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Woolf College Halls Pavilion

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Woolf Reception with pigeon holes and parcel collections for residents and a laundry room.
    The building is open 24 hours a day, although a swipe card is required to access the building outside normal office hours.
  • Woolf College Block C link (new tab) - click here.

Getting Here (Getting to Woolf College Halls Pavilion)

  • By Road View
    • The building is on the north-east side of the campus located off Giles Lane.
      Giles Lane is reached via the A290 Whitstable Road.
      This is just over a 1 mile north of Canterbury City Centre.
    • Woolf College has its own dedicated parking for Blue Badge holders but there are other car parks nearby.
      The Giles Lane car park is for Blue Badge holders and university Pink permit holders.
      The Blue Badge Bays are close to the path towards the blocks.
      The nearest car park for other users/ visitors is the Central Visitor Car Park, to the west of the Gulbenkian/Colyer-Fergusson Buildings.
      This is reached using Library Road off Giles Lane and then taking the footpath around Colyer-Fergusson to the central campus area.
  • 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 stop is on Giles Lane.
  • 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 Information

Building Parking

  • 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 opposite Woolf College entrance and close to the Pavilion.
    • 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 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted and have markings which are faded.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 232cm x 467cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 4in).
    • 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 55m (60yd 5in) from the the Pavilion.
    • 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 are 72 metres from Woolf C Block.
  • 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 Giles Lane.
    • The car park is located to the rear of Woolf Block A.
    • Central Car Park is also close-by on the opposite side of Giles Lane. This car park is for visitors (pay and display).
  • 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 (Giles Lane Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of Woolf Block A.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Woolf Blocks A and B.
    • 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 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 231cm x 714cm (7ft 7in x 23ft 5in).
    • 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 Woolf Blocks and Pavilion.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Woolf Pavilion or Blocks.
    • The nearest designated bay is 83m (90yd 2ft) from the Woolf College Halls Pavilion entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The car park has 2 sections - both of which are for Blue badge or pink permit holders only from 8am Monday to 5pm Friday.
    • The section closest to Woolf College does not have any security barriers to pass through and has the 2 Blue Badge bays. There is a path with a slope by the bays towards the blocks and pavilion. This is shown in photographs 1-3.
    • The other larger section shown in photographs 4-8 has security barriers to enter with an intercom 115cm high. The route out of the car park is slightly sloped.

Site/Campus Car Park (Central Car Park - Visitor Only)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Library Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Gulbunkian Theatre, Templeman library and Grimond 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 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 231cm x 474cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors and Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all except 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 not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • 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 ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the Woolf College Halls Pavilion.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Woolf College Halls Pavilion.
    • The nearest designated bay is 166m (181yd 1ft) from the Woolf College Halls Pavilion.
  • Comments View
    • Blue Badge holders must have valid university permit as well.
    • Restrictions are between 8am Monday and 5pm Friday.
    • The payment machine has controls 137cm high. There is no dropped kerb but there is a slight ramp up to the level of the machine to the right.
    • The accessible route from car park to central campus is around the side of the Gulbunkian Theatre. It is slightly sloped and shown in photograph 6.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Pavilion which is central to the accomodation blocks.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 double.
    • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 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 to the left as you face the entrance.
    • 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not 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
    • The stairs have a central handrail and tactile paving at the top.

Reception

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Pavilion 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 low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not 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
    • Reception receives any parcels or mail for students. Important post/parcels are taken behind reception and have to be requested.
    • Other parcels/post is put in pigeon holes arranged alphabetically with the highest being 163cm high. There is a cupboard which is used for storing parcels.
    • There are two armchairs and a sofa close to reception for waiting.

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
    • The Pavilion has the reception, accessible toilet and a laundry room.
    • The laundry room has a manual, single, heavy door 85cm wide to enter. The washers and dryers have controls 105cm high but the dryers are all high up so are out of use for wheelchair users. This is shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in front of the entrance and close to the reception desk.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Pavilion's 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 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • 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 141cm x 238cm (4ft 8in 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • 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) to the left of the toilet and wall is fair.
    • 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 not an emergency alarm.
    • 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 general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not 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.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • 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 not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is a handheld soap dispenser available.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 77cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is good.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.