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Moulsecoomb Campus Student Union and Shop

Cockcroft Building, Moulsecoomb Campus, University of Brighton, Lewes Road, Brighton, BN2 4GJ

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Moulsecoomb site is two kilometres from Brighton city centre and five kilometres from Falmer. Moulsecoomb is easily accessible on foot, bike and public transport.
      From the A23:
      1. At the Mill Road roundabout, as you approach Brighton take the left-hand lane signposted Newhaven, Lewes (A27).
      2. At the mini roundabout take the second exit (straight over).
      3. At the next mini roundabout take the second exit (right) onto the A27 eastbound.
      4. On the A27 branch left (signposted Hollingbury Industrial Estate) and then at the roundabout take the first exit onto Coldean Lane, signposted Coldean, Ditchling.
      5. Continue down Coldean Lane until you reach the junction with A270 Lewes Road (large junction with traffic lights).
      6. Do NOT bear left and take the junction to the A27 signposted universities.
      7. Turn right and continue for approximately two kilometres past Wild Park and under the railway bridge.
      8. The Cockcroft and Watts buildings are on your right and Mithras House is on the left, 100 metres further on.
      From the A27 heading east:
      1. Follow the directions above from the beginning, bearing in mind you are already on the A27 heading towards Lewes.
      2. From the A27 heading west
      3. Follow the directions above from point four.
    • Parking is limited on site. There is a permit controlled car park located in front of Mithras House or on the south side of the Watts Building.
  • By Bus View
    • The Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company runs services across the city, with tickets for limited services running past our Brighton campuses and a discount for university UniCard holders on all services. Tickets can be bought from bus drivers, online and on mobile phone apps.
      Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company and Compass Travel also operate routes to Eastbourne.
      The university operates an hourly shuttle bus service linking all of our Brighton campuses and Varley Halls during term time. This is free to all staff and students upon production of a university UniCard and operates during term time, see the UB1 timetable for more details.
  • By Train View
    • Moulsecoomb station is situated behind the Watts and Cockcroft buildings and is two stops from the main Brighton station. There are up to four trains an hour from Moulsecoomb to Falmer (four minutes' journey time), two trains an hour direct to Eastbourne (35 minutes' journey time) and regular direct and connecting services to Hastings (70 minutes' average journey time).
      Visit the National Rail Enquiries website for timetables and passenger information.
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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff, visitors, permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of 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 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 490cm x 565cm (16ft 1in x 18ft 6in).
    • 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 19m (20yd 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 level changes with no dropped kerbs.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Watts car park.
    • The car park is located on the far side of the Watts Building.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 179cm (5ft 10in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located The entrance is located at the side of the building, opposite the advanced engineering building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 92cm (3ft).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There is a manual revolving door available at this entrance to the right of the main doors. The is also a further manual, heavy, single door that opens both ways on the right hand side. The width is 93cm.

Entrance (Student Union Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Cockcroft Building towards the front of the building to the left of the main reception.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in).

Entrance (Basement Central Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Cockcroft Building in Basement Central cafĂ©.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in).

Entrance (Student Union Shop Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Cockcroft Building, to the left of the Student Union reception.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Reception (Students Union)

  • The Students Union is located on the ground floor of the Cockcroft Building beyond the front entrance to the right.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the front entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to Lecture Theatre 101.
    • Lecture Theatre 101 is located at the front of the building on the first floor. The ramp is shown in photograph 1. Lecture Theatre 101 has staggered seating but there is level access to the speakers area and there is also designated seating for wheelchair users at the front, shown in photograph 2.
  • 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a lowered bench in room 712 and 713 on the 7th floor. This is shown in photograph 6.

Inside Access

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

Student Union Shop

  • Comments View
    • There is a small shop within the student union located off the main corridor to the left after the student union entrance. The counter is medium height and the aisles are wide enough for a wheelchair to manoeuvre.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 21:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Saturday 11:00 - 16:00.
    • Sunday 11:00 - 16:00.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located to the right after the main entrance to the Cockcroft Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located off the main corridor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • 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.