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Quadrangle Building

Knights Park Campus, Grange Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2QJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Library, teaching rooms, meeting rooms and staff offices. Ground floor - Knights Park Library First floor - Fashion.
  • The Quadrangle is located to the right of the main building. Access to the ground floor is via the Knights Park Library entrance on the ground floor to the right of the main building foyer. Step free access to the first floor is via the lifts in the main building foyer.
  • Knights Park Library - Quadrangle Building link (new tab) - click here.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Knights Park Campus is located close to Kingston town centre in South West London. The campus is located close to the A420.
      Kingston University recommends visitors use the excellent public transport links instead of driving.
    • Free car parking is available on all sites for Blue Badge holders and there are docking bays for electric cars.
      The University has limited on-site parking facilities and prioritises staff during core working hours (Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 4.30pm).
      Limited visitor parking is available but must be pre-booked through the person you are visiting, as parking enforcement measures are in operation at all sites.
  • By Bus View
    • The 71, 281, K2 and K3 buses run along nearby Penrhyn Road, and the Crown Court stop is a five-minute walk away from campus along Denmark Road.
  • By Train View
    • Trains run regularly from London Waterloo to Surbiton station (midweek 10 trains per hour, journey times 15–32 minutes) and to Kingston station (midweek four trains per hour, journey times 28–33 minutes).
      Surbiton and Kingston stations are both in Travelcard Zone 6.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Kingston University, Knights Park.
    • The car park is located off Grange Road.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 188cm x 500cm (6ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Grange Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Kingston University, Knights Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Grange Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Tower 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.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 325cm x 448cm (10ft 8in x 14ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment can be made by phone.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Tower Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Tower Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 44m (48yd 4in) from the Main Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of survey there were no parking payment machines installed.
    • Parking is paid for online or by phone.
    • Permits are required between 7:30-4:30 Monday to Friday and the car park is pay and display at all other times.
    • There is no charge for Blue Badge holders, however a permit must be displayed along with a valid blue badge.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 88cm (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 push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • A key card is only required to operate the automatic door when entering.
    • When exiting there is a push pad placed at 113cm high.
    • There is a manual, revolving entrance to the right of this entrance.

Lift (Link Building - Tower Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located inside the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 7.
  • The lift is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 170cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 7in).
  • 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Entrance (Library Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Quadrangle Building to the right of the main building reception.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 security barriers, one to enter and one to exit the library.
    • The security barriers have a width of 89cm.

Entrance (Quadrangle Building First Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the Quadrangle Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the main building lift and this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is located 19m from the main building lift which provides step free access to the first floor of the Quadrangle building.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • 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 a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • A portable loop is located at the Knights Park Library reception.
    • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the Knights Park Library in the Quadrangle Building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the Knights Park Library entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 72cm x 112cm (2ft 4in x 3ft 8in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The lift is the only step free access route to the second floor of the Quadrangle Building.
    • The lift is generally not used as step free access to fashion on the first floor of the Quadrangle building is via the lifts located in the main building foyer.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the Knights Park Library in the Quadrangle Building.
    • The stairs are approximately 45m from the Knights Park Library entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs here are generally not used as access to fashion on the first floor of the Quadrangle building is via the lifts or stairs located in the main building foyer.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the first floor corridor leading from the main building to the Quadrangle building entrance.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the first floor corridor leading from the main building to the Quadrangle building entrance.