Building 2

University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton SO17 1BJ

02380 595 000

www.southampton.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 29/03/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Management School, the Centre for Learning and Teaching, the Student Office for Business and Law, Music.

  • 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 located to the side of the building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There is/are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 520cm (13ft 1in x 17ft 1in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 34m (37yd 7in) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) 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.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • This car park is for pre booked University visitors and Blue Badge holders only.

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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) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • This entrance leads to level 2.

  • There is a similar entrance on the far left hand side at the front of the building (photograph 2), leading directly into the Music area of the building.

  • This entrance is only accessed via steps. However, the Music area can also be accessed from the main entrance.

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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 right of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 139cm (4ft 7in).

  • 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 5 step(s) to the area/service.

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

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

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  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the main building entrance.

  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.

  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

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

  • 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 is a / are step(s) at this entrance.

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

  • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).

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

  • The step(s) is / are shallow (2cm - 10cm).

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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  • The desk/counter is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

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

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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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 medium.

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

  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

  • There is level access to the front of Lecture Theatre 3043 on level 3.

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users at the rear of Lecture Room L on level 1 (photographs 3 and 4).

  • There is level access but no designated spaces to the rear of Lecture Room K on level 1.

  • The tiered seating is accessed by deep marked steps with no handrails.

  • Lecture Rooms C and D, accessed by the level 1 lift, are similar to K (photographs 5 and 6).

  • Lecture Rooms A and B, also accessed by the level 1 lift, have level access to the front but no designated spaces for wheelchair users.

  • The tiered seating here is also accessed by deep, marked steps (photographs 7 and 8).

  • All of these lecture rooms have hearing loops fitted.

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

  • The stairs are located beyond the main entrance.

  • There are 15+ steps between 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 identical staircases at both ends of the building.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the lobby opposite the main entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 112cm x 170cm (3ft 8in x 5ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (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 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 identical lifts at both ends of the building.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located in the corridor leading between the main entrance and the Music area.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 114cm (3ft 9in).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located at the far end of level 1 from the main lift.

  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

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

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

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.

  • There is a lift to access this area/service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located towards the rear of the building on level 1.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 49m (53yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 85cm x 76cm (2ft 9in x 2ft 6in).

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • This lift gives access to lecture rooms A-D.

  • This lift requires a key to operate.

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

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is a bridge which links level 2 to the Murray Building and the School of Management Executive Education (Building 58).

  • This can be accessed by push pad operated automatic double doors, 116cm (3ft 10in) wide which open towards you.

  • On the bridge, there is a moderate ramp to access the other buildings.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • 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 27m (29yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located off the level 1 corridor.

  • 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 190cm (5ft 7in 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 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not 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 disposal units.

  • There is a/are 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not 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 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 medium.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located off the level 1 corridor.

  • The female and male toilets are 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional standard male and female toilets located on levels 3, 4, 5 and 6.

  • The toilets on levels 1, 5 and 6 contain cubicles with grab rails fitted and doors that open outwards.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Staff do 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.