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Park Wood - Nickle Court

University of Kent, Park Wood, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7SG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include self-catered student accommodation in 5 blocks.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Canterbury.
  • 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 the front of the court.
    • 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 340cm x 420cm (11ft 2in x 13ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the Flats 5-13 entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the Flats 5-13 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • 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
    • There is also 1 Blue Badge bay on the far side of the building, by the entrance to Flats 1-4.
    • There are similar Blue Badge bays available next to this building for Kemsdale Court.

Outside Access (Flats 5-13 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the front left corner of the court.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is an intercom 115 - 125cm (3ft 9in - 4ft 1in) high.
    • There is an identical entrance to Flats 5-13 from the side of the building.
    • Flats 20-25 and 25-31 have identical entrances to this.

Level Change (Flats 5-13 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Flats 14-19 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front, in the centre of the court area.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The intercom is 114 - 124cm (3ft 9in - 4ft 1in) high.
    • The entrance to flats 1-4, at the far side of the building, is identical to this (shown in photograph 3).

Level Change (Flats 14-19 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors (Flats 5-13)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are further flats.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical stairs in all other blocks.

Accommodation

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Flats 5-13 entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the Flats 5-13 ground floor foyer area.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 230cm (7ft 3in x 7ft 7in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar toilets in the foyers for Flats 1-4 and 14-19, except with slightly smaller cubicles.
    • There are also toilets in the foyers for Flats 20-25 and 26-31, except these have the transfer space on the right.

Outside Access (Study Hub Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, next to Kemsdale Court.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (Study Hub Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 133cm (4ft 4in).

Study Hub

  • The Study Hub is located on ground floor, to the side next to Kemsdale Court.
  • It contains computer terminals on fixed desks, 76 and 105cm (2ft 6in and 3ft 5in) high, plus desks and plug sockets for laptops.
  • There is also a vending machine available.
  • The Resident's Support Officer's office is also based here.

Accessible Toilet (Study Hub)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Study Hub entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the far right hand corner of the Study Hub.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 274cm (4ft 12in x 8ft 12in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Study Hub)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.