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Horton Halls of Residence - Blocks F-I

St George's, University of London, Horton Halls of Residence, St Georges Grove, London, SW17 0BD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation and common rooms.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Horton Halls of Residence is located in the Upper Tooting / Earlsfield area of South London.
      From the A24, which joins the A3 and South Circular at Clapham with junction 9 of the M25, turn onto Garrett Land (A217) towards Wandsworth at Tooting Broadway. Turn right onto Aboyne Road, then right onto Strathdon Drive, then immediately left onto St George's Grove. If approaching from Wandsworth, turn left onto Garratt Lane off Wandsworth High Street (A3), and follow the road down through Earlsfield, until you turn left onto Aboyne Road.
      Horton Hall of Residence is not located in the Congestion Charge zone.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop on St George's Grove, approximately 150 metres from the halls, which is served by bus route G1.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station is Earlsfield station, served by South West Trains, which is approximately 1 mile to the north of the site. From there take bus 44, 77 or 270 to Streatham Cemetery (Stop SK), and then take bus G1 to St George's Grove.
      Haydons Road Station, served by Southern and Thameslink trains, is approximately 1.25 mile from the site, but can be accessed by taking bus 493 from Gap Road Plough Lane (Stop HG), approximately 300 metres from the station, to Hazelhurst Estate (Stop SM). From there walk to the Wimbledon Road (Stop SB) on Garratt Lane (approximately 400 metres), and take Bus G1 to St George's Grove.
  • By Underground View
    • Tooting Broadway station, on the Northern Line, is approximately a mile from the site. Bus G1 can be caught from just outside the station to the St George's Grove.
  • 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 students.
    • Parking charges apply for all except Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located to the left as you face the 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 3 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 238cm x 489cm (7ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are two Blue Badge bays in front of the building which are available for use without accessing the main car park.
    • The main car park is to the left of the building with one Blue Badge bay and the all other bays are standard bays. There is a barrier to access this car park which students must apply for and pay to use.
    • If the Blue Badge bays at the front of the building are in use, staff will allow access to the Blue Badge bay and standard bays through the barrier to the main car park.

Outside Access (Block I)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is not 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 144cm (4ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • Block H is accessed via the same ramp (shown in photograph 5).
    • Blocks F and G have level access from the exit leading from the reception to the courtyard.
    • The entrance to Block F is shown is photograph 6.
    • The entrance to Block G is shown is photograph 7.
    • The entrance to Block H is shown is photograph 8.

Lift (Block I)

  • 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 0, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) 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 112cm x 140cm (3ft 8in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does 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.

Other Floors (Block I)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located to the right on entering the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are 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
    • There are similar stairs in Blocks F-H.

Getting Around (Block I)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 3 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was I001.
    • The width of the door to the room is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 150cm x 180cm (4ft 11in x 5ft 11in).
    • The bed is 50cm (1ft 8in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 30cm (12in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are an accessible wardrobe.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 153cm x 338cm (5ft x 11ft 1in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip-down.
    • The shower seat height is 53cm (1ft 9in).
    • There are handrails available for the shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 3 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • This is by platform lift.
  • Comments View
    • In addition to Block I room I001 there is a further accessible room in Block I, room I007.
    • In addition to Block I there is also a ground floor accessible room in Block H, room H001.
    • Block F has no accessible rooms.
    • Block G has no accessible rooms.