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Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 4SX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Lecture Theatre G5, Lecture Theatre G7, IT Workshop G6, Postgraduate Research Study Room, the media studio and offices.
  • The ground floor corridor of this building is accessed from the Main Reception Entrance. Please see the separate guide for the Main Reception Entrance and Security for more details. There is access to the ground floor of Blocks E and F from that corridor. There are separate ground floor entrances to the Lecture Theatre G5, Lecture Theatre G7, IT Workshop G6, Postgraduate Research Study Room and the media studio. There is no internal access between these areas inside the building. Offices are located on the first floor of the building. The first floor is accessed via Block E.
  • The ground floor corridor of this building is accessed from the main reception entrance. Please see the separate guide for the main reception entrance and Security for more details. There is access to the ground floor of Blocks E and F from that corridor. There are separate ground floor entrances to the Lecture Theatre G5, Lecture Theatre G7, IT Workshop G6, Postgraduate Research Study Room and the media studio. There is no internal access between these areas inside the building. Offices are located on the first floor of the building. The first floor is accessed via Block E.
  • Related link Blocks C, E and D Block Rooms D101-D115.
  • Related link Blocks C, E & D Block Rooms D101-D115.
  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/st-marys-university/blocks-c-e-and-d-block-rooms-d101-d115
  • Related link Education, Leadership and Theology (F Block).
  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/st-marys-university/education-theology-and-leadership-f-block
  • Related link Main Entrance and Security.
  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/st-marys-university/main-reception-entrance-and-security
  • Comments View
    • There are separate ground floor entrances to the Lecture Theatre G5, Lecture Theatre G7, IT Workshop G6, Postgraduate Research Study Room and the media studio. There is no internal access between these areas inside the building.
    • Offices are located on the first floor of the building. The first floor is accessed via Block E.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate ground floor entrances to the Lecture Theatre G5, Lecture Theatre G7, IT Workshop G6, Postgraduate Research Study Room and the media studio. There is no internal access between these areas inside the building.
    • Offices are located on the first floor of the building. The first floor is accessed via Block E.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • You can use the AA route planner to plan your journey. In accordance with the university's sustainability policy, visitors are advised to travel to St Mary's by public transport wherever possible. St Mary's is located on Waldegrave Road (A309) to the south of Twickenham. If you are using a sat nav, the postcode for the campus is TW1 4SX.
    • Parking restrictions apply on the campus from 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and parking is limited at other times. Please call the main reception on 020 8240 4000 if you require further clarification.
  • By Bus View
    • From Richmond Upon Thames you can catch the R68 towards Hampton Court from a bus stop just outside Richmond station. Get off at the Twickenham, King Street stop and then take the 33 towards Fulwell. Get off at the ‘St Mary's University’ stop, which is just outside of St Mary’s main reception. You can also take the 33 from Richmond, although the bus stop is a 5 minute walk from Richmond station on Sheen Road (Bus stop L). From Twickenham or Teddington the 33 heading towards Fulwell stops on Richmond Road and York Street in Twickenham. The 33 heading towards Hammersmith stops on Stanley Road and Broad Street (Teddington High Street) in Teddington.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Strawberry Hill which is 0.3 miles away. To get to the university from the station turn left when you exit, then walk past Premier Wine and the Post Office on your left and take the second road on your right, which is Waldegrave Gardens. At the end of Waldegrave Gardens, turn right onto Waldegrave Road and St Mary's main reception is on your left.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest tube station is Richmond, which is 2.6 miles away. It is on the District and Overground Lines.
  • Useful Links View

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Waldegrave Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Main Entrance and Security, G Block, Chaplaincy, Shannon Building, Chapel.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 475cm x 440cm (15ft 7in x 14ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, Blue Badge holders and staff permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply to visitors only.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the main entrance.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the main reception.
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Parking on campus is available only to staff with a valid annual parking permit.
    • Parking charges apply to visitors section of the car park (by main reception, approximately 20 parking places).

Entrance (G Block Entrance from the Main Reception Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right past the main reception.
    • There is step free 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 174cm (5ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor corridor, containing Rooms G1-G3 and the entrance to Blocks E and F.

Outside Access (G6)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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 (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 64cm (2ft 1in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance is located to the right of the Postgraduate Study Room Entrance.

Outside Access (Postgraduate Study Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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 64cm (2ft 1in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance is located to the left of the G6 entrance.

Outside Access (Media Studio)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in front of the building on the ground floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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 127cm (4ft 2in).

Outside Access (Staff Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the staff car park.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The bell is at a height of 85cm.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The card reader is 120 cm high.
    • This entrance is available to staff only, between 06:00 - 21:00 weekdays.
    • Outside of these times the Main Reception Entrance.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the first floor and on the second floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are additional steps off the landing that lead to the first floor of C Block with the handrail on the right hand side (photographs 2 and 3). This area includes Drama Studio C104.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the first floor of Block C, including Drama Studio C104.

Lift (E Block Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the end of the E Block ground floor corridor, opposite Drama Studio D1, close to the staff entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 E Block, 1 D Block, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the E Block entrance from G Block.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 132cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • The lift exits into Block D on the first floor.
    • If you press the button marked 1 you will arrive at the bottom of the steps leading to D101-105.
    • If you press 2 you exit via a different door at the top of the level change.
    • To reach the second floor you need to press the button marked 3.
    • The exit on the second floor is in Block E.
    • The lift also provides level access into both blocks F and G.

Entrance (First Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of Block E.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the media studio computer room.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The level change can be seen in photograph 1.
    • The level change can be seen in photograph 4. The media studio computer room can be seen in photograph 5.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not 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 flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • 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.

Lecture Theatre(s) (G5)

  • 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 designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the back.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • 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).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 72cm and 72cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • There is a separate outside entrance leading to the lecture theatre entrance as well as the Old House rooms on the first floor.

Lecture Theatre(s) (G7)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • 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 not space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • 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 fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 71cm and 71cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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 31m (33yd 2ft) from the first floor entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 244cm (4ft 10in x 8ft).
    • There is not 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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).
  • 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 bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are standard toilets located in blocks E and F.