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Battersea Court - Rich

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)

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  • 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.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Guildford Cathedral Car Park.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the building.
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The Cathedral car park allows 2 hours free parking only.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located between Rich and Speirs Court.
    • 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 133cm (4ft 4in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right of the entrance, leading up from Speirs Court.
    • There is / are 15+ 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments
    • The first 7 steps have a central handrail, and then there is a single step down with no handrail.
    • The next 16 steps have a handrail on the right hand side going up, and then there is a single step with no handrail.
    • There is also a single width door, 77cm wide that opens towards you (pull), on the opposite side of the entrance foyer, leading out to the path around the southern perimeter of the campus.
    • There is also an entrance to level one of Speirs from the foyer.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, Flats 1 and 2, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter the main entrance.
    • There are 14 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are all student accommodation.
  • Comments
    • There are 7 steps up leading from the ground floor to Flats 1 and 2.

Getting Around

  • 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 corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments
    • Each room has a washbasin and each floor shares three toilets, three showers and a kitchen. The kitchens are large and provide space to prepare meals as well as for socialising (photographs 1 and 2).