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Turing College

University Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7FN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include blocks of flats and shared houses, and The Hub.
  • Related link Hut 8 takeaway and delivery service.
  • Http://www.hut8takeaway.com
  • Comments View
    • Turing College is a large new 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.

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 not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Visitor and Blue Badge 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 off the access road, between the blocks.
    • 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 7 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 600cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the Block B, and B9-B16 entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • 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 Blue Badge bays are in blocks of 3 near Block C and Block D
    • There is a further bay with the block of visitor parking bays opposite The Hub.

Outside Access (Block A Flats A1 - A8 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the end of the path to the left of The Hub.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Block A Flats A1 - A8 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path to the left of The Hub.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Block B, Flats B9 - B16 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the courtyard facing The Hub.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Block B Flats B9 - B16 Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the courtyard towards the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Inside Access (Block A, Block B B9 - B16)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors (Block A, Block B B9-B16)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are flats on the first, second and third floors.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical stairs in the two blocks.

Outside Access (Blocks C, D, H, J Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of each of the houses in the block.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Blocks C and D Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrances.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The pictures show Block C.
    • There are similar slopes on the path to Block D which faces it.

Level Change (Blocks H and J Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrances.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate slope leading from the access road, down to entrances J6 and J7.
    • The level area in front of these two entrances is less than 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is a steep slope on a path to the right of H1.
    • This can be bypassed using the access road.

Outside Access (The Hub - Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located facing the courtyard.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance opens onto Level 1 of the building.

Opening Times (The Hub)

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

Outside Access (The Hub Launderette)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of The Hub main entrance.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There are washing machines and a tumble dryer within reach of a wheelchair user.

Reception (The Hub)

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Hub main entrance, between the first and second set of doors.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 16:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday 08:00 - 13:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access (The Hub)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in Hut 8.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the social space on the entrance level 1.
    • There are vending machines on this level.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the Hut 8 restaurant on the lower ground floor, level 0.

Other Floors (The Hub)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0-1.
    • The stairs are located to the left of the foyer after reception.
    • The stairs are approximately 20m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (The Hub)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the entrance foyer, next to the stairs.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0-1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 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 have a hearing loop 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 bright.

Eating and Drinking (Hut 8)

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • Hut 8 serves a variety of foods such as pizza, ribs, burgers etc.
    • Orders can be placed for takeaway or for delivery on campus by telephone or online - 01227 816 888.
    • Alcohol can only be purchased with food orders.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 12:00 - 00:00.
    • Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00.
    • Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00.
    • Thursday 12:00 - 00:00.
    • Friday 12:00 - 00:00.
    • Saturday 17:00 - 01:00.
    • Sunday 17:00 - 01:00.

Accessible Toilet (The Hub - Level 1)

  • 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Hub entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the foyer, opposite the lift.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet on the lower ground floor, level 0, 10m to the right as you exit the lift (photographs 4-6).
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 255cm (5ft 1in x 8ft 4in).
    • There is 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and clinical waste 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is no accessible toilet sign on the door of the accessible toilet on level 0.
    • This toilet also has the transfer space to the right.
    • The alarm cord was tied up and out of reach.
    • Baby change facilities are located in both accessible toilets.
    • The height of the baby change benches when extended is 90cm (2 ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s)

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 cannot be requested.