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Keynes Extension T Block

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

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Introduction

Getting Here (Getting to Keynes Extension T 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 in located to the north-west of Keynes College.
      It can be reached via Giles Lane which connects with the A290 Whitstable Road.
    • Rothford Car Park off Giles Lane 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 directly outside the T6 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 T.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Keynes Extension T as the building faces directly onto it.
    • The nearest designated bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Keynes Extension T.
  • 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 T.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Keynes Extension T.
    • The nearest designated bay is 151m (165yd 5in) from the Keynes Extension T.
  • 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 (Main Entrances T1-5)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located along the side of the building facing the S Block opposite.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 all the entrances.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • T2 to T5 have bells to the side of the entrance.
    • These entrances with manual doors give access to Flats A-J.

Outside Access (T6)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the side of T block facing onto Rothford Car Park.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 119cm (3ft 11in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 to either side of the entrance door as the pavement slopes up towards it.
    • 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
    • There is an amazon locker for post/parcels directly to the left of the entrance to T6.

Inside Access

  • There is not 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 flats, however there is no accessible route to flats/rooms on upper levels.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located in front of/ to the side of the entrances in the blocks.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from 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.

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 T Block.
    • The accessible facilities are located in T6 (ground floor flat).
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was T6A.
    • The width of the door to the room is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 271cm x 480cm (8ft 11in x 15ft 9in).
    • The bed is 58cm (1ft 11in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 0cm ().
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are a lowered curtain rail in cupboard and an adjustable desk.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are an adapted bathroom (with flashing fire alarm) and kitchen (height adjustable counter space).
    • 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 246cm x 223cm (8ft 1in x 7ft 4in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • 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 183cm (6ft).
    • 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 both sides.
    • 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 adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • 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 in blocks T1 to T5 (ground floor standard rooms).
    • 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
    • The accessible flat has an adapted kitchen. There is an adjustable counter (89cm high at time of survey) with a sink and hob. The table is 75cm high. The door into the kitchen is 84cm wide and is push-pad operated, as is the door into the bedroom and bathroom. The flat is shown in photographs 1-6.
    • The standard rooms (shown in photographs 7-9) in T1-5 and the upper floors of T6 have shared kitchens (photographs 12 and 13). Some of the rooms have some kitchenettes within the room itself with basic equipment (microwave, kettle, hob) as shown in photograph 14. The kitchen tables are 85-90cm high and the counter space is 92cm high.
    • The downstairs rooms in T1-5 has an ensuite with a stepped showers (5-15cm high). An example of one is shown in photographs 10 and 11.
    • The other rooms have shared bathrooms with similar stepped showers. There are 2 on each floor.
    • Auxiliary Aids: Certain accomodation blocks (like this T6A flat) 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 available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located on the ground floor by the entrances to the flats.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m from the entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are good.