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Park Wood - Purchas Court

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

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Introduction

Getting Here (Getting to Park Wood: Purchas Court)

  • By Road View
    • Park Wood is located to the north side of the Canterbury Campus, accessed via Park Wood Road. Park Wood Road connects to Giles Lane which runs through central campus and connects the A290 Whitstable Road.
      Purchas Court is located to the north side of the Park Wood Courts close to Reception.
    • The Park Wood Courts have a few car parking spaces per court.
      The nearest campus car park for visitors (pay and display), University Pink or Blue Permit or Accessible Parking Permit/ Blue Badge holders is the Pavilion Car Park off Park Wood Road.
      This is approximately 175 metres from Purchas Court.
  • 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 stop is on Parkwood Road close to the Pavilion and Indoor Tennis and Events Arena.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Canterbury West, to the north of the city centre.
      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 (Park Wood Courts - Purchas Court)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders, Blue Badge holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located outside the entrances to the houses in the court.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • 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 Park Wood Courts.
    • The car park is located outside Reception.
    • The restrictions are from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday (blue and pink permit holders). There are various small car parks outside all the courts (without blue badge bays), with the main section with Blue Badge bays by Reception. The Blue Badge bays at Reception are around 120 metres away. The pay and display/ permit restricted car park (Pavilion) is around 220 metres away from Purchas Court.
  • 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 (Park Wood Courts)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located outside the Reception and laundrette. It is central to the Park Wood courts.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Lypeatt court, Reception/ laundrette, Co-op.
    • 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 clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 230cm x 475cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 7in).
    • 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 ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the Purchas Court.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Purchas Court.
    • The nearest designated bay is 117m (127yd 2ft) from the Purchas Court.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is restricted to Blue and Pink permit holders or Blue Badge holders with a valid virtual University permit from 8am Monday to 5pm Friday.

Site/Campus Car Park (Pavilion)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Park Wood Road to the north side of campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Pavilion and Indoor Tennis and Events Arena.
    • 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 clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 229cm x 460cm (7ft 6in x 15ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, Blue Badge holders, permit holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all except permit and Blue Badge holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the rear of the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment can be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the Park Wood: Purchas Court.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Park Wood: Purchas Court.
    • The nearest designated bay is 206m (225yd 10in) from the Park Wood: Purchas Court.

Outside Access (House 3)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on the left-hand side of the court, facing onto the parking area.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not 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) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located at the door (doorstep).
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The path around the court to access the houses is 112cm wide.
    • The step at the top of the ramp/slopes is 10cm high.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located in the front of the entrance to the house.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the main entrance.
    • There are 13 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.
    • 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 standard rooms have single beds 49cm high, a desk 75cm high, a height adjustable chair and standard wardrobe.
    • The doors into the rooms are 70cm wide.
    • The rooms share a bathroom on the ground and first floor. Both showers have identical 29cm steps. The sinks are 80cm high.
    • The houses share a kitchen with all standard amenities - a table 75cm high, counter space 91cm high with hob, oven, sink, microwave etcetera.
    • Auxiliary Aids: Certain accomodation blocks 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 just inside the entrance to the house.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 79cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are good.