Geoffrey Pope Building (Biosciences)

Stocker Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4QD

01392 661 000

disability@exeter.ac.uk

www.exeter.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 23/04/2018

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Access Guide

  • The first floor of the Henry Wellcome Building is accessible via the first floor of the Geoffrey Pope Building.

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

  • This venue is situated in Streatham Campus.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is St Davids.

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

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.

  • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.

  • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.

  • The car park is located in front of main entrance.

  • 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 clearly marked.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 600cm (16ft 5in x 19ft 8in).

  • 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 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.

  • The name of the car park is Car Park C.

  • The car park is located across the road in front of the building.

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

  • 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 not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 220cm (7ft 3in).

  • 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 220cm (7ft 3in).

  • This entrance is swipe card only.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the car park.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).

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

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • Portable hearing loops can be aquired from the building reception.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

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  • There is a small area with lockers under the main staircase.

  • There are 3 steps, without handrails, down to the area.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1S, 1, 2, 3S, 3, M, 4.

  • The stairs are located opposite the reception desk.

  • 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 both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located off the main corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1S, 1, 2, 3S, 3, M, 4.

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

  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 117cm x 190cm (3ft 10in x 6ft 3in).

  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does 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 medium.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located off the first floor corridor.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • This ramp links the first floor of the

  • Geoffrey Pope Building with the first floor of the Henry Wellcome Building.

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

  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope is located on the first floor landing above the reception.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • This ramp connects the first floor of the Geoffrey Pope Building and the first floor of the Living Systems Institute.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the stairs.

  • 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

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

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 300cm (7ft 7in x 9ft 10in).

  • 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 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • 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 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 not 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 the left.

  • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 can 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 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 good.

  • 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 fair.

  • 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 shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the first floor corridor.

  • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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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.

  • There is a Braille reader available on request.