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J's Tea Bar

University of Kent, Jennison Building, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NT

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Introduction

Getting Here (Getting to the Jennison Building/ J's T Bar)

  • By Road View
    • The building is located to the north side of Canterbury Campus, which is approximately 1 mile north of Canterbury City Centre.
      J's T Bar is on the ground floor of the Jennison Building.
      The building is in located opposite the Ingram Building and can be accessed via car from Park Wood Road.
      Park Wood Road connects with the A290 Whitstable Road.
    • There is parking on either side of the building (Sibson or Sports Centre Road) as well as Blue Badge bays outside the main entrance.
      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 Park Wood Road or Giles Lane.
  • 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 away from the station.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Opening Times (J's T Bar)

  • Monday 08:00 - 02:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 02:30.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 02:30.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 02:30.
  • Friday 08:00 - 02:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • These are term-time opening hours. These hours may differ during holidays.

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the main entrance to Jennison.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 229cm x 479cm (7ft 6in x 15ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There are only 2 Blue Badge spaces specifically for the building but there is Sports Centre Road Car Park along the road by the Jennison Building for standard or Blue Badge bays for permit holders.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is Sports Centre Road Car Park.
    • The car park is located on Sports Centre Road off Park Wood Road.
    • Sibson Car Park is also within 200 metres to the rear of the Jennison Building.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Sports Centre Road Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Sports Centre Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Pears, Jennison and Ingram Buildings.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • 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 229cm x 507cm (7ft 6in x 16ft 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, permit holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • 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 Jennison Building due an uneven footpath and the car park's gradient.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Jennison Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Jennison's main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Restrictions on parking are from 8am Monday to 5pm Friday. Blue Badge holders must also have a valid virtual University permit.
    • There are 4 Blue Badge bays shown in photographs 4-7. Two bays have a marked area on both sides and rear, one has them on both sides and one has a marked area only on one side. The areas are all over 120cm.
    • There are dropped kerbs are by the 3 of the 4 Blue Badge Bays onto the pavement. There is tactile paving by the dropped kerbs and by the pedestrian crossing at the top of the car park. This is shown in photographs 8-10.

Site/Campus Car Park (Sibson Campus Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located by Sibson and to the rear of Jennison.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Sibson and Jennison/ Engineering and Digital Design Hub.
    • 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 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 235cm x 455cm (7ft 9in x 14ft 11in).
    • 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, permit holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • 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 Kennedy and Sibson Buildings and towards the rear entrance of Jennison.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Jennison Buildind.
    • The nearest designated bay is 90m (98yd 1ft) from the Jennison's rear entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The 5 Blue Badge bays all have at least one marked area over 120cm wide to one side, with 3 having a marked area to the rear and sides.
    • Parking restrictions are from 8am Monday to 5pm Friday. Blue Badge holders must also hold a valid University Accessable Bay Permit.
    • The bollards by the Blue Badge bays are over 150cm apart,.

Outside Access (Jennison's Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building by the Blue Badge bays.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 161cm (5ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline in front of the entrance.
    • There are 4 bollards before the entrance which have a minimum width of 123cm.

Outside Access (Jennison's Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear left-hand side of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 121cm (3ft 12in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 121cm (3ft 12in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 121cm (3ft 12in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on approach from the right of the entrance when faced.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the entrance when faced.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not 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
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show the ramp with a slight gradient to the right of the entrance. Photograph 7 shows the steps.
    • There is also a slight slope without handrails to the left of the entrance when faced from the direction of the Kennedy Building. This is shown in photograph 8.

Level Change (Rear Entrance - Steps/ platform lift to ground floor level)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located just inside the rear entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The platform lift has a maximum weight of 300kg and has tactile markings for the controls.

Getting Around (Jennison Building)

  • 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 flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the map and signage for the building.
    • Photographs 3-9 show the corridors and the manual or automatic doors (photograph 3).
    • Photographs 10 and 11 show the computer suites.
    • Photograph 12 shows a seating area in the lobby area by the main entrance to Jennison.
    • Photograph 13 shows the safe area, with an intercom at a convenient height, in case of emergency by the rear staircase in Jennison.

Entrance (J's T Bar)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor near to the rear entrance to the Jennison Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Eating and Drinking

  • Location and Access View
    • The café/bar is located on the ground floor of Jennison Building near the rear entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the café/bar.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • There is a portable card machine available for payment.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 109cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The flooring by the counter has a shiny marble effect. There is a lower tray to the left-hand side of the counter 80cm high that has coffee lids, sugar etc. which is shown in photograph 2. There are a couple vending machines with controls 106-124cm high next to the service counter.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • There are some tables which are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • There are also coffee tables, armchairs and sofas.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 45cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 73cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and stone.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Photograph 4 shows the seating area accessed via the steps. Photographs 4 and 5 and 6 show the social space opposite the bar (within the bar entrance doors).

Level Change (Seating Area)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located within J's T Bar opposite the counter.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • The step(s) is/are 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 the left going up the step(s).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Jennison: Ground Floor Main Corridor - Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of Jennison along the main corridor between main and rear entrances.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the rear entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards (automatically).
    • The door is push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 90cm from floor level.
    • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 280cm (5ft 1in x 9ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary, nappy/incontinence items bin and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 96cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 106cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Jennison Building Toilets)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor in the main corridor between main and rear entrances.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m from the rear entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the first floor corridor.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 11m from the lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are further similar male and female standard toilets in the Engineering & Digital Design Hub on the ground floor (sinks that are 90cm high with sensor activated taps and cubicles). These are shown in photographs 8-10.