Attenborough Building - Tower Seminar Block

University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH

0116 252 2522

www.le.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 08/06/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the departments of Art, English, Film Theatre, History, History of Art and Film, Modern Languages, Politics and International Relations, Social Sciences, Sociology, Sociology of Sport and the Victorian Studies Centre.

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • Lectures can run between 08.00 and 18.00.

  • 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 Danielle Brown Sports Centre, David Wilson Library.

  • 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 not available.

  • This car park can be used by permit holders.

  • There are no parking charges.

  • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.

  • Signs are clearly presented.

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

  • There is sloped access to the car park from the entrance road.

  • This car park is clearly signposted from the entrance road.

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  • The car park is located to the rear of the Attenborough Building, next to College House.

  • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Attenborough 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.

  • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 386cm x 530cm (12ft 8in x 17ft 5in).

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

  • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.

  • There are no parking charges.

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

  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the the Attenborough Building.

  • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Attenborough Building main entrance.

  • The nearest designated bay is 98m (107yd 6in) from the Attenborough Building main entrance.

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

  • 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 (towards you).

  • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when entering.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • 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 easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp is 142cm (4ft 8in).

  • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.

  • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the ramp.

  • There is / are 6 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 clearly marked.

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

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There are two sets of doors.

  • The second set of doors are on the left.

  • The doors on the left can also be opened by push pad at a height of 104cm.

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  • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).

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

  • There is poor colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • This building does not play background music.

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  • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).

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

  • There is poor 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.

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  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • Designated seating is located at the rear of the auditorium.

  • Wheelchairs are left with the patron.

  • A companion may sit with you.

  • Companions sit beside the patron.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

  • A deposit is not required for the sound enhancement system.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 150cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on level 2.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-18.

  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the link entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 180cm x 130cm (5ft 11in x 4ft 3in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 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.

  • This lift can also be used as an evacuation lift.

  • The Paternoster lift (as shown in photograph 2) is also available.

  • However, this lift is not suitable for people with mobility impairments as it involves stepping into and out of a moving lift.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-18.

  • 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 not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) 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.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the 2nd floor, as you exit the lift.

  • There are additional accessible toilets on floors 3,6,11 and 15. The details are the same for all of the accessible toilets.

  • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The door is light.

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

  • 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 104cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 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 coat hook(s).

  • 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 a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the hand dryer is 107cm (3ft 6in).

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 107cm (3ft 6in).

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.

  • 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 contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 4.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift entrance.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 5.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift entrance.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional standard male toilets located on floors 8, 12, 14, 17 and 18.

  • There are additional standard female toilets located on floors 7, 10, 13 and 16.

  • The details are the same for all of the standard male and female toilets.

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  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor, along the corridor at the rear of the entrance foyer.

  • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.

  • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 19m from the main entrance.

  • 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.

  • This toilet also contains a standard shower, accessed by a deep step.

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