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Peirson Centre

St John's Campus, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2 6AJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include
    G - Firstpoint Information and Advice - Reception and Consulting Areas, Student Study Areas, staff offices.
    1 - IT Support Desk, Open Access Computer Rooms, Broadcast Studios, teaching rooms, Student Study Area including group and individual study zones.
  • The main entrance takes you into the Firstpoint area of the building.
    The out of hour's entrance takes you to the rear study area and is closer to the lift and toilet facilities. It is the only entrance available between 21:30 and 08:30; and requires a Student ID to access.
    There are several other car parks available on the St John's Campus as well as the ones detailed in this guide.
    Please see the separate guide for more details regarding parking on the campus.
  • Related link St John's Campus Car Park.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/st-john-s-campus-car-parks

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The St John's Campus is located in the North West of the city of Worcester, west of the River Severn. From the M5 take Junction 7 and exit the roundabout onto the A44, signposted Worcester and Evesham. Proceed along the A44. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A440, signposted Malvern and Worcs (W). At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit, continuing to follow the A440, signposted Leominster, Hereford, Malvern and Worcester (W). Proceed along the A440 to the next roundabout, taking the 2nd exit, continuing along the A440 signposted Leominster, Hereford, Malvern and Worcester (W). Continue along the A440 to the next roundabout. Take the 3rd exit onto the A449 signposted Worcester (West). Proceed along the A449 for 1.8 miles. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto St John's (A44). After 130m turn right onto Henwick Road (B4206). Proceed along Henwick Road for 0.7 miles. St John's Campus is on the left.
    • There are several car parks around the St John’s Campus, car park M (Long Stay) is the largest and cheapest car park. A car displaying a Blue Badge will not be charged. Please see building guides for more information about campus car parks.
  • By Bus View
    • The number 31 operated by First travel connects the St John's Campus to the City Centre Bus Station and City Campus. The bus stops on St John's Campus are located outside the Students' Union building and near Severn gate. The First bus 31 service runs from Worcester bus station to St John's Campus between 07:10 and 18.35 Monday to Friday.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station is Worcester Foregate Street. From the station, exit onto Foregate Street. Turn left and head south on Foregate Street. Cross Sansome Street at the pedestrian crossing and continue along The Foregate. Take the next right onto Angel Street. Angel Street is a pedestrianised street. Proceed along Angel Street for approximately 0.2 miles to Crowngate Shopping Centre. The Bus station is located beneath the shopping centre. The number 31 bus departs from Stand E. Alternatively taxis are available from outside the station.
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Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park B)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the right of the building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Peirson Centre.
    • 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) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 440cm x 510cm (14ft 5in x 16ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all except permit and Blue Badge holders.
    • 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 Peirson Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Peirson Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.

Site/Campus Car Park (Visitors Car Park C)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the right of the building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Conference Centre, the Pieirson Centre and Woodbury.
    • 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) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 500cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by anybody.
    • Parking charges apply for all except Blue Badge holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located close to the Blue Badge parking bays.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment cannot be made by phone.
  • 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 Peirson Centre.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Peirson Centre.
    • The nearest designated bay is 44m (48yd 4in) from the main entrance.

Site/Campus Car Park (Car Park D)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located opposite the external entrance to the union shop.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Conference Centre and Student Union Buildings.
    • 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) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 520cm x 600cm (17ft 1in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff, students, visitors, Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all except Blue Badge holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located the nearest payment machine is located in Car Park C.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the Student Union.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Student Union.
    • The nearest designated bay is 64m (69yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right hand side of the building, next to car park B and D.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is 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 142cm (4ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 security barriers just past this entrance.
    • The barriers are UCard activated between 21.30 and 08.30.
    • Out of these hours the barriers remain open.
    • The barrier to the left is narrow and is 54cm wide.
    • The barrier to the right is accessible and is 88cm wide.
    • The card reader is 94cm high on both barriers.

Outside Access (Firstpoint Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is 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 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Opening Times (Firstpoint)

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Friday 08:30 - 17:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Firstpoint)

  • Firstpoint is located ahead as you enter via the Firstpoint entrance.
  • The desk is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Firstpoint 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 not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a lower section of the counter.
    • The height of the lower section is 77cm.
    • There is a clear knee recess below the lower counter.
    • There is seating surrounding the reception area.
    • The seating does not have armrests.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • 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 directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is infrared.
    • There are infrared hearing loops in PNG009, PN1001 and PN1002.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located in the lobby to the left as you enter via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the 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.

Lift (Evacuation Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the lobby to the left as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G ad 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main 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 108cm x 139cm (3ft 7in 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 have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does 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.
  • Comments View
    • This lift is an emergency evacuation lift.
    • If there is an emergency this lift can be used by authorised people to evacuate the building.

Opening Times (ICT Service Desk)

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception (ICT Reception)

  • ITC Reception is located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the lift.
  • 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.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, in the silent study area, to the left of the silent study entrance.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 136cm x 196cm (4ft 6in x 6ft 5in).
    • There is not 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 68cm (2ft 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 and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 104cm.
  • 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 medium.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located through the doorway to the left as you exit the lift and then straight ahead.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet to the left of this one with the transfer space on the same side.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 138cm x 208cm (4ft 6in x 6ft 10in).
    • There is not 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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, general domestic waste and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 not a mirror.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 98cm.
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located at the far end of the entrance lobby as you enter via the main entrance.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 12m from the main 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.