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Blocks C, E and D Block Rooms D101-D115

Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 4SX

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Introduction

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • You can use the AA route planner to plan your journey. In accordance with the university's sustainability policy, visitors are advised to travel to St Mary's by public transport wherever possible. St Mary's is located on Waldegrave Road (A309) to the south of Twickenham. If you are using a sat nav, the postcode for the campus is TW1 4SX.
    • Parking restrictions apply on the campus from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and parking is limited at other times. Please call the main reception on 020 8240 4000 if you require further clarification.
  • By Bus View
    • From Richmond Upon Thames you can catch the R68 towards Hampton Court from a bus stop just outside Richmond station. Get off at the Twickenham, King Street stop and then take the 33 towards Fulwell. Get off at the ‘St Mary's University’ stop, which is just outside of St Mary’s main reception. You can also take the 33 from Richmond, although the bus stop is a 5 minute walk from Richmond station on Sheen Road (Bus stop L). From Twickenham or Teddington the 33 heading towards Fulwell stops on Richmond Road and York Street in Twickenham. The 33 heading towards Hammersmith stops on Stanley Road and Broad Street (Teddington High Street) in Teddington.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Strawberry Hill which is 0.3 miles away. To get to the university from the station turn left when you exit, then walk past Premier Wine and the Post Office on your left and take the second road on your right, which is Waldegrave Gardens. At the end of Waldegrave Gardens, turn right onto Waldegrave Road and St Mary's main reception is on your left.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest tube station is Richmond, which is 2.6 miles away. It is on the District and Overground Lines.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Waldegrave Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Main Entrance and Security, G Block, Chaplaincy, Shannon Building, Chapel.
    • 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 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 475cm x 440cm (15ft 7in x 14ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply to visitors only.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the main entrance.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the main reception.
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Parking on campus is available only to staff with a valid annual parking permit.
    • Parking charges apply to visitors section of the car park (by main reception, approximately 20 parking places).

Building Parking (Staff Car Park)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • The car park is located off Waldegrave Road.
    • 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 2 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 372cm x 420cm (12ft 2in x 13ft 9in).
    • 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 18m (19yd 2ft) from the staff 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 Blue Badge bay located outside the Health Centre and close to the Staff Entrance (shown in photograph 1). The other is located on the far side of the car park, by the B Block Entrance (photograph 4).
    • Parking on campus is available only to staff with a valid annual parking permit.
    • Parking charges apply to visitors section of the car park (by main reception, approximately 20 parking places).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the campus, just off Waldegrave Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the door to the right of the main entrance.
    • There is / are 2 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are also manual double doors which open towards you located to the left of the automatic doors.
    • There are also single, heavy doors, 85 cm wide, which open towards you located either side of first set of doors, to the left leading from the Security Reception, and to the right from the path along the front of G Block.
    • The entrance on the right has the steps in front of it (shown in photographs 5 and 6).

Entrance (Entrance to E and F Blocks from G Block Ground Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the far end of the G Block ground floor corridor from the main reception entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor corridors of E and F Blocks.

Outside Access (Staff Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the staff car park.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The bell is at a height of 85cm.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The card reader is 120 cm high.
    • This entrance is available to staff only, between 06:00 - 21:00 weekdays.
    • Outside of these times the Main Reception Entrance.

Getting Around (E Block)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to E6 - E13 (Drama Studio 3).
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a moderate ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to E6 - E13 (Drama Studio 3).
    • The width of the ramp is 143cm (4ft 8in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • These steps can be seen in photograph 1. The ramp can be see in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to Room E148.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • These stairs can be seen in photograph 3.
    • There is/are 2 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the Post Room.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is an easy portable ramp, with no handrails, for access to the Post Room and the ground floor male toilets.
    • The width of the ramp is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • This level change can be seen in photographs 4 and 5.
    • 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 not a hearing assistance system.

Prayer Room

  • The prayer room is located near to the staff entrance and post room within E Block
  • It is accessed by a heavy manual with a width of over 75cm as are all facilities within the area.
  • There are cleaning facilities located here as can be seen in photograph 3.

Reception (Post Room Reception)

  • The Post Room reception is located in Block E.
  • The desk is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Getting Around (C Block)

  • There is/are 3 unmarked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to C2.
  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
  • There are not 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 no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • 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 not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is no level access to any service in Block C with the exception of the Drama studio.
    • Please see the Drama Studio C guide for more information.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the first floor and on the second floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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 additional steps off the landing that lead to the first floor of C Block with the handrail on the right hand side (photographs 2 and 3). This area includes Drama Studio C104.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the first floor of Block C, including Drama Studio C104.

Lift (E Block Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the end of the E Block ground floor corridor, opposite Drama Studio D1, close to the staff entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 E Block, 1 D Block, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the E Block entrance from G Block.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 132cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).
  • There are 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 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • The lift exits into Block D on the first floor.
    • If you press the button marked 1 you will arrive at the bottom of the steps leading to D101-105.
    • If you press 2 you exit via a different door at the top of the level change.
    • To reach the second floor you need to press the button marked 3.
    • The exit on the second floor is in Block E.
    • The lift also provides level access into both blocks F and G.

Getting Around (D Block 101-115)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the first floor.
    • There is/are 2 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the first floor of D Block.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • These steps can be seen in photograph 1. These are overcome by exiting the lift via the D Block Entrance.
    • There is/are 7 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to C04.
    • There are two sets of steps. One located to the right on exiting the lift consisting of three steps with a handrail on the right (photograph 2). To the right at the bottom of these stairs there is a set of 4 steps with handrails on both sides that leads to Drama Studio C104. (Photograph 3) Alternatively, you can take the 5 stairs to your left after the first set of 3 steps to reach the first floor of B Block. (Photograph 4).
    • There is/are 2 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to D115.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • These steps can be seen in photograph 5. There are 15+ beyond these steps to reach D117-D21. Information for these rooms can be found in the B and D Block access guide.
    • There are not 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.

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 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left on entrance.
    • There is not 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 178cm x 205cm (5ft 10in x 6ft 9in).
    • There is 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet (First 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 32m (34yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right hand side of the first floor corridor from the lift.
    • There is also an accessible toilet located in the Drama Studio 3 area on the ground floor. Please see the separate guide for Drama Studio 3 for more details.
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 226cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 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.
    • 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 not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 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 toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located along the second floor corridor.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 18m from the lift.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is stepped access to the ground floor standard toilets. This can be seen in photograph 3.