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Hamilton Close Residence

Hazel Farm, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 9PL

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • Hazel Farm is located approximately two miles North of the university in an estate just off the A322 Worplesdon Road. If coming from the university, join the A3 for one junction towards London then follow the A322 towards Bagshot through Stoughton and at the first small roundabout turn right onto Cumberland Avenue. Hazel Farm is made up of the following roads: Hamilton Drive, Hamilton Close, Hamilton Place and Oregano Way. The postcode GU2 9PL will take you to Hamilton Drive.
    • Hazel Farm has parking spaces for residents.
  • By Bus
    • There is a regular free bus service to and from the Stag Hill campus. There is a bus stop on Hamilton Drive. There is also a public bus stop on Cumberland Avenue, close to the junction with Hamilton Drive. This is served by 26, 26X, 538 and PT5 buses.
  • By Train
    • The nearest train station to Hazel Farm is Worplesdon which is approximately 2.4 miles to the North. To the South, Guildford Station is approximately 2.5 miles and London Road Station is approximately 2.8 miles away.
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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 (Hamilton Close Residence)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park
    • The car park can be used by students.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located to the left as you face the main entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • 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 level changes with no dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • A key is required to access the building.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

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 varied.

Accommodation

  • Auxiliary Aids - General
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Rooms are located in the corridor beyond the kitchen.
    • 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 22m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between 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 additional flats.