Professor Stuart Hall Building (New Academic Building)

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

020 7919 7171

admissions@gold.ac.uk

www.gold.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 11/11/2015

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Department of Media and Communications, the Institute of Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE), and the cafe.

  • 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 at the side of the venue.

  • 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 dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 600cm (13ft 1in x 19ft 8in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 63m (69yd) 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.

  • The details here are for the designated parking bay located outside the Media Research Building, to the side of this building.

  • 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.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

  • 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.

  • There are 15+ medium, well marked steps, with handrails both sides, leading up to this building from College Green, next to the Lockwood Building(shown in photograph 2).

  • These can be overcome using the footpath with a moderate slope on the far side of College Green.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

  • Photograph 2 shows the designated spaces for wheelchair users at the front of the lecture theatre on the lower ground floor.

  • There are similar spaces at the front of the screening room, also located on the lower ground floor.

  • The lecture theatre and screening room have hearing loops fitted.

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

  • 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 both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the building, next to the Cafe.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3.

  • The lift is 34m (37yd) from main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 132cm x 197cm (4ft 4in x 6ft 6in).

  • The clear door width is 119cm (3ft 11in).

  • There are not 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 controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 21m (23yd) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is main meals and snacks.

  • The cafe is located at the far end of the ground floor from the main entrance.

  • Monday 08:30 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 18:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 18:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • 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 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located between the 2 sets of doors at the main entrance, to the right as you enter.

  • 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 twist lock.

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

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 225cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 5in).

  • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.

  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 47cm (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 115cm (3ft 9in) high.

  • 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 (3ft 3in).

  • 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.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are adapted toilets located at the rear of the building on all other floors.

  • The toilets on the second and lower ground floors have the lateral transfer spaces on the right.

  • There are also adapted toilets at the front of the building on the third floor, with the transfer space on the left.

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located in the far corner adapted toilets on floors 1-3.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 52cm (1ft 8in).

  • Other facilities available are a functional alarm.

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located between the two sets of doors at the main entrance.

  • The female and male toilets are 8m (26ft 3in) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The unisex toilets are located on the third floor, at the front of the building.

  • Unisex toilets are 34m (37yd) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are male and female toilets located in the far corner of the building on floors 1-3, and next to the lifts on the lower ground floor.

  • All have cubicles with doors that open outwards and grab rails fitted.

  • 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 Text Relay aware.

  • Plastic cups are available.

  • Plastic cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available on request.

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