Trinity College

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Trinity College has its main entrance on Broad Street. This entrance is level. There is an alternative entrance on Parks Road which has steps. There is also an entrance on St Giles which is through a cut-out gate with a threshold.  Access is managed either with keys, keypads or fobs.
The college has buildings which are a mix of different ages and styles. Some are more accessible than others. There are accessible bedrooms on staircases 5 and 6 and two overlooking the rose garden. There are eight accessible bedrooms in the Levine building. The accessible bedrooms all have accessible bathrooms.

 

This table contains summary information about the building

On-site designated parking for Blue Badge holders No
Public designated parking for Blue Badge holders within 200m Yes
Other nearby parking Yes
Main entrance Level
Alternative entrance Stepped
Wheelchair accessible toilets 7
Lift 4
Hearing support systems  
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There are no designated accessible parking spaces at Trinity. There is parking near the St Giles entrance and also on Front Quad.

Parking is agreed on a case by case basis. Students with specific parking needs should discuss these with the College before their arrival.

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The main entrance is on Broad Street. This entrance is level. There is an alternative stepped entrance on Parks Road. The pedestrian entrance from St Giles is through a cut-out gate which has a threshold.

Main entrance

  • The pedestrian gate is held open during the day
  • This gate opens to 820 mm
  • The access control for this gate is 135 cm from the ground
  • There is a second gate between the pedestrian entrance and Front Quad 
  • This gate opens to over 90 cm
  • The access controls for this gate are 92 cm and 126 cm from the ground

St Giles

  • The pedestrian entrance here is through a cutout gate 
  • This gate has a threshold which is 37 cm high
  • The cutout gate opens to 55 cm 
  • The access controls are 143 cm and 144 cm from the floor

Parks Road

  • This entrance can only be reached by using steps
  • The access controls are  cm from the floor. 
  • The gate has an effective clear width of cm

Vehicle Entrances 

  • The vehicle entrance on St Giles is opened by using the intercom
  • The vehicle entrance into Front Quad is opened by the Porters

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Lodge

  • There is a mixture of level and sloped access from the main entrance
  • The slope is 90 cm wide.
  • The lodge door is opens to 69 cm
  • There is a short gentle slope from the doorway into the Lodge
  • The Porters are happy to come out of the Lodge to assist people
  • There is also a window near the pedestrian entrance which is used as a counter
  • This window is 83 cm from the floor
  • The counter inside the Lodge is 126 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in the Lodge
  • The porters are on duty 24 hours a day

Pigeonholes

  • There are pigeonholes at varying heights 
  • If anyone is unable to access the pigeonholes the porters will hold onto their post

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Trinity has seven accessible toilets and one changing places toilet.
As the toilets were built at different times they do not all meet current accessibility standards. This means that some of them do not have features such as high contrast between the rails and the walls, easy-to-use door handles and easy reach sinks.

All of the accessible bedrooms have accessible bathrooms.

There are locations without accessible toilets such as:

  • MCR
  • Dining hall
  • Bar
  • JCR

The dimensions of the toilets are:

Sutro Room
130 cm x 210 cm
Staircase 243 cm x 263 cm
Levine Building:

Basement 
186 cm x 212 cm
Basement - shower room
244 cm x 211 cm
Basement - Changing Places toilet
390 cm x 248 cm
Ground floor - café
170 cm x 290 cm
Ground floor - Seminar rooms 
183 cm x 199 cm
First floor 
153 cm x 190 cm

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The college has four lifts. There are two passenger lifts and two platform lifts.

Library – Platform Lift 

  • This lift gives access to the lower library and the upper library
  • The call button is 105 cm from floor
  • The lift is 147 cm deep and 110 cm wide
  • The door opens to 98 cm
  • The lift buttons are 94 cm from floor
  • The lift buttons are backlit and tactile with Braille
  • The lift has a handrail underneath the buttons
  • There is a visual indicator of the floor numbers
  • The lift is well lit
  • The lift floor and walls are non-reflective

Sutro Room – Platform Lift

  • This platform lift gives access from the Quad to the Sutro Room
  • The call button is 100 cm from the floor
  • The lift is 146 cm deep and 106 cm wide
  • The door opens to 87 cm
  • The lift buttons are 104 cm from the floor
  • The lift buttons are backlit and tactile
  • The lift car has a handrail underneath the buttons
  • There is a visual indicator of the floor numbers
  • The lift has an audio display
  • The lift is well lit
  • The lift floor and walls are non-reflective

Levine Building

Auditorium – Passenger Lift

  • This passenger lift gives access to all floors in the building
  • The lift call button is 94 cm from floor
  • The lift is 243 cm deep and 138 cm wide
  • The door opens to 111 cm
  • The lift buttons are between 107 cm and 122 cm from the floor
  • The lift buttons are backlit and tactile with Braille display
  • The lift has a handrail on the left as you enter
  • There is a visual indicator of the floor numbers
  • There is audio information on the floor numbers
  • The lift is well lit
  • The floor and walls are non-reflective 
  • The lift has a mirror

