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Newsome Building

41/42 The Covert, Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5AZ

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COVID-19 Information (Keele University)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Counselling and Mental Health Support.
  • Appointments can be moved to the ground floor of a building nearby if necessary.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Monday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Thursday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Friday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Keele University is located between Junctions 15 and 16 on the M6, just west of Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme. The Campus is located just off the A525 road from Newcastle-under-Lyme to Whitchurch.
    • Blue Badge holders are able to park in the designated bays throughout the campus. There are Pay and Display car parks available to visitors throughout the campus. Staff require a permit, and can park in the specified staff car parks on campus. Students living off campus are able to purchase a parking permit to park in the student parking zones. Students resident on campus are not permitted to bring a car unless they are studying certain specified courses which require attendance on placements off campus (e.g. medicine, nursing).
  • By Bus View
    • Bus 25 accesses the campus from Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station. Bus 85 stops at Keele Village and Barnes Hall from Crewe Railway Sation.
  • By Train View
    • Stoke-on-Trent Station is 5 miles away and Crewe Station is 12 miles from the campus. These stations are served by a number of train companies, including Virgin and London Midland.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park C4)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the side of the Chancellors Building, off Covert Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Chancellors 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) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 330cm x 550cm (10ft 10in x 18ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped access to the car park from the rest of the campus.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Covert.
    • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the the Chancellors Building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • Entrance View
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 73cm (2ft 5in) wide.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
    • 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.
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Reception

  • Main reception is located just inside the entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are not 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 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.
    • There are 13 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase at the opposite end of the building.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are additional interview rooms.

Accessible Toilet.

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor, to the rear left of the building.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.