Skip to main content

Locke Building - Retail Units

University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7UG

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include
    • SU Shop Union Plaza
    • Blackwell's University Bookshop with Caffè Nero
    • Job Shop
    • A Cashpoint
    .

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The building is in the south of the Canterbury Campus next to Eliot College.
      This is about 1 mile north of Canterbury City Centre.
      The building is located off University Road, which connects to the A290 Whitstable Road.
    • There is parking at the rear of the building which is shared with Eliot College.
      A University Pink Parking Permit, Accessible Parking Permit or Blue Badge is required to park in any bay in the car park.
      Please see the University parking webpage for details: https://www.kent.ac.uk/estates/services/transport/index.html.
  • 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.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Site/Campus Car Park (Eliot Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located from the driveway off University Road, next to The Venue, known as Eliot Road on some maps (but not signposted as this on site).
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Eliot College, Mandela Building, the Locke building including the retail units, Eliot College Extension and Wigoder Building.
    • 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 signposted and have markings which are faded.
    • There is/are 2 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 Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the surrounding buildings by returning to the access road using the vehicle entrance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Eliot College West Wing Level 2 entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There is no dropped kerb at the footpath directly linking the Blue Badge bays with the Eliot College level 2 entrance.
    • The signposted routes from the car park to the Eliot College main entrance involves steps.
    • The step free-route to the central campus walkway is via the access road then past the Locke Building.

Level Change (Central Campus from Eliot Car Park)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located from the car park next to the Eliot College bridge link.
  • There is/are 13 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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 both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar staircase on the opposite side of the bridge link, next to the Eliot Extension building (photograph 4).

Level Change (All Retail Unit Entrances)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located leading onto the raised walkway in front of the shops.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 144cm (4ft 9in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading onto the raised walkway from the front.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are 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 the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service as shown in photograph 6.
    • The step(s) is/are located to the right hand side of the SU Shop.
    • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
    • The step(s) is/are 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 sides going up the step(s).

Opening Times (SU Shop Union Plaza)

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday Closed.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • Term Time
    • Monday - Friday Open 24 hours
    • Saturday & Sunday - 9am - 3am.

Entrance (SU Shop Union Plaza)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Inside Access (SU Shop Union Plaza)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the store.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Counter (SU Shop Union Plaza)

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • The counter is located to the right from the entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a self service area as shown in photograph 3.
    • The tray is 60cm from the floor
    • The touch screen is 130cm from the floor.

Opening Times (Job Shop)

  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Job Shop)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The push pad on entry is 90cm high.
    • The push pad on exit is 54cm high.

Inside Access (Job Shop)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Reception (Job Shop)

  • The reception is located ahead from the entrance.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the 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.

Opening Times (Blackwell's University Bookshop)

  • Monday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 00:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Blackwell's University Bookshop)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Inside Access (Blackwell's University Bookshop)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Counter (Blackwell's University Bookshop)

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the entrance.
  • The counter is located at the front of the store.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Opening Times (Caffe Nero)

  • Monday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 18:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Caffe Nero)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Inside Access (Caffe Nero)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the cafe.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Counter (Caffe Nero)

  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • The counter is located ahead from the entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (Caffe Nero)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the cafe.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the entrance.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilets are located in Jarman or Marlowe buildings or the Templeman Library.

Standard Toilet(s) (All Retail Units)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located in Jarman or Marlowe buildings or the Templeman Library.