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Shaw House

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

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  • Services / facilities within the building include standard and accessible accommodation.

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 (Southland's College)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located around Southlands College.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Aldersgate Court, Epworth Court, Wesley Court and Queen's 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 and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 6 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 475cm (11ft 6in x 15ft 7in).
    • 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 and staff 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 Southlands College.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Queen's Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 46m (50yd 11in) from the Queen's Building.

Outside Access (E and F)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the courtyard to the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is 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 width of the door opening is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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 a similar entrance into both blocks A and B.
    • There is also a similar entrance into blocks C and D which can be seen in photographs 3 and 4.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • 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 varied.
    • 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 and 3.
    • The stairs are located in front of you on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 1m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • There are similar sets of stairs just inside the entrances into Block A and B and blocks C and D. The stairs for blocks A and B can be seen in photograph 2.


  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your left on entrance.
  • 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 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 140cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.


  • 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.
    • 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.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • Standard accommodation has shared shower and toilet facilities as can be seen in the photographs.
    • The showers do not have step free access as can be seen in photograph 3.

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