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Chapel

Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 4SX

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Services include:.
    • Lower Ground Floor - Crypt Chapel.
    • Mezzanine Level - Multi Faith Prayer Room.
    • Ground Floor - Chapel.
    • First Floor - Balcony.

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

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).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Piazza.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in).
  • 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 easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There are barriers immediately beyond the entrance with a width of 138cm.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 140cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 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
    • A key needs to be acquired from reception to use the lift.
    • The lift can also be entered externally (photograph 3). This is designated as floor CG.
    • The lift is used to provide step free access to the chapel.
    • This is designated as floor C1.
    • This leads to a ramp that leads to the chapel entrance on the ground floor of the chapel.

Level Change (Chapel Entrance Stairs)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the main entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The steps can be overcome via the lift in the Library Building.

Outside Access (Chapel Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • 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 128cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Outside Access (Crypt Chapel Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left hand side of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 10 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • The first step is located in front of the entrance and is shallow.
    • The next 5 steps are deep and have the handrail to the left, and the last 4 steps have handrails on both sides.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is/are 5 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the altar.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1. There is an alternate set of 4 deep steps with a handrail on the right to access this area. These can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the crypt chapel.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a step leading into the crypt chapel from either side of the crypt chapel as shown in photographs 3 and 4. There is also another deep step to reach the altar.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing loop is located in the main chapel area.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show the main chapel area.
    • Photograph 7 shows the crypt chapel.
    • Photograph 8 shows the multi faith prayer room.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Library Learn Cafe-G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are two sets of of stairs to the rear of the building that leads down to the crypt chapel on the lower ground floor. The one to the left of the chapel is located immediately upon entering the crypt chapel entrance and has handrails to the left (photograph 2). The staircase to the rear right of the building has a multi faith prayer room located between the lower ground and the ground floor. The staircase is shown in photographs 3 and 4.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the first floor balcony and the multi faith prayer room.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the lower ground floor.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 7m from the crypt chapel 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.