Deptford Town Hall Building

Goldsmiths, University of London, New Cross Road, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

020 7919 7171

admissions@gold.ac.uk

www.gold.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 18/02/2016

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Warden's and Pro Wardens offices, the Department of Professional and Community Education, the Constance Howard Resource and Research Centre in Textiles, Business and Community Development, the Development and Alumni Office, HR and Payroll and seminar rooms.

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.

  • This venue is situated in New Cross.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is New Cross Gate.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • Parking is very limited on the Goldsmiths campus.

  • There are a number of designated bays for Blue Badge holders reserved for current staff and students with mobility needs.

  • The nearest are outside the George Wood Theatre (shown in the photograph) and next to Warmington Tower.

  • Visitors requiring parking should contact the college at least 48 hours in advance.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off New Cross Road.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 188cm (6ft 2in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open both ways.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) wide.

  • There is a third set of doors.

  • The doors open both ways.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in) wide.

  • These doors require a swipe card to access.

  • 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 9 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The reception desk is 8m (26ft 3in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is low height.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • There is a fixed hearing loop in the council chambers on the third floor.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are not 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.

  • The steps leading down to the basement are well-marked.

  • The steps between floors 1-2 only have a handrail on the right hand side going up, which does not cover all of the steps.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is Braille , tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the basement toilet area, to the right at the bottom of the stairs.

  • There is not level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 98cm (3ft 3in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 222cm x 147cm (7ft 3in x 4ft 10in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 101cm (3ft 4in) high.

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in) high.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a baby change table at a height of 90cm.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located on the landing between G-1.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.

  • Disability Equality courses are run by Student Services. These are open to all staff, but are not compulsory.