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Bede House

University of Roehampton, Digby Stuart College, Roehampton Lane, London, SW15 5PU

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Introduction

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 outside the University's main entrance. 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 0.7 miles or a 15 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

Site/Campus Car Park (Richardson Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the Richardson Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Richardson 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 clearly marked.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 495cm x 630cm (16ft 3in x 20ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • 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 ramped access to the car park from the Richardson Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Richardson Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Richardson Building main 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 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 15+ 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional shallow step immediately beyond the entrance. This can be seen in photograph 6.
    • There is a slight slope with a handrail on the right which can be used to bypass seven of the twenty steps. The slope can be seen in photograph 7.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 gradient is steep.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a third set of doors to enter Bede Hall consisting of a set of heavy double doors with a width of 120cm that open towards you. These can be seen in photograph 3.

Entrance (Digby Stuart)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Digby Stuart corridor.
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located between the two sets of entrance doors.
    • There is / are 2 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

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 some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • 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, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located in between the second and third entrance doors of the side entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.
    • To the front of the building there is a similar set of stairs. This can be seen in photograph 3.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located towards the rear of Bede Hall.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 750 lbs.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the side entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 83cm x 100cm (2ft 9in x 3ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not 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 not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The highest controls at a height of 140cm.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are two sets of heavy sliding doors to access the lift.
    • The first which can be seen in photograph 1 has a width of 73cm.
    • The second which can be seen in photograph 2 has a width of 63cm.
    • A key card is needed to activate the lift the reader is at a height of 140cm
    • There is a shallow step to access the lift on all floors this can be seen in photograph 4.

Accommodation

  • 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.
    • 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 not level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

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