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Great Dover Street Apartments - Blocks 9 - 10

165 Great Dover Street, London, SE1 4XA

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside 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

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • 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 110m (120yd 11in) from the block entrances 9 - 10.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 115m (125yd 2ft) from the block entrances 9 - 10.
    • 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 (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Great Dover Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is bypassed by residents entering the block from the courtyard.

Reception (Residence Reception)

  • The Residence Reception is located ahead from the main entrance, or to the right as you exit the lift from the courtyard.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the courtyard lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The counter section with the knee recess also serves as a lift-up flap to access the office behind and may not always be in place.
    • There are two sofas in the waiting area next to reception.
    • The foyer also houses the postal lockers for each of the rooms.
    • The desk is staffed by members of the accommodation team during the day and by security staff overnight.
  • Opening Times View
    • Reception is staffed 24 hours per day.

Accessible Toilet (Entrance Foyer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the reception lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the reception area.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 160cm x 210cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 11in).
    • 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 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
  • 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Reception to Courtyard)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to reception from the courtyard.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Reception Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the courtyard.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 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 low.
  • Comments View
    • This lift gives access to the reception area from the courtyard.

Outside Access (Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building from the courtyard.
  • There is not 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 170cm (5ft 7in).

Level Change (Block Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located leading down to the entrance from the left and right of the building.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading down to the entrance.
  • There is/are 6 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • 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 a deaf alert kit which includes a vibrating pad and a pager.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
  • 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter the block.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the block entrances.
    • 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 (Block Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right 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.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) 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 115cm x 135cm (3ft 9in x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 medium.

Gym

  • The gym is located off the courtyard, accessed by the ramps or steps down to the lower level which also lead to the block entrance.
  • Entrance to the gym is by key card.
  • There are double doors with one leaf locked. The opening doors are light and open towards you (pull) to give a clear opening of 80cm.
  • The gym is not staffed and students complete an online induction.
  • Equipment which could be suitable for people with disabilities includes free weights and some of the upper body resistance machines where there is space for a wheelchair.

Common Room

  • The common room is located off the courtyard, accessed by the ramps or steps down to the lower level which also lead to the block entrance.
  • Entrance to the common room is by key card.
  • There are double doors with one leaf locked. The opening doors is light and opens towards you (pull) to give a clear opening of 80cm.
  • Within the common room, facilities include lounge areas with sofas, armchairs and large bean bags. There is a pool table and table football.
  • There are several workstations with PCs and printing facilities.
  • There are two vending machines for confectionery and soft drinks: one of these has the controls within reach of a wheelchair user.
  • There are no toilet facilities within the common room.
  • When there are functions in the room, the double doors connecting with the Dover Street Café may be opened to give access to the accessible and standard toilets there.

The Dover Street Café

  • The Dover Street Café is a training kitchen used occasionally to give cookery classes to students.
  • The common room is located off the courtyard, accessed by the ramps or steps down to the lower level which also lead to the block entrance.
  • Entrance to the common room is by key card.
  • There are double doors with one leaf locked. The opening doors are light and open towards you (pull) to give a clear opening of 80cm.

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.