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St Mary's Road Site, St Mary's Road, Ealing, W5 5RF

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The St Mary's Campus is located off St Mary's Road (B455), which can be accessed off the M4/A4, and also the North Circular, via the Uxbridge Road (A4020).
    • Car parking spaces for visitors with Blue Badges can be made available in The Park Car Park, if requested in advance, and there is also a Blue Badge bay located outside Pillars Restaurant. Otherwise use a nearby public car park, such as Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus route 65 has stops on St Mary's Road close to the campus. The University also operates a free shuttle bus between Ealing Broadway Station, the St Mary's Road campus, South Ealing Station, and on to the Student Village and the Brentford site.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Ealing Broadway, which is on the London Paddington to Reading line.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest tube station is South Ealing, on the Piccadilly Line. Ealing Broadway station is also served by the Central and District lines.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff.
    • The car park is located to the side of the Lady Byron Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 550cm (13ft 1in x 18ft 1in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 24m (26yd 9in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is The Park Car Park.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the campus, off The Park.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • This car park contains one standard parking bay allocated for University VIPs.
    • There are standard parking bays available on Warwick Road, to the side of the building.
    • These are for permit holders only Monday to Friday 10:00 to 19:30 and Saturday 10:00 to 16:00.

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 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 188cm (6ft 2in).
  • 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 185cm (6ft 1in).
  • 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 moderate.
    • 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.
  • 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 5 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 medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception (St Mary's Road Reception)

  • St Mary's Road Reception is located in the main foyer.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 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 high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.

Access Control Gates

  • Access control gates are installed at all University buildings and are designed to provide enhanced security levels for the building, UWL information and students and visitors.
  • It provides perimeter security for the building and protects further those areas that are considered to be higher risk.
  • An ID card is required to both enter and exit so please ensure ID is clearly visible on your person at all times while in the building.
  • The gates in the photograph are to the left of the main reception desk in the Teaching Centre and are 90cm and 61cm wide.

Entrance (The Street)

  • Entrance View
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are double.
    • The door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The width of the ramp is 154cm.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic doors open towards you.
    • There are also double, manual doors, 154cm wide, which open towards you at this entrance.

Entrance (Rear)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Hearts Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • A key card is required for access 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 153cm (5ft).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There are not 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 some flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 53m (57yd 2ft) from the The Street entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet area, just off The Street.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 199cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 6in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 49cm (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 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)