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Laurie Grove Baths

Goldsmiths, University of London, Laurie Grove, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Postgraduate Fine Art Studios, the Department of Media and Communications, the Centre for Urban and Community Research and seminar rooms.

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

  • 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 the photograph).
  • 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 buildings on Laurie Grove.
  • 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) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in).
  • Comments
    • These doors require a swipe card to access.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • 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 2 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main entrance on Laurie Grove.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments
    • A staff/ student swipe card programmed for disabled users is required to access this entrance.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments
    • This is a very short ramp to overcome the original shallow step.

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 left hand side of the building as you enter.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 119cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located just inside the main entrance, by the main stairs.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • Comments
    • The ramp can be used to overcome the steps and has a handrail on the right hand side going up.
    • The lift can also be used to overcome these steps.
    • There are additional easy and moderate ramps on the ground floor, particularly in the baths studio areas.

Other Floors (Main)

  • 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 medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are room 2.1 on the second floor.
  • Comments
    • The stairs between floors 1-2 are not well marked.

Other Floors (Left Hand Stairs)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are Room 1.7.

Other Floors (Basement)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are studios B1 and B2.
  • Comments
    • These stairs are located at the rear of the large pool studio area.

Lift

  • The lift is located on the main stairs.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 77cm x 87cm (2ft 6in x 2ft 10in).
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments
    • The lift was not in service at the time of our most recent visit (2.2.15).
    • Please check with the venue if lift access is required.

Level Change (Centre for Cultural Studies Office G3)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the rear of the ground floor.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the ground floor.
    • There is 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 192cm x 249cm (6ft 4in x 8ft 2in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are low.
  • Comments
    • There is no emergency alarm fitted in the room.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located at the rear of the small baths area.
    • The female toilets are 35m (38yd) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located on the left hand side of the ground floor.
    • The male toilets are 13m (14yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s)
    • The unisex toilets are located on the first floor.
    • Unisex toilets are 8m (26ft 3in) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There is a male toilet at the rear of the small baths studio area.

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.