152-154 Upper New Walk

University of Leicester, 152-154 Upper New Walk, Leicester LE1 7QR

0116 252 2522

www.le.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 20/02/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Department of Criminology.

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The University Campus is located to the south of Leicester City Centre, accessed via University Road. This leads off London Road (A6) and Welford Road (A5199), both of which lead south off of the Inner Ring Road (A594).

  • Parking on campus is very limited, but there are several public car parks nearby.

  • Bus routes 47, 47a, 48, 48a, 80 and 80a stop on University Road, close to this building.

  • Leicester Station is located on the south side of the City Centre, just off the Inner Ring Road. University Road can be reached from here using the 48 or 80 bus. Leicester is on the London - Sheffield and the Birmingham - Stansted lines.

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.

  • The car park can be used by staff permit holders.

  • There are no parking charges.

  • The car park is located at the front of the 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 available.

  • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 247cm x 497cm (8ft 1in x 16ft 4in).

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

  • The nearest designated bay is 2m (2yd 7in) from the 152 entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user not at all.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

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

  • The intercom is at a height of 137cm.

  • A key card is required for access at this entrance.

  • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.

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

  • The doors are double.

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

  • The door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The doors are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

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

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

  • There is / are 4 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 deep.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).

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

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • Main reception is located to the right as you enter.

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.

  • There is step free access to this reception area.

  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.

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

  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.

  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.

  • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to 152 from 154 on the first floor.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • The two level changes shown are located on the first and second floor in the main corridors linking both buildings.

  • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.

  • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.

  • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.

  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all 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 left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the 1st floor.

  • The female and male toilets are 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a standard toilet located in the right side on the ground floor of the building.

  • It is only accessible is from entrance 152.