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Aspen House

University of Roehampton, Froebel College, Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5PJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation and a laundry room.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The University is situated in the borough of Wandsworth in South London. It is accessed off Roehampton Lane A306, which is itself located between the A205 to the North and the A3 to the south.
    • There is extremely limited parking on campus and in nearby streets, and the option for students to purchase parking at Queen Mary's hospital, which is opposite the main University site. The University also has a limited number of free parking permits available for students with physical and mobility difficulties.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses 72, 265, 493 and the double-decker Roehampton shuttle bus (849) all stop at the Queen Mary's Hospital bus stop which is the nearest stop to Froebel College. The campus can also be accessed at night as the 72 and 85 are 24-hour services. The N74 also operates at night travelling between Roehampton Lane to the West end and Baker Street.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station is Barnes from which 8 trains per hour go to Putney, Clapham Junction, Vauxhall and London Waterloo. Barnes station is approximately 1.1 miles or a 23 minutes’ walk from the University's main entrance, or you can take the Roehampton Shuttle bus 849, or buses 72 or 265 which stop outside all campuses. Approximately 15 buses per hour run between the station and the University.
  • By Underground View
    • The college is a short bus ride away from tube connections at Hammersmith (Circle/Hammersmith & City/District/Piccadilly lines), Shepherd's Bush (Central) and Putney Bridge (District). If coming from the direction of Hammersmith/Shepherd's Bush take bus 72 to all campuses – or coming from Putney Bridge take bus 265 to all campuses.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

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.
    • The name of the car park is Roehampton Lane Campus South Car Park.
    • The car park is located towards the south of the campus.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (South Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located towards the south of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Davies and ROEActive.
    • 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 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 600cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • 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 and 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 access to the car park from the Davies Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Davies Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Davies Building main entrance.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • 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 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The push pad to exit is 103cm high.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clearly written 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 4 accessible rooms located on the ground floor; 2 in flat 1 and 2 in flat 2.
    • All doors on the ground floor open automatically by push pad or key card.
    • To access flat 1 and flat 2 where the accessible rooms are located a key card is required.
    • The key card reader is placed at 104cm high.
    • The doors leading to both flat 1 and flat 2 open automatically towards you with a width of 77cm.
    • There are kitchens/communal area located in each of the 8 flats in the building.
    • The kitchens in flats 1 and 2 include an oven at an accessible height and height adjustable work tops.
    • To access the kitchen in flat 1 the door is single and opens automatically away from you with a width of 74cm. These doors are operated by push pads at a height of 103cm to enter and exit.
    • To access the kitchen in flat 2 the door is manual, heavy and opens away from you with a width of 77cm.
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the automatic doors to enter flats 1 and 2 on the ground floor.
    • Photographs 3, 4, 5 and 6 show flat 1 on the ground floor including the kitchen with height adjustable worktop.
    • Photographs 7, 8 and 9 show flat 3 on the first floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located to the left on entering the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, light, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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 door to access the stairwell on the ground floor is push pad operated and opens away from you when entering the stairwell.
    • The push pads to operate the door when entering and exiting are placed at 103cm high.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 4 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to A005.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the right of the ground floor within Flat 1.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was A005.
    • The width of the door to the room is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 260cm x 330cm (8ft 6in x 10ft 10in).
    • The bed is 58cm (1ft 11in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 30cm (12in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are Automatic doors throughout the flat and adjustable height kitchen counters, including the hobs and sink.
    • 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 211cm x 180cm (6ft 11in x 5ft 11in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • It is tied up and 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 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 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not 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 the right.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • 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.
    • 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 fair.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 4 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.
    • Rooms are located throughout the ground floor.
    • 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 not available.

Entrance (Laundry Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located between flats 1 and 2 on the ground floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • The push pads to enter and exit the laundry are 103cm high.

Laundry Room

  • The laundry room includes washing machines and dryers at an accessible height.
  • The machines are operated by coin with the coin slot at 103cm high and controls between 92cm - 96cm high.
  • There are 2 chairs in the laundry room at a height of 43cm with no armrests.

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