Social Sciences Complex (Priory Road Complex)

University of Bristol, 8 Woodland Road, Bristol, City of Bristol BS8 1TN

0117 331 0997

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Guide Last Updated: 18/11/2016

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Access Guide

  • The Social Sciences Complex is made up of 3 blocks -D E and F.

  • D and F Blocks are linked on level 1.

  • All 3 blocks are linked on level 2.

  • There is a covered walkway linking the Social Sciences Complex with 12 Priory Road.

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.

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

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

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

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

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

  • Standard marked parking bays are located on Priory and Woodland Roads outside the building.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The standard on street parking is pay and display, with a 3 hour maximum stay, between 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Friday.

  • It is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the complex, off Priory Road.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.

  • There are also 2 sets of double manual doors, 144cm wide, opening towards you.

  • This entrance gives access to level 2 of D Block.

  • 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 to the right of the entrance as you face it, accessed from Woodland Road.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • 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 in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 10 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.

  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • The desk is not generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • 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 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

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

  • There are also double manual doors, 150cm wide opening to you, at this entrance.

  • This entrance gives access to level 2 of F Block, where the Priory Road Lecture Theatre is located.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the side of the entrance as you face it.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • To access this area via a moderate slope, use the path leading past the E Block accessible entrance.

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Priory Road Lecture Theatre 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 does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, off Woodland Road.

  • 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 84cm (2ft 9in) 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 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance as you face it, leading down from Woodland Road.

  • The ramp or slope is steep.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the complex, off Woodland Road.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 153cm (5ft) wide.

  • This entrance gives access to level 2 of E block.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located in front and to the left of the entrance, leading from Woodland Road.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • There is level access and designated spaces for wheelchair users at the rear of Banton and Tress lecture theatres, accessed from level 2 of D Block (photographs 5-8).

  • There is a touch pad automatic door leading to Banton Lecture Theatre (photograph 6).

  • These lecture theatres have hearing loops fitted.

  • Rooms 2E2, 3F9 and 4F5 also have loops fitted.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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 are three sets of identical stairs in this blocks.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located along the corridor to the left of reception.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.

  • 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 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 not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does 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 bright.

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

  • 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 foyer outside the Priory Road Lecture Theatre.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Priory Road Lecture Theatre entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 109cm x 139cm (3ft 7in 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 not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does 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.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1-2-3-4.

  • 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.

  • There is not a landing.

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

  • The lecture theatre is located on level 2 of F Block. There is level access to the rear of the lecture theatre from level 2, which contains designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • The front of the theatre is accessed from level 1.

  • There are designated spaces at the front and rear of this front area.

  • There is an easy slope, 143cm (4ft 8in), wide leading to the front from the level 1 lift foyer.

  • The lecture theatre has a hearing loop fitted.

  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • 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 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 101cm (3ft 4in).

  • 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 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 sandwiches, hot and cold snacks.

  • The Source Cafe is located to the right of the main entrance as you enter, just past the reception desk.

  • There are also sofas and coffee tables available in the cafe.

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located directy to the left of the Priory Road Lecture Theatre entrance as you enter.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • These steps can be overcome using the E Block accessible entrance.

  • There is also a moderate ramp next to these steps, leading down to Rooms 2E8, 9, 13, 14 and the stairs to E Block Level 1 (shown in photograph 2).

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on the far right of the corrdor from the D Block lift.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • This information is for the entrance located on the far side of D Block.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

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

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) 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, leading from Priory Road.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the School of Experimental Psychology 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 staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The contact details for the School of Experimental Psychology Office are :-

  • 0117 928 8450

  • psych-school@bristol.ac.uk.

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • This information is for the entrance located on the far side of D Block.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in) wide.

  • This entrance leads to the covered walkway to Blocks B and C (12 Priory Road).

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the left, just past the School of Experimental Psychology entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is also a moderate ramp on the covered walkway straight ahead from the entrance.

  • 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 29m (31yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located along the corridor to the left of reception, past the female toilets, opposite the Tress Lecture Room.

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

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 182cm x 200cm (5ft 12in x 6ft 7in).

  • 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 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 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 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 49cm (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 125cm (4ft 1in) 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 fair.

  • 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 are also accessible toilets in the same location on levels 1 and 3.

  • The toilet on level 1 has the transfer space on the left, a sliding door, a shelf and an alarm within reach.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located to the left of reception, opposite the cafe counter.

  • The female toilets are 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located next to the accessible toilet.

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

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • These toilets contain cubicles with doors that open outwards, including one with grab rails fitted.

  • There are also male and female toilets located on levels 1, 3 and 4 of D Block.

  • The toilets on level 3 also contain cubicles with 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 9m (9yd 2ft) from the F Block lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located on level 1, straight ahead from the F Block lift.

  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 218cm (5ft 6in 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not 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 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 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 toilet roll holder is 111cm (3ft 8in) high.

  • 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 fair.

  • 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 on level 4, which has the transfer space on the right and a shelf (photograph 2).

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on level 1, straight ahead from the lift.

  • The female toilets are 5m (5yd 1ft) from the F Block lift.

  • The male toilets are located on level 1, straight ahead from the lift.

  • The male toilets are 11m (12yd 1in) from the F Block lift.

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

  • There are also male and female toilets on level 3, and female only on the landing between levels 4-5.

  • 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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the E Block accessible entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located straight ahead from the E Block accessible entrance.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 118cm x 350cm (3ft 10in x 11ft 6in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a lateral transfer space.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • There is not an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • 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 42cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

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

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

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

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

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

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on level 4.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located on level 1.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.

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

  • There is level egress from the ground floor.

  • There is not a refuge point in this building.