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Parkstead House

University of Roehampton, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue, London, SW15 4JD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Psychology and Life Sciences, Chapel and Chaplaincy, Islamic Prayer Rooms, Whitelands Restaurant and Bar, Teaching Rooms, Meeting Rooms and Student Studying Rooms.

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Whitelands College is located off Holybourne Avenue which is located to the south of the A306. Whitelands College is situated within the borough of Wandsworth in South London. It is accessed off Holybourne Avenue which can be accessed off Roehampton Lane A306, which is located between the A205 to the North and the A3 to the south.
    • There is limited parking located around the campus. The University advises that if possible visitors use public transport.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus station is the Roehampton Library stop along Danebury Avenue which is approximately within 200m metres of the college and serves routes 170, 430, 639, 670 and N74.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Barnes Station which is approximately 1.7 miles from the college.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest tube stations are East Putney which is approximately 1.9 miles from the college and Southfields which is approximately 2.1 miles from the from the college. Both of these stations are on the district line.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Site/Campus Car Park (Whitelands Campus Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the front and left of the Whitelands Campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Parkstead House.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Parkstead House.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Parkstead House.
    • The nearest designated bay is 23m (25yd 6in) from the Parkstead House main entrance.

Outside Access (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.
    • 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 door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 117cm (3ft 10in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • 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 112cm (3ft 8in).

Outside Access (Rear Left Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear left of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Reception (Whitelands College Security Reception)

  • Whitelands College Security Reception is located on the left as you enter.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main 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 high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Psychology and Life Sciences Reception)

  • Psychology and Life Sciences Reception is located on the right as you enter.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main 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 high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to room PH.1014 and Staircase B from the rear right lift and first floor bar.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to room PH.1014 and Staircase B from the rear right lift and first floor bar.
    • The width of the ramp is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • This ramp also overcomes 4 deep steps which lead from the front of the building via the central corridor to the same area. This level change is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to rooms PH.1002 and PH.1003.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • This level change is shown in photograph 3.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to room PH.1007 Hopkins and Staircase A.
    • This level change is shown in photograph 4.
    • There are 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 and pictorial 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.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Eating and Drinking (Parkstead House Refectory)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the refectory.
    • The refectory is located at the rear right of the building.
    • There is step-free access refectory.
    • For access there are double manual doors which are permanently held open.
  • Service and Menus View
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; menu boards.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 90.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • There are also high tables, long tables, sofas and high stools.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 108cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Chapel and Chaplaincy

  • The Chapel and Chaplaincy is located at the front left of the building.
  • The Chaplaincy Room has a table, 76cm high, with chairs, with and without arm rests.
  • The entrance to the chapel has a sliding heavy door, 143cm wide.
  • There is no fixed furniture within the Chapel.
  • There are chairs with and without arm rests.
  • The Chapel is level throughout.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located on the left of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 23m 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 not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are 4 additional similar staircases throughout the building. The staircase at the front right of the building access the lower ground floor.

Lift (Front Right Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the front right corner of the building in stairwell D.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 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 weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 56m (61yd 9in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 111cm 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 enhancement 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 medium.

Lift (Rear Right Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear right of the building, adjacent to the restaurant.
  • 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.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 77m (84yd 7in) from the rear left 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 111cm 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 enhancement 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 medium.

Level Change (PH.1001 & PH.1005)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the rear left of the building on the first floor.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Eating and Drinking (University Cafe)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on the first floor in the rear right corner of the building.
    • There is step-free access, via lift, to the café.
    • For access there are double manual doors which are easy to open.
  • Service and Menus View
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; menu boards.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 110cm.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 73cm.
    • There are also high tables, armchairs, sofas, bench seats and high stools.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 111cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.

Getting Around (Third Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the third floor from the front lift.
    • The width of the ramp is 142cm (4ft 8in).
    • This level change is shown in photograph 1. There are similar level changes to access the front left of the building (shown in photograph 2), the rear left and right of the building (shown in photographs 3 and 4) and the far left offices (shown in photograph 5).

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located at the front of the Lower Ground, Ground, first, second and third floors, additionally at the rear of the Lower Ground floor.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located at the front of the building on the ground, first and second floor, at the rear of the building on the ground and lower ground floor and on the far right of the bar on the first floor.
  • Gender Neutral standard toilet facilities are located at the front of the lower ground and third floor.
  • Parent and baby changing facilities are located within the ground floor accessible toilet.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located at the front right of the building, to the right as you enter from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This {Radio} a shared toilet.
    • The accessible toilet surveyed {Radio} for the sole use of disabled people.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 151cm x 215cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 1in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 115cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side (on top of the cistern).
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 85cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 80cm.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar accessible toilets on the lower ground floor opposite the rear lift and in the same location on the lower ground, first and second floors.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet on the third floor which was out of order at the time of survey, shown in photograph 6.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Lower Ground Floor)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located at the front of the lower ground floor, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the front lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a gender neutral toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is written text and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 207cm (5ft 11in x 6ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 120cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by storage items.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side (on top of the cistern).
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 130cm and 150cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does not have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The height of the shower head is 198cm (6ft 6in).
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • There is no seat for the shower.
    • There is not an emergency alarm for the shower.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located at the front right of the building as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 36m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 82cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear of the lower ground floor.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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