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Richard Hoggart Building

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include
    • The Great Hall
    • Curzon Goldsmiths Cinema
    • Lecture and Teaching Rooms
    • The Department of History
    • The Department of Music
    • The Department of Art
    • The Student Centre
    • Student Services
    • The Wellbeing and Disability Service
    • Course Enquiries
    • Multi Faith Prayer Rooms,/li>
    • The Refectory
    • Cafe Thirty Five
    • Staff Dining Room
    • The Student Union Shop
    .

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.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff, students and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Richard Hoggart building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Richard Hoggart building Rear Entrance - George Wood Theatre side.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • 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 not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • 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.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Sunday 08:30 - 18:00.

Outside Access (Main Entrance Gate)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the centre of the front entrance courtyard on Lewisham Way.
    • 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • 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
    • Lewisham Way has long slopes in both directions leading to this gate.
    • There are alternative entrances into the entrance courtyard from Lewisham Way and Dixon Road.
    • These involve steep ramps or 15+ medium, unmarked steps (as shown in pictures 3, 4, 5 and 6).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or 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) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does 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
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 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 (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are in the centre of the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The surface of the courtyard and main sloping path is compacted stone chippings.
    • There is a slope straight ahead in the courtyard after the main entrance gate leading up to the steps.
    • There are alternative steps to the right of the courtyard (as shown in photographs 10 and 11).
    • This route takes 9 medium unmarked steps to the main entrance.
    • There are no handrails to these steps.
    • From the terrace area in front of the entrance doors there is an unprotected drop of approximately 45cm to either side of the central steps.
    • There are tactile studs to warn of this drop (as shown in photograph 12).

Reception (Main Entrance)

  • Main Reception is located on the ground floor to the right on entering the building.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating in the reception area at a height of 44cm with armrests.

Reception (Security Office)

  • Security Office is located on the ground floor to the right on entering the building.
  • The desk is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance - George Wood Theatre side)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building on the George Wood Theatre side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • 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.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a steep ramp with handrail on the left, 109cm wide leading down into the building after entering through this entrance (as shown in photograph 7).
    • This ramp overcomes the steps that are located when entering through this entrance.
    • There is a similar entrance at the rear of the building to the right of this entrance (as shown in photographs 8 and 9).
    • This entrance has a slight slope in front of it with no handrails (as shown in photograph 10).
    • Beyond the entrance there are 3 medium steps with a handrail on the right going up (as shown in photograph 11).
    • A steeps ramp with handrail on the left and 109cm wide overcomes these steps (as shown in photographs 12 and 13).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the far end of the left hand side corridor leading to the Disability and Wellbeing Service.
    • This level change is shown in photographs 7 and 8. There are further slight ramps on the first floor shown in photographs 9 and 10.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to Level U1 from L1 in the Music Department.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • These steps lead to the Music Department rooms on the first floor and can be overcome using lift 3 to Level U1 (as shown in photographs 11 and 12).
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to level U1 at the rear right side of the building from level L1 from lift 3.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps are shown in photographs 13 and 14. The upper first floor can also be accessed via standard lift 2.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing loop is located at the main reception.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Entrance (Disability and Wellbeing Service)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor to the left on entering the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Reception (Disability and Wellbeing Service)

  • Disability and Wellbeing Service is located on the ground floor to the left on entering the building.
  • The desk is 65m (71yd 3in) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • A fixed hearing loop is due to be installed by the end of 2018.
    • There is stool seating in the reception area at 44cm high without armrests and a sofa at 42cm high with armrests.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:30 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Student Centre)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor to the left of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception (Student Centre)

  • Student Centre is located on the ground floor to the left on entering the building.
  • The desk is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating available in the Student Centre at a height of 43cm with armrests.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Careers Service - The Space)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Richard Hoggart building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).

Reception (Careers Service - The Space)

  • Careers Service is located to the right on entering the service on the ground floor of the building.
  • The desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:30 - 16:30.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:30.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:30.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 16:30.
    • Friday 09:30 - 16:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Careers Service - The Space

  • There are three individual rooms within the Careers Service for student meetings. The width of each single door is 84cm and there is a desk in each room with chairs with armrests.

Eating and Drinking (Café Thirty Five - Main Corridor)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 2m (2yd 7in) from the café opening.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is drinks, sandwiches and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access into the café by the arched openings without doors directly from the ground floor corridor on the right of the building.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 15:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Level Change (Café Thirty Five - Main Corridor to Café Thirty Five - Curzon)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located on entering Café Thirty Five from Café Thirty Five - Main Corridor.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 113cm (3ft 8in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left on entering the café through the Café Thirty Five - Main Corridor entrance.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is also an easy slope down in the corridor leading from the main corridor to the cinema and alternative café entrance (photograph 4).

