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Keynes Extension S Block

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

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Introduction

Getting Here (Getting to Keynes Extension S Block)

  • By Road View
    • The building is located on the south-west side of the Canterbury Campus, which is approximately 1 mile north of Canterbury City Centre.
      The building is located to the north-west of Keynes College.
      It can be reached via Giles Lane or University Road which both connect 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 to the rear of S Block.
  • 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 and S Blocks and Olive Cottages.
    • 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 S.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Keynes Extension S.
    • The nearest designated bay is 102m (111yd 1ft) from the Keynes Extension S.
  • 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 S.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Keynes Extension S.
    • The nearest designated bay is 142m (155yd 11in) from the Keynes Extension S.
  • 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 (Entrance for Accessible and Standard Rooms 3,4,7,8,11,12,15,16)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left-hand side of the building's fa├žade.
    • 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 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The other door for the other standard rooms in S Block is very similar but is not automatic. The door is 83cm wide, has a slight slope leading up to it and has an intercom 133cm high and a key card reader 118cm high. This is shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to ground floor rooms only.
    • Photograph 1 shows the automatic door into the flat area on the ground floor. The push-pads are located at convenient heights.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located in front of the entrances to S Block.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the entrance to S Block.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 identical staircases in front of the entrances to S Block.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to S3/F and S4/F (both adjoining onto a standard room).
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor of S Block.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was S3/F.
    • The width of the door to the room is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 293cm x 473cm (9ft 7in x 15ft 6in).
    • The bed is 54cm (1ft 9in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 38cm (1ft 3in).
    • 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 a desk with adjustable height. S3/F has a hoist over the bed and across the room.
    • 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 237cm x 200cm (7ft 9in x 6ft 7in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult 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.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (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 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is 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 left.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip-down.
    • The shower seat height is 57cm (1ft 10in).
    • 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.
    • Rooms are located past the staircase on the ground floor.
    • Adjoining rooms are 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
    • The accessible room is shown in photographs 1-5. Photograph 2 shows the type of hoist fitted in the room.
    • The entrance to the shared kitchen and ensuite bathrooms in the accessible flat have push-pad operated automatic doors (85-100cm high).
    • The adapted kitchen is shown in photographs 6-9. The kitchen counter is 87cm high, however this is a section that is height adjustable with a hob and sink.
    • There is a coffee table 36cm high, sofas, dining table 74cm high and chairs. There are low cupboards.
    • The standard rooms are ensuite and have stepped showers (12cm high). They share a similar kitchen without the adaptions. One is shown in photographs 10 and 11.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.