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Park Wood - Purchas 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 34 houses of 6 rooms.

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 in the centre of the court area, on both sides of the road.
    • 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 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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.
    • 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.

Outside Access (House 23 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the house.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The door opening is 71cm (2ft 4in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bell 140cm (4ft 7in) high.
    • The entrances to all other houses are identical.

Level Change (House 23 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • 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.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

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

Other Floors (House 23)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 13 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are 4 further rooms and a bathroom.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical stairs in all houses, except some have the handrail on the right hand side going up.

Accommodation

Additional Info

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