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Turing College

University of Kent, Turing Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7FN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include blocks of flats and shared houses (A, B, C, D, E, ,F ,G, H, J).
  • Turing College is a large development of student accommodation, comprising of flats and shared houses and associated facilities.
    At its centre is The Hub containing the reception, dining, social spaces, launderette and other facilities.
    There is alternative access from Giles Lane via Keynes College.
    Vehicle access is from Giles Lane or the new access road off University Road.

Getting Here (Getting to Turing College)

  • By Road View
    • The building is in the south-west section of the Canterbury Campus, which is approximately 1 mile north of Canterbury City Centre.
      The building can be reached via Turing Road which leads off University Road.
      University Road connects with the A290 Whitstable Road.
      There is pedestrianised access from Giles Lane and Rothford Car Park.
    • The nearest campus car park for Blue Badge holders and university Pink zone permit holders are Keynes or Rothford Car parks to the north and east of Turing College.
      They can be reached by from Giles Lane or University Road.
  • 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 University 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 approximately 5 minutes away from the station.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking (Blue Badge parking - C, D, F Blocks)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located outside C (3), D (1) and F (1) Blocks.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 215cm x 480cm (7ft 1in x 15ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the C Block.
    • 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.
    • The Blue Badge bays outside the blocks have paved out spaces with gaps in between around 120cm. These are for the ease of Blue Badge bay users, however they are not very clear as they are not painted. There are further Blue Badge bays and permit only bays in the main car park by Turing Hub/ Reception. Photographs 1 and 2 show the bays by Block C, photograph 3 shows the bay by Block D and photograph 4 shows the bay by Block F.
  • 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 Turing Car Park.
    • The car park is located centrally to Turing College, outside The Hub/Reception.
  • 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 (Turing College)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located opposite Turing Hub.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Turing Hub and Turing B,C and E.
    • 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 signposted but have no markings.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 216cm x 482cm (7ft 1in x 15ft 10in).
    • 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 Turing Blocks and Hub.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Turing Hub.
    • The nearest designated bay is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the The Hub.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1-4 show the 2 Blue Badge bays and some of the standard bays. The Blue Badge bays have paved marked areas to the side but these are not clear as they are not painted. Blue Badge users need a valid virtual University permit as well as their badge.
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show the other bays available. Most of those closest to the Hub are for loading/deliveries only.
    • The standard permit only bays have restrictions from 8am Monday to 5pm Friday.

Site/Campus Car Park (Rothford Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Giles Lane.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Keynes College, Olive Cottages and Turing College.
    • 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 signposted and have markings which are faded.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 230cm x 472cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 6in).
    • 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 sloped access to the car park from the Turing College.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Turing College.
    • The nearest designated bay is 237m (259yd 7in) from the Turing College's main entrance. Block B and C are within 200 metres.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bays have a marked area over 120cm wide to the side and rear.

Outside Access (Block A Flats A1-A8 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the block which is south-east from The Hub.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 leading down to it from The Hub.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is push-button to release the door to exit the block which is 100cm high.
    • The markings on the steps are 3cm from the edge so they may be confusing for someone with a visual impairment.
    • The stairs are only used if coming from the lower level of Turing College (F Block and the lower level of the Hub) and can be avoided.

Outside Access (Block B - Flats B1-B8 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right-hand side of the block, to the east/right from the Hub's main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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.
    • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The door has a push-button to open the door which is 101cm high.

Outside Access (Block B Flats B9-B16 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left-hand side of B Block to the east of the Hub.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 131cm (4ft 4in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a very slight slope leading up to the entrance.

Outside Access (Houses - Blocks C and D Entrances)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located along the front of the row of houses opposite the Hub and B Block.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is 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) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 on the path in front of the houses.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • 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
    • D Block has identical entrances and slight slope up to them. The slope is shown in photograph 3.

