gives access to the upper ground floor of the building.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up from Gordon Road.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 202cm (6ft 8in) 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 in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located just inside the entrance.

  • There is / are 12 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.

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

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • The lift does not bypass the ramp.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just inside the main entrance, off Queens Road.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance, off Queens Road.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 95cm (3ft 1in).

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

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not 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 medium.

  • Level B is for the swimming pool.

  • Level G is the main entrance lobby.

  • Level 1 is the upper ground floor, giving access to the rest of the building.

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance lift.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • Level access from the entrance is via lift only.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played in The Balloon Café/Bar.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • Photograph 1 shows the Mary Carpenter Room located on floor 2 of the North Block. It is managed by the Students' Union, but can be used for events open to the public (e.g. it is used as a Polling Station).

  • Photograph 2 shows the Dance Studio located on the upper ground floor of the North Block.

  • Photographs 3 and 4 show the Stephenson Room on floor 2 of the South Block, which has a short, easy ramp at its entrance.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-UG-1-2-3-4-5.

  • 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.

  • Between LG-UG there are only 13 steps, with a handrail on the right hand side going up.

  • Step free access to the music practice rooms and dark rooms on the lower ground floor from Richmond Hill Avenue is possible by prior arrangement.

  • The lift is located just inside the North Block, in the far left corner of the main entrances and reception foyer.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-UG-1-2-3-4-5.

  • The lift is approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance lift.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 139cm x 159cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 3in).

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

  • 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 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.

  • This is an Evacuation Lift.

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the North Block lift.

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

  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

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

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies (CELFS) is located on the fourth floor of the North Block.

  • It contains seminar rooms (photographs 2 and 3) and a open access study space (photograph 4).

  • There are also staff offices for CELFS located on the fifth floor of the North Block.

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Tuesday 11:00 - 16:30.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Friday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The desk is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the North Block lift.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • Level access from the entrance is via lift only.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The International Office is located on third floor of the North Block.

  • The third floor also contains the Professional Services area.

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The Anson Rooms are a performance area on the first floor of North Block.

  • It does not have fixed seating, so the location of accessible spaces for wheelchair users depends on the event.

  • This can include a raised viewing platform at the rear of the room (photograph 7).

  • There is a bar to the side, which can be used as the bar area for the main room, but also as a stand-alone performance / social area (photographs 3-5).

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

  • The step(s) is / are located just past the North Block 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 the left going up.

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

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just past the North Block lift.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance lift.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 81cm x 125cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 1in).

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • This lift gives access to the Radio Studio, Dance Studio and the Enid Stacy Room.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, off Richmond Hill Avenue.

  • 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 108cm (3ft 7in) wide.

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

  • A UCard is required to use this entrance.

  • Only staff and students with disabilities who require access to the music rooms and dark rooms have access via this door, by arrangement.

  • 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.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are UG-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.

  • These stairs are located in the main entrances and reception foyer.

  • Floors 2, 3 and 4 of the Link Block can be accessed by the lifts and stairs in the North and South Blocks.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading down from the North Block to the Link Block.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • 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 leading down to the Link Block.

  • 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.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are UG-1-2-3-4-5-6.

  • 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.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just inside South Block from the main entrances and reception foyer.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-UG-1-2-3-4-5-6.

  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance lift.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 146cm x 182cm (4ft 9in x 5ft 12in).

  • The clear door width is 108cm (3ft 7in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in 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 medium.

  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the South Block lift.

  • 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.

  • The Welcome Desk is located on the third floor of the South Block.

  • This area also contains seating for individual and private study.

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located at the rear of the theatre.

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit with you.

  • Companions sit beside you.

  • It is 27m (29yd 1ft) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

  • The rear of the theatre is accessed from the second floor of the South Block.

  • There is level access to the front of the theatre from the first floor, but there are no designated spaces for wheelchair users here.

  • It is requested that wheelchair users and patrons with assistance dogs contact the Students' Union before performances.

  • The Pegg Studio is located on the first floor of the South Block, by the Winston Theatre.

  • It is a flexible black box studio space, with level access.

  • It does not contain fixed seating, and the stage is moveable.

  • The studio is managed by the Students' Union, and is used for performances, some of which are open to the public. It can also be hired by external theatre companies.

  • The studio is accessed by double heavy doors, 160cm wide, which open towards you (photograph 4).

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the South Block lift.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • This is by lift.

  • 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 Box Office is located on the first floor of South Block, to the left as you exit the lift.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located just inside the South Block from main entrances and reception foyer, past the South Block lift.

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

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

  • The step(s) is/are not 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.

  • There is a lift to access this area/service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just inside the South Block, opposite the South Block lift.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 109cm x 142cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 8in).

