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Newman House

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include standard accommodation.
  • Standard rooms are located on the first, second, third and fourth floors of Newman House. The ground floor contains stairwells only.
  • In front of the building is the Lion's Bubbles & Suds Cave Laundry Building.
  • Howard Building link (new tab) - click here.

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 ramped/sloped and 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.
    • 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 double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is 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 106cm (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 1 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads directly into the stairwell to the left of the building.

Outside Access (Howard Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is an alternate entrance into Newman House from the Howard Building with a width of 128 that open away from you. This can be seen in photograph 3.
    • These entrances leads directly into the stairwell to the right stairwell of the building.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no 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 is a diagonal ceiling along the corridor on the fourth floor which results in the ceiling being very low (photograph 4).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar set of stairs just inside the Howard Building entrance. This can be seen in photograph 3.

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.
  • 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 cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located on the fourth floor.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m from the stairs.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There was no wash hand basin in the toilet.

Outside Access (Lion's Bubble and Sud's Cave Laundry Room)

  • 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.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left 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 not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are washers and dryers with heights of 106cm.
    • There is a laundry card payment machine at a height of 156cm.
    • There are chairs are available in the laundry.

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