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Security and Transport Centre

University of Kent, Giles Lane, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ

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    • The Security and Transport office is the base for personal security advice and equipment, lost property, key collection and transport information.
    • Staff offer a walking taxi service to escort staff and students around the campus at night if required.
    • The university has developed a downloadable Safezone app for students to summon assistance and receive notifications about incidents on site.
    • Please follow the link above for details.

Opening Times

  • This service is open 24 hours.


  • 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.
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    • The temporary building is located in the centre of the campus, between Grimond, Templeman Library and Marlowe.


  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • The name of the car park is Grimond Car Park.
  • The car park is located at the rear of Grimond building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

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    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, facing Marlowe.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
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    • The entrance is the left hand door.
    • There is a separate exit door which also opens automatically away from you as you leave the building.


  • The Reception is located ahead from the main entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
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    • There is a small private interview room to the right of the reception desk.
    • The computer terminals at the high counter are for contractors to sign in and out.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilets are located in Grimond Building or Templeman Library.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located in Grimond Building or Templeman Library.

Additional Info

  • Staff do 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.
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    • In emergencies Security can also be contacted on 01227 823 333.