Wills Hall Main Building and Dining Room

Wills Hall, 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 main building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.

  • 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 slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The Residential Halls have a parking permit system in place.

  • Student Permits are free for Blue Badge holders (or where permission has been granted).

  • Visitors with disabilities do not require a permit but must display their Blue Badge.

  • For more information, please see the Parking at Residences webpage (link in Useful Information).

  • 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.

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

  • There is level access into the venue.

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

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

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • The doors are heavy but are usually open or can be opened by the porter whose desk is immediately inside the door.

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • The hearing system is available only on request.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the building adjacent to the bar.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

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

  • The lift is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).

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

  • 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 not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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

  • 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.

  • The following information is for the refectory.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the platform lift.

  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.

  • Drinking straws are not available.

  • The type of food served here is refectory main meals.

  • The refectory is on the first floor and can be accessed by the main staircase or the platform lift.

  • The seating is bench seating with no back rests.

  • There are no menus; food is collected from the counter display. The entrance doors to the refectory are 160cm wide automatic doors with a push pad.

  • The following information is for the bar.

  • The bar does not 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.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 52cm (1ft 8in).

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

  • The standard height for tables is 52cm.

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.

  • Drinking straws are not available.

  • No food is served in the bar. The bar is on the ground floor of the main building adjacent to the platform lift to the first floor.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located adjacent to the bar entrance and the platform lift to the first floor.

  • 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 heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 159cm (7ft 3in x 5ft 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 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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 not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 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 fair.

  • 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 toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.