21 University Road

University of Leicester, 21 University Road, Leicester LE1 7RF

0116 252 2522

www.le.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 20/02/2017

Something changed?

Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include
    Reception and offices on the ground floor. The first and second floors are also home to offices.

  • The School of Education consists of 7 buildings all located on the same site.

  • 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.

  • 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 building does have its own dedicated parking.

  • The car park can be used by permit holders.

  • There are no parking charges.

  • The car park is located off University Road.

  • 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 236cm x 460cm (7ft 9in x 15ft 1in).

  • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.

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

  • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.

  • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).

  • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on University Road.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Parking on University Road is pay and display.

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

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

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

  • The intercom is at a height of 118cm.

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

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

  • The doors are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.

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

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

  • There is / are 10 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.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are in the centre.

  • The School of Education is located directly in front as you enter through the main entrance.

  • The desk is 9m (9yd 2ft) 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 bright.

  • 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 not staffed.

  • There is a bell to attract attention.

  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.

  • 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 some flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.

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

  • The lighting levels are good.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 15+.

  • There are G-1-2 steps between floors.

  • 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 the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • There are handrails on both sides of the staircase between the first and second floors as can be seen in photograph 3.

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

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

  • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located in the office area past the stairs to the right of the building.

  • 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 218cm (5ft x 7ft 2in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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 not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • 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 42cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the hand dryer is 91cm (2ft 12in).

  • 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).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • 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).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 91cm (2ft 12in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 81cm (2ft 8in).

  • 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 good.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The toilet is marked as unisex.

  • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the first floor.

  • There are male standard toilets facilities on the first floor.

  • There are female standard toilets facilities on the first floor.

  • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the first floor.

  • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.

  • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.