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King's College

High Street, Aberdeen, AB24 3UB

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Divinity and Religious Studies are located within King's College.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Regent's Walk.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 450cm (11ft 6in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 300m (328yd 3in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the King's College Centre car park, which is located to the rear of Elphinstone Hall.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Aberdeen.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Aberdeen.
  • Comments View
    • Divinity and Religious Studies are located in King's College.

Outside Access (Gatehouse Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the courtyard, to the right.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Gatehouse Entrance
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is for rooms G3-G4 and F1-F5.

Level Change (Gatehouse Entrance)

  • There is not a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Other Floors (Gatehouse Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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 right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Divinity Library and rooms F1-F4.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs here are located in the Gatehouse Building.

Library (Divinity Library)

  • The library is located in Room F5 on the first floor of the gatehouse. It is open 08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Friday.
  • There are deep steps with handrails on both sides to the upper balcony.
  • The library was unstaffed at the time of research.

Outside Access (Cromwell Tower Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear left of the courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Cromwell Tower Entrance
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is for rooms G20, F21-F23, S15-S17, T1-T4 and OB.

Level Change (Cromwell Tower Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).

Other Floors (Cromwell Tower)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 1m from the Cromwell Tower entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Rooms F21-F23, S15-S17, T1-T4 and OB.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located in the Cromwell Tower.

Outside Access (Courtyard Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Courtyard Entrance
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic doors open towards you, and are push pad operated.
    • This entrance is for rooms G5-G7, F6-F7 and S1-S2.

Level Change (Courtyard Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Rear Courtyard Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear right of the courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Rear Courtyard Entrance
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic doors open towards you, and are push pad operated.
    • This entrance is for rooms G8-G10, F8-F20 and S3-S14.

Level Change (Rear Courtyard Entrance)

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

Outside Access (Rear Courtyard G11-14 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the courtyard, to the right.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • Rear Courtyard G11-14 Entrance
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door opens towards you, and is push pad operated.
    • This entrance is for rooms G11-G14.

Level Change (Rear Courtyard G11-14 Entrance)

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

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading down into one of the rooms.
  • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading up to the blackboards in one of the rooms.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are adjustable.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • Comments View
    • Most ground floor rooms have level access although there are some with similar ramps leading down.
    • There are steps up to some of the rear lecture thatre rooms with level access areas at the front.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the rear courtyard entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Rooms F6 - F7 and S1 - S2.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar stairs leading to Rooms F8 - F20 and S3 - S14.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible toilet at the front left of King's College Conference Centre, please refer to separate guide for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the designated wheelchair spaces at the front of Lecture Theatres G7 and G8.