George Davies Centre

University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH

0116 252 2522

www2.le.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 25/10/2016

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Access Guide

  • 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, students and visitors.

  • There are no parking charges.

  • The car park is located at the side 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 6 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 370cm x 530cm (12ft 2in x 17ft 5in).

  • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.

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

  • The nearest designated bay is 40m (43yd 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 slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is block paving.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

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

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance from the road.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.

  • The ramp is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The second set of accessible doors is accessed via key card reader or by intercom to reception.

  • Both card reader and intercom are 115cm high.

  • Alternatively, to the left of these doors is a double set of revolving doors with an entrance width of 130cm.

  • These are followed by a set of manual doors that are double with one leaf locked, heavy, open towards you and are 75cm wide.

  • Access to the automatic door is gained via the intercom which is linked to reception. It is over 105cm.

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

  • 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 medium.

  • 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 a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There are a set of key card accessed security gates located next to reception. The standard gates are 50cm wide and there is a extended gate that's 90cm wide.

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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 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 the majority of corridors.

  • The lighting levels are good.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is not available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front and at the back.

  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.

  • There is space for an assistance dog.

  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.

  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).

  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

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  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is not available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front and at the back.

  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.

  • There is space for an assistance dog.

  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.

  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).

  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

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

  • 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.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located straight ahead as you enter the venue and then to the right.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 48m (52yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 198cm x 140cm (6ft 6in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 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 have a hearing loop system.

  • 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 medium.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • 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 counter.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 42m (45yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 105cm (3ft 5in).

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are not clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.

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  • 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.

  • This accessible toilet is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located straight ahead after the security gates and then in the first corridor on the left.

  • 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 lever twist.

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

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 220cm (5ft 1in 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • 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 not mirrors.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (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 poor.

  • 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 toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • 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 23m (25yd 6in) from the lift.

  • 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 lever twist.

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

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 245cm x 250cm (8ft x 8ft 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 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • 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 available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • 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.

  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot 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 grab rails and wall is fair.

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

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).

  • Other facilities available include; accessible toilet.

  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

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  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on on all floors.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located off the central corridor.

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

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 50m from the main entrance.

  • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.

  • There are verticle and horizontal grab rails on the left hand side only.

  • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

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  • There are shared standard toilets facilities on all floors.

  • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located towards the rear of the building off the main corridor.

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

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 18m from the lift.

  • There are vertical and horizontal grab rails on the right hand side only.

  • There is sufficient standing space in the cubicle for ambulant disabled people.

  • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

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