Laurie Grove Baths

Goldsmiths, University of London, Laurie Grove, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

020 7919 7171

admissions@gold.ac.uk

www.gold.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 29/11/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Postgraduate Fine Art Studios, the Department of Media and Communications, the Centre for Urban and Community Research 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 is outside the George Wood Theatre (shown in the photograph).

  • 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 buildings on Laurie Grove.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • 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 134cm (4ft 5in).

  • 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 2 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).

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main entrance on Laurie Grove.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.

  • A staff/ student swipe card programmed for disabled users is required to access this 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 moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • This is a very short ramp to overcome the original shallow step.

  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located on the left hand side of the building as you enter.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 119cm (3ft 11in).

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are located just inside the main entrance, by the main stairs.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

  • The ramp can be used to overcome the steps and has a handrail on the right hand side going up.

  • The lift can also be used to overcome these steps.

  • There are additional easy and moderate ramps on the ground floor, particularly in the baths studio areas.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are room 2.1 on the second floor.

  • The stairs between floors 1-2 are not well marked.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are Room 1.7.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are studios B1 and B2.

  • These stairs are located at the rear of the large pool studio area.

  • The lift is located on the main stairs.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.

  • The lift is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 77cm x 87cm (2ft 6in x 2ft 10in).

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The lift was not in service at the time of our most recent visit (2.2.15).

  • Please check with the venue if lift access is required.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located at the rear of the ground floor.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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

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

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the ground floor.

  • There is 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 sliding bolt.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 192cm x 249cm (6ft 4in x 8ft 2in).

  • 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 116cm (3ft 10in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 105cm (3ft 5in) 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 low.

  • There is no emergency alarm fitted in the room.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located at the rear of the small baths area.

  • The female toilets are 35m (38yd) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located on the left hand side of the ground floor.

  • The male toilets are 13m (14yd) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The unisex toilets are located on the first floor.

  • Unisex toilets are 8m (26ft 3in) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There is a male toilet at the rear of the small baths studio area.

  • 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.