Adrian Building

University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH

0116 252 2522

www.le.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 03/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Department of Genetics; the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour (NPB); the Centre for Core Biotechnology Services (CBS) facilities including CBS workshop, the Electronics workshop, Genomics, EM Suite, Confocal Microscopy suite and BBash.

  • Access to this building is for authourised persons only at all times. A swipe card is required to access the building out of hours.

  • 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 car park is located off University Road.

  • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Bennet Building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.

  • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 323cm x 580cm (10ft 7in x 19ft).

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

  • This car park can be used by visitors.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.

  • There is sloped access to the car park from the University Road.

  • This car park is not clearly signposted from the University Road.

  • The nearest designated bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Bennet Building.

  • This car park can be used by visitors, but permits must be applied for in advance and displayed otherwise a penalty notice will be issued. A Permit only gives a right to search for a space.

  • This car park has a barrier at the entrance. People wishing to access the car park need to press a button on the barrier to talk to security.

  • This button to the intercom can be reached from a vehicle.

  • Access to the Bennett Building from the car park requires a swipe card.

  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.

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

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in).

  • 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 178cm (5ft 10in).

  • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.

  • The ramp is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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

  • There is / are 2 step(s) to access the entrance.

  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

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

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are in the centre.

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

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) 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 high (110cm+).

  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.

  • There is 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 building via lift(s).

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

  • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.

  • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.

  • There is 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 varied.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3-4.

  • 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 both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There are identical staircases located on either side of the building. Only the stairs at the main entrance end of the building goes up as far as level 4 (roof). The stairs at the Peace Walk end of the building finish at level 3.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the entrance foyer.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 145cm x 210cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • 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 not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does 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 bright.

  • There are 2 lifts, one on either side of the building and the details are the same for both, except the lift at the Peace Walk end of the building only goes to level 3.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 52m (56yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, in the front corridor.

  • There are similar accessible toilets located on the first and second floors.

  • 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 by sliding.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 245cm x 180cm (8ft x 5ft 11in).

  • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 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 good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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 right hand ground floor corridor.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 43m (47yd 1in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left hand ground floor corridor.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional standard male toilets located on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.

  • There are additional standard female toilets located on the lower ground, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors.

  • The details are similar for all standard toilets.