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Goldsmiths, University of London, Laurie Grove, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a Multi-Faith Chaplaincy which has a quiet space where people can relax.
    The Chaplain's Office is normally staffed Monday to Friday during normal working hours.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include There is a Yurt/Snug next to the Chaplaincy which has seating to relax.
  • The building is set back off Laurie Grove behind a row of houses.
    There are various maps/signage which show the buildings on campus and the accessible route to them is clearly marked.
    There is a map at the top by the entrance to Laurie Grove Car Park and also at the bottom of Laurie Grove and Dixon Road where they meet Lewisham Way/New Cross Road.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Goldsmiths is located in New Cross, South East London on Lewisham Road, five miles from central London.

      From Central London take the A2 towards Dover via the Old Kent Road.
      At the end of Old Kent Road (on the New Cross Gate one-way system) turn into New Cross Road.
      Keep in the right hand lane and shortly after Sainsbury's take the A20 fork to Lewisham.
      Turn right at the traffic lights into Lewisham Way – Goldsmiths is on the left.

      From Kent, Surrey, Sussex, or north if using Blackwall Tunnel or Dartford River Crossing (southbound).
      Follow the A2 or A20 towards London (using M25 or South Circular road to join the nearest of these).
      On the A20, after passing through Lewisham, the Richard Hoggart Building is clearly visible on the left after about one mile.
      On the A2, follow the left turn after New Cross Station into Amersham Road, turn right at the traffic lights into Lewisham Way – Goldsmiths is on the left downhill.
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    • There is no public parking on the Goldsmiths campus.
      Parking is very limited on the Goldsmiths campus. There are a number of designated bays for Blue Badge holders reserved for current staff and students with mobility needs.
      There are 2 on-street Blue Badge bays on Dixon Road, to the right of the Richard Hoggart Building, approximately 40m from the main entrance gate.
      Visitors requiring parking should contact the college at least 48 hours in advance.
  • By Bus View
    • The following buses stop outside Goldsmiths: 21, 36, 53, 136, 171, 172, 177, 225, 321, 343, 436 and 453.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest over ground station is New Cross Rail Station and is approximately 5 minutes away.
      New Cross Gate rail station is also within travelling distance of Goldsmiths.
  • By Underground View
    • There is not an underground station within travelling distance of Goldsmiths.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is Laurie Grove Car Park.
    • The car park is located at the end of Laurie Grove.
    • This Car Park is only available to authorised personnel (staff, contractors etc.) and Blue Badge holders.
      Users need to contact the University in advance to arrange access 48hours or more before arrival.
      The Car Park has limited parking and a gated entrance with security.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 400cm (6ft 7in x 13ft 1in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Dixon Road.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Laurie Grove.
    • Photographs 1-3 show the Blue Badge bays (2) on Dixon Road which are 200m from the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy.Laurie Grove and Dixon Road are one-way roads with the former leading onto Dixon Road and back onto Lewisham Way.
      There is an accessibility map with the accessible routes by the bays.
      Photographs 4-8 show the standard on-street parking along Laurie Grove and the accessibility maps with accessible routes are located at the top and bottom of the road.
      The first 25m of Laurie Grove is a 'red route' with restrictions on parking from Monday to Saturday from 7am to 7pm. Cars can park for 1 hour maximum with no return within 2 hours. Outside of these times there are no restrictions.
      The bays are not individually spaced.
      The remainder of Laurie Road after the first 25m has unrestricted parking on one side of the road. There are no road markings or signage that indicate restrictions. Photograph 4 shows the on-street parking opposite the Chaplaincy at the top of Laurie Grove where there is space for 9-10 vehicles.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Laurie Grove Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located within the gated entrance at the end of Laurie Grove.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are George Wood Theatre/Richard Hoggart Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 233cm x 492cm (7ft 8in x 16ft 2in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders, permit holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy.
    • The nearest designated bay is 78m (85yd 11in) from the the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy.
  • Comments View
    • This Car Park is only available to authorised personnel (staff, contractors etc.) or for Blue Badge holders.
    • Users need to contact the University in advance to arrange access 48hours or more before arrival.
    • The car park has limited parking and a gated entrance with security.
    • At the time of survey the pedestrian entrance (normally gated), had no gate attached.
    • The gate's width is 120cm and there is a slight slope.
    • There are key card readers 120cm high for the gate.
    • There is an intercom for the security hut by the gate which has a button 94cm high. The key card reader are 98cm high. The gates are shown in photographs 1-3.
    • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving by 2 of the 3 Blue Badge bays. The bays and dropped kerbs are shown in photographs 4-7.
    • Photographs 8 and 9 show the standard bays, some of which are tarmacked and some which consist of loose gravel.
    • Photographs 10-12 show the signage by the Blue Badge bays in the car park. There is directional signage and maps that show the best accessible route to the surrounding buildings.

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in January 2022.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is a member of staff at all times within the Chaplain's Office.
  • There is not hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a hand-held hand sanitiser on the coffee table in the snug (50cm high).
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is a maximum of 3 people allowed inside the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy at one time.
  • There is not clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are not available.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located set back off Laurie Grove, with access via a gated entrance street-side.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located leading towards the entrance from Laurie Grove.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are iron gates 223cm wide which are held permanently open and they lead from Laurie Grove to the Chaplaincy, which is set back from the road behind a row of houses. There is a slight slope down towards it.
    • Photograph 5 shows the path from the road and photograph 6 shows the path from the Chaplaincy.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located leading off Laurie Grove towards the Chaplaincy.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is / are located at the door (doorstep).
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The doorstep is 16cm high. There is a slight slope towards the Chaplaincy and an uneven block paved path to the side entrance as shown in photograph 3.
    • This entrance is less accessible than the main entrance and is not currently used as blocked by furniture.

Outside Access (The Yurt/Snug)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right-hand side of the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy when facing the entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path towards the Chaplaincy and on the uneven paved path to The Yurt.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The slight lip by the entrance door is shown in photograph 3 and the block paved path is around 50cm wide.

Quiet Space(s)

  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 40cm.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The room does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Furniture can be moved to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • The Chaplaincy has a quiet space to relax and an office for the Chaplain.
    • The space has a kitchen area with a counter at 89cm high.
    • There is a fridge, low cupboards and shelves (140cm and 160cm high).
    • There are ingredients/items to make hot and cold drinks.
    • There are takeaway cups but no straws.
    • There is a coffee table 40cm high, various bean bags and 3 chairs.
    • Due to Covid-19 there is a current limit of 3 people within the building at one time.

Inside Access (The Snug)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.