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Park - Student Union Building

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

Entrance (Park Building Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right hand side of Heart Building as you from The Park entrance, opposite Lammas Building.
  • Entrance View
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The door opening is 181cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are several entrances to the building here.
    • The door widths range from 135cm to 181cm.
    • Some of the entrances lead directly into Freddie's Coffee House.

Reception (University Of West London Students Union)

  • University Of West London Students Union is located to the right as you enter the Park Building.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Park Building 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.
  • The desk is staffed.

Eating and Drinking (Freddie's Coffee House)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • 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.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 1m (3ft 3in) from the Park Building entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 75cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • 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 snacks.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a collection only counter available, located in the Heart Building, next to the Park Building entrances (shown in photograph 2).

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the right as you enter the Park Building.
    • The fitness suite is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Park Building entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 8 unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to rooms PK.01.006-011.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is/are 10+ unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the second floor from the first floor corridor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to the dance studios on the second floor.
    • There are 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 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 corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.

Other Floors (Rear Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are not 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

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the Park Building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the Park Building entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 174cm (3ft 6in x 5ft 9in).
  • 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 have a hearing loop 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 low.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (SU Conference Room)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 64cm and 69cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (Meeting Room 1)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 69cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (Meeting Room 2)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 40cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (PK-01-001)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 71cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are not even.
  • Comments View
    • The floor has some damage to it that could create a trip hazard.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (PK-01-003)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • There is an easy ramp/slope for access to the room(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not have handrails.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 71cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are not even.
  • Comments View
    • The floor has some damage to it that could create a trip hazard.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (PK-01-004)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 71cm.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are not even.
  • Comments View
    • The floor has some damage to it that could create a trip hazard.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (PK-01-013)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 66cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small threshold in the doorway, shown in photograph 4.
    • The floor has some damage to it that could create a trip hazard.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (PK-02-001)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are not even.
  • Comments View
    • The floor has some damage to it that could create a trip hazard.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (PK-02-002)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are not even.
  • Comments View
    • The floor has some damage to it that could create a trip hazard.

Accessible Bathroom

  • Accessible bathroom facilities are available.
  • Location and access View
    • It was possible to access the bathroom during the survey.
    • The bathroom is unisex.
    • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written or text signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • The accessible bathroom is 31m (33yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 265cm x 306cm (8ft 8in x 10ft).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the bathroom.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin height is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap for the wash basin.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is no dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath details View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel in shower details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The flip down or fixed seat height is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • 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 grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear of the Park Building.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 33m (36yd 3in) from the Park Building entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the standard changing room.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located at the rear right of the Park Building.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 32m from the Park Building entrance.
    • 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.