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Great Dover Street Apartments - Blocks 5 - 8

165 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4XA

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The main reception can be accessed using the lift detailed in Great Dover Street Blocks 9-10. .
    • The gym, common room and training kitchen are also in this block, accessed from the courtyard.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Guy's Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is London Bridge.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is London Bridge.

Parking (Blue Badge Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Tabard Street at the rear of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 540cm (11ft 10in x 17ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 90m (98yd 1ft) from the block entrances 5-8.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 95m (103yd 2ft) from the block entrances 5-8.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The car park has an automatic barrier.
    • If in use, it can be raised by contacting reception through the intercom buzzer at the barrier.

Outside Access (Pedestrian Gate into Courtyard)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the Blue Badge car park into the courtyard.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • There is 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) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).

Outside Access (Block Entrances)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • 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 180cm (5ft 11in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter the block.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the block entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter the block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the block 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 105cm x 120cm (3ft 5in x 3ft 11in).
  • There are not 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 bright.

Accommodation (Flat 52)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Flat 52.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 52C.
    • The width of the door to the room is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 220cm x 380cm (7ft 3in x 12ft 6in).
    • The bed is 65cm (2ft 2in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 3cm (1in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are storage furniture with knee space and lower height hanging rails in the wardrobes.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are a shared kitchen which includes lower and standard height worktops, sinks and hobs.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 145cm x 255cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 4in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is not a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The shower head height is 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • There is no shower seat .
    • There are no handrails available for the shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms.
    • Other auxiliary aids available are deaf alert kits including vibrating pads and pagers.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • There is / are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 2 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar facilities in flat 65, room 65D which has an ensuite with left hand transfer and the toilet flush not on the transfer side, shown in photograph 8.
    • Photograph 9 shows the shared kitchen in flat 65.
    • Photograph 10 shows one of the small ensuite wet room in a typical standard room. There is a shallow step up into the wet room.

Laundry

  • The laundry is located off the courtyard, between the entrance to block 8 and the gate to the Blue Badge parking.
  • A key card is required to open the door, which is heavy and opens inwards to give a 75cm wide clear opening.
  • Generally the washing machines are at floor level with the tumble driers stacked on top, but there is one tumble drier at floor level.
  • The irons are not within reach of a wheelchair user.
  • There are sofas in the room waiting area.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.