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Keynes Extension P, Q and R Blocks

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

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Introduction

Getting Here (Getting to Keynes Extension - P, Q, R Blocks)

  • By Road View
    • The buildings are on the south-west side of the Canterbury Campus, which is approximately 1 mile north of Canterbury City Centre.
      The buildings are located to the rear of Keynes College.
      They can be reached via Giles Lane or University Road.
      University Road connects with the A290 Whitstable Road.
    • Rothford Car Park requires a University Pink Parking Permit, Accessible Parking Permit or Blue Badge to park in any bay in the car park.
      Keynes Car Park is also around 200 metres from the Keynes Extension.
      There are other car parks for visitors or other permit holders on campus.
      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 Giles Lane or University Road.
      There is a pathway from the extension blocks directly to the bus stop on University 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 away from the station.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

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.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is Rothford Car Park.
    • The car park is located by Keynes T and S blocks.
  • 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 (Rothford Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Giles Lane.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Keynes T block, Olive Cottages and Keynes Extension.
    • 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 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 230cm x 472cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 6in).
    • 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 Keynes Extension Blocks P, Q, R.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Keynes Extension Blocks P, Q, R.
    • The nearest designated bay is 79m (86yd 1ft) from the Keynes Extension Blocks P, Q, R.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bays have a marked area over 120cm wide to the side and rear.

Site/Campus Car Park (Keynes College Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located around the Keynes College building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Keynes College & Tanglewood.
    • 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 6 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 231cm x 420cm (7ft 7in x 13ft 9in).
    • 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.
    • 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 Keynes Extension Blocks P, Q, R.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Keynes Extension Blocks P, Q, R.
    • The nearest designated bay is 201m (219yd 2ft) from the Keynes Extension Blocks P, Q, R.
  • Comments View
    • Outside of 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday there are no restrictions.
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show the slight slopes up onto the pavement from the Blue Badge bays.

Outside Access (R Block - Flats 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left-hand side of R block, opposite S Block.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 133cm (4ft 4in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 single.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • 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 not have handrails.

Outside Access (R Block - Flats 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right-hand side of R Block, opposite S Block.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 133cm (4ft 4in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • 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 not have handrails.

Outside Access (P Block Entrance (Flats 1-8))

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of P Block which is next to Q Block.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 133cm (4ft 4in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 leading up to the entrance from the other blocks.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Q Block - Flats 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Q Block.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 133cm (4ft 4in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • 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 not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • Q Block (flats 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14) has very similar entrance as shown in photographs 3-6.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The Blocks have level access to the ground floor flats/rooms, however the lack of lift means there is accessible route to flats on other floors.
    • P Block has manual doors in the hallways, but Q Block (photographs 2-4) and R Block (photographs 5 and 6) have push-pad automated doors on the ground floor.

Other Floors (P, Q and R Blocks)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located just inside the entrances to the blocks.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the the entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • 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.
    • The staircases in all 3 blocks are very similar.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 1 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Flat 1.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor within R Block.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was R1/F.
    • The width of the door to the room is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 440cm x 572cm (14ft 5in x 18ft 9in).
    • The bed is 68cm (2ft 3in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 33cm (1ft 1in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are automatic doors into the room and a profiling bed.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are an adapted kitchen which has an adjustable counter height with a hob and sink.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 238cm x 240cm (7ft 10in x 7ft 10in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 148cm (4ft 10in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip-down.
    • The shower seat height is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There are handrails available for the shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1-4 show the accessible room in R block.
    • Photographs 5-7 show the adapted kitchen with a sink and hob at an adjustable height. There is a dining table 74cm high, chairs and sofa.
    • Photographs 8 and 9 show an example of a standard room. The rooms have an ensuite with a stepped shower (12cm high).
    • P and Q blocks have similar standard kitchens and standard rooms.
    • Auxiliary Aids: Certain accomodation blocks may be suggested for more space if a resident has an assistance dog. Similarly, if a student/resident has a lot of specialist equipment, an ensuite or studio would be suggested (normally the university will pay the difference in cost).
    • Any additional aids for sensory or mobility impairments (vibrating pillows, light alerts, mobile hoists) are the student’s home local authority’s responsibility. However, they can be provided on request in the interim if any issues arise.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.