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Kennedy Building - Silwood Park Campus

Buckhurst Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7PY

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Faculty of Life Sciences, labs and offices.

Getting Here

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.
    • The name of the car park is Silwood Park Campus Car Park.
    • The car park is located throughout the Silwood Park campus.

Site/Campus Car Park (Silwood Park Campus Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on the Silwood Park campus.
    • 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) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 483cm x 602cm (15ft 10in x 19ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the majority of Silwood Park campus buildings.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is situated around the various buildings across the whole Silwood Park campus.
    • There is parking outside or within easy reach of all buildings on the site, however there is not designated parking for specific buildings and visitors are free to park anywhere onsite.
    • Anybody can use the Silwood Park campus site car park, there are no charges and no permits required.
    • Staff and students who regularly use the car park are asked to register their car number plates with security on the site.
    • There is one blue badge bay located directly by the NERC Centre for Population Biology building approximately 5m from the rear entrance (as shown in photograph 2).
    • This is also the nearest blue badge bay to the Munro building and Kennedy building.
    • There is another blue badge bay directly in front of the Hamilton building approximately 5m from the Hamilton building entrance (as shown in photograph 4).
    • There is also a designated blue badge bay outside the Mary Flowers Hall accommodation (as shown in photograph 12).
    • There are some slight slopes and some uneven areas in parts of the car park.
    • Access from the car park to the building is generally via dropped kerb so some assistance may be required.

Outside Access (Front Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 123cm (4ft).
    • 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) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 steep.
  • Comments View
    • There is a button to press to unlock the door to exit.
    • The button is placed at 112cm high.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 123cm (4ft).
    • 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) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 steep.
  • Comments View
    • There is a button to press to unlock the door to exit.
    • The button is placed at 119cm high.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no 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 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 not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located to the left on entering through the front entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the front entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is an identical staircase at the rear of the building (as shown in photographs 5, 6, 7 and 8).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the Munro building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the first floor.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 3m from the front entrance staircase.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is no step free access to reach the male toilets on the first floor.
    • The nearest standard toilets located on the ground floor are in the Munro building.