Fielding Johnson Building

University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH

0116 252 2522

www.le.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 06/07/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Department of Law, administration offices, the International Centre for Management Law and Industrial Relations, The Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures, the International Office.

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • 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 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 off University Road.

  • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Fielding Johnson Building South Wing.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • The car park surface is block paving.

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.

  • This car park can be used by visitors.

  • There are no parking charges.

  • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.

  • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • There is sloped access to the car park from the sides of the car park.

  • This car park is clearly signposted from the University Road.

  • Pedestrian access is gained to the car park via drop curbs. There are bollards at these drop curbs with widths of 142cm between them.

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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 card reader/lock is 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(s) automatically (towards you).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 193cm (6ft 4in).

  • 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 192cm (6ft 4in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • Main Reception is located just inside the main entrance to the right.

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) 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 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 staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.

  • This desk has a lowered section, 77cm high, without a clear knee recess underneath.

  • There is seating in the reception area consisting of a 3 seater sofa and 2 easy chairs.

  • The seating does have armrests.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the north side of the building.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in).

  • 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 either side of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

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

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • There are 2 sets of second doors here.

  • To the left, there are double, permanently open doors, 141cm wide, which lead to the lift, stairs and accessible toilet (photograph 3).

  • To the right, there are push pad operated double automatic doors, which open inwards and are 152cm wide.

  • These lead to the Law School Reception and the ground floor teaching rooms.

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  • The Law School reception is located is located just inside the Leicester Law School entrance.

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Leicester Law School 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 not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear, off the path leading up past the Fielding Johnson South Wing.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The 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 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • 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 in front of and beyond the first set of doors.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • There are 2 identical second sets of doors here (shown in photographs 2-5).

  • These lead to ground floor Law School teaching rooms.

  • The corridor leading from the door on the right as you enter also leads to the Leicester Law School entrance and reception.

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  • There is step free access throughout the area.

  • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to leading to the ground floor Law School rooms from the Law School reception and entrance.

  • There is a push pad automatic door, 83cm wide, at the top of the ramp (shown in photographs 1 and 2).

  • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the Haldane Room and Council Suite Rooms 1 and 2.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.

  • These steps (photograph 3) and lift are located on the first floor, on the far side of the Harry Peach Library from the lift.

  • 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 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.

  • There are a couple of narrow doors, 74cm wide, in the first floor corridor on the south side of the building (photographs 4 and 5).

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on first floor, just past Harry Peach Library from the lift.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 39m (42yd 1ft) from the lift.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 88cm x 123cm (2ft 11in x 4ft).

  • The clear door width is 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.

  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The controls are between 73 and 87 cm high.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There is an easy ramp leading into the lift on the lower level (shown in photograph 1).

  • There is only a manual door to access this lift on the upper level (shown in photograph 2).

  • Photograph 3 shows the Haldane Room.

  • Photograph 4 shows Council Suite Room 1.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located inside the Leicester Law School entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

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

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor.

  • The lift is approximately 102m (111yd 1ft) from the Leicester Law School entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 170cm (4ft 1in x 5ft 7in).

  • 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 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.

  • There is a push pad operated automatic door, 74cm wide, to access this lift and the accessible toilet opposite on the ground floor (photograph 3).

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

  • The stairs are located in the main foyer to the left of the reception desk.

  • The stairs are approximately 8m from the main entrance.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Enterprise and Business Development Office and the Research Support Office on the second floor.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the first floor.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • There is a landing.

  • The stairs between G-1 have handrails on both sides (shown in photographs 1 and 2).

  • Photograph 3 shows the doors leading to these stairs on the first floor.

  • The stairs between floors 1-2 have handrails on alternate sides after each landing, except the bottom 2 steps (shown in photographs 4-6).

  • These steps lead to seminar rooms, which are also accessible by the lift.

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  • The Harry Peach Library is located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift area.

  • It is a Law Reference Library, and a silent study area. Books may not be removed from the library.

  • The library closes at 18:00 everyday.

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  • 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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located along the left hand corridor as you enter the building at the main entrance.

  • 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 and outwards.

  • The door is locked by a lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 235cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 9in).

  • There is not 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not 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 a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not 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 not 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Leicester Law School entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located opposite the lift.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from the Law School Reception.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 188cm x 210cm (6ft 2in x 6ft 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 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 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 female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • At the time of survey there was a table in the transfer space.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located in the front north corner of the first floor.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from the main reception or the Law School reception.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 184cm (7ft 7in x 6ft).

  • There is not 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 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not 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 a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 114cm (3ft 9in).

  • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 79cm (2ft 7in).

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

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the left as you enter the building, just before the accessible toilet.

  • 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 6m 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.

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