Loring Hall

Goldsmiths, University of London, St James, New Cross, London SE14 6AH

020 7919 7130

accommodation@gold.ac.uk

www.gold.ac.uk/accommodation

Guide Last Updated: 29/11/2017

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Access Guide

  • The Accommodation Office and Residential Services reception is located in the Loring Management Centre, at the front of Loring Hall.

  • 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 C Block.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There are 7 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the D Block entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 37m (40yd) from the D Block 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 / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • 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.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the halls.

  • 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) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • There is a slope in front of the entrance.

  • The slope is moderate.

  • The slope is permanent.

  • This gate is located next to the Loring Management Centre and leads to all blocks.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the block.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.

  • The entrances to all other blocks are similar, except they do not have automatic doors.

  • 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.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 129cm (4ft 3in).

  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The establishment provides 6 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.

  • The accessible facilities are located on the ground floor of D Block.

  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.

  • The room number viewed was D1A.

  • The width of the door to the room is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 275cm x 385cm (9ft x 12ft 8in).

  • The bed is 54cm (1ft 9in) high.

  • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 28cm (11in).

  • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.

  • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.

  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.

  • The information relates to the ensuite.

  • The dimensions of the bathroom are 210cm x 200cm (6ft 11in x 6ft 7in).

  • The door opens outwards.

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

  • The door weight is light.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.

  • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.

  • The door is locked by a (no lock).

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 115cm (3ft 9in).

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • There is no dropdown rail.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • Wall mounted grab rails are not available.

  • There are mirrors.

  • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • Disposal facilities are not available.

  • There is not a bath.

  • There is a wheel in shower.

  • The shower head height is adjustable.

  • The type of shower controls used are lever.

  • There is a shower chair.

  • There are no handrails available.

  • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is poor.

  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is poor.

  • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is poor.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.

  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is fair.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.

  • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.

  • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.

  • There is / are 6 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.

  • Ground floor rooms do have level access.

  • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • There are standard rooms on other floors.

  • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.

  • Adjoining rooms are not available.

  • There are three accessible kitchens with height adjustable units as shown in photograph 2.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • 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 additional standard rooms.

  • There are identical stairs in all other blocks.

  • 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.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.