Henry Wellcome Building

University of Leicester, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 9HN

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 Molecular and Cell Biology.

  • This is a secure building, which cannot be accessed by the general public.

  • 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.

  • 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 and Blue Badge holders.

  • There are no parking charges.

  • The car park is located in front 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 4 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 350cm x 460cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 1in).

  • 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 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.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Access to this car park is via Security Controlled barriers, shown in photograph 3.

  • There are also 4 Blue Badge bays at the top end of the CRF car park, close to this building.

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  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • The intercom 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.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 114cm (3ft 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.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 114cm (3ft 9in).

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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 some 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 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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  • Henry Wellcome Reception is located ahead and on the right as you enter.

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 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 bright.

  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

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

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

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

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 135cm x 95cm (4ft 5in x 3ft 1in).

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

  • There are not 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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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 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.

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  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is 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 not step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is/are 8 medium (11cm-17cm) step(s) for access to the lecture theatre(s).

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked and has/have handrails on both sides.

  • 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).

  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

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

  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are not even.

  • Step free access to the front of this lecture theatre is available on request.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the left as you face the theatre entrance.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

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

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 140cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 7in).

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

  • The lift door is manual, heavy 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 Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

  • At either side of the entrance to the lecture theatre is a set of 8 medium steps with handrails on both sides.

  • The platform lift overcomes the steps.

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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 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the left of Cafe Welcome.

  • There are similar accessible toilets on all floors There is an additional accessible toilet located at the side of the lecture theatre.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 265cm x 200cm (8ft 8in x 6ft 7in).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

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

  • The hand dryer 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 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 fair.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • This accessible toilet also has a wheel in shower.

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  • 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 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • 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 weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 200cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 7in).

  • 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 88cm (2ft 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.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • 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 49cm (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 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 external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • 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 good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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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 past the lift in the ground floor 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 28m 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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