Devonshire Hall Old Hall (Conference Facilities and Public Areas)

Devonshire Hall, Cumberland Road, Leeds LS6 2EQ

0113 343 7777

accom@leeds.ac.uk

www.leeds.ac.uk/accommodation

Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2013

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Access Guide

  • Services/facilities within the building include :.

  • Old Hall - meeting and function rooms, the senior common room and student accommodation.

  • Main Hall - the dining room and the bar, the junior common room and the snooker room.

  • Devonshire Hall catered residents take their meals in the dining room.

  • The bar is open to all Devonshire Hall residents and their guests.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in Leeds.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Burley Park.

  • 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 in the quadrangle.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • 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.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • 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 between the Old Hall and Main Hall.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a slope located in front of the entrance.

  • The slope is moderate.

  • The slope is permanent.

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  • This information is for the entrance located either side of the front of the Hall.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in) wide.

  • There are also entrances on either side of the block, off the North and South courtyards, which have double doors that open towards you.

  • Step free access to the Main Hall is available via the ramp from the Old Hall.

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  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The entrances on the side of the Hall are accessed by three medium steps with a handrail.

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

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

  • This entrance can be used by visitors and Devonshire Halls residents on request, as it provides step free access to the basement.

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  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is not available only on request.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

  • There is level access to the ground floor meeting and function rooms in the Old Hall.

  • The hearing loop is fitted in the Fenton Room, located on the ground floor of the Old Hall.

  • There is also a portable hearing loop available.

  • The photograph shows one of the ground floor rooms in the Old Hall.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the Old Hall Entrance as you enter.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 126cm (4ft 2in).

  • This ramp is used to give step free access to the dining room and bar.

  • It leads directly to the staff only area of the dining room, and so should only be used by residents and visitors who may have trouble with the steps to access the Dining Room and Bar Block.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • There is a landing.

  • Escalator(s) cannot be used to access other floors.

  • The services on other floors which are not accessible are the warden's flat and student accommodation on the first floor.

  • There are two sets of stairs between G-1, which have handrails on either side.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the junior common room and snooker room.

  • The handrails do not cover the bottom seven steps.

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  • 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 service counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Chairs with armrests can be made available on request.

  • The nearest table is 33m (36yd) from the Old Hall entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest dining table is 70cm (2ft 3in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest dining table is 71cm (2ft 3in).

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

  • Menus are available on the wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus can be made available in large print on request.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is main meals.

  • Monday 17:15 - 18:30.

  • Tuesday 07:30 - 09:00.

  • Wednesday 07:30 - 09:00.

  • Thursday 17:15 - 18:30.

  • Friday 17:15 - 18:30.

  • Saturday 11:00 - 12:30.

  • Sunday 11:00 - 12:30.

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  • The following information is for the bar.

  • Drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • All chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 45m (49yd) from the Old Hall entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest dining table is 70cm (2ft 3in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest dining table is 71cm (2ft 3in).

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

  • Monday Closed.

  • Tuesday Closed.

  • Wednesday Closed.

  • Thursday Closed.

  • Friday 18:00 - 23:00..

  • Saturday 18:00 - 23:00..

  • Sunday 18:00 - 22:30..

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  • The building provides 0 adapted accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate adapted bathroom.

  • The standard rooms are on the first floor, and cannot be accessed by a lift.

  • 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.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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

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

  • The accessible toilet is 21m (23yd) from the Old Hall entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of the Old Hall, off the corridor past the far stairs.

  • There is level access to the 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 sliding bolt.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 221cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 3in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 113cm (3ft 8in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • 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 not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 118cm (3ft 10in) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The toilet roll holder is 120cm (3ft 11in) high.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is fair.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located in the Old Hall, next to the adapted toilet.

  • The female toilets are 23m (25yd) from the Old Hall entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located in the Old Hall, just past the Fenton Room.

  • The male toilets are 16m (17yd) from the Old Hall entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilet.

  • There are also toilets located by the side entrances to the Dining Room and Bar Block from the courtyards, which are accessed by a medium step.

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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.

  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Plastic cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available on request.