Café  – Passenger Lift

  • This passenger lift gives access to all floors in the building
  • The lift call button is 105 cm from floor
  • The lift is 140 cm deep and 158 cm wide
  • The door opens to 90 cm
  • The lift buttons are between 94 cm and 123 cm from the floor
  • The lift buttons are backlit and tactile with Braille display
  • The lift has a handrail on the left as you enter
  • There is a visual indicator of the floor numbers
  • There is audio information on the floor numbers
  • The lift is well lit
  • The lift floor and walls are non-reflective 
  • The lift has a mirror

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The college has several different building styles and staircases. Some are older than others and some are more accessible than others. Some have contrasting edges and handrails but not all of them do.

The following areas can be reached without having to use stairs or a lift:

  • Accessible bedroom Staircase 5
  • Accessible bedroom Staircase 6
  • accessible bedroom Rose Garden
  • JCR 
  • Chapel
  • Dining Hall
  • Levine Building:
  • Café 
  • Seminar Rooms 
  • Function Room
  • Auditorium – upper level

The images below show examples stairs around the college. 
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As you would expect Trinity College has buildings of various different ages and therefore a variety of different doors.
There are powered doors in the following locations:

  • Staircase 6
  • Door to lower library
  • Access doors to Levine building
  • Doors from Café lobby to lift
  • Levine building first floor doors from stairwell to accommodation area
  • Levine building first floor kitchen
  • Levine building first floor door between rooms 1 and 21 and the kitchen

Some of the doors in the College are heavy and some people may need assistance. Some of the doors have door knobs and some are opened by using keys.

The images below show examples of doors around the college. 

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Front Quad

  • There is level access around the Quad
  • The surface is a mixture of paving and tarmac
  • There is level access into Durham Quad, Library Quad and the Rose Garden
  • There is level access into the Gardens
  • The grass here is surrounded by a metal upstand

This Quad has the following:

  • Porters’ Lodge
  • JCR
  • MCR 
  • President’s Lodgings
  • Accommodation

Library Quad

  • There is a mix of sloped and stepped access to this Quad
  • The surface is paved
  • There is level access to the Gardens

This Quad has:

  • Library
  • Accommodation

Rose Garden

  • The Rose garden has level access around the edge of the Quad only
  • Access to the centre of the Quad is by using steps

This Quad has:

  • Accessible Bedrooms
  • Accommodation
  • MCR
  • JCR Kitchen

Durham Quad

  • There is level access around the Quad
  • The surface is a mix of paving and bricks
  • There is a small upstand and sloped access to Garden Quad

This Quad has the following:

  • Chapel
  • Dining Hall
  • Bar
  • Accommodation

Garden Quad

  • The access from Durham Quad has a 4 cm threshold and a short very steep ramp
  • There is level access around the Quad
  • The surface is a mix of paving and bricks
  • There is stepped access to Dolphin Yard
  • There is level access to the Gardens from Garden Quad

This Quad contains:

  • Fletcher Seminar Room
  • Accommodation

Dolphin Yard

  • There is a mixture of level and ramped access from the Garden 
  • Access from St Giles is through the cut-out gate which has a threshold

This Yard contains:

  • Gym
  • Accommodation
  • Parking

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  • There is level access from Front Quad into the gardens
  • There is a mixture of sloped and level access from Library Quad into the gardens
  • There is a 2 cm threshold between Garden quad and the Gardens
  • There is stepped access from Parks Road
  • The paths have a light gravel surface
  • The grass has a raised edge in some places
  • The gardens are used as a social space

The gardens have the Levine Building which has:

  • Café
  • Seminar Rooms
  • Auditorium
  • Music Rooms
  • Garden Room
  • Accommodation

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Access

  • There is level access from Library Quad and the Levine Building into reception
  • Access to the upper and lower library is by using a platform lift or stairs
  • The door into the lower library is powered

The following areas can only be reached by using stairs:

  • Study area 
  • Law library 
  • Mezzanine 

The librarians are happy to retrieve books for anyone unable to access the library

Reception

  • The powered doors from the Levine building into reception open to 125 cm
  • The push button for this door is 110 cm from the floor
  • The powered double doors from Library Quad have a combined opening of 156 cm
  • The access control is 92 cm from the floor and the exit push button is 117 cm from the floor
  • The reception desk window is 95 cm from the floor 
  • The book return desk is 79 cm from the floor
  • The bottom of the touch screen is 120 cm from the floor
  • There is room to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this space

