As the buildings are all of different dates they were not built to current accessibility standards and as such do not have features such as easy to use door handles and may not have enough space for larger wheelchairs. The doors are a variety of widths and not all open to the recommended 80 cm.
There are ten bedrooms with wet rooms which are spread between the following locations:
Claire Palley Building Two
Trenamen Building Two
Ruth Deech Building Six
Claire Palley and Trenamen Buildings
The main doors to the Claire Palley and Trenamen Buildings are heavy and none of them are powered. The bedroom doors are also heavy and none are powered. The wet room doors are on light closers.
Ruth Deech Building
The main door into the Ruth Deech Building is powered and there is lift access to all floors.
None of the flat, staircase, kitchen or bedroom doors in the Ruth Deech Building are powered and all of these doors are heavy which some people may find difficult. The wet room doors are all on light closers.
Alarms and Space
Not all of the bedrooms have alarms. There are differing amounts of space to manoeuvre a wheelchair. There is a range of different bedroom furniture some of which is more accessible than others. The College has vibrating pillows available.
There are no accessible kitchens in the Claire Palley and Trenamen Buildings. Students generally eat in the Dining Hall. All of the kitchens have heavy fire doors.
The kitchens in the Ruth Deech Building don’t have any knee recesses and there is limited room to manoeuvre a wheelchair. However the lower cupboard handles are 82 cm from the floor and the fridge handles are at 76 cm. The drawers are between 35 cm and 82 cm from the ground. The hob, work tops and sinks are set at 92 cm from the ground.
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