Outside Access (E Block Flats E1-8 Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the left-hand side of E Block which is opposite the Hub.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is ramped access to this part of E Block. There is a flight of stairs close by to the entrance from the lower level of the Hub, however this is not used to access the block from most directions and can be avoided. It is shown in photograph 4.
    • The stairs have handrails on both sides, are of a medium height. They have non-slip strips 3cm from the edge of the step which could be confusing for someone with a visual impairment.

Outside Access (Block E Flats E9-16 Entrance and F Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right-hand side of E Block opposite the Hub.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a very slight slope leading up to the entrance in both E9-16 and F Block.
    • F Block has a very similar entrance as shown in photograph 4.

Outside Access (G Block Flats G1-8 and G9-16 Entrances)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the block (one central and one in the corner).
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 does bypass the step(s).
    • 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.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the Flats 1-8 entrance and to the side of Flats 9-16 entrance.
    • There is / are 10 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The entrances are both accessible by the slight ramp that runs along the front of the block as shown in photograph 4 or the steps in photograph 5.

Outside Access (Houses - Blocks J and H Entrances)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located along the front of the row of houses, north-west from the Hub.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is 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) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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.
    • The width of the ramp is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • The entrances to the houses (H and J) are fairly similar with some having level access whilst others have slight slopes.
    • The narrowest path is detailed above and shown in photograph 3. Many of the other paths to the doors are wider (over 150cm) as shown in photograph 4.

Inside Access (All Blocks)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to ground floor rooms (accessible rooms in B and E Blocks).
    • B and E Blocks have automatic doors on the ground floor as shown in photographs 1 and 2. They are push-pad operated which are situated at a convenient height.

Other Floors (All Blocks)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located directly in front of the entrances.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the the entrances to the blocks.
    • 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.
    • The staircases are similar in all of the blocks/houses as shown in photographs 1-7.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 7 (4 in B Block and 3 in E Block). accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to B Block Flat B1.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor of B block.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was B1/G.
    • The width of the door to the room is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 500cm x 475cm (16ft 5in x 15ft 7in).
    • The bed is 52cm (1ft 8in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 34cm (1ft 1in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are automatic door into the flat and bathroom with a push-pads 80-90cm high.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are an adapted bathroom and kitchen.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 247cm x 223cm (8ft 1in x 7ft 4in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door does not have a lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip-down.
    • The shower seat height is 52cm (1ft 8in).
    • There are handrails available for the shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 7 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • 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 available.
  • Comments View
    • Flat B1/G (photographs 1-4): An accessible room with an ensuite shower and sink with 2 drop-down rails on either side of both. There are 2 emergency alarms in the bathroom.
    • The push-pads into the adapted kitchen are 90cm high. There is an adjustable counter with a sink and hob. The standard counter is 91cm high. There are low cupboards, sofas, coffee table and a dining table 74cm high.
    • Flat B2/G (photographs 5-9): Another large room (530x560cm) with an adjoining room onto a standard room B2/F for carers if need be. There are automatic doors into the room and kitchen, which has a similar adapted setup. The bathroom does not have any adaptions eg drop-down rails etc but does have a wheel-in shower.
    • B9/B and B10/A (photographs 10-11): Similar to B2/G in terms of rooms size but no adaptations in the bathroom or automatic doors. B9/B and B10/A both adjoin onto a standard room. They do not have an adapted kitchen.
    • E1/G, E2/G, E10/A (photographs 12-14): E1/G is the only one of the 3 which has a profiling bed. However they all have automated doors to the adapted kitchen (similar to B1/G and B2/G). The room has power assisted windows with controls 105cm high and an adjoining room. The bathrooms have large wheel-in showers and emergency alarms but no drop-down rails or other adaptations. E10/A is similar to B10/A but there is no adjoining room.
    • A Block (photographs 15-18): standard rooms with ensuite (26cm stepped showers), shared kitchens with counters 92cm high, 72cm high dining table, sofas and bench. It has all standard amenities.
    • C and D Houses (photograph 19-22): standard rooms. The ground floor has an ensuite with a 3cm step into the bathroom and a 22cm stepped shower. The rooms have a desk 74cm high and chair. The other rooms share bathrooms with stepped showers which are similar to the ensuite.
    • F and G Blocks (photographs 23 and 24): standard rooms with similar stepped showers.
    • H Block: 6 houses, with 12 beds in each. 2 rooms share 1 bathroom with similar stepped showers. They share a standard kitchen on the ground floor.
    • J Block: 10 houses with 12 beds in each. 2 rooms share 1 bathroom, with similar stepped showers. They share a standard kitchen on the ground floor.
    • 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.

