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Stacey Building

University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Biosciences laboratories, offices, a practical supplies counter and 2 lecture theatres.
  • There is a link corridor between Stacey and the Ingram building on the second floor.
  • Ingram Building link (new tab) - click here.

Getting Here (Getting to the Stacey Building)

  • By Road View
    • The building is just to the north of the central Canterbury campus, which is approximately 1 mile north of Canterbury City Centre.
      The building is in a pedestrianised area north of Giles Lane, close to the Sports Centre and Ingram Building.
      The car parks are off Park Wood Road which is reached via University Road and the A290 Whitstable Road.
    • There is parking close by on Sports Centre Road and to the rear of the Sports Centre.
      A University Pink or Blue Parking Permit, Accessible Parking Permit or Blue Badge is required to park in Sports Centre Road but visitors can park to the rear of the Sports Centre.
      Please see the University parking webpage for details: https://www.kent.ac.uk/estates/services/transport/index.html.
  • 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 stops are on Giles Lane or Park Wood Road.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Canterbury West, to the north of the city centre.
      This is on the line from London to Kent, including Ashford International.
      There is step-free access into the station building.
      There is step-free access to both platforms by lift.
      Staff are available to assist with portable ramps between the platform and the train.
      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

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • 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 Sports Centre Road Car Park.
    • The car park is located by the Sports Centre, Jennison Building and close to the Stacey Building.
    • The Sports Centre Car Park is also very close with the Blue Badge bays being 75 metres from the main entrance to the Stacey Building.
  • 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 (Sports Centre Road Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Sports Centre Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Pears, Jennison, Stacey and Ingram Buildings.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • 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 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 229cm x 507cm (7ft 6in x 16ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do 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 sloped access to the car park from the Stacey Building as the car park itself has a gradient/ is on a hill.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Stacey Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 61m (66yd 2ft) from the Stacey's main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Restrictions on parking are from 8am Monday to 5pm Friday. Blue Badge holders must also have a valid virtual University permit.
    • There are 4 Blue Badge bays shown in photographs 4-7. Two bays have a marked area on both sides and rear, one has them on both sides and one has a marked area only on one side. The areas are all over 120cm.
    • There are dropped kerbs are by the 3 of the 4 Blue Badge Bays onto the pavement. There is tactile paving by the dropped kerbs and by the pedestrian crossing at the top of the car park. This is shown in photographs 8-10.

Site/Campus Car Park (Sports Centre Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of the Sports Centre.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Sports Centre and the Stacey Building.
    • 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 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 462cm (7ft 10in x 15ft 2in).
    • 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 front of the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • 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 sloped access to the car park from the Stacey Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Stacey Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 70m (76yd 1ft) from the Stacey's main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is split into two sections to the rear of the Sports Centre:
    • One is for visitors only and everyone must pay and display by the ticket machine or by phone.
    • The other is only for blue or pink permit holders. There are no Blue Badge bays in these sections to the rear of the Sports Centre.
    • Enforcement hours are 8am Monday to 5pm Friday.
    • Photographs 1-3 show the Blue Badge bays which are close to the entrance to Stacey Building.
    • Photographs 4 and 5 show the pay and display areas, whilst photograph 6 shows the ticket machine (no dropped kerb).
    • Photographs 7-10 shows the parking for blue/pink permit holders.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite the rear of the Ingram Building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 163cm (5ft 4in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 136cm (4ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located by the first entrance door.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The push button to release the doors when they are not automatic is 117cm high.
    • Photographs 5 shows the approach from the car parks and photograph 6 shows the approach from central campus.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the Stacey Building leading into the rear stairwell.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • 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 slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance/ exit is opposite the Sports Centre. The automatic door at the main entrance provides easier access at time of survey (December 2021) as this door wasn't working perfectly and did not open very easily.
    • There is a slight lip in front of the door (drainage channel).
    • The rear entrance is 45 metres away from the Blue Badge bays by the Sports Centre.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual doors which are permanently kept open in hallways.
    • The Business Administration office on the second floor has moved under the reception counter in the Ingram Building.
    • The link corridor between Stacey and Ingram building is on the second floor.
    • There are lockers for personal belongings within the toilet area on the ground floor as shown in photograph 4.

Counter (Technical Services Counter - Ground Floor)

  • The desk is 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
  • Technical Services Counter is located in the left-hand side corridor past the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the counter is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Students would use this counter for resources for their practicals or other studies.
    • There is a bell on the door to the Technical Support room which is 131cm high.

Other Floors (Main staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located by the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Other Floors (Rear staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located towards the rear of the Stacey Building.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the rear entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The double doors leading into stairwell are kept open permanently on every floor.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the ground floor, down the left-hand side corridor from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000KG.
  • The lift is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 155cm (4ft 3in x 5ft 1in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Level Change (Link corridor to Ingram building - 2nd Floor)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located connecting Floor 2 between the Stacey and Ingram Buildings.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 144cm (4ft 9in).

Lecture Theatre(s) (Stacey Lecture Theatre 1)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 94cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • There is (staggered) tiered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the (staggered) tiered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 68cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • There are two entrances into the lecture theatre:
    • The front/ lower entrance is via the Stacey Building on the first floor which can be reached via the lift or stairs (photograph 1). The doors are push-pad activated and are 102cm high. At time of survey (December 2021) the automated doors were not working.
    • The rear/ top entrance is via the bridge between the Ingram and Stacey Building. Therefore, this has ramped access and is shown in photograph 2. The push-pad to enter is 70cm high and to exit 102cm high.
    • There are moveable tables 70cm high for those in the designated seating at the front as shown in photograph 3.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Stacey Lecture Theatre 2)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 94cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • There is (staggered) tiered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the (staggered) tiered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 08/12/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • The room is clearly signed as having an induction loop as shown in photograph 2.
    • There is a moveable table for the designated seating area if needed as shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • The push-pad to enter is 110cm high and to exit is 102cm high.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor close to the main entrance to the Stacey Building.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 210cm (4ft 12in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and nappy/incontinence items bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 97cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor close to the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 86cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • Within the toilet area on the ground floor there are various lockers 30-210cm high and coat hooks 110cm and 120cm high as shown in photograph 4.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female and male toilets are located by the main staircase on the first (female) and second (male) floors.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s), via lift.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 28m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 86cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.