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Camberwell College of Arts - Peckham Road - B Block

45-65 Peckham Road, London, SE5 8UF

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Introduction

  • Basement - Assistance Room, Lecture Theatre, Rooms BB01-BB05 Basement Mezzanine - Rooms BBM01-BBM02 Ground Floor - 3D workshops, Canteen, Rooms BG01-BG12 First Floor - Library, Room B101, Bridge to C and D Blocks Second Floor - BA Illustration, Rooms B201-B202 Third Floor - Studio space Fourth Floor - Studio space Fifth Floor - Studio space.

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).
    • 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.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the A Block foyer.
    • 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 214cm (7ft).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    • The stairs are located to the left on entering the B Block.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the B Block entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single 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.
    • There is a similar set of stairs at the rear of the B Block which access the floors B, M, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Comments View
    • The steps at the front of the B Block are shown in photographs 1, 2 and 3.
    • The steps at the rear of the B Block are shown in photographs 4, 5 and 6.
    • There is a wheelchair stair climber available for use located in the basement of the stairs at the front of the B Block.

Lift (Central Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left on entering the B Block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1A, 1, 2A, 2, 3, 4.
  • 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 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the B Block entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 217cm (3ft 7in x 7ft 1in).
  • There are 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 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.

Lift (North Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the B Block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, M, 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 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the B Block entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 157cm x 139cm (5ft 2in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This lift provides step free access to the lecture theatre on both the M floor (for access to the rear and control area) and B floor to the front of the lecture theatre.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • 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.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 2m (2yd 7in) from the canteen entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 36cm (1ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The canteen is accessed from the A Block foyer 5m from the main entrance.
    • There are microwaves available for public use at a height of 100cm.
    • There is a wash basin available at a height of 79cm.
    • Bench seating is at a height of 40cm, the majority of seats are at 49cm and stalls are at a height of 72cm, none of these have armrests.
    • There is some lower seating at a height of 46cm with armrests.

Opening Times

Entrance (Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right on exiting the Central lifts.
    • 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).

Counter (Library)

  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Central Lifts.
  • Library info desk and IT enquiries is located as you enter the library.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is 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 a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 2 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Comments View
    • There are various seating areas in the library.
    • There are computer desks with a clear floor height of 70cm with height adjustable chairs (shown in photograph 5).
    • There are also 2 height adjustable desks for use (shown in photographs 6 and 7).
    • Tables with a floor to base height of 71cm and non-fixed seating at a height of 46cm, some with armrests and fixed seating benches at a height of 47cm (shown in photographs 8 and 9).
    • There is a quiet study area with fixed tables with a clear floor height of 67cm (shown in photograph 10).
    • The library includes self service borrowing and return terminals. The touchpad is at a height of 108cm (shown in photograph 12).
    • There are printers available for public use with the touchscreen control panel at a height of 90cm (shown in photograph 14).
    • There is not a regular supply of books in large print or in audio format but they can be provided if requested.

Lecture Theatre(s)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The speaker's desk/table is height adjustable.
  • The lectern is height adjustable.
  • The lectern can be adjusted between the recommended heights of 80cm and 110cm (lowest part).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • The front area of the lecture has no fixed seating. Chairs are at a height of 48cm some with armrests (shown in photograph 4).
    • The seats in the staggered area of the lecture theatre are at a height of 45cm.
    • Access to the rear of the lecture theatre and control area is via the North lifts on the M floor. The walkway at the rear of the lecture theatre is 94cm wide (shown in photograph 7).
    • Step free access to the ground floor of the lecture theatre is via the North lifts to the basement floor. A key card is required for access at this entrance with the reader placed at 110cm high.
    • There is one table in the lecture theatre at a height of 72cm with a clear floor space of 66cm which can be moved if required (shown in photograph 8).

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the second floor to the left on exiting the Central lifts.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Hygiene Space

  • The facility is located at the rear of the B Block in the basement to the right on exiting the North lifts.
  • The facility is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the North lifts.
  • There is level access to the facility.
  • You do need a key for the facility.
  • It is a radar key.
  • The key can be obtained from A Block main reception.
  • The dimensions of the facility are 299cm x 435cm (9ft 10in x 14ft 3in).
  • The facility toilet is peninsular.
  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 123cm (4ft).
  • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • Drop down rails are provided for the toilet.
  • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The type of wash basin is fixed.
  • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
  • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • A privacy screen is not available.
  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
  • The facility has a non-slip floor.
  • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • At the time of survey the changing space did not include a changing bench or a hoist.
  • There is a fixed table available at a height of 89cm, 130cm in length and 59cm depth (shown in photograph 6).
  • There is a coat hanger available at a height of 148cm.
  • The door to enter the facility is heavy, pull towards you with a width of 108cm.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Central lifts.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor to the left on exiting the Central lifts.
    • There is an identical accessible toilet in the same location on the second floor (shown in photograph 2). There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor located to the left off the B Block main corridor which was not in 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 A Block reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 222cm x 146cm (7ft 3in x 4ft 9in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 145cm from the floor.
  • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 103cm.
  • 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 poor.
    • 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 shared standard toilets facilities on the basement floor, the ground floor, the first floor and the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor to the left off the main B Block corridor.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 7m from the B Block entrance.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are vertical and horizontal grab rails on the left hand side only.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • The ground floor standard and ambulant toilets are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • The first floor standard and ambulant toilets are shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • The second floor standard and ambulant toilets are shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • The basement floor standard and ambulant toilets are shown in photographs 7 and 8.