From street level, there is a wrought iron gate (usually propped open) and two shallow steps up to the building frontage. The main entrance to the faculty is then accessed by two short flights of stone steps with no handrail. Please note that there is no intercom at the front door, so users requiring assistance should use the side entrance.
If you require level access to the building, this is accessed via a side entrance on New Inn Hall Street. Facing the front of the building, follow the signed arrow to New Inn Hall Street (first road on the right hand side). The back of the building is then accessed via a narrow gate (signed) halfway up the road on the right hand side. Wheelchair users should note that New Inn Hall Street is rather steep, and they may require assistance.
Once through the side gate, follow the sloping path to the right, and go around the outside of the lawn area to reach the building. The external stairs up to this second entrance are wide stone steps with iron handrails both sides. These follow the stairs only, and run out on reaching the level area in front of the door.
There is also an external stone ramp up to the secondary entrance, and this too has a handrail which runs out once the level area is reached.
When facing the door, there is both swipe card entry and an intercom on the left hand side. Follow the intercom instructions to contact reception, who will then open the door remotely (this is answered regularly between 9-5 and intermittently outside of these hours). Swipe card users can also open the door automatically. This is a large powered door which opens outwards. One side of this door is wide enough for most manual wheelchairs. The second side of the door can be opened by a member of the reception team in order to accommodate larger wheeled vehicles.
To exit the building, press the green exit button on the right hand side of the door, which will then open automatically.
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