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Cornwallis - South

University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • At ground floor level, Cornwallis South is linked internally to Cornwallis Octagon, Cornwallis Central and Cornwallis South West.
    • This section of the Cornwallis complex does not have its own lift.
    • Access to the first floor of Cornwallis South uses the lift in the Colyer-Fergusson building then level access through the first floor of Cornwallis South West to Cornwallis South.
    • At first floor level, there is also step-free access through Cornwallis South West to Cornwallis West and North West and then into the George Allen Wing and beyond. .
    • There is no connection at first floor level between Cornwallis South and Cornwallis Central or Octagon.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The building is on the southern side of the Cornwallis complex of buildings in the centre of the Canterbury Campus, facing the central campus.
      This is about 1 mile north of Canterbury City Centre.
      The building has entrances facing the central campus and the Registry and can also be entered from the Cornwallis courtyard.
    • 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 is through the foyer of Cornwallis Octagon and the link 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.
  • Useful Links View
  • AccessAble Related Links View

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.

Outside Access (Cornwallis South (School of Computing ) Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the pedestrian route between the Cornwallis buildings and the Registry.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is 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 when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 212cm (6ft 11in).

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 Central/Cornwallis South Internal Link)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of Cornwallis Central foyer as you enter.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with an unlocked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • This link connects with Cornwallis South ground floor, near to PC Room 1 and the standard male and female toilets.

Entrance (Cornwallis Octagon/ Cornwallis South Internal Link)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Cornwallis Octagon entrance foyer into the main corridor of Cornwallis South.
    • 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.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the link from the Octagon foyer, and photograph 2 is from Cornwallis South.

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 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 varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The lift in Colyer-Fergusson through Cornwallis South West is used to access the first floor.
    • Photograph 1 shows the entrance from the foyer leading to most of the ground floor rooms.
    • This connects to Cornwallis Octagon at the far end and also links to Cornwallis Central.
    • Photographs 2 and 3 show the corridor on the ground and first floors.
    • Off the ground floor corridor are CS PC Room 1 (seen in photograph 4) and other meeting rooms and offices.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are ground and first floors.
    • The stairs are located to the left of the entrance foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the Cornwallis South entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the first floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are not 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.
    • There is a second staircase at the rear right of Cornwallis South. A key card is required to access the stairwell on the ground and first floors before 8.00 or after 18.00 (photographs 3 and 4.).

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the male and female toilets off the entrance foyer.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Cornwallis South Ground Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Cornwallis South entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the entrance foyer.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards (automatically).
    • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 223cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 4in).
    • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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, non-infectious waste and 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 for the toilet.
    • 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 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 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 80cm.
  • 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • From the first floor of Cornwallis South, step-free access to the nearest accessible toilet is through Cornwallis South West to the Colyer-Fergusson building and then by lift to the ground floor.
    • The accessible toilet is next to the lift.
    • For further details, please see the guide to the Colyer-Fergusson building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are male and female toilets off the entrance foyer.
  • There are male and female standard toilets off the ground floor corridor near PC Room 1 and the link to Cornwallis Central.
  • There are male and female staff toilets off the stairwell on the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A female standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the right of the entrance foyer from Cornwallis South entrance.
    • There is a male standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 10m from the Cornwallis South 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.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the toilets off the entrance foyer.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the toilets near to the link with Cornwallis Central.
    • There are cubicles suitable for ambulant disabled people in these toilets.
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show the staff toilets on the first floor.
    • For students and visitors there is access to the toilets on the first floor of Cornwallis North West and West nearby.