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Varsity Cottages

Egerton Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XU

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 4 bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and a ground floor toilet.
  • Related link For information regarding Mobile Connect and Assisted Listening.
  • Http://www.surrey.ac.uk/mobileconnect

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • Manor Park is a few minutes from the main campus of Stag Hill. From the main campus you go out the main University entrance and continue ahead as you pass under the A3 and go straight over the next two roundabouts, you will then reach Gill Avenue which also leads to the Hospital and Research Park. Keep following Gill Avenue until you reach a roundabout where you turn left into Manor Park.
      You can use GU2 7YW on a satnav and it will bring you to the main reception on Manor Park.
    • Parking is restricted to Blue Badge holders and staff throughout most of the campus.
      There is a car park at the Surrey Sports Centre on Richard Meyjes Road, however this is a fairly long walk from the centre of the campus and does have limited spaces.
  • By Bus
    • There is a regular bus service to and from the Manor Park campus to both Stag Hill campus and Hazel Farm campus. There are regular buses to Guildford Station and to Guildford Town Centre.
      The buses go from Rosalind Franklin Close and Gill Avenue just outside the main campus entrance.
      Buses 26, 36, 37 and 38 go from Rosalind Franklin Close.
      Buses 5, 27, 36 and 37 go from Gill Avenue.
  • By Train
    • Guildford Station is just a few minutes away from the campus and is on the London Waterloo to Portsmouth line with a train every 30 minutes to London and Portsmouth. There are also trains every 60mins to Gatwick Airport and Reading.
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Building Parking (Varsity Cottages)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Surrey Clinical Research Centre Car Park.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the cottages.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Comments
    • The cottage has its own driveway and garage.

Access to Varsity Cottages

  • Varsity Cottages is located opposite Royal Surrey County Hospital.
  • There is sloped access to all Varsity Cottages.
  • The gradients of the slopes are easy.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 150cm.
    • 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 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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) by sliding.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • A key is required to access.

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accommodation

  • Auxiliary Aids - General
    • 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 available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
  • Ground Floor Rooms
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Rooms are located off the main corridor.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the kitchen.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the main entrance.
    • There are 14 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are bedrooms and a bathroom.