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Alan Turing Building (Block BB)

Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • Guildford is 30 miles South West of London and can be accessed from the A3. If approaching from London or the M25 (Junction 10), the University exit is signed from the A3 bypass. If accessing from the A322 or A323 from Bagshot or Aldershot, at the A3 roundabout take the exit signed to Portsmouth, and then turn off the A3 at the first exit (signed to the Cathedral and University). If entering Guildford from Horsham (A281) or Godalming (A3100), leave the central gyratory system at the exit signed for Farnham (A31). After approximately 200 yards, at the mini-roundabout, take the first turning right into Guildford Park Road, and continue along Madrid Road and The Chase for a mile. At the next roundabout, take the third exit for the University entrance.
    • Parking is very limited on site. There is a pay and display car park, other car parks operate a permit system. Vehicles displaying a Blue Badge may park free in the car parks and in Blue Badge bays for up to 6 hours, unless the University host or driver has made arrangements with the Security Office for a longer stay.
  • By Bus
    • On site bus stops are available and ARRIVA buses operate a regular service to the campus from the train station. Services 3, 17, 27 and 37 run approximately every ten minutes during the day.
  • By Train
    • Guildford Station is approximately 1.2 miles from the University. It is on the main line between London Waterloo and Portsmouth. Half-hourly train services run from Guildford to Waterloo, with a journey time of around half-an-hours. To get to the University from the station, exit by footbridge and the rear (western) exit. Turn right from the station along Guildford Park Road and take the second turning on the right (just past the Evangelical Church). Follow the path through the council car park to the campus.
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Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Pay and Display and Permit Holders Car Park.
    • The car park is located at the top of the campus.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Pay and Display Car Park)

  • Car Park
    • The car park is located on the north side of the campus, off Perimeter Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Austin Pearce and Rik Medlik Buildings.
    • 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 not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located at the front of the car park.
    • There is 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 can be made by phone.
    • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Austin Pearce Building.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Perimeter Road.

Site/Campus Car Park (Permit Holders Car Park)

  • Car Park
    • The car park is located on the north side of the campus, off Perimeter Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Austin Pearce and Rik Medlik Buildings.
    • 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 not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the Austin Pearce Building and the rest of the campus.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Perimeter Road.

Outside Access (Entrance to Block BB and BC Shared Stairs)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, opposite Austin Pearce (Block AP).
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in the doorway of the first door.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • Comments
    • There is a door directly opposite this entrance. The door is an entrance from the rear of the building and is used as a cut through to the rest of the campus. The door is single, opens towards you (pull) and has a width of 82cm (photograph 5). This door was out of used at the time of the survey (October 2017), due to building work. Access from the rear of this building is still available via James Joule Building (Block BC).

Outside Access (CVSSP Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 186cm (6ft 1in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Other Floors (CVSSP Entrance)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter the CVSSP entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the CVSSP entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is another staircase that leads from the ground to the first floor. This staircase is located through the doors to the left of the stairs.

Lift (CVSSP Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the CVSSP entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 150cm (5ft 3in x 4ft 11in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 not 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 bright.

Outside Access (Engineering and Science Reception Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, opposite the CVSSP entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left of entrance as you face it.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 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.
  • Comments
    • There is a similar entrance, without steps, to rear of the building, opposite AB and next to the Department of Engineering entrance (photograph 6).

Reception (Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Reception)

  • Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Reception is located on the ground floor, just inside the Engineering and Science Reception entrance, opposite the main lift.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Engineering and Science Reception 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 bright.
  • 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.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday Closed.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (Department of Engineering Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Entrance (Bridge Joining Blocks BB and AA/AB)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, on the second, third and fourth floors.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in).

Getting Around (Department of Engineering)

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the area.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the workshop.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is an enclosed platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the design suite.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is an enclosed platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around
    • 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Lift (Platform lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the Department of Engineering entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G and M.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the department of engineering entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • 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 not 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 bright.

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the first floor of the CVSSP Centre.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • Photograph 1 shows the steps described above.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around
    • 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • Photograph 2 shows the new sound and camera lab in the CVSSP Centre.
    • Photograph 3 shows the sound recording booth, also in the CVSSP Centre.
    • Photograph 4 shows one of the computer rooms used by students to practice running the servers.
    • Photograph 5 shows the waiting area and corridor on the third floor.
    • Photograph 6 shows the corridor on the fourth floor of the building.

Other Floors (Block BB and BC Shared Stairs)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located between Blocks BB and BC.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the entrance to Block BB and BC shared stairs.
    • 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.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the side of the building, just inside the Engineering and Science Reception entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Engineering and Science Reception entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 180cm x 260cm (5ft 11in x 8ft 6in).
  • The clear door width is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • There are not 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 bright.

Other Floors (Block BB Stairs)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located at the side of the building, next to the main lift.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the Engineering and Science Reception 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.

Entrance (Bridge Joining Blocks BA and BB)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor, opposite the lift.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the lift and this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in Block BA or AA. Both can be accessed via the bridges joining the buildings or by using external entrances.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are standard female and male toilets on alternating levels of Block BB and BC shared stairs.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor of Block BB and BC shared stairs.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 4m from the entrance to Block BB and BC shared stairs.
    • 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.
  • Comments
    • The toilet surveyed contains a larger cubicle with a door opening outwards (photograph 3).