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Battersea Court - West

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.

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is stepped 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 single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located either side of the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 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 not have handrails.

Sloped Access to Level 0 Entrance

  • There is stepped access to the Level 0 Entrance from Battersea Court.
  • However there is alternative access via a sloped path which leads up to the entrance from the campus area outside the library, avoiding the steps.
  • The path has a moderate slope and is 130cm wide.
  • The path has a flagstone paving surface which is slightly uneven in places.

Outside Access (Level 0 Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 142cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in the doorway.
    • There is / are 1 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 not have handrails.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located just inside the main stairs entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the main entrance.
    • There are 14 steps between 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.
    • There is an external staircase which is mainly used for the fire escapes.
  • Other
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are flats on other floors.

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are 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 good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accommodation

  • Ground Floor Rooms
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Rooms are located off the main corridor.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • 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 (photograph 1).