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Tyler Court Block C

University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7UF

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Introduction

Getting Here (Getting to Tyler Court C)

  • By Road View
    • The building is on the south-east side of the campus to the rear of Rutherford Annex.
      This is about 1 mile north of Canterbury City Centre.
      The building can be reached via Darwin Road which leads off Giles Lane.
      Giles Lane connects with the A290 Whitstable Road.
    • The Rutherford and Darwin campus car parks are for Blue Badge holders and university Pink permit holders only.
      The nearest car park for other users is the Central Visitor Car Park, to the west of the Gulbenkian/Colyer-Fergusson Buildings.
      This is reached using Library Road which leads off Giles Lane.
  • 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 Darwin 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.
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  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders, Blue Badge holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the Tyler Court Reception and by Block B and C.
    • 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 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 223cm x 465cm (7ft 4in x 15ft 3in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Tyler Block C (Flats 3, 4, 7,8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20).
    • 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 block paving.
    • The spaces have a marked area of 120cm or over by one side. There are 5 standard spaces by Block A/ Reception shown in photographs 5 and 6. These are restricted to Pink permit holders between 8am Monday and 5pm Friday. On the path/road down towards Tyler Court B/C there are little areas marked with a wheelchair symbol supposedly for any mobility scooters. This is shown in photographs 7 and 8.
  • 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 Rutherford Car Park.
    • The car park is located by Rutherford College.
  • 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 (Darwin Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Darwin Road and outside the main entrance to Darwin.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Darwin, Missing Link and Rutherford College/ Annex.
    • 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 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 235cm x 480cm (7ft 9in x 15ft 9in).
  • 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 Tyler Court C.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Tyler Court C.
    • The nearest designated bay is 255m (278yd 2ft) from the Tyler Court C.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bay has a marked area to one side that is 90cm wide. The bay is located on a steep slope from the standard bays and is next to the path leading towards the main entrance to Darwin.

Site/Campus Car Park (Rutherford Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located outside Rutherford College near Darwin College.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Rutherford College & Annex.
    • 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 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 220cm x 450cm (7ft 3in x 14ft 9in).
    • 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 Tyler Court C.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Tyler Court C.
    • The nearest designated bay is 195m (213yd 9in) from the Tyler Court C.

Outside Access (Block C)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left-hand side of Block C, opposite Block B.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the entrance detailed above for flats 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19 and 20.
    • The other entrance into Block C for flats 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10,, 13, 14, 17 and 18 has a very similar entrance which is shown in photographs 3 and 4. There are two spherical bollard with gaps of 115cm or 140cm gaps on either side. The first 2.5 metres of the approach to the door has a steep slope with a gradual/slight slope up to the door after that.
    • There are push buttons 100cm high to exit the block.

Outside Access (Laundry Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left-hand side of Block B on ground level.
    • 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 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 in front of the entrance.

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 good.
  • Comments View
    • There is an automatic door with a key card reader 100cm high to access the ground floor flats with the accessible rooms. This is shown in photograph 1.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in front of the entrance to Block C.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the entrance to Block C.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 96cm x 135cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 not 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    • The stairs are located in front of the entrance to Block C.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The staircases in both sides of Block C are identical.

Laundry Room

  • There are various washing machines and dryers both at a suitable height for a wheelchair user (6 of each).
  • The controls for the machines are 130cm high.
  • They can be paid for by using the Circuit Laundry App or by topping up cards at the machines provided.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to Block C.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor of Block C.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was C7-D (E is an accessible room also).
    • The width of the door to the room is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 437cm x 250cm (14ft 4in x 8ft 2in).
    • The bed is 58cm (1ft 11in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 20cm (8in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are a push-pad (100cm high) automated door to the room, a profiling bed, a ceiling hoist running across the room, a height adjustable desk, a wardrobe with a rail which can be pulled down/lowered, remote control curtains (open/close).
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are an automatic door to the bathroom with a push-pad 104cm high and an adapted bathroom with horizontally and vertically adjustable appliances.
    • 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 245cm x 221cm (8ft x 7ft 3in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 54cm (1ft 9in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available for the toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip-down.
    • The shower seat height is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • 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.
  • 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 can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible room is shown in photographs 1-7.
    • Bathroom features: horizontally adjustable sink with a drop-down rail on the right; a toilet with drop-down rails on both sides and a remote control to raise and lower it; an emergency alarm by the shower; shower controls which are horizontally adjustable and a seat which is horizontally and vertically adjustable and a horizontal rail on the inside of the bathroom door.
    • Adapted kitchen features (photographs 8-11): The automatic doors have push-pads 95cm high and are 76cm wide; a counter 90cm high and a lower section 76cm with a 73cm knee recess; an adjustable counter with a sink and hob and low cupboards.
    • The standard rooms (example shown C- 8G in photographs 12-17) have stepped bathrooms/showers around 12cm high and a sink 83cm high. The rooms have beds, desks 75cm high and height adjustable chairs. They share similar kitchens without the adaptations.
    • 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.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.