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Thomas Telford Building

St John's Campus, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ

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COVID-19 Information (University of Worcester)

  • The information in this section was taken in January 2021.
  • The University has enforced a ‘4 C’s’ approach to Covid-19 which is based around minimising crowds and close contact, while taking extra measures in confined spaces and extending the cleaning programme.
  • There have been no access/exit changes to buildings.
  • Hand sanitising stations and handwashing facilities have been installed in every building and outdoor area around the campus. Some of which are accessible for wheelchair users.
  • All campus buildings have a keep left policy.
  • Keep-left signs and floor markings have been introduced along with signage to guide people around the campuses and buildings.
  • There are new design layouts in classrooms and facilities to support collaborative learning in a safer environment, this includes laboratories and specialist facilities such as our Clinical Skills Suites.
  • Courses are timetabled in line with social distancing guidelines, so there will be fewer students in rooms than usual. The University has done this by making full use of the teaching day, including scheduling classes in the late afternoon and evening.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Accessible or shared toilets are single occupancy with locks.
  • Additional outdoor seating areas have been created, which can be used for informal learning and socialising.
  • There is an enhanced cleaning programme in place around campus, including a greater frequency of cleaning in commonly used areas in buildings, such as toilets.
  • Students are required to wear a face covering when indoors. This covers all enclosed indoor class settings, including lectures, seminars, workshops and practical sessions.
  • There is a one way system in the Conference Centre and In the Peirson Building .
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .
  • Additional information about the measures in place for Covid-19 can be found here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Motion and Performance Centre - Laboratory, seminar room, staff offices and a computer area.
  • The Motion and Performance Centre (MPC) is the research and consultancy arm of the School of Sport and Exercise Science. The MPC aims to provide a high quality and comprehensive service to the region’s sportsmen and women of all ages and abilities, as well as the general public.
  • There are various other car parks available located throughout St Johns Campus. Please see the St John's Campus Car Parks guide for more details.
  • St John's Campus Car Parks link (new tab) - click here.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The St John's Campus is located in the North West of the city of Worcester, west of the River Severn.
      From the M5 take Junction 7 and exit the roundabout onto the A44, signposted Worcester and Evesham. Proceed along the A44.
      At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A440, signposted Malvern and Worcs (W).
      At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit, continuing to follow the A440, signposted Leominster, Hereford, Malvern and Worcester (W).
      Proceed along the A440 to the next roundabout, taking the 2nd exit, continuing along the A440 signposted Leominster, Hereford, Malvern and Worcester (W).
      Continue along the A440 to the next roundabout.
      Take the 3rd exit onto the A449 signposted Worcester (West).
      Proceed along the A449 for 1.8 miles.
      At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto St John's (A44).
      After 130m turn right onto Henwick Road (B4206).
      Proceed along Henwick Road for 0.7 miles.
      St John's Campus is on the left.
    • There are several car parks around the St John’s Campus, car park M (Long Stay) is the largest and cheapest car park.
      A car displaying a Blue Badge will not be charged.
      Please see building guides for more information about campus car parks.
  • By Bus View
    • The number 31 operated by First travel connects the St John's Campus to the City Centre Bus Station and City Campus.
      The bus stops on St John's Campus are located outside the Students' Union building and near Severn gate.
      The First bus 31 service runs from Worcester bus station to St John's Campus between 07:10 and 18.35 Monday to Friday.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station is Worcester Foregate Street. From the station, exit onto Foregate Street.
      Turn left and head south on Foregate Street.
      Cross Sansome Street at the pedestrian crossing and continue along The Foregate.
      Take the next right onto Angel Street.
      Angel Street is a pedestrianised street.
      Proceed along Angel Street for approximately 0.2 miles to Crowngate Shopping Centre.
      The Bus station is located beneath the shopping centre.
      The number 31 bus departs from Stand E. Alternatively taxis are available from outside the station.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking (Car Park F)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the 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 2 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 325cm x 541cm (10ft 8in x 17ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Car Park H.
    • The car park is located to the front of the venue, near the Bredon Building.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (H)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located by the Multi Faith Chaplaincy.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Multi Faith Chaplaincy.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 380cm x 550cm (12ft 6in x 18ft 1in).
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody, Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all except permit and Blue Badge holders.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are not clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located outside the main entrance of the Multi Faith Chaplaincy.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is not a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Multi Faith Chaplaincy.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Multi Faith Chaplaincy.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Multi Faith Chaplaincy.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Sunday 07:00 - 22:00.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building by Car Park F.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not 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 175cm (5ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to both the left and the right of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right after the main entrance, off of the corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a male toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is written text and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 200cm (6ft 3in x 6ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 130cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head can be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is no seat for the shower.
    • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • There is not a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • There is not an emergency alarm for the shower.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the Woodbury Building.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is not a Changing Places facility available.
  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right after the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Motion and Performance Laboratory.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 190cm x 210cm (6ft 3in x 6ft 11in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; a changing table/bench, a chair/stool, a toilet and a wheel in shower.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).