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Horton Halls Entrance, Reception and Common Room

St George's, University of London, Horton Halls of Residence, St Georges Grove, London, SW17 0BD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation reception, post area and common room.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Horton Halls of Residence is located in the Upper Tooting / Earlsfield area of South London.
      From the A24, which joins the A3 and South Circular at Clapham with junction 9 of the M25, turn onto Garrett Land (A217) towards Wandsworth at Tooting Broadway. Turn right onto Aboyne Road, then right onto Strathdon Drive, then immediately left onto St George's Grove. If approaching from Wandsworth, turn left onto Garratt Lane off Wandsworth High Street (A3), and follow the road down through Earlsfield, until you turn left onto Aboyne Road.
      Horton Hall of Residence is not located in the Congestion Charge zone.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop on St George's Grove, approximately 150 metres from the halls, which is served by bus route G1.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station is Earlsfield station, served by South West Trains, which is approximately 1 mile to the north of the site. From there take bus 44, 77 or 270 to Streatham Cemetery (Stop SK), and then take bus G1 to St George's Grove.
      Haydons Road Station, served by Southern and Thameslink trains, is approximately 1.25 mile from the site, but can be accessed by taking bus 493 from Gap Road Plough Lane (Stop HG), approximately 300 metres from the station, to Hazelhurst Estate (Stop SM). From there walk to the Wimbledon Road (Stop SB) on Garratt Lane (approximately 400 metres), and take Bus G1 to St George's Grove.
  • By Underground View
    • Tooting Broadway station, on the Northern Line, is approximately a mile from the site. Bus G1 can be caught from just outside the station to the St George's Grove.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by students.
    • Parking charges apply for all except Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located to the left as you face the building.
    • 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 238cm x 489cm (7ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are two Blue Badge bays in front of the building which are available for use without accessing the main car park.
    • The main car park is to the left of the building with one Blue Badge bay and the all other bays are standard bays. There is a barrier to access this car park which students must apply for and pay to use.
    • If the Blue Badge bays at the front of the building are in use, staff will allow access to the Blue Badge bay and standard bays through the barrier to the main car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance Reception)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • Key fob access was not required at the time of survey, but access should be by key fob at all times.

Reception

  • The reception is located to the left on entering the building.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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 in the reception area at a low level.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a foyer area which leads from the reception to the common room (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
    • There is a post room and further seating area which includes the accommodations post boxes located just beyond the reception to the left (shown in photograph 3).

Outside Access (Exit Reception to Courtyard)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the reception area.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • 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 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is a button to press which is 122cm high to unlock the door to exit into the courtyard.

Outside Access (Exit Common Room to Courtyard)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left at the rear of the common room.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a button to press which is 112cm high to unlock the door to access the courtyard. This was not in use at the time of survey.
    • There are identical doors to the left and right of this one which also access the courtyard.

Common Room

  • The common room includes a pool table, tennis tables, televisions and social spaces.
  • All chairs have armrests and vary in height from 44cm-46cm.
  • There are tables available with a height of 70cm from floor to base and lower tables which are 45cm high.

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 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 137cm x 232cm (4ft 6in x 7ft 7in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is no dropdown rail for the toilet.
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 157cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available for the toilet.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • 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 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 104cm.
  • 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 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 ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the right of the reception.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • 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.