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Rutherford Annex

University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

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Introduction

  • The Rutherford Annex is a detached portable building.
  • The building has been sited in the car park of Rutherford College.
  • The building contains staff offices and meeting rooms.
  • Outside normal office hours it is accessed by a college security pass.

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 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 front of the Ruhterford Annexe building, to the left of the annexe entrance.
    • 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 345cm x 450cm (11ft 4in x 14ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 32m (34yd 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.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The signage states that Blue Badge holders may park in Blue Badge bays only.
    • Parking in all other bays requires a University Pink Permit.
    • For details of parking regulations seehttps://www.kent.ac.uk/estates/services/parking/?tab=canterbury-students.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, facing the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are power assisted internal doors on the ground floor corridor and to access the stair lobby on the first floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 1.
    • There are 20 steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are first floor offices.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the entrance foyer, opposite the main entrance.
    • There is level access to this 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 205cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 9in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, clinical waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right of the accessible toilet on the ground floor corridor.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the accessible toilet in the ground floor corridor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are additional standard toilets on the first floor, 20m from the top of the internal staircase.
    • The first floor female toilet has a powered door to enter the room and the ambulant cubicle.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.