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Tannachie Garden Studios, Falmouth Campus, Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 4RH

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Introduction

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Getting Here (Falmouth)

  • By Road View
    • The Falmouth Campus is approximately two hours’ drive from Exeter. From the north, take the A30 west from Exeter until you reach the A39 signposted Truro. Drive through Truro, following the signs A39 to Falmouth. Once in Falmouth, continue along the A39 towards the Town Centre. When it becomes Western Terrace, look out for the Falmouth Sports Club on the right. At the next roundabout, turn left on to Woodlane. The University is located off this road.
    • There is limited parking on campus for visitors it may be advisable to use the Dell Pay and Display Car Park in Town.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stations for the campus are the Falmouth University Stop on Woodlane which serves route 366. As well as the Fox Rosehill Garden Stops which serve routes 367 and U3. There are numerous buses provided for students that go between the two campuses.
  • By Train View
    • The Falmouth Campus is approximately a 5 minute walk from the Falmouth Town Train station and an approximate 20 minute walk from the Falmouth Docks Train Station.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located between the Kathmor Building and the Lamorva Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Kathmor, Lamorva Teaching and Lamorva Nursery.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Kathmor Building.
  • Comments View
    • This is car park is for permit holders and nursery drop-offs only. Limited access to the car park is provided via swiping of an access card through the car park barrier.
    • There are slight and steep slopes throughout the car park.
    • There are two parent and child bays located next to the Lamorva Nursery.

Building Parking (Drawing Building)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the Drawing 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 2 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 225cm x 450cm (7ft 5in x 14ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking in the this car park is regulated by the main campus reception.

Outside Access (Drawing Building Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off the car park.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to the entrance from the car park.
    • Pedestrian access to the car park area where the entrance is located however requires overcoming either a steep slope or four medium steps with a handrail on the left. This can be seen in photographs 2 and 3.

Outside Access (Library Building Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • Upon entering the building, the library is located to the left. It is accessed by two permanently open sets of double doors with widths of 157cm and 154cm and barriers with a width of 102cm.
    • For level access it is necessary to be dropped off at the level area in front of the building. This is because the building is located on a steep hill.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is 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 some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • 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.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The loop is located at the Library Reception.
  • Comments View
    • The corridor in the toilet area may look slippery as can be seen in photograph 4.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 2 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Comments View
    • Read and Write Gold, Text to Speech, Dictation Software. -- Macs Only
    • There is free downloadable software from the study hub.
    • There are overlay sheets, reader scanner pens and Dictaphones available from the Help Desk.
    • There are touchscreen issue and return machines with screen heights between 98cm and 150cm.

Other Floors (Lower Ground Floor - Ground Floor)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG and G.
    • The stairs are located in front of you on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the Library Building main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between 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.

Other Floors (Library Building - Drawing Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located to your left on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the Library Building main 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.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Library entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 142cm x 108cm (4ft 8in x 3ft 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 not 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • The visual floor indicator was not working at time of survey.
    • Upon exiting the lift on the lower ground floor, lecture theatre 1 is immediately in front of you. To access all other facilities on the floor there is a set of manual heavy double doors.
    • The first floor accessed by the lift is the Drawing Building. The main teaching areas of which are accessed from the lift by two manual single doors the first with a width of 78cm and the second a width of 84cm.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to your left on exiting the lift lobby on the lower ground floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 260cm (5ft 11in x 8ft 6in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 180cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not 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 a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 106cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to your left on exiting the lift lobby on the lower ground floor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 14m from the lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.