Wills Hall Blocks UVW and Conference Room

Parrys Lane, Stoke Bishop, Bristol BS9 1AE

0117 39 41994

Tracey.Brooks@bristol.ac.uk

www.bristol.ac.uk/accommodation

Guide Last Updated: 15/02/2017

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Access Guide

  • From the main university buildings and the city centre follow the A4018 along Whiteladies Road towards Westbury on Trym. At the top of the hill turn right at the traffic lights and take the first exit off the roundabout. Follow the road, towards Westbury-on-Trym, for 500m to the roundabout (the White Tree Roundabout) and take the first exit into Parrys Lane. Follow Parrys Lane down the hill for approximately 200m and the gateway to Wills Hall is on the left. Visitors to the conference centre should follow the A4018 along Whiteladies Road towards Westbury on Trym and at the top of the hill continue straight ahead across The Downs open space. At the traffic lights turn right into Saville Road and take the first left into Hollybush Lane. After 300m there is a gateway to a car park on the right.

  • There is limited parking for permit holders only at the side of the main building. Visitors to the conference centre park in a separate facility at the back of the Hall.

  • The University bus, number 16, serves the main University Campus and the Transport Hub at Stoke Bishop. The footpath route includes a steep hill. An alternative is the number 2 or 3 bus which stops on Parrys Lane adjacent to the gate to Wills Hall.

  • The nearest railway station is Clifton Down Station, approximately 1.5km 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 of the quadrangle.

  • 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 signposted and have markings which are faded.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 280cm x 450cm (9ft 2in x 14ft 9in).

  • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • The nearest designated bay is 90m (98yd 1ft) from the Conference Hall entrance.

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

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • 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 not a designated drop off point.

  • The 2 bays are separated by a 1m wide gap which has an uneven surface.

  • 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 door(s) is / are single (with an unlocked extension leaf).

  • The door(s) is / are light.

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

  • These doors are power assisted. If the door is interacted with, the power unit activates and opens the door automatically.

  • The reception is located to the left of the Conference Centre.

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Conference Centre entrance.

  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.

  • There is step free access to this reception area.

  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.

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

  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • For some events delegates are received at a table in the ante-room to the conference room (as shown in photograph 2).

  • All seating is moveable and placed as required for the event. None of the standard seating has arm rests but such seats can be made available.

  • There is a fixed induction loop. Lighting is adjustable.

  • Access is level to the ante-room and toilet facilities.

  • 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the conference centre entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located off the ante-room to the conference centre.

  • 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 97cm (3ft 2in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 157cm (7ft 3in x 5ft 2in).

  • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is not 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 female sanitary and general domestic waste 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 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 not a towel dispenser.

  • There is not a toilet roll holder.

  • 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 fair.

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

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • 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 bright.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the ante-room to the conference room.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the conference centre entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.

  • This information refers to U2.

  • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor of Block UVW.

  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.

  • The room number viewed was U2.

  • The width of the door to the room is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 500cm x 450cm (16ft 5in x 14ft 9in).

  • The bed is 56cm (1ft 10in) high.

  • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 33cm (1ft 1in).

  • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.

  • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.

  • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are a desk with clear knee height to 70cm.

  • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are automatic doors at the entrance to the building.

  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.

  • The information relates to the ensuite.

  • The dimensions of the bathroom are 210cm x 285cm (6ft 11in x 9ft 4in).

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The width of the door to the bathroom is 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.

  • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.

  • The door is locked by a (no lock).

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is not a toilet roll holder.

  • There is a wash basin.

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

  • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • Wall mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.

  • There are mirrors.

  • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • Disposal facilities are not available.

  • There is not a bath.

  • There is a wheel in shower.

  • The shower head height is adjustable.

  • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.

  • The shower seat is flip down.

  • The shower seat height is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There are handrails available.

  • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.

  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.

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

  • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is fair.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.

  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.

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

  • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.

  • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.

  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.

  • There is / are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.

  • There is / are 2 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.

  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.

  • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • There are standard rooms on other floors.

  • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • The showers are in a cubicle with limited transfer space. There is a kitchen/pantry shared between 6 rooms (photograph 6).