Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building

University of Leicester, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Welford Road, Leicester LE2 7LX

0116 252 3170

cancerstudies@le.ac.uk

www2.le.ac.uk/departments/csmm/about/maps

Guide Last Updated: 06/07/2017

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Access Guide

  • Leicester Royal Infirmary is located on the southern edge of the City Centre, to the east of the Main University Campus, just off the Inner Ring Road (A594).

  • Staff only parking is avaiable on site, but there are public car parks in the vicinity of the hospital.

  • Bus routes X6, X44, X55, 48, 48a, 49, 49A, 49B, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88 and 88A, along with the UHL Hospital Hopper, stop on Aylestone Road, outside the hospital.

  • Leicester Station is located on the south side of the City Centre, just off the Inner Ring Road. The UHL Hospital Hopper bus links the station to the Royal Infirmary. 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 permit holders.

  • 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 not available.

  • 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 uneven surfaces.

  • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • The name of the car park is hospital multi-story car park.

  • The car park is located within the leicester royal infirmary hospital.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • 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.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 185cm (6ft 1in).

  • 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 174cm (5ft 9in).

  • 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 the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.

  • The ramp is permanent.

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

  • Access to the building is via key card after 19:00.

  • RKCSB Reception is located in the main foyer.

  • 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 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.

  • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).

  • There is an easy ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the left side on the ground floor.

  • 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 no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.

  • 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 all areas.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • 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 not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).

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

  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 71cm and 71cm.

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

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

  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).

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

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right as you enter from the main entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 143cm x 235cm (4ft 8in x 7ft 9in).

  • 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 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.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6.

  • 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 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 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor at the rear left of the building.

  • There is a similar toilet next to this one, except with the transfer space 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 195cm x 290cm (6ft 5in x 9ft 6in).

  • 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 126cm (4ft 2in).

  • 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 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).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 grab rails and wall is fair.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the seventh floor.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor at the far left of the building.

  • 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 30m 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.