Skip to main content

Balla House

University of Roehampton, Mount Clare, Minstead Gardens, London, SW15 4EE

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include This guide details the interior of Balla House, also designated as B1. Bellini House and Blake House have similar interiors but access to each house is different.
  • The accommodation is self catered and is available for any students of the university. Student accommodation services are located within Mount Clare House.
  • Mount Clare House link (new tab) - click here.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Mount Clare site is situated in the borough of Wandsworth in South London. It is accessed off Minstead Gardens and Danebury Avenue, which branches off of the A306 which is located between the A205 to the North and the A3 to the south.
    • There is limited car parking at the Mount Clare site and all parking is for permit holders only. Parking in nearby streets is also limited and mostly only for residents in the area.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is Minstead Gardens. The services that run to this stop are the 170, 430, 639, 670 and N74. This bus stop is approximately a 5 minute walk from the Mount Clare site.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Barnes. South Western railway trains run to this station. This station is approximately a 15 minute drive from the Mount Clare site.

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 Mount Clare Car Park.
    • The car park is located in front of Mount Clare house.
  • 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 (Mount Clare Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of Mount Clare House.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Mount Clare House and Picasso.
    • 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.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 185cm x 610cm (6ft 1in x 20ft).
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by 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 Mount Clare House.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Mount Clare House.
    • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Picasso ground floor entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped 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 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance detailed is for block B1.
    • The entrance to block B2 is by a slight ramp and a single medium height step. The slight ramp is shown in photograph 4.
    • The entrance to block B3 is by a slight ramp and a single medium height step.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
  • 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located straight ahead as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • 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 available on request.
    • 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 0 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 0 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 to the left and right as you enter.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a kitchen room and a social area located on the first floor. In the social there is some bench seating and the height of the table here is 74cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located straight ahead as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There is a similar toilet on the first floor, in the same position.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located straight ahead as you enter.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar shower on the first floor, in the same position.

PEEP Information