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Hatcham House

Goldsmiths, University of London, 17-19 St James, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Graduate School.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in New Cross.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is New Cross Gate.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • On street parking is available on St James, shown in photograph 1.
  • Parking is very limited on the Goldsmiths campus. There are a number of designated bays for Blue Badge holders reserved for current staff and students with mobility needs.
  • The nearest is outside the George Wood Theatre (shown in photograph 2).
  • Visitors requiring parking should contact the college at least 48 hours in advance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the main entrance, past the shop.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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.
  • Comments
    • The ramp overcomes the steps mentioned, and has a handrail on the left going up.

Inside Access

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

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the ground floor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments
    • The ramp leads to the toilets and the common room.
    • There is also an easy ramp leading to the lift and Room 2 (shown in Photograph 2).

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments
    • The services on other floors which are not accessible include the Head of Graduate School office, the Resource Room, a kitchen, the unisex toilet, the Research Office and the Business Development Office.
    • There are two sets of stairs, with handrails either side.
    • The stairs on the left as you enter access the second floor.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the main entrance as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 5m (16ft 5in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 68cm x 135cm (2ft 3in x 4ft 5in).
  • The clear door width is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • There are not 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 controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located at the end of the ground floor ramp.
    • There is not level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 200cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 7in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 112cm (3ft 8in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Comments
    • Disability Equality courses are run by Student Services. These are open to all staff, but are not compulsory.