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Keynes Extension P, Q and R Blocks

Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NP

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Introduction

  • Keynes Extension R Block contains 1 accessible flat in R1.

Location

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

Parking (Rothford Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in front of flat T6, off Giles Lane.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 580cm (11ft 10in x 19ft).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the T6 entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the T6 entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is located adjacent to T Block.
    • A Blue Badge or university accessible parking permit is required for the accessible bays.
    • A university pink permit is required for standard bays.
    • For more details of parking, please see the University website parking pages.

Outside Access (R Block Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to Flats 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13 & 14.
    • There is another entrance to gain access to Flats 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15 & 16.
    • There are identical entrances into P and Q Blocks (photographs 2-4).

Level Change (R Block Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are long slopes on the paths leading to the blocks and to the car park and Giles Lane.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors (R Block)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical stairs in P and Q Blocks.
    • There are no lifts in any block.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.