Stamford Court Conference Centre

University of Leicester, Manor Road, Leicester LE2 2LH

0116 223 1680

conferences@le.ac.uk

www2.le.ac.uk/offices/conference

Guide Last Updated: 20/02/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include 8 conference / meeting rooms of various sizes, and a hospitality lounge.

  • Stamford Court is on the Gilbert Murray / Stamford Hall site, which is located to the south of Leicester City Centre and the main University Campus, in Oadby. Manor Road is accessed off Stoughton Drive South, which in turn is accessed off the A6 Leicester Road, close to the City Outer Ring Road.

  • Parking is available outside the front of this building.

  • Bus Routes 40, 80 and 80A stop on Manor Road, just outside this site. The 80 and 80A routes link this accommodation to the main University Campus, and the 80 bus also goes to the City Centre and the Station.

  • Leicester Station is located on the south side of the City Centre, just off the Inner Ring Road. Manor Road can be reached from here using the 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 anybody and permit holders.

  • There are no parking charges.

  • The car park is located at the front of the building, accessed off Manor Road.

  • 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 210cm x 400cm (6ft 11in x 13ft 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 15m (16yd 1ft) 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 car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Manor Road.

  • 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) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

  • The width of the door opening is 144cm (4ft 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 93cm (3ft 1in).

  • 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 have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp is 135cm (4ft 5in).

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  • The main reception is located directly to the right of the main entrance as you enter.

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.

  • Clear signage for the reception area is not 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 not a hearing assistance system.

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  • This information is for the entrance located opposite Bowder Court.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 103cm (3ft 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.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 137cm (4ft 6in).

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of both 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 entrances at both sides of the entrance porch (shown in photographs 2 and 3).

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  • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.

  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).

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

  • The step and ramp (photos 1 and 2) are located at the far end of the hospitality lounge from the main entrance. They link the main entrance, reception and front of the centre with the side entrance and rear.

  • There are not 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 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 a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Hearing loops are fitted in all of the conference / meeting rooms.

  • The hearing system is available only on request.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • Photograph 6 shows the Gilbert Murray Suite.

  • Photograph 7 shows the Gaulby Room.

  • Photograph 8 shows the Shearsby Room.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.

  • There is another flight of stairs on the far right hand side as you enter, just past reception. These stairs have a handrail on the left hand side going up with no landing.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are staff offices.

  • The handrail does not cover the bottom step.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the side entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located along the corridor to the left of the side entrance as you enter, leading to the hospitality lounge.

  • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 135cm x 220cm (4ft 5in x 7ft 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 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 not available in the cubicle.

  • 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 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 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 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 good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located to the right of main entrance as you enter.

  • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.

  • There is stepped access to the standard toilet surveyed.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 7m 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.

  • The step(s) is / are located at the entrance to the toilets.

  • There is/are 1 step(s).

  • The step(s) is / are shallow.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located off the corridor to the left of the side entrance as you enter.

  • 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 8m from the side 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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