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Surrey House

Goldsmiths, University of London, 80 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London, SE14 6PB

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COVID-19 Information (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include classrooms, meeting rooms and student accommodation.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in New Cross.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is New Cross.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • On street parking is available on Shardeloes Road, and there is a 20 minute parking area, located next to the main entrance (shown in photograph 2).
    • The 20 minute parking area cannot be used between 07:00 - 19:00 Monday - Saturday.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on Shardeloes Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a slope located in front of the entrance.
    • The slope is easy.
    • The slope is permanent.
    • A Goldsmiths swipe card is requires to use this entrance.
    • The card reader is located on the right hand side of the entrance as you face it, under the Surrey House sign.
    • Visitors should use the intercom to contact the office.
    • The intercom is located on the left hand side of the entrance, and the buttons are between 124-140cm high.
    • There is a similar set of doors on the far side of the reception area leading out to the courtyard.

Outside Access (Lower Ground Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the main house, off Lewisham Way.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a short, moderate slope where the pavement meets the path to the entrance.
    • The path to the entrance is then level.
    • A Goldsmiths swipe card for staff and students with mobility impairments is required to use this entrance.
    • The card reader is on the left hand side of the entrance as you face it.
    • This entrance gives step free access to Meeting Room 3 and the lower ground floor classroom.
    • A number code is required to access the lower ground floor classroom from this entrance.
    • Please contact the building in advance for details if required.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the main entrance as you enter.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located along the corridor to the left as you enter.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The steps lead to the ground floor of the main house, and can be overcome using the ramps in the courtyard.

Level Change (Courtyard)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading out to the courtyard from reception.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a moderate ramp, 130cm wide, with a handrail on the right hand side going up, leading to the ground floor of the main house.
    • This has an automatic door at the top, 85cm wide, which requires a Goldsmiths swipe card for staff and students with mobility impairments to access.
    • The automatic door opens towards you.
    • It gives step free access to the Orangery, Ante Room, Garden Rooms 1 and 2, and Meeting Rooms 1 and 2.

Other Floors (Main House Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are standard student accommodation on floors 1-3.
  • Comments View
    • There is no landing between floors LG-G.

Other Floors (Residents Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are standard student accommodation.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located to the right of the main entrance as you enter, off the reception area.
    • The reception area gives access to a landing between floors G-1, so there is not level access to any of the rooms here.

Accommodation

  • The establishment provides 0 adapted accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate adapted bathroom.
  • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
  • Flashing alarms are available on request.
  • Vibrating pillows are available on request.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • The photograph shows the laundry room, located to the left of the main entrance as you enter.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 22m (24yd) from the lower ground floor entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor, in the corridor leading to the lower ground floor classrooms.
    • There is not level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 221cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Adapted Toilet)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the lower ground floor, in front of the toilet.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 76cm (2ft 6in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located on the ground floor of the main house.
    • The female toilets are 59m (65yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located along the corridor, left of the main entrance.
    • The male toilets are 28m (31yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The female toilet is larger and has grab rails fitted, so can be used as a unisex ambulant disabled toilet.
    • There is also a female toilet on the lower ground floor, just inside the entrance.

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • Disability Equality courses are run by Student Services. These are open to all staff, but are not compulsory.
    • The photograph shows the refuge point, located on the ground floor of the main house.