Building 45

University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ

02380 595000

www.southampton.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 14/09/2017

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Access Guide

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

  • This venue is situated in the Highfield Campus.

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

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

  • The nearest mainline railway stations are Southampton Parkway (Airport) and Southampton

  • Central (City Centre).

  • 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 at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 580cm (9ft 10in x 19ft 0in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 16m (17yd) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 19m (21yd) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the entrance 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 a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • The patron does have to cross a road.

  • The road is generally quiet.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

  • The door opens towards you.

  • There is also a set of revolving doors which are 165cm wide.

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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

  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • There is a moderate ramp located within lecture theatre room 0045.

  • This enables the whole room to be accessible.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located towards the rear of the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 22m (24yd) from main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 160cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 3in).

  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

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

  • The accessible toilet is 27m (30yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located towards the rear of the building.

  • There is level access to the 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 195cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 5in).

  • 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).

  • 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 the right.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • 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 41cm (1ft 4in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • 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 toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are adpted toilets located on floors 2 and 3, which are of similar specification.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located at the rear of the building.

  • The female and male toilets are 48m (52yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are additional standard male and female toilets located on floors 2 and 3.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

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

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.