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Alan Turing Building (Block BB) Level 2 via the Arthur C. Clarke Building (Block BA) Lift

Senate House, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH

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Introduction

Outside Access (Engineering and Science Reception Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, opposite the CVSSP entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).

AB Engineering and Science Reception Entrance to Road

  • Upon exiting the building there is a set of seven medium steps going downwards in front of you with tactile paving at the top. This can be seen in photograph 1.
  • To bypass these steps turn right for approximately 5m across the block paving which can be seen in photograph 2.
  • Then turn left and head down the tarmac pavement along the slope shown in photographs 3, 4 and 5.
  • The slope has a slight gradient and a width of 90cm at its narrowest point which can be seen in photograph 5.
  • At the bottom of the slope the surface of the pavement becomes block paving.
  • Continue for a few metres until you reach the tactile drop kerb shown in photograph 6.

Road to Arthur C. Clarke (Block BA Entrance)

  • Cross the tarmac road and head to the drop kerb to your right on the other side of the road.
  • The road can be seen in photographs 1 and 2.
  • There is a drop kerb to your right this can be seen in photograph 3.
  • There is a slight slope leading towards the entrance. This can be seen in photograph 4.
  • There is a slight slope leading in front of the entrance. This can be seen in photograph 5.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 164cm (5ft 5in).

Main Entrance to Lift

  • Head forward to the lift a distance of approximately 6m.
  • The flooring is carpet.
  • There is a vending machine in this area. This can be seen in photograph 3.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 139cm x 150cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 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.

Lift to Bridge

  • On exiting the lift the lobby has a carpet floor.
  • Proceed towards Block BB by heading through the set of heavy double doors to front left approximately 5m from the lift that can be seen in photograph 2.
  • These doors have a width of 164cm.
  • After this there is an area with seating which can be seen in photograph 3.
  • To leave this area and access the bridge there is a set of heavy double doors with a width of 156cm that open away from you. This can be seen in photograph 4.

Bridge to BB Entrance

  • There is a steep ramp down onto the main area of the bridge with a width of 180cm and handrails on both sides. This can be seen in photograph 1.
  • The bridge is approximately 33m in length.
  • The CVSSP is to your right as you head towards the BB Block this can be seen in photograph 3.
  • Next to the lift is a tactile section at the top of the steps which can be seen in photograph 4.

Entrance (BB Block)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the far end of the bridge.
    • 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • 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 156cm (5ft 1in).