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Seething Wells Halls of Residence

Portsmouth Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 5PJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include self-catered student accommodation in 22 blocks.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Surbiton.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Surbiton.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in front of Block N.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 460cm (9ft 10in x 15ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Block U entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Block N entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 designated bay located outside each of the 3 blocks containing an adapted room.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located just inside the entrance to the site.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 101cm (3ft 4in).

Level Change (Reception Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the reception entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Outside Access (Block N)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the block.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).

Level Change (Block N Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows a powered door to access the ground floor flat in Block N.
    • Photograph 2 shows the corridor leading through the flat.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 3 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor of blocks N, S and U.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was N1a.
    • The width of the door to the room is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 240cm x 320cm (7ft 10in x 10ft 6in).
    • The bed is 51cm (1ft 8in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 36cm (1ft 2in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are an accessible sink, hob and oven in the shared kitchen.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 137cm x 230cm (4ft 6in x 7ft 7in).
    • The door opens sliding.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 3 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Rooms are located in all blocks.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • Blocks A, C, D, E, G, N and Y all contain a room adapted for hearing impaired students, which have flashing and vibrating fire alarms.
    • These are also due to have vibrating doorbells fitted.
    • Blocks B, D, F and P all contain a room adapted for visually impaired students, which have high contrast light switches and plug sockets.
    • These rooms are all on the ground floor.
    • The S1 flat located in S Block is accessed via a key fob system.

Other Floors (Block N)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • The stairs are located just inside the entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the Block N entrance.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are further standard rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar steps in all other blocks.

Outside Access (Common Room and Laundry Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located next to reception.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 69cm (2ft 3in).

Level Change (Common Room and Laundry Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Inside Access (Common Room and Laundry)

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The laundry is open 08:30-23:00 Monday-Saturday, and 09:30-23:00 on Sunday.
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the common room.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the laundrette.

Level Change (Common Room and Laundry)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the laundry entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.