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Battersea Court - Reception

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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Useful Information (Accommodation)

  • To see more information on Security Out of Hours Number please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 01483 682 002.
  • Staff undertake essential e-learning courses on diversity, which includes a module of disability.
  • Each court of residence has a warden team who are responsible for residents’ welfare and for disciplinary matters within University Accommodation. They all have a day-job within the University but outside of that, they live amongst students in the courts and are available to support them at any time during their stay on campus.

Steps to Battersea Court

  • Before getting to any of the Battersea Court Buildings, there are 15+, clearly marked steps with handrails on either both or one side. There are 15+ steps from the library to the Pickard building, which is the lowest building. There are another 15+ steps from the Pickard building up the next level which has the Reception and the West Building. There are a further 15+ steps either up or down to the rest of the buildings.

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access (Reception and Tate Block Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located between Tate Court and the Reception Block.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments
    • Approaching from Wates and the West side of the campus, there is a steep slope leading up to Battersea Court.
    • From the main part of the campus and library, there are multiple steps, some without handrails including 1 medium step in front of the entrance on that side (photographs 5 and 6).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, opposite the entrance to Tate.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection 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 136cm (4ft 6in).

Entrance (From West Building)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor in the stairwell.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in the West building.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • 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 going up.

Reception (Battersea/Surrey Court Reception)

  • Battersea/Surrey Court Reception is located in the O'Riordan Building.
  • The desk is 14m (15yd 11in) 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the common room.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There are not 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 good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • Photograph 1 shows the level change described in level change 1.
    • Photographs 2, 3, 4 and 5 show the main reception area within the building.
    • Photograph 6 shows the common room which is located to the left of reception.