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Camberwell College of Arts - Peckham Road - A Block

45-65 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UF

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • UAL is regularly reviewing all access to buildings and facilities in response to the latest government guidance. Check the updates on the Coronavirus: Important Information page to find out more.
  • There have been no changes to the parking.
  • An external queuing system is in place.
  • There have been no changes to the entrances or exits, however there is a barrier system in place to divide footfall.
  • Hand sanitisers have been installed in reception areas, near lift lobbies, at staircases, in toilets and at either end of the corridors, where possible near classroom doors.
  • Signage has been added to floors and staircases throughout.
  • Protective screens have been added to reception desks.
  • Some staircases are operating a one way system, others are two way with signage directing users.
  • Lift capacities have been reduced.
  • Some cubicles and urinals may be closed due to limited sink space.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Ground Floor - Reception, Camberwell Space, Ceramics workshops, Rooms AG01-AG04
    First Floor- Student Centre, Students Union, Marketing and Communications, Rooms A101-A116
    Second Floor - Dean's Offices, Digital Media workshops, MA Visual Arts: Illustration, Rooms A201-A220
    Third Floor - BA Graphic Design, Rooms A301-A307
    Fourth Floor - Printmaking workshops, MA Visual Arts: Book Arts, Printmaking, Rooms A401-A409
    Fifth Floor - 3D workshops, BA Painting, BA Sculpture, Rooms A501-A514.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The UAL Camberwell College of Arts main campus is based in south east London, on Peckham Road (A202).
    • Peckham Road has a on street Blue Badge bay is located to the right as you face the main building.
      Blue Badge holders are permitted to use the bay for a maximum of 3 hours between 10am and 1pm only, Monday to Saturday.
      There is no standard parking available in the vicinity of the campus on Peckham Road, however there are standard pay and display bay on some of the side roads in the area.
  • By Bus View
    • The UAL Camberwell College of Arts main campus is on a number of major bus routes, including the 12, 36, 171, 345 and 436 all stopping outside the main campus, with many more buses stopping at nearby Camberwell Green.
  • By Train View
    • Denmark Hill Station is the closest to the UAL Camberwell College of Arts main campus and is a 15 minute train journey away from London Victoria mainline rail terminal.
      Denmark Hill station is accessible to wheelchair users with lifts/ramps to all platforms.
      Denmark Hill Station is approximately a 15 minute walk away from the UAL Camberwell College of Arts main campus.
  • By Underground View
    • The Northern Line to Oval is the closest underground station and then take the 36 or 436 bus to reach the UAL Camberwell College of Arts main campus.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 1700cm (6ft 7in x 55ft 9in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Peckham Road.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The on street blue badge bay is located to the right as you face the building.
    • Blue badge holders are permitted to use the bay for a maximum of 3 hours between 10am and 1pm only, Monday to Saturday.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 231cm (7ft 7in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 231cm (7ft 7in).
  • 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 the right going up the ramp.
  • 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 8 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • Although these doors are unlocked and automatically open, there is a key card reader at a height of 98cm for entry when the doors are locked at night, for access to the student accommodation in Gardens House.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Main reception is located to the right on entering the building.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There are 4 barriers to access the building at this entrance.
    • There are 2 accessible barriers with a width of 101cm and 2 standard barriers with a width of 65cm (shown in photographs 7 and 8).
    • These barriers are accessed with a key card with the reader placed at 100cm high.
    • There is a further barrier operated by reception staff with a width of 91cm (shown in photograph 9).
    • There is also a fixed seating area in the reception (shown in photograph 10).
    • This entrance is staffed 24 hours a day and also provides access to the student accommodation in Gardens House.

Outside Access (From D Block Courtyard)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the A Block.
    • There is step free 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 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 163cm (5ft 4in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is used to access the A Block through the courtyard from the D Block.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    • The stairs are located to the right on entering the A Block.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the A Block entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (South Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right on entering the A Block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 375kg.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the A Block entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 96cm (3ft 3in x 3ft 2in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not 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 medium.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to A305 BA Design Studio: Graphic Design on the third floor.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps to access A305 BA Design Studio: Graphic Design on the third floor are shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the first floor of the B Block and bridge to the C and D Blocks.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a steep ramp, with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the first floor of the B Block and bridge to the C and D Blocks.
    • The width of the ramp is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The steps and ramp to access the first floor of the B Block and bridge to the C and D Blocks are shown in photographs 7, 8, 9 and 10.
    • There are 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 good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Opening Times

Entrance (Student Centre)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Student Centre.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 81cm (2ft 8in).

Reception (Student Centre)

  • Student Centre is located to the right on exiting the South lifts.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the South lifts.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Student Centre

  • Students services including counselling and disability services are located in the Student Centre.
  • There is seating available in the waiting area at a height of 45cm with armrests and tables at a height of 45cm.
  • There are computers for students to use at the rear of the Student Centre with a lowered desk at 74cm high and a clear floor space of 70cm and a height adjustable chair with armrests.
  • There are higher desks also available at a height of 93cm.

Student Union

  • The Student Union office located to the left at the rear of the Student Centre.
  • The service was closed at the time of survey.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the first floor opposite the South lifts.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (first floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the South lifts.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor opposite the South lifts.
    • There is also an accessible toilet on the ground floor to the right of the A Block entrance which was out of use at the time of survey.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 192cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 4in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 99cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the second floor, the third floor and the fourth floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the fifth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the first floor through the Student Centre.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • There is ramped or stepped access to the standard toilet surveyed.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 10m from the South lifts.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Access to Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the toilet entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp or slope 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 94cm.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the toilet entrance.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp and steps leading to the first floor standard toilets are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • The male standard toilets on the first floor are shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • The male standard toilets on the second floor are shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • The male standard toilets on the third floor are shown in photographs 7 and 8.
    • The male standard toilets on the fourth floor are shown in photographs 9 and 10.
    • The male standard toilets on the fifth floor are shown in photographs 11 and 12.