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Park Wood - Essentials and Launderette

University of Kent, Park Wood Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NN

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • At the time of our visit (January 2019) the former Parkwood Essentials shop had closed and the unit was empty.
    • There is a new SU shop in the Park Wood Student Hub building, to the left of this building.
    • The launderette was still in operation but the future use of this building was unknown.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 00:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 00:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 00:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 00:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 00:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 00:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 22:30.

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 venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Canterbury West.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • 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 to all sides of the building.
    • 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 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 450cm x 480cm (14ft 9in x 15ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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 reserved for University Accessible Parking Permits, Blue Badges, and Blue and Pink Permits.
    • For more details of parking, please see the University website parking pages.

Outside Access (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) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (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 not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Launderette)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right hand side of the building, opposite the Study Hub.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The launderette contains washing machines and tumble dryers.
    • The dryers are stacked above the washing machines and out of reach to wheelchair users.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the Park Wood Reception Building, next door to the shop.
  • There are additional accessible toilets within the Student Hub; within Woody's or on the first floor accessible by lift.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There is an accessible toilet in the Park Wood Reception Building, next door to the shop.
  • There are also standard toilets within the Student Hub; within Woody's or on the first floor, accessible by lift.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.