Lower Library

  • There is a gentle slope from the platform lift to the door of the lower library 
  • The lower library door is powered
  • This door opens to 84 cm
  • The access control is 115 cm from the floor
  • The exit push button is 116 cm from the floor
  • The underside of the tables is 72 cm from the floor
  • The narrowest sections of the passageway in this room are 130 cm 
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair

Upper Library

  • The double doors between the platform lift and the Upper Library have hold back devices
  • These doors have a combined opening of 149 cm
  • The access control is 104 cm from the floor
  • The original inner doors stay open
  • The underside of the tables is 73 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

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Sutro Room

  • This room is reached either by using stairs or the platform lift in the Library Quad
  • The door opens to 92 cm
  • The door is unlocked with a key which is 101 cm from the floor 
  • The doorknob is 117 cm from the floor 
  • The platform lift opens directly into the room 
  • The underside of the tables is 64 cm from the floor

Levine Building Teaching Rooms

  • The teaching rooms are all on the ground floor
  • There is level access from opposite the Garden room
  • The corridor doors from the lobby open to 85 cm
  • These doors will stay open
  • All of the teaching room doors open to 85 cm
  • All of the doors will stay open
  • The tops of the tables in these teaching rooms are 72 cm from the floor
  • The underside of the tables is 65 cm from the floor 
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in these rooms and along the corridor

Levine Building Garden Room

  • The double doors to this room are powered
  • They have a combined effective clear width of 130 cm
  • The access control is 100 cm from the floor
  • The exit push button is 116 cm from the floor
  • The inner double doors open to 87 cm each
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

The Fletcher room can only be reached by using stairs.

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Access

  • There is level access to the ground floor level of the auditorium
  • The powered double doors into the entrance lobby each open to 84 cm
  • One set of the inner double doors from the entrance lobby into the foyer are powered
  • These doors open to 124 cm
  • Access to the basement level and the stage is either by using the lift or stairs
  • There is room to manoeuvre a wheelchair at ground floor and basement level

Ground floor level

  • There are two sets of double doors from the foyer into the auditorium 
  • The first set each open to 87 cm
  • The second set each on open to 86 cm 
  • These doors have hold open devices
  • There is wheelchair seating at the back on this level

Basement level 

  • The doors closest to the lift open to 80 cm each
  • The route to the stage from the lift is through two doors
  • The corridor door opens to 85 cm
  • The door to the stage opens to 80 cm
  • There are wheelchair spaces at the front on this level

Green Room / Dressing Rooms / Music Rooms

  • These rooms can only be reached by using the lift or stairs
  • The room doors all open to 87 cm
  • Some of these rooms have a limited amount of space to accommodate a wheelchair

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Dining Hall

  • There is level entry into the building 
  • The building double doors each open to 69 cm
  • The dining hall has two sets of double doors
  • Each door opens to 56 cm
  • All these doors stay open
  • The underside of the tables is 70 cm from the floor
  • There is a step up to High Table which is 14 cm high
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Servery

  • The main door to the servery opens to 71 cm
  • This door pop is kept open during mealtimes
  • The counter is 86 cm from the floor
  • The fridges have shelves between 61 cm and 153 cm from the floor
  • The servery is 136 cm wide 
  • The double doors into the Hall each open to 50 cm
  • These doors will stay open
  • The payment counter is 86 cm from the floor
  • Staff are happy to assist anyone having difficulty accessing the servery

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  • There is level access from Durham Quad into the chapel.
  • The double doors from the quad each open to 70 cm
  • One of the doors has a hook which can be used to hold it open
  • The inner double doors each open to 66 cm
  • These doors will stay open
  • There is a short but quite steep ramp from the antechapel to the aisle
  • The ramp has a 2 cm threshold 
  • The porters are happy to help with access to the Chapel
  • There is enough space to manoeuvre a wheelchair 
  • There is narrow level access from the aisle into the front pews

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JCR

  • The building door opens to 80 cm
  • The door into the JCR opens to 93 cm
  • The exit push button is 112 cm from the floor
  • The access control is 128 cm from the floor 
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Kitchen

  • The kitchen door opens to 74 cm 
  • This door has a threshold which is 5 cm high
  • The access control is 125 cm from the floor
  • The exit push button is 124 cm from the floor
  • The countertops are 97 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

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Access
Both doors from the Quad into the MCR have a step and thresholds or upstands.
Main Door

  • The main door has three upstands which are between 1.5 cm and 3 cm high 
  • This door is unlocked using a keypad 
  • The door opens to 89 cm

Kitchen Door

  • The door into the kitchen from the Quad has a step which is 3 cm high
  • There is an upstand which is 2 cm high 
  • This door opens to 74 cm

Sitting Room
The sitting room can only be reached by using stairs.

