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reception

Reception

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The Saïd Business School has a long reception desk spanning the ground floor foyer; the central portion is lowered for those who need it.

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stairs

Stairs

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All the stairs within the School have high contrast and tactile nosings; there are continuous railings on all stairs (both sides).

There are external stairs to the amphitheatre, these are simple concrete steps without nosings, but there are railings on both sides.

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doors

Doors

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Due to the size of the School there are loads of doors of different types.  The school has powered doors (push button) around a central route and to the library.

Where possible the doors have a vision panel, or a full pane of glass.

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lecture theatre

Lecture Theatres

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All of the lecture theatres are accessible, entry can be via the corridor on the ground floor (for those who want to sit at the front or teach a lecture). There is also access via the back corridor for those more comfortable sitting at the rear of the theatres.

The chairs are freestanding and therefore can be removed as appropriate.

The steps in the lecture theatre have tactile and high contrast nosings.

The Nelson Mandela Theatre has an area for wheelchairs at the back and a lift to to take any lecturers to the stage which is ramped accordingly.

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seminar room

Seminar Rooms

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All of the ground floor seminar rooms are located on the right hand side of the building as you enter.  There are additional teaching spaces on the first floor just before you reach the library entrance.

All these spaces are fully accessible with freestanding furniture to accommodate specific needs.

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Accessible Computers

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There are computers located in the Sainsbury Library on the first and second floors.  Both of these spaces are accessible by lift although to get to the upper floor of the library it is necessary to exit the library, take the lift and re-enter the library.

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common room

Common Rooms

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There are a few common room spaces. There is a café and dining room (see below) and in the main lobby area there is informal seating.

The library also has a group study area with tables and chairs.

All these areas are fully accessible.

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library

Library

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The Said Business School contains the Sainsbury Library. 

For level access, the library is reached from the lift at the corridor on the left hand-side of the building (through the lobby area at the rear of the Nelson Mandela theatre).  Exit right and continue through the doors and over the bridge.  

Access to the library is swipe card only, but the doors can be powered for individual users who required powered access.  In order to do this users must have their cards activated.

Once in side there is one main room with a library counter (lowered) and study areas and a computer cluster.

There are two height adjustable desks and one ergonomic chair. The books are held in stacks at either end of the main room.

For those that can there are stairs to the floor above where there is a large computer suite, those with reduced mobility will have to exit, take the lift and re-enter on the second floor (where the doors are not powered).

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cafe

Café

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There is a café located at the rear of the quad.  Just follow the corridor on the left hand side and at the end of the corridor turn right, immediately on your left is the entrance to the cafe.  The counter is not lowered but the staff are lovely!  There is informal seating and low coffee tables.

There is also a canteen and dining room located in the far right corner of the building.  Continue on past the café and just before you reach the end of the corridor is the entrance to the dining room.  There is a small service area followed by an extensive dining room with tables and chairs.  Once again the staff are lovely and the furniture is flexible so can be removed as appropriate.

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adapted furniture

Specialist equipment

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1 x height adjustable desk (in the library),

1 x ergonomic chair.

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At a glance

On-site disabled parking spaces 1
Parking nearby (within 200m) Blue Badge
Main entrance Level
Door entry Powered
Direct contact to reception Doorbell
Number of floors 3
Accessible toilets 5
Lift to all floors Yes
Hearing support system Yes