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Austin Pearce Building (Block AP)

Stag Hill Campus, 388 Stag Hill Court, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, IT Services, Open Access PC Labs (accessible 24/7) and Lecture Theatres.
  • Related link For information regarding Mobile Connect and Assisted Listening.
  • Http://www.surrey.ac.uk/mobileconnect

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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Useful Information

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 Car Park.
    • The car park is located opposite the building.
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • There are 4 Blue Badge bays located at the rear of the Rik Medlik Building (Block MS) next to this building. The bays are 285 x 430 cm, and can be accessed from the rear entrance.

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 (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, by the main campus bus stops.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • 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.
    • The width of the ramp is 126cm (4ft 2in).
  • 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 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • There are manual double heavy doors, 156cm wide which open towards you (pull), to the left of the automatic door as you face it.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite the Alan Turing (BB) and James Joule (BC) buildings.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments
    • There are manual double heavy doors, 156cm wide which open towards you (pull), to the right of the automatic door as you face it.

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • 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 corridors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
  • Comments
    • There is a link bridge to the Rik Medlik Building (Block MS) on the second floor, accessed by doors 127cm wide (photographs 5 and 6).
    • There are vending machines located next to the main entrance (shown in photograph 10).

Lecture Theatre(s) (1 - 4)

  • 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 not designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • 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 a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 72cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs 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 not even.
  • Comments
    • The floor plug sockets at the front of the lecture theatres (shown in photograph 6) could be a trip hazard.
    • Lecture Theatres 1 and 2, and 3 and 4, are separated by a movable partition wall. At the time of the survey these partitions were open, creating two large lecture theatres, rather than four smaller ones.
    • The staggered seating in the lecture theatres is retractable (photograph 4).

Lecture Capture

  • Lecture theatres 1 - 4 have Panopto systems fitted to allow Lecture Capture to take place.
  • Click here for more information.

IT Lab Rooms

  • The IT lab rooms are on the ground floor of the Austin Pearce Building.
  • There are 5 lab rooms in total, numbered 1-5.
  • Lab room 2 has "Lecture Capture" enabled in this room, call 01483 689 898.
  • Lab room 3 is a staff training room.
  • Height adjustable tables are available in lab room 1.
  • All lab rooms are well lit.
  • Photographs 4 and 5 show the height adjustable tables in lab room 1.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located just inside the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the second floor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • The lift is located just inside the main 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 provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the second floor.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 157cm x 140cm (5ft 2in x 4ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • 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 medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • 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 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter from the main entrance, next to the standard female toilets.
    • There is an identical toilet in same location on the second floor (shown in photograph 2).
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 196cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 5in).
    • 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 79cm (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 and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • 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)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s)
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located just inside the main entrance.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 11m from the main 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.