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Ariel House

Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Holmbury Hill Road, Surrey, RH5 6NT

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COVID-19 Information (UCL)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Access is via the B2126 to the east and minor roads to the west. The nearest major road is the A24 which links to the M25.
    • Parking is available on site.
  • By Bus View
    • There is not a bus stop near to the Mullard Space Science Laboratory.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station is Ockley which is approximately 7km from Mullard Space Science Laboratory.

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff, students and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located off Holmbury Hill 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 not available.
    • 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.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Car Park to Main Entrance

  • There is a long easy continuous slope between the car park and the main entrance of the building (as shown in photographs 1-4).
  • There is parking available at the front of the building (as shown in photograph 5).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 155cm.
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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 1 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 shallow.
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The second door is shown in photograph 3.
    • There is a similar second door located to the right which leads to the stairs and laundrette (as shown in photograph 4).

Entrance (Laundrette)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
    • There is step free access 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 70cm (2ft 4in).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • 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 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
    • Photograph 3 shows the laundrette.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are first floor rooms and facilities.

Accommodation

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