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Camberwell College of Arts - Wilson Road - Foundation Centre

1 Wilson Road, London, SE5 8LU

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Introduction

  • Ground Floor - Studios G1 - G11, Studios L1 and L2, Print workshop, 3D workshop, Camberwell Space Projects, Kitchen, Common Room, Coffee Pod,
    Academic Staff Offices (The House)
    First Floor - Studios F1 - F9, Camberwell Space Projects, Digital Workshops, Lecture Theatre, International Support, Admin Office.

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The UAL Camberwell College of Arts Foundation Centre is based in south east London on Wilson Road just off Peckham Road (A202).
    • There is a car park is available for staff and student Blue Badge holders at the UAL Camberwell College of Arts Foundation Centre. This car park is available for use by prior arrangement.
      Wilson Road has 2 on street Blue Badge bays located to the right as you face the main building.
      Blue Badge holders are permitted to use these bays for a maximum of 4 hours.
      There is standard parking available on Wilson Road. These are pay and display bays Monday - Friday from 8.30am - 6.30pm with a maximum stay of 4 hours.
  • By Bus View
    • There is no bus route stopping outside the UAL Camberwell College of Arts Foundation Centre or going down Wilson Road.
      However, the UAL Camberwell College of Arts Foundation Centre is close to a number of major bus routes, including the 12, 36, 171, 345 and 436 which all travel along Peckham road and stop close to the junction at the top of Wilson Road, There are many more buses stopping at nearby Camberwell Green.
  • By Train View
    • Denmark Hill Station is the closest to the UAL Camberwell College of Arts Foundation Centre and is a 15 minute train journey away from London Victoria mainline rail terminal.
      Denmark Hill station is accessible to wheelchair users with lifts/ramps to all platforms. Denmark Hill Station is approximately a 10 minute walk away from the UAL Camberwell College of Arts Foundation Centre.
  • By Underground View
    • The Northern Line to Oval is the closest underground station and then take the 36 or 436 bus to reach the UAL Camberwell College of Arts Foundation Centre.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located to the left of the main building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 490cm x 600cm (16ft 1in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 400cm x 150cm (13ft 1in x 4ft 11in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Wilson Road.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Wilson road.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is available for staff and student blue badge holders.
    • There are 2 marked designated Blue Badge parking bays, however there is space for more parking if necessary for Blue Badge holders.
    • Access to the parking is via a locked gate, staff and students call the building reception when they arrive who will then come and open the gate (shown in photograph 3).
    • Use of the car park can be prearranged at the start of term and is then available for the duration of the course.
    • The Blue Badge bays on Wilson Road are located to the right as you face the main building.
    • Blue Badge holders are permitted to use these bays for a maximum of 4 hours.
    • There is standard parking available on Wilson Road. These are pay and display bays Monday - Friday from 8.30am - 6.30pm with a maximum stay of 4 hours.

Level Change (From car park to main building and modular building)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the main building.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left of the main building.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off Wilson Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 133cm (4ft 4in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • 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.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 2 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is 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.

Reception

  • Main reception is located to the left on entering the building.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) 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 medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (Main Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • The stairs are located to the left on entering the building in the main foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 13m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the first floor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not 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 also a similar staircase opposite the main stairs on the left hand side of the building. These stairs reach the first floor in the left hand side of the building, which is known as level 2 in the lift. These steps are medium in height with no markings and have landings and handrails on both sides (shown in photographs 5 and 6).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right on entering the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the second floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 139cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • Level 1 on the left hand side of the building is known as level 2 in the lift.
    • Level 1 on the right hand side of the building is known as level 1 in the lift.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 4 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the Digital Media Suite on the first floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps to access the Digital Media Suite are shown in photographs 7 and 8.
    • There is/are 4 unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the lecture theatre (room 108) via the right side of the building on the first floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • Step free access to the lecture theatre is via the left side of the building. The step are shown in photographs 9 and 10.
    • There is a slight slope, with no handrails, for access to studios G7 and G8 on the ground floor.
    • The slope is shown in photographs 11 and 12.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • 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 some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played at a low level in the main foyer.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a hearing fire alert system installed in the building, to connect text location code to 07860 035999.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Lecture Theatre (Room 108))

  • 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 space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the lectern is 103cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is not staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • There are no tables in the lecture theatre.
    • Seats are at a height of 45cm with no armrests.
    • There is no fixed furniture and space can be made for a wheelchair user in the lecture theatre.

Eating and Drinking (Coffee Pod)

  • The following information is for the cafĂ©.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is snack, sandwiches and hot drinks.
  • Comments View
    • The coffee pod is a small service offering drinks and snacks located in the main foyer, there is no seating or tables.
    • However, there is a common room located 5m from the coffee pod for students use.

Common room

  • The common room is located to the left off the main foyer.
  • Entrance into the common room is 87cm wide, the door is heavy, push away from you but is permanently held open.
  • The room includes tables and chairs with no fixed seating.
  • Tables are at a height of 74cm with a clear floor space of 70cm and chairs at a height of 48cm with no armrests.
  • There is also a kitchen area located off the common room for staff and student use.
  • Entrance into the kitchen is 93cm wide, the door is heavy, push away from you but is permanently held open.
  • Worktops are at a height of 88cm and the kitchen includes microwaves and a snack machine.

Quiet Room G023

  • The room is located along the corridor to your right upon entering the building, then along the corridor to your left.
  • The room is 21m from the main entrance and 3m from the nearest accessible toilet.
  • The door is light, push to open and has a width of 88cm.
  • The keypad lock has a height of 147cm.
  • The light switch has a height of 129cm.
  • There is a seat at a height of 43cm with no armrests and a seat at a height 40cm with armrests.
  • There is a bed at a height of 50cm with an adjustable head.
  • There is a small coffee table with a height of 45cm available that is moveable.
  • There is also a wheelchair in the room for use if necessary.

Other Floors (access to staff offices (The House))

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1.
    • The stairs are located at the far end of the right side of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 14m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, light, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not 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.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are used to access the House staff offices at the far end of the right side of the building.
    • There is no step free access to this area, however, meetings can be arranged to take place elsewhere to accommodate students or staff with access requirements.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located at the top of the staircase opposite the main stairs on the left side of the building.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is no level access to the shower room. From the first floor on the left hand side of the building there are 8 medium, unmarked steps with handrails on both sides to reach the shower room.
    • There is a step of 20cm to access the shower cubicle which has an adjustable shower head.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the right on entering the building.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 166cm x 246cm (5ft 5in x 8ft 1in).
    • There is 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • 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 general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 177cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 86cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the first floor opposite the main stairs.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the 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.
  • Comments View
    • The male toilet on the first floor has step free access via the lift.
    • The female toilet on the ground floor has step free access.
    • The male and female toilets on the lower ground floor have no step free access. They are reached by going down 8 unmarked, medium steps with handrails on both sides (shown in photograph 3, 4 and 5).

Outside Access (Modular Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 143cm (4ft 8in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 147cm (4ft 10in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not 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 88cm (2ft 11in).

Inside Access (Modular Building)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Modular Building)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • 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 4m (4yd 1ft) from the building entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 150cm x 230cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is 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 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 130cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Modular Building)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located immediately to the left on entering the building.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 3m from the building entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a single unisex toilet on the opposite side of the corridor (shown in photograph 3).