Even though the hoardings will temporarily reduce the size of our Foyer, you will still be able to access the retail floor (from the Terrace lift), Refectory corridor and the Helpdesk from the main doors. The steps in the Foyer leading down to Old bar and up to Level 1 are now also closed off to allow for the installation of our highly anticipated new lift. You’ll still be able to access Old Bar from the retail floor, and Level 1 from the Refectory corridor as well as the stairs by Terrace.
We also have a brand new step free route into the building from the South Entrance. The new South Entrance lift opened on the 17 February however at present this lift will be restricted to the ground floor from the South side of the building. Students who wish to get to the Refectory from this lift will need to use the lift at the side of Gear to the Foyer and then through to the Refectory.
What we are doing
To ensure people with accessibility needs are kept up to date on the changes happening to our building, we have created the twitter hashtag #accessibleluu where we will post updates. This can also be used by students or anyone who uses our building to communicate anything that may affect current access routes. There will also always be a member of staff on the Helpdesk to direct anyone who needs help getting around the building. We are also working with our Liberation Coordinators to create a page dedicated to accessibility on our new website. Once we have everything in place, we will be sending out an email to students informing them of what we are doing and how they can get support or report a problem.
If you are having any issues getting around our building just speak to the Helpdesk in our Foyer and they will be able to help. or check out our hashtag below.