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Drilling Shed

University of Kent, Chatham Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ

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    • The Drilling Shed is part of the Faculty of Music and Fine Art.
    • It contains recording studios which are used by the music department.

Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.


  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Gillingham.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Chatham.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.


  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • The name of the car park is Chatham Historic Dockyard Visitor Car Park.
  • The car park is located off Main Gate Road.
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    • There is no parking for students/ visitors within the Historic Dockyard site, but it is possible to drive in to drop off at the building.
    • The visitor car park is free for all users.
    • It has an unmade surface.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Tinker's Alley.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 108cm (3ft 7in).
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    • A staff / student security fob is required to access this building.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • 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 145cm (4ft 9in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is in the Engineering Workshop, 40m away.
  • Please see the guide to that building for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest toilets are located in the adjacent Old Fire Station or the Engineering Workshop buildings.
  • Please see the guides to those buildings for further details.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.