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Eliot Chapel

University of Kent, Eliot College, Canterbury , Kent, CT2 7NS

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Chapel is located on level 2 of Eliot College.
    • It is mainly used for Anglican services but is also available to book for suitable events.
    • For further information, please contact the Chaplaincy, which is based in Rutherford College.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The building is in the south east section of the Canterbury Campus, which is approximately 1 mile north of Canterbury City Centre.
      The building can be reached from the pedestrianised central campus area or from the access road off University Road, known as Eliot Road on some maps.
    • The nearest car park for Blue Badge holders and university Pink zone permit holders is Eliot Car Park to the west of the building.
      This is reached from the turning off University Road.
      University Road connects with the A290 Whitstable Road.
  • 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 approximately 5 minutes away from the station.
  • Useful Links View

Shared Section (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 (Eliot College Bridge from Eliot Car Park)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the end of the car park.
  • There is/are 15+ 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are two steps up from the car park level onto the pavement leading to the steps.
    • There are similar steps on the opposite side of the bridge (photograph 4).

Outside Access (Eliot College Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the central campus walkway using the bridge link.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 148cm (4ft 10in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) by sliding.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 147cm (4ft 10in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the bridge link steps.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located from the central campus walkway to bridge level.
    • There is / are 6 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is open until 00.00.
    • After this time access is by key card or contacting security using the intercom.
    • This entrance opens into the west wing atrium on level 3.
    • The atrium has two steps up to the open area in the centre but has level access to the covered walkways around the sides.
    • These lead to the college reception and the entrances to access the other wings.

Entrance (West Wing Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the west wing atrium, ahead then to the left after the Eliot college main entrance.
    • 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 double.
    • The width of the door opening is 242cm (7ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to level 3 of the college building and the lift.
    • The corridors from this entrance continue round on this level into the north wing then the east wing and south wing.
    • There is a similar entrance also with automatic doors from the atrium directly to the south wing (seen in photograph 3).
    • This is close to the main accessible toilet.
    • There are also similar but heavy pull doors which open onto staircases to access the School of Arts staircase and also west wing stair IX (photograph 4).

Outside Access (Loading Bay Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located from the rear loading bay facing Becket Court directly into level 2 of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • About 20m after the entrance, there is a long, steep ramp in the corridor to reach the main level 2 (see in photograph 8).
    • There are no handrails at the ramp.

Other Floors (Stair X - Eliot College Chapel Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located to the left after the west wing entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the west wing 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.
    • Stair X is shown in photographs 1 - 3. There are many similar stairs throughout the building, in all wings. Some stairs, such as stair XII in the west wing, do have manual heavy double doors on level 3. Photograph 4 shows one of the additional sets of stairs which are not numbered.
  • Comments View
    • There are some areas of level 2 which are not accessible by the lift.
    • Stair XII continues up from level 4 to the Kennedy Room on level 5.
    • South wing stair III continues up to Lyons Room on level 5.
    • South wing stair IV continues down to level 1 for some offices.
    • There are also other small groups of rooms on level 1 in other areas.
    • The rooms on levels 1 and 5 are not accessible by lift.

Lift (West Wing)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right after the west wing entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the west wing entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Entrance (Eliot Chapel Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 2, immediately to the right as you exit the lift.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • 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 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately after the first set of doors (photograph 3).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located at the inside threshold of the second door (photograph 5).
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are shallow (2cm - 10cm).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • As you enter the chapel, there is an informal seating area with sofas to either side.
    • The main area for worship has loose furniture which can be arranged as required.
    • There are no chairs with armrests.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is on level 2, opposite Mungo's, 60m to right as you exit the lift.
  • This toilet has restricted turning space.
  • There is a larger accessible toilet on level 3.
  • This is reached by taking the lift to level 3 then returning to the entrance atrium using the door to the left as you exit the lift.
  • From this area, re-enter the building using the south wing entrance and the accessible toilet is on the left.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are to the right along the corridor as you exit the lift on level 2.
  • The male toilets are 10m from the lift and the female are 25m.