Harris Building

Edward Street, Preston, Lancashire PR1 2TQ

01772 201 201

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www.uclan.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 14/05/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Built and Natural Environment, including labs and studios, the Lancashire Law School, including a mock courtroom and a drama studio.

  • 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 each day during vacations..

  • 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 not 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 to 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 7 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 410cm x 450cm (13ft 5in x 14ft 9in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 33m (36yd 3in) from the accessible entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 56m (61yd 9in) from the accessible entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance 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 a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.

  • 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.

  • The car park is for permit holders only, 08:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday.

  • Outside of these times it is pay and display.

  • There is also another university car park, the Harris Car Park, at the rear of the building.

  • A permit is required to park on university car parks.

  • For further details on parking on campus please see the University How To Find Us page.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

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

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).

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

  • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • 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(s) towards you (pull).

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

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 172cm (5ft 8in).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located at the front of the main entrance.

  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • 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.

  • The second photograph shows the steps immediately inside the first set of doors, they are of medium height and are clearly marked with hand rails on both sides.

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

  • 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.

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

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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

  • 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 the right going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • These stairs are located at the far end of the corridor from the accessible entrance.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left as you enter the accessible entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

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

  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 103cm x 139cm (3ft 5in 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 have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does 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.

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

  • 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 the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Rooms HB318 and 318a on the landing.

  • These stairs are located just inside the main entrance.

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  • The lift is located at the front of the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 35m (38yd) from ground floor lift.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 131cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 4in).

  • The clear door width is 78cm (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 have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • There is a link in the first floor corridor that leads into the Harris Building.

  • There are two heavy single doors that open both ways with a width of 90cm.

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  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is not step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is/are 7 medium (11cm-17cm) step(s) for access to the lecture theatre(s).

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked and has/have handrails on both sides.

  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.

  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.

  • There is space for an assistance dog.

  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.

  • The steps have handrails on the left going up.

  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s) available on request.

  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).

  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the first floor leading into the lecture theatre.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 153cm (3ft 1in x 5ft).

  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft 10in).

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

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

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does not 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 not have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located by the ground floor stairs.

  • The ramp or slope is steep.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 91cm (2ft 12in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located by the ground floor stairs.

  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps mentioned, and has handrails both sides.

  • The ramp and steps can also be overcome by using the two lifts on the first floor.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located directly to the right as you exit the lift.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 99cm (3ft 3in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading off the third floor corridor.

  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There are two sets of steps leading off the corridor, leading to staff offices HB316, 317, 319 and 320.

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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 tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the first floor.

  • There are additional accessible toilets on all floors.

  • There is level access to this 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 door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 144cm x 210cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 11in).

  • There is not 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 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • 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 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 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 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 medium.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

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

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor, left as you exit the lift.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the ground floor lift.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the ground floor corridor.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are also standard toilets available on the second and third floors.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.