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Kent House

University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9RL

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The main reception for this building is located in York House.

Location

  • The nearest mainline station is Falmer.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking (Car Park 11)

  • This car park is only for permit holders and Blue Badge holders only.
  • There are no parking charges for permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is at the back of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 3.5m x 5.5m (11ft 5in x 18ft ).
  • The nearest designated bay is 55m (60yd) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 72m (79yd) from the main entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a dropped kerb/non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • The patron does have to cross a road.
  • The road is not generally busy.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • For further details on parking on campus please see the university website parking page.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance further along the front of the building, opposite Kulukundis House.
    • This has a single door, 102cm wide, which opens towards you (shown in photograph 2).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 121cm (3ft 12in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows one of the shared kitchens.
    • Photograph 2 shows the TV Room, located on the ground floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • The lift is located directly to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 4m (13ft 1in) from main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 61cm (2ft 0in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 80cm (2ft 11in x 2ft 7in).
  • 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The controls are 153-163 cm high.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are two manual doors to access this lift.
    • The first door opens towards you, the second slides open.

EducationAccommodation

  • The establishment provides 0 adapted accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate adapted bathroom.
  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
  • There are standard rooms on other floors.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.

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