Opening Times (The Hub Reception)

  • Monday 08:00 - 04:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 04:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 04:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 00:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 04:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 01:00.
  • Sunday 06:00 - 00:00.

Outside Access (The Hub Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Hub facing on Turing Car Park.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 122cm (4ft).
    • 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 122cm (4ft).
  • Comments View
    • The main automatic doors are shown in photograph 2 (they are not revolving doors). There is a single, manual door to the left which is 87cm wide and shown in photograph 3.
    • There is a drop-off box for keys that is 137cm next to the door which is shown in photograph 4.
    • There is a very slight slope in front leading off car park whicjh is sloped as shown in photograph 5.

Outside Access (The Hub Laundrette)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main entrance to the Hub when facing the entrance.
    • There is step free 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 121cm (3ft 12in).
    • 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) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a push-button to exit that is 115cm high.

Reception (The Hub)

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the the Hub 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 good.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are singing pads on reception for signing for packages.
    • There are clear screens at reception due to Covid-19.

Inside Access (The Hub)

  • 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • The Hub has a separate room with signage for College and Community Life outside (CCL) as shown in photographs 1-3. The room is accessed via double, heavy, manual doors 90cm wide and has various tables 70-74cm high (some with computers), height adjustable chairs and sofas. There are vending machines for hot/cold drinks and snacks with controls 125-135cm high.
    • There is a table tennis, foosball table and air hockey downstairs (photographs 5 and 6) by Hut8 which serves hot food.
    • The Hub's separate room by the main entrance has various washing machines and dryers with controls 100cm high. The top-up cards are added to by using the machine with controls 104-130cm or via the Circuity Laundry App. The room is shown in photographs 7 and 8.

Other Floors (The Hub)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located by the lift and near reception.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m 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.
    • The staircase is spiralled around the lift.

Lift (The Hub)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the first floor close to reception and the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 140cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The lift was out of service at the time of survey (January 2022).

Eating and Drinking (Hut 8)

  • Location and Access View
    • The restaurant/bar is located on the ground floor of the hub.
    • There is step-free access, via lift, to the restaurant/bar.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables can be booked in advance.
    • There is a bar where food and drink can be ordered and full table service available via online app.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is pizza/ wraps/salads/ burgers/ chicken /desserts.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are available.
    • Adapted cutlery is available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • Background music is only played at certain times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 92cm.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • There are also coffee tables.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 34cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is additional seating outside as shown in photograph 6.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor - Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor by Hut .8.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 138cm x 238cm (4ft 6in x 7ft 10in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 64cm (2ft 1in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is 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) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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 a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can 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 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 98cm.
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 92cm.

Accessible Toilet(s) (The Hub Level 1 - Right transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor of the Hub close to reception.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) 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 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 220cm (5ft x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is 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) 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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 a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can 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 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 92cm.

Standard Toilet(s) (C, D, H, J Houses and the Hub)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located in C, D, H and J Blocks on the ground floor by the entrances.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m from the entrances.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor of the Hub by Hut 8.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s), via lift.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 17m from the lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 82cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • A few toilet cubicles have larger handles for ease of use but there are no rails in the cubicles (2 in female, 1 in male). These are shown in photograph 4.