  • The clear door width is 91cm (2ft 12in).

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

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not 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 medium.

  • This lift overcomes the steps to give access to The Balloon Café/Bar, SU Shop and South Block stairs from the main entrances and reception foyer.

  • There is a moderate ramp in front of the lift on the reception foyer level.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the South Block, off Gordon Road.

  • 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(s) is / are heavy.

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 107cm (3ft 6in) 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 does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance, off Gordon Road.

  • The ramp or slope is steep.

  • 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.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to the side of the building, off Queens Road.

  • There is / are 9 step(s) to the area / service.

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

  • 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.

  • There is also a moderate ramp between the two doors at the entrance.

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.

  • The bar does 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.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Balloon entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 107cm (3ft 6in).

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are hand held only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is breakfasts, main meals and snacks.

  • Food is served until 21:00 weekdays and 15:00 weekends.

  • The Café/Bar is open until 00:00 every day except Sunday, when it closes at 23:00.

  • The Balloon Café/Bar can be accessed from the main entrances using the internal lifts.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Balloon entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet area, in the far left hand corner of the cafe from the Balloon 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 outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 136cm x 220cm (4ft 6in x 7ft 3in).

  • 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 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 fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • 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 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 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 a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can 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 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 contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet area in the far left hand corner of the cafe from the Balloon entrance.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Balloon entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The toilets contain cubicles with grab rails fitted and doors that open outwards.

  • 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 3m (3yd 10in) from the North Block lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located directly to the right of the North Block lift as you exit, on the second floor.

  • There is level access to the 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 width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 218cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 2in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (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 alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The hand dryer is 106cm (3ft 6in) high.

  • 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 bright.

  • There are accessible toilets in the same location on floors 3, 4 and 5.

  • The toilet on the third floor has the transfer space on the left (photograph 3).

  • All of these toilets have alarm cords that are not within 10cm of the floor.

  • There are separate male and female toilets in the same location on the first floor.

  • Both have the transfer space on the right.

  • The male toilet does not have a long enough alarm cord and the door opens inwards.

  • There is a toilet on the lower ground with the transfer space on the left (photograph 4).

  • There are also accessible toilets on floors 3 and 4 of the South Block.

  • These have sliding doors and the transfer space on the right (photograph 5).

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on the first floor of the Link Block.

  • The female toilets are 9m (9yd 2ft) from the South Block lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located on the first floor, just inside the North Block from the Link Block.

  • The male toilets are 4m (4yd 1ft) from the North Block lift.

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

  • These toilets contain cubicles with doors that open outward.

  • One of these cubicles is larger and another has grab rails fitted.

  • There are male and female toilets located on floors LG, 3, 4 and 5 of the North Block, and levels 3 and 4 of the South Block.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located directly to the left of the main entrance off Queens Road as you enter.

  • There is / are 12 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.

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

  • These steps can be overcome using the main entrance lift.

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

  • 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 a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.

  • The accessible changing rooms are located just past the swimming pool reception.

  • The accessible changing room is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the pool.

  • The accessible changing room is 3m (3yd 10in) from the reception desk.

  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 370cm x 420cm (12ft 2in x 13ft 9in).

  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower, handrails and a changing table.

  • Other facilities available are an accessible toilet and a height adjustable sink.

  • There is level access to the changing room.

  • This changing room is normally kept locked.

  • Please contact the pool on 0117 331 8577 in advance if access to this changing room is required.

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located in the accessible changing room.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing rooms are located at the far end of the corridor, past reception.

  • The standard changing room is 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance lift.

  • The standard changing room is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the reception desk.

  • The standard changing room is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the pool.

  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

  • The changing rooms contain showers with step free access.

  • There are also step free showers located by the side of the pool (photograph 3).

  • The changing rooms also contain changing cubicles, including one with the door opening outwards (photograph 4).

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.

  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.

  • There is a wet side chair available.

  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.

  • The hoist is manual.

  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.

  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.

  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

  • The hoist is used at the shallow end of the pool only, so the deep end is not accessible when the boom is in place.

  • The boom is not in place on Thursdays or Fridays.

  • 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 and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right of the main entrance lift as you exit.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

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

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 194cm x 206cm (6ft 4in 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 122cm (4ft).

  • 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 fully functional.

  • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • 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 47cm (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 bright.

  • There is also an accessible toilet located in the accessible changing room.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located in the changing rooms.

  • The female and male toilets are 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance lift.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located in the standard toilets.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 93cm (3ft 1in).

  • The toilets contain cubicles with doors that open outwards, including one larger cubicle.

  • 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.

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

  • From the Foyer and The Balloon Bar.

  • 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 an evacuation lift for the building.