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Chancellors Halls of Residence

Kingston Hill Campus, Kingston Hill, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 7LB

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Kingston upon Thames.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Norbiton.
  • Comments View
    • Chancellors Halls of Residence has 5 blocks.
    • Blocks A, B and C are joined.
    • Blocks D and E are separate buildings.
    • Access to all blocks is gained with a key card which is issued to resident students only.

Parking (F)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 560cm (11ft 6in x 18ft 4in).
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest parking to the halls is in Car Park F, although this is for staff and visitors only with a valid parking permit.

Outside Access (Block D Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Block D Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Blocks A, B and C Entrances)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Blocks A, B and C Entrances)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Block E Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Block E Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (the Halls Management Office)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The Halls Management office is located in front of the Walkden Halls.
    • The Walkden Halls are located on the access road leading to Car Park F, adjacent to Block D.

Reception (Halls Management Office)

  • The reception desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The Halls Management office is responsible for all Halls of Residence at Kingston Hill.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are additional rooms.
  • Comments View
    • Each block has identical staircases leading to the same number of floors.

Lift (Block D)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the foyer of Block D.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 5m (16ft 5in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 140cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • Block D is the only building with a lift, access to other floors in all other Chancellors buildings is via stairs only.

Accommodation

  • 10 room(s) have been adapted for students with wheelchairs.
  • The height of the bed is 50cm (1ft 7in).
  • The measurement between the bed and the floor is 30cm.
  • The adapted rooms do have en-suite facilities.
  • The dimensions of the en-suite are 1.9m x 2m (6ft 2in x 6ft 6in).
  • The door opens inwards.
  • There is a functional emergency alarm fitted.
  • The toilet roll holder is 50cm (1ft 7in) from the ground.
  • As you face the toilet pan lateral transfer is to the left.
  • The lateral transfer is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The basin is 75cm (2ft 5in) from the ground.
  • The toilet seat is 45cm (1ft 5in) above floor level.
  • Lever taps are fitted to the hand basin.
  • There is not a bath.
  • There is a roll in shower.
  • The shower controls are 90cm (2ft 11in) from ground level.
  • Twist / turn shower controls are used.
  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or angled for ease of use.
  • As you face the toilet grab rails are on both the left and the right.
  • Wall mounted and drop down rails are not available.
  • The contrast between walls and floors is good.
  • There are 2 rooms available on the ground floor of each block adapted for wheelchair users.
  • Blocks A and D also have adapted kitchens available.
  • One of each of the adapted rooms are available for students with a visual or hearing impairment.
  • There is also 1 room in Blocks A, B, C and D that has been adapted for students with a hearing or visual impairment.
  • The photograph shows the en-suite facility located in one of the rooms adapted for wheelchair users.

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.