Lockwood Building

Goldsmiths, University of London, 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 the Department of Design teaching rooms and workshops, the Hexagon Room and the upper gym.

  • Club Pulse Fitness Centre and Gym is located next to the Lockwood building, and the lift and adapted toilet for this building are accessed from the Club Pulse entrance.

  • 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.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is outside the George Wood Theatre.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The nearest designated bay is 105m (115yd) from the main 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.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • There are also standard parking bays available outside the rear of the Whitehead Building, shown in Photograph 2.

  • 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.

  • 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, facing College Green.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 166cm (5ft 5in) wide.

  • A swipe card is required to use this entrance.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main entrance as you face it.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open both ways.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 164cm (5ft 5in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrances.

  • The ramp or slope is steep.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 121cm (3ft 12in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrances.

  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The ramp overcomes the steps mentioned, and has a handrail on the left hand side going up.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

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

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • 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 deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are Rooms 200-206.

  • The first two steps are clearly marked, and have a handrail on the right hand side going up.

  • The rest are not clearly marked and have the handrail on the left.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located past the lockers from the Club Pulse entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-L1-1-2.

  • The lift is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Club Pulse entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 133cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There are 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 Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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

  • There are 15 steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

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

  • There is not a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are a workshop, & the Foundry and Plaster Room.

  • There are a further 6 deep steps leading down to the Plastics and Textile Room, shown in photograph 2.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading from the lift and female toilets.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 82cm (2ft 8in).

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

  • The step(s) is / are located towards the rear of the lower first floor.

  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

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

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • The handrail does not cover the bottom step.

  • The steps lead to the Hexagon Room, the Digital Lab, the upper gym and staff offices 213 - 215.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to your left when you exit the lift on floor L1.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is 13m (14yd 8in) from the main lift.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 126cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 2in).

  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The refuge point is located on the lower first floor along with the Evac chair next to the standard female toilets. The height of the button is 100cm.

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

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

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

  • The accessible toilet is 4m (13ft 1in) from the Club Pulse entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located just inside the Club Pulse entrance.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 187cm (7ft 3in x 6ft 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 114cm (3ft 9in).

  • 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.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are 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 in the accessible toilet.

  • 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 46cm (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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 102cm (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 128cm (4ft 2in) 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 fair.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The toilet cubicle also contains a walk in shower.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on the lower first floor, just outside the lift.

  • The female toilets are 4m (13ft 1in) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located to the left of the main entrance as you enter.

  • The male toilets are 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • These toilets lead through to the changing rooms, used by Club Pulse members.

  • 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.