Foundation Building

The University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool L69 7ZX

0151 794 2000

www.liv.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 03/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Student Administration Centre, the Pro Vice Chancellors office, Faculty Managers offices, Corporate Communications, Finance, Legal, Marketing, Planning and Administration, Faith Express, computing services and general meeting rooms.

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:30.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:30.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:30.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 17:30.

  • Friday 08:00 - 17:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • Monday 11:00 - 15:00.

  • Tuesday 11:00 - 15:00.

  • Wednesday 11:00 - 15:00.

  • Thursday 11:00 - 15:00.

  • Friday 11:00 - 15:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.

  • This venue is situated in the Central Campus.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Liverpool Lime Street.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is on the basement level.

  • The car park type is underground.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 600cm (9ft 10in x 19ft 8in).

  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the car park entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the car park entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

  • The car park surface is concrete.

  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.

  • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • This information is for the entrance located in the basement.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, on Brownlow Hill.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The automatic door requires a staff swipe card to access.

  • Visitors should use the bell to notify reception.

  • There is also an automatic revolving door at this entrance.

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  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, single 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located opposite the reception area.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.

  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 130cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 3in).

  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 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.

  • Only 1 lift accesses the basement.

  • This is 5 metres from the car park entrance on the basement level.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 113cm (3ft 8in).

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located to the side of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.

  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

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

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Student Administration Centre entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

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  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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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 towards the rear of the building.

  • 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 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 200cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 7in).

  • 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 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the hand dryer is 106cm (3ft 6in).

  • 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 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 bright.

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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 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor.

  • There are accessible toilets on all floors.

  • 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 lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 228cm (5ft x 7ft 6in).

  • 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 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 open waste paper bin 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 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 49cm (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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 117cm (3ft 10in).

  • 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 poor.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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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 Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Student Administration Centre entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located at the far end of the Student Administration Centre.

  • There is a male accessible toilet next door with similar features. The transfer space is on the right.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is not a unisex toilet.

  • This is a female only 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 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 185cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 1in).

  • 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 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 open waste paper bin 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 both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • 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 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 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 contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • 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, the fourth floor and the fifth floor.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor, opposite the lifts.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lifts.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.

  • Faith Express is at the rear of the Foundation Building.