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Cornwallis - South West

University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Cornwallis South West has no direct external entrance and does not have its own lift.
    • Access to the ground floor is by using the Cornwallis South entrance or courtyard entrance then the link from the entrance foyer.
    • There is step-free access to the first floor from the link through the Gulbenkian, using the Colyer-Fergusson lift.
    • There is also a direct link with the first floor of Cornwallis North West and West, which can be reached using the lift in the George Allen Wing.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The building is at the south west corner of the Cornwallis complex of buildings in the centre of the Canterbury Campus, near to the Gulbenkian.
      This is about 1 mile north of Canterbury City Centre.
      The building can only be entered through other buildings.
    • The building shares a car park for Blue Badge holders only.
      This is located off Darwin Road, behind Cornwallis East.
      The most direct route from there into Cornwallis South foyer is through walkway into the Cornwallis courtyard and the entrance from there.
      The nearest car park for other users is the Central Visitor Car Park, to the west of the Cornwallis complex and the Gulbenkian/ Colyer-Fergusson Buildings.
      This is reached using Library Road off Giles Lane.
  • By Bus View
    • There are frequent Unibus services linking the University campus with the centre of Canterbury and Canterbury East and West train stations.
      The nearest bus stops are on Giles Lane or Darwin Road.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Canterbury West, to the north of the city centre.
      This is on the line from London to Kent, including Ashford International.
      There is step-free access into the station building.
      There is step-free access to both platforms by lift.
      Staff are available to assist with portable ramps between the platform and the train.
      There are buses linking the city centre with the University campus, with stops about 5 minutes walk from the station.
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  • AccessAble Related Links View

Shared Section (Useful Information)

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Cornwallis Blue Badge Car Park.
    • The car park is located off Darwin Road, behind Cornwallis East.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Central Visitor Car Park.
    • The car park is located off Library Road, off Giles Lane.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Cornwallis Blue Badge Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Darwin Road, behind Cornwallis East.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Cornwallis buildings - East, North East, Octagon, Central, George Allen Wing and South.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted and have markings which are faded.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 450cm x 600cm (14ft 9in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • The nearest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Cornwallis North East, Cornwallis Central and Cornwallis Octagon entrances off the courtyard.
  • Comments View
    • There is step-free access to all the surrounding buildings from the car park.
    • There is a level change without a dropped kerb between the car park and the main entrance to Cornwallis East near to the car park entrance on Darwin Road (photograph 5).
    • This can be avoided using the footpath which passes along the rear of Cornwallis East and under the link bridge with Cornwallis North West.
    • There are slight slopes on this path (photographs 6 - 8).

Site/Campus Car Park (Central Visitor Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Library Road, signposted off Giles Lane.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Colyer-Fergusson, Gulbenkian, Cornwallis North West and West and Templeman Library.
    • 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 and signposted.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 470cm x 500cm (15ft 5in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Parking charges apply for all except Blue Badge holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the side of the car park.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the surrounding footpaths.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the surrounding roads.
    • The nearest designated bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the entrance to Colyer-Fergusson or Cornwallis North West.
  • Comments View
    • There is a flush kerb between the car park near the Blue Badge bays and the pedestrian route out of the car park.
    • The path leads around the Colyer-Fergusson building to the right and then onto the footpath leading to the Cornwallis buildings, the Gulbenkian and the centre of the campus.

Outside Access (Cornwallis South Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the central campus pedestrianised area, between the Gulbenkian and Registry.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance opens into the Cornwallis South foyer.
    • There is a direct route ahead through the foyer to the Cornwallis courtyard for access to Cornwallis North West and the George Allen Wing and The Shed.

Outside Access (Cornwallis South Courtyard Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the Cornwallis courtyard.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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 double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance opens into the Cornwallis South foyer.

Entrance (Cornwallis South/ Cornwallis South West Link)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the Cornwallis South entrance foyer from the Cornwallis South 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The second door is at the end of the corridor.
    • The rooms to both sides of this corridor are part of Cornwallis South.
    • At the time of our visit (January 2019) there was no signage at this entrance.

Entrance (Cornwallis Gulbenkian/ Cornwallis South West Link - First Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the corridor to the right through a powered door as you exit the Colyer-Fergusson lift on the first floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).

Entrance (Cornwallis South West/ Cornwallis West Link - First Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located where the corridor turns the corner, near to the stairs.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the link from Cornwallis South West (1) and West (2).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are 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.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the corridor on the ground floor, giving access to staff offices.
    • Photographs 3 - 6 show a computer room, common room and kitchen on the first floor.
    • The kitchen has an electrically height adjustable sink unit.
    • Photographs 7 and 8 show the corridor on the first floor which connects Cornwallis South West to Cornwallis South and gives step-free access to that area using the Colyer-Fergusson lift.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the corridor on the ground floor, giving access to staff offices.
    • Photographs 3 - 6 show a computer room, common room and kitchen on the first floor.
    • The kitchen has an electrically height adjustable sink unit.
    • Photographs 7 and 8 show the corridor on the first floor which connects Cornwallis South West to Cornwallis South and gives step-free access to that area using the Colyer-Fergusson lift.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are ground floor and first floor.
    • The stairs are located near to the corner of the building and (at first floor level) the link to Cornwallis West.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the Cornwallis South entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • On the ground floor, the nearest accessible toilet is off the entrance foyer of Cornwallis South.
    • From the first floor, the nearest accessible toilet is on the ground floor of Colyer-Fergusson, next to the lift.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are no standard toilets within Cornwallis South West.
  • On the ground floor, the nearest toilets are off the entrance foyer of Cornwallis South.
  • On the first floor, the nearest toilets are in Cornwallis West, immediately after the link into that building.