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Founder's Building Dining Hall

Royal Holloway University of London, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 10:00.
  • Monday 11:45 - 14:00.
  • Monday 17:00 - 19:30.
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 19:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 10:00.
  • Tuesday 11:45 - 14:00.
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 19:30.
  • Wednesday 11:45 - 14:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 10:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 10:00.
  • Thursday 11:45 - 14:00.
  • Thursday 17:00 - 19:30.
  • Friday 11:45 - 14:00.
  • Friday 17:00 - 19:30.
  • Friday 08:00 - 10:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • The Dining Hall is open for breakfast lunch and dinner Monday - Friday.
    • On weekends lunch and dinner are served in the Hub.
    • The dining room is closed out of term time.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • From the M25, exit at junction 13 and follow the A30 towards the Egham bypass. Following this road, continue straight across the first roundabout you encounter and continue on the road, following signs for Royal Holloway University. The entrance is off the A30 on the left as you approach, clearly signposted.
    • There is a site/campus car park available for permit holders only.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop in front of the entrance to the university, along the A30. The bus services that run from this stop are 8, 441, 500, RH1, RH2 and RH3.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Egham. From here you can get a bus or taxi to the university. For buses, use services RH1 or RH3.

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the West Wing.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the West Wing entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Car parking here is reserved parking only for staff permit holders and pre-allocated visitor parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Car Park 12.
    • The car park is located to the North West of the Founder's Building.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • This is a loading and delivery area.

Site/Campus Car Park (12)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the front left of the Founders Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Founders 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 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 490cm (12ft 2in x 16ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, permit holders and staff permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Campus.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Campus.

Entrance (Main Dining Hall Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located along the first floor corridor between founders East and West overlooking the North Quad.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at 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 single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 2 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a turnstile immediately beyond the entrance with a width of 60cm.
    • This is used as an entrance only as to avoid congestion. The Dining Implements a one way system.
    • When approaching from the East Wing there is a slight slope with a width of over 150cm which can be seen in the photographs.
    • There is a steep slope with a width of 120cm and handrails on either side to access the main entrance from the West Wing which can also be seen in the photographs.

Entrance (Exit / Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to your left on exiting the Founder's East lift on the first floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • This is generally used as the exit to the dining hall as they try to keep traffic within the hall going one way to avoid congestion. However, it is permitted for people to use this as an entrance in some circumstances.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the Dining Hall.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Eating and Drinking

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the food hall.
    • The food hall is located in the Founders Building.
    • There is step-free access to the food hall.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered and a buffet counter.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus and menu boards.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Takeaway cups are not available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 83cm.
    • The height of the tray counter/rail is 82cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Payment Counter View
    • The height of the counter is 87cm.
    • The height of the tray counter/rail is 87cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 69cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 73cm.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 73cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of Founder's East and the first floor of Founder's West.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located in Founder's East and Founder's West.