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Kingston upon Thames Crown Court

6 -8 Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2BB

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Kingston upon Thames.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Kingston.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is the Bittoms.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the court building.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 designated bay measuring 190cm x 490cm located in the staff car park which needs to be booked in advance.

Outside Access (Penrhyn Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a set of revolving doors at the front of the building.

Level Change (Penrhyn Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between the pavement and the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located between the pavement ant the entrance.
  • There is / are 9 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Reception (Main)

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the Penrhyn Road entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (General Enquiries and List Office)

  • The reception desk is 15m (16yd) from the Penrhyn Road entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The general enquiries and list office is located on the first floor.

Inside Access

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

Level Change (Witness Box)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the witness box.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access (Court Room)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is infrared.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Level Change (Court Room)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to bypass the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • Please contact a member of staff.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the jury benches.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • There is not a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift

  • The lift is located to the left of the foyer as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 4m (13ft 1in) from the Penrhyn Road entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 197cm x 202cm (6ft 6in x 6ft 8in).
  • There are 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 controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Restaurant Bar Internal

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • There is a lowered section at the service counter.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Penrhyn Road entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor)

  • 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 12m (13yd 4in) from the Penrhyn Road entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the foyer as you enter from the Penrhyn Road entrance.
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 162cm x 220cm (5ft 4in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 122cm (4ft).
    • 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 alarm.
    • 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 sanitary 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right of the foyer as you enter.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are 13m (14yd 8in) from the Penrhyn Road entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right of the foyer as you enter.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Penrhyn Road entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • There are also male and female standard toilets located on the second, third and fourth floors.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Comments View
    • The court can provide Braille oath cards and audio books and magazines in Braille and large print for jurors.