Centre for Urban and English Local History

University of Leicester, 5 Salisbury Road, 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
    G - Common Room, General Office, Marc Fitch Fund Library
    1 - Teaching Rooms, Offices, Library Maps Rooms 1 & 2
    2 - Offices.

  • The building houses the Centre for Urban and English Local History.

  • 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 permit holders.

  • There are no parking charges.

  • The car park is located to the rear 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) is/are clearly marked.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 650cm (12ft 2in x 21ft 4in).

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

  • The nearest designated bay is 32m (34yd 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 dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on off Salisbury Road.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The parking on Salisbury Road is 07:30-20:00 Monday-Friday.

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  • This information is for the entrance located of Salisbury Road.

  • 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 132cm.

  • 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 automatically (away from you).

  • The doors are single.

  • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The doors are single.

  • The door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in) wide.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the rear of the building.

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

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The step(s) is / are located off Salisbury Road.

  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.

  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

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

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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  • There is step free access throughout the building.

  • 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 flooring in corridors with large, repeating patterns that incorporate bold contrasting colours or simulate steps.

  • 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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  • The library provides reference books and materials for graduate students.

  • The library is reference only.

  • The libraries Topography Room and Reading Room are located on the ground floor.

  • Map Rooms 1 & 2 are located on the first floor. They are shown in photographs 5 & 6.

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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 the right going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The staircase located to your right on entrance is similar but has a handrails on the left.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional offices and the standard toilets.

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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 tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to your left on entrance.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 212cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 11in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not 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 not 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 the right.

  • 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 42cm (1ft 5in).

  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • 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 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 poor.

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

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

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

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

  • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.

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

  • On the staircase to your left on entrance. There is a standard female toilet located on the landing a few steps before the first floor. As well as a male toilet located on the landing a few steps before the second floor of the staircase.

  • On the staircase to your right on entrance. There is a standard shared toilet located on landing a few steps before the first floor and a female toilet located a few steps before the second floor.

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