Brook Building

Victoria Street, Preston, Lancashire PR1 7QT

01772 201 201

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www.uclan.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 11/07/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include classrooms, staff offices, Brook Stop and Shop and Lancashire Business School.

  • Monday 07:30 - 21:00.

  • Tuesday 07:30 - 21:00.

  • Wednesday 07:30 - 21:00.

  • Thursday 07:30 - 21:00.

  • Friday 07:30 - 20:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The building closes an hour earlier during student vacation..

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.

  • This venue is situated in City Campus Preston.

  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Preston.

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

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located at the side of the building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 550cm (11ft 6in x 18ft 1in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) both ways.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).

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

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

  • 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 not staffed.

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • There is a portable infrared hearing assistance system which can be used as and when required throughout the campus. There is a shop to the right as you enter.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located beyond the entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 140cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 7in).

  • 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 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.

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  • 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 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the left as you enter.

  • 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 heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 210cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 68cm (2ft 3in).

  • There is no dropdown rail.

  • 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 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/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 good.

  • 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.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of the reception area.

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

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • 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.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.