Maurice Shock 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

  • The building provides accommodation for some departments within the current Schools of Medicine and Biological Sciences including Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, Medical and Social Care Education and also administrative offices for the Faculty.

  • There is a catering facility on the first floor. This is not an open access building. All visitors are required to sign in and it is essential for staff and students to provide identity badges.

  • 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 09:15 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 09:15 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 09:15 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 09:15 - 16:00.

  • Friday 09:15 - 16:00.

  • 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 at the rear of the Maurice Shock Building, on Lancaster Road.

  • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Maurice Shock 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 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 450cm (7ft 10in x 14ft 9in).

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

  • This car park can be used by permit holders.

  • There are no parking charges.

  • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.

  • Signs are not clearly presented.

  • 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 main entrance.

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

  • The nearest designated bay is 88m (96yd 9in) from the main entrance.

  • This car park is located at the rear of the building on Lancaster Road.

  • To get to the building's main entrance you have to travel along the pavement on Lancaster Road and turn right onto University Road.

  • There is a dropped kerb leading from the car park onto the pavement on Lancaster Road.

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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.

  • 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 164cm (5ft 5in).

  • 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 121cm (3ft 12in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of and to the right 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 have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The doors are left unlocked allowing for entry into the building, however it will be necessary to show your Ucard at reception in this case.

  • At other times the doors are locked and a Ucard is needed to gain access to the building in it's entirety.

  • The keypad is not between 90cm and 105cm.

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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 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 some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • The Maurice Shock Reception is located ahead as you enter and to the right.

  • 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 medium.

  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).

  • 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.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There is seating in the reception area.

  • The seating does not have armrests.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the main entrance foyer facing you as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 175cm x 229cm (5ft 9in x 7ft 6in).

  • The clear door width is 121cm (3ft 12in).

  • 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.

  • There are 4 lifts within the building, one on either side, one at the rear and one at the front of the building.

  • The details are similar for all of the lifts.

  • Access to the fourth floor and the basement is by key only.

  • The fourth floor and the basement have restricted access.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-LG-G-1-2-3-4.

  • The stairs are located in the main foyer, to the left as you enter the building.

  • The stairs are approximately 4m from the main entrance.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.

  • 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.

  • There are 3 other identical staircases, in each corner of the building.

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  • This information is for the entrance located in front of the cafe at the rear of the left corridor on the first floor.

  • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.

  • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the lift and this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single (with an unlocked extension leaf).

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • The entrance surveyed is at the end of the far left corridor (to the right as you exit the main entrance foyer lift).

  • If using the far left building lift there is an identical entrance (immediately to the left as you exit the lift).

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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.

  • All chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the I.V Cafe entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 102cm (3ft 4in).

  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

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

  • Items are individually labelled and priced.

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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 step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is a moderate ramp/slope for access to the lecture theatre(s).

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 75cm.

  • The ramp/slope does not have handrails.

  • 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 not designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).

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

  • There is not space for an assistance dog.

  • There is not step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is a single medium step or moderate slope to access the speakers area.

  • 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).

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

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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 tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located in the corridor at the far left of the main foyer.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is not a unisex toilet.

  • There is an identical female accessible toilet located to the left of this 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 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 125cm x 147cm (4ft 1in x 4ft 10in).

  • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • There is no dropdown rail.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is not 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 general domestic waste disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

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

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 53cm (1ft 9in).

  • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 good.

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

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a floor and wall fixed rail to the left and rear of the toilet.

  • This fixed rail is in place instead of a drop down rail.

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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 39m (42yd 1ft) from the main foyer lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, through the I.V Cafe, right beyond the left hand lift, then in the corridor on the right.

  • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 191cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 3in).

  • 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 101cm (3ft 4in).

  • 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 non-infectious 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 not a mirror.

  • 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 102cm (3ft 4in).

  • 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 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • 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 fair.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the second floor, the third floor and the fourth floor.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the corridor at the far left of the main foyer.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the corridor at the far left of the main foyer.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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