Eating and Drinking (Café Thirty Five - Curzon)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the café entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches, hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • Café Thirty Five Curzon is located on the ground floor, on the right hand side of the building.
    • It can be entered from the Goldsmiths Curzon entrance, though the main corridor section of Café Thirty Five, or from the corridor off the main corridor which also leads to the cinema.
    • There is also and outside entrance into the Café Thirty Five Curzon which was not in use at the time of survey.
    • This café is open to the public during cinema hours and may stay open later depending on the programme.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 20:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 20:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 20:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 20:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 18:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 14:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking (Refectory)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the refectory entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is Hot and cold meal and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The refectory contains a main serving area, shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • Hot food and main meals are served here at lunchtime.
    • The refectory is located on the ground floor in the centre of the building and can be accessed from the main corridors on both sides of the building.
    • Most seating is at a height of 46cm with no armrests.
    • There are some sofas and soft chairs at a height of 44cm with armrests.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 12:00 - 14:30.
    • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 10:30.
    • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30.
    • Friday 12:00 - 14:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Student Union Shop)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right on entering the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).

Counter (Student Union Shop)

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Student Union Shop entrance.
  • Student Union Shop is located to the right on entering the building.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a short steep ramp with no handrails leading down into the rear stationary area of the shop (as shown in photographs 5 and 6).
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Quadrangle)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the right hand side corridor of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Quadrangle

  • The Quadrangle in the centre of the Richard Hoggart building is an outdoor social space.
  • There are fixed tables at a height of 74cm with a clear floor space of 67cm.
  • There is bench seating at a height of 43cm with no armrests.

Other Floors (Stairs A)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located to the left on entering the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the second floor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • Stairs A are located by lift 1, in the front left hand corner of the building (as shown in photographs 1 and 2). Stairs B are located in the centre of the left hand side of the building and have the handrail on the left hand side going up (as shown in photographs 3 and 4). There are similar stairs throughout the building. Stairs C are shown in photographs 5 and 6. Stairs D are shown in photographs 7 and 8. Stairs E are shown in photographs 9 and 10. Stairs F are shown in photographs 11 and 12.

Lift (Lift 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left on entering the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the second floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 138cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Lift 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the building at the end of the left hand side corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, L1, U1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the second floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 138cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Lift 3)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear off the right hand side corridor of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, L1, U1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 74m (80yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 109cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (First Floor Platform)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the steps towards the rear of the right hand side of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are L1, U1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift 3.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 91cm x 111cm (2ft 12in x 3ft 8in).
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Opening Times (Roosters at the Balcony)

  • Monday 12:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00.
  • Thursday 12:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking (Roosters at the Balcony)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the lift 3.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is Grilled Chicken, hot meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The Roosters restaurant is located on the first floor, directly above the refectory.
    • There is direct level access to Roosters by lift from the first floor corridors using lifts 1 or 3.
    • There is also a staircase leading from directly from the refectory to Roosters at the balcony.
    • The staircase has 15+ clearly marked, medium steps with handrails on both sides.
    • The majority of seating is at a height of 45cm with no armrest (as shown in photograph 3).
    • Stalls are at a height of 78cm with no armrests (as shown in photograph 7).
    • There is some sofa seating and soft chairs at a height of 44cm with armrests (as shown in photograph 8).
    • There is also a vending machine located in the Café.

Level Change (Access to Room 306 Computer Lab)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located on the left of the entrance to room 306.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the entrance of room 306.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • After the initial ramp there is a further short, slight ramp with a handrail on the right leading into room 306 (as shown in photograph 3).

Level Change (Second Floor to Room 303)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the second floor by stairs A.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The steps lead to Room 303.
    • Room 305 is accessed by 7 steps, and the second floor art studio is accessed by 5 steps.

Lobby Area between Stairs A and B

  • From stairs A on the second floor of the Richard Hoggart Building, there are double doors leading into classroom 304a which are 140cm in width. The second set of double doors are 156cm width.
  • As you proceed through the classroom, there is a single door which is 75cm wide which takes you into classroom 304 (as shown in photographs 4 and 5).
  • At the end of the classroom, there are double doors which are 156cm in width and past these doors is a lobby area on the second floor where stairs B are located (as shown in photographs 6, 7 and 8).

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor Right)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • This is a Clos-o-Mat toilet.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the right, halfway along the corridor.
    • There is a further accessible toilet located on the left hand side corridor of the building on the ground floor, this toilet was out of use at the time of survey.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from Main Reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 214cm (4ft 9in x 7ft).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 142cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 112cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a hoist available in this accessible toilet.

Accessible Toilet (Accessible Toilet with Shower - Ground Floor Right)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the right, halfway along the corridor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 233cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 8in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 142cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 110cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • This accessible toilet also includes an accessible shower area.

Accessible Shower (Ground Floor Right in the Accessible Toilet)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible toilet on the ground floor to the right of the building.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 55cm (1ft 10in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Second Floor Right)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the lift 3.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the second floor on the right hand side corridor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 223cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 4in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 162cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 94cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the first floor and the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor to the right of the building.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 50m from the main entrance.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There is a horizontal grab rail to the right of the seat.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • The shared toilets on the first floor are shown in photographs 4 and 5.
    • The standard toilets on the first floor include an ambulant cubicle and are shown in photographs 6, 7 and 8.
    • The shared toilet on the second floor is shown in photograph 9.