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Champion Hill Residence, Champion Hill, London, SE5 8AN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include catered student accommodation, laundry, social spaces and fitness suite.
  • Comments View
    • The King's College Hall campus is accessed via Cameron Hall.
    • Please see the separate guide for this building for more details.

Location

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

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 true.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is not accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located outside the Cameron Hall main entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • The drop off bays allow parking for 1 hour only.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the courtyard.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 144cm (4ft 9in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the common areas of the building.

Other Floors (Main Block Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1.
    • The stairs are located in the foyer area beyond the common room.
    • The stairs are approximately 13m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are student accommodation and study areas on the first floor.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the stairs by the main entrance.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left beyond the common rooms on entering through the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400 kg.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 78cm x 140cm (2ft 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a slight slope to exit the lift on the lower ground floor.

Outside Access (South Wing Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Other Floors (South Wing Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, M, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located just inside the south wing entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 1m from the south wing entrance.
    • There are 15+ 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are all of the student accommodation in this area.
  • Comments View
    • Upon reaching the first floor there are then 9 steps leading down to the first floor of the main block (shown in photograph 3).

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows the library on the ground floor, which is used as a quiet study area.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the ground floor corridor.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

Accommodation

  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Rooms are located next to the main entrance.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Common Room

  • This area contains seating for social and group study.
  • The common area includes a pool table, bar football and table tennis. There is also a television room.
  • None of the furniture is fixed, there is a mix of chairs with and without armrests.
  • Table heights vary between 68cm-74cm to the base from the floor.
  • There are thresholds between room areas that could cause a trip hazard (shown in photographs 7 and 8).

Laundry Room

  • The laundry room is located on the lower ground floor to the right as you exit the lift.
  • There are accessible washing and drying machines available.
  • The controls for the machine to update the laundry card range from 117cm-124cm high (shown in photograph 2).
  • The door is manual, heavy, opens away from you and has a clear door width of 101cm.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the Lower Ground floor.
    • The fitness suite is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is not level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • There is a medium step just inside the entrance to the fitness studio which contains treadmills, rowing machines, cross trainers and multi pulley machines.
    • There is level access to the weights room (shown in photograph 6).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right upon exiting the lift.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet next to this one except slightly smaller and the door is heavy (shown in photograph 2).
    • There is level access to this 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 256cm x 225cm (8ft 5in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is 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 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
  • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 88cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor, the first floor and the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the lower ground floor next to the fitness studio.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 12m from the lift.
    • 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.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the two accessible toilets on the lower ground floor.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

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.