Ground Floor

  • The door to the dining room and kitchen opens to 90 cm 
  • The access control and exit push button are 114 cm from the floor
  • There is a 3 cm threshold which is rounded

Kitchen

  • The entrances to the kitchen are 73 cm and 77 cm wide
  • The countertops and the island are 90 cm from the floor
  • The widest gap between the island and the wall units is 80 cm
  • The narrowest gap is 63 cm
  • There is limited room for manoeuvre in the kitchen

Dining Room

  • The underside of the dining room table is 62 cm from the floor
  • The top of the table is 72 cm from the floor
  • There is limited space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room 

MCR

  • The door to this room has an effective clear width of 87 cm

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There are accessible bedrooms in the following locations:

  • Staircase 5 (1) 
  • Staircase 6 (1) 
  • Rose Quad (2) 
  • Levine Building (8)

Some of the bedrooms  are older than others and so the features may vary in each room. They may not all meet the current accessibility standards. All the accessible bedrooms have wet rooms. All the accessible bedrooms have room to manoeuvre a wheelchair.

Staircase 5

  • There is a 4 cm threshold at the building entrance
  • Access from the entrance to the bedroom is level 
  • The bedroom door opens to 84 cm
  • The lock is 128 cm from floor
  • The door knob is 93 cm from the floor
  • There is an adjustable height desk
  • The bathroom measures 163 cm x 210 cm

Staircase 6

  • The building door is powered
  • There is a gentle slope up to the bedroom
  • The bedroom door opens to 88 cm
  • The lock is 126 cm from floor
  • The underside of the desk is 69 cm from floor
  • The bathroom measures 163 cm x 218 cm

Levine Building

  • The building door is powered
  • All of the accessible bedrooms are reached by using the lift
  • The lobby and corridor door between bedrooms 1 and 21 and the lift are powered
  • The bedroom doors open to 86 cm
  • The access control is between 101 cm and 110 cm on these doors
  • The undersides of the desks are 67 cm from the floor

The bathrooms have the following dimensions:

  • 242 cm x 212
  • 279 cm x 215
  • 298 cm x 250

The rooms in the Rose Garden were not assessed at the time of the audit.

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Levine Building

  • The first floor kitchen door is powered
  • The door opens to 85 cm
  • The access control is 115 cm from the floor
  • The exit release button is 103 cm from the floor
  • The lower counters are 80 cm from floor
  • They have a knee recess which is 63 cm from the floor under the sink
  • The rest of the knee recess is 70 cm from the floor 
  • The base of the ovens are 62 cm and 122 cm from the floor
  • The lockers are of different heights
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

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  • The bar can only be reached by using stairs
  • The double doors to the bar stay open whilst the bar is in operation
  • Together they open to 128 cm
  • The bar counter is 107 cm from the floor
  • There is a rail in front of the bar at floor level
  • This is 15 cm high and 23 cm out from the bar
  • The underside of the higher tables is 70 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre in the bar

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  • There is level access from the Quad and the Gardens
  • The doors from the entrance lobby to the café are held open when the café is open 
  • These doors open to 113 cm 
  • The side of the counter is 90 cm from the floor 
  • The end counter is at two heights - 85 cm at the front and 105 cm at the back  
  • Staff are happy to come out from behind the counter to assist anyone unable to manage
  • The underside of the lower tables 72 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

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  • The President’s lodgings can only be reached by using steps
  • The study door opens to 87 cm
  • The dining room door opens to 88 cm
  • The sitting room double doors each open to 65 cm
  • The underside of the dining room table is 64 cm from the floor 
  • A meeting in a different location is arranged for anyone unable to manage the stairs

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Staircase 7

  • There is level entry into this laundry from the Quad
  • The door opens to 83 cm 
  • The exit push button is 122 cm from the floor
  • The door has an upstand of 1.5 cm
  • The payment machine buttons are between 97 cm and 104 cm from the floor
  • The washing machine door handles are 110 cm form the floor
  • The drier handles are either at 75 cm or 62 cm from the floor

Levine Building

  • This laundry can be reached either by using stairs or the lift
  • The door opens to 87 cm
  • The card reader is 90 cm from the floor
  • The payment machine buttons are 105 cm to 113 cm from the floor
  • The door handles are 60 cm from the floor
  • The drier handles are 158 cm from the floor 
  • There is one drier on the floor with the door handle at 60 mm

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  • There is a gentle slope to the lobby door
  • This door opens to 95 cm
  • The access control is 130 cm from the floor
  • The exit push button is 132 cm from the floor
  • The gym door opens to 70 cm
  • There is a step down immediately inside the door which is 6 cm high

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There are hearing support systems in the following locations:

  • Auditorium
  • Garden Room
  • Café
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Contact details


Trinity College
Broad Street
Oxford
OX1 3BH

communications@trinity.ox.ac.uk
01865 279900
www.trinity.ox.ac.uk

 

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