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Stamford Street Apartments

Waterloo Campus, 127 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation, social space and laundry.

Location

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

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Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the right of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do 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 450cm x 720cm (14ft 9in x 23ft 7in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the side entrance second door.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the side entrance second door.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Residents parking in this area would use the side entrance.
    • The gates have to be opened by staff or by using the swipe card to enter the pedestrian gate and then open the vehicle gates from the inside.
    • There are standard on-street parking bays in Secker Street and Cornwall Road to the rear and left of the building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located inside the building, beyond the entrance.
  • 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • 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 (Platform lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located beyond the entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 135cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 5in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not 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
    • The platform lift has a slight slope upon exiting into the reception.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right hand side of the main entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 single.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The doors are operated automatically by key card.
    • There is a third set of doors to the left in the covered area after the second door. These doors lead into the reception where there is a lift to the courtyard level. These are double doors that open automatically towards you, with a width of 150cm (shown in photograph 4).
    • Using this entrance bypasses the main entrance steps or platform lift.

Level Change (Side Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is a further slight slope between the first two sets of doors marked by hatching.

Reception (Security)

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception is staffed from 8am-9pm everyday.
    • Security is on duty from 8.30pm-8.30am everyday.

Lift (Lobby)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the lobby.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 135cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 5in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 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
    • This lift gives access to the reception area from the courtyard.
    • There is also 15+ medium marked stairs with handrails both sides to access the courtyard, which the lift overcomes.

Outside Access (Block 5 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the far end of the courtyard to the left.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The doors are operated by electronic key card.
    • There are similar entrances to all other blocks except the doors are not automatic but they are double width (shown in photograph 5).

Level Change (Block 5 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located at the front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are also similar ramps leading up to entrances 4 and 6.

Lift (Block 5)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located Just inside the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Block 5 entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 137cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 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.

Other Floors (Block 5)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
    • The stairs are located Just inside the entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • 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.
    • There are similar staircases in all other blocks.

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 (42F)

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 5 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was 42F.
    • The width of the door to the room is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 199cm x 280cm (6ft 6in x 9ft 2in).
    • The bed is 62cm (2ft) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 28cm (11in).
    • Light switches are not 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 lowered wardrobes, lowered work surfaces and a push pad automatic door into the room and the corridor.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are push pad operated door, lowered work surfaces, lowered sink and hob and accessible oven.
    • 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 178cm x 206cm (5ft 10in x 6ft 9in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is not a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • 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 adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip-down.
    • The shower seat height is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There are 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 poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include vibrating pillows.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Available mobility auxiliary aids include ceiling tracking hoists are available.
    • Other auxiliary aids available are Room 42F has a Clos-O-Mat.
    • There is / are 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 5 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
  • 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
    • Accessible room 31C is identical to room 42F and contains the same facilities.
    • There are similar accessible rooms in 62A, 62D and 42C, however these rooms do not include mid-height light switches/power outlets, automated door opening, wide doors, lowered work stations or a bathroom hoist. All other facilities are included.
    • A standard room is shown in photographs 7 and 8.

Social Space

  • The Social space is located opposite the main reception desk. There is seating for private and group study. There are no chairs with armrests available.
  • A kitchen area with microwave and vending machines are available in this area.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the lobby.
    • 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 light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 205cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 9in).
    • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • There is not a/are not 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 86cm.
  • 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 contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left of the main reception.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 13m from the main entrance lift.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

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.