Access

  • The venue is very close to Preston mainline train station.
    • To get from the station to the venue by taxi takes 10 minutes or so, depending on traffic. The cost was £3.50 at the time these notes were put together.
    • You can also walk/wheelchair to the venue. It takes around 10 minutes for a slow walker. This does involve crossing several roads and a large roundabout at a very busy main road junction.
  • All 3 parts of the campus we will be using are within 5 minutes walk/wheelchair of each other on level routes.
  • Liberty Court, the accommodation block, is subdivided into groups of rooms with disabled rooms on the ground floor and other rooms on higher levels accessed by stairs.
    • All rooms are en-suite, with wet rooms for disabled rooms and shower cubicles for others.
    • Beds are new and ¾ size. A bedding pack is supplied but you will need to make the bed yourself.
    • WiFi is available for internet access.
    • Each group of rooms has a kitchen of standard height with pots/pans/plates and cutlery provided.
    • Shopping and take away meals can be delivered to rooms.
  • Harrington Building, where workshops and the restaurant are located, has a large lecture room but doors are not automatic.
    • The lecture room has space for several wheelchairs, and has a loop system for hard of hearing.
    • The restaurant provides both vegetarian and vegan meals
    • The workshop rooms are accessible by stairs and lift
      • All rooms seemed bright with no flickering lighting.
      • Signs for toilets will be changed by BiCon, for use as gender neutral ones.
  • Students Union will be used for registration and the bar.
    • The bar is on the 1st floor, accessible by stairs and 1 lift.
    • Outdoor smoking area is fully accessible

Generally access seems to be good with exceptions as noted.