St James Hatcham Building

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

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 seminar rooms, art studios and performance spaces.

  • This converted church is undergoing phased development.

  • At the time of our survey (2.2.15) there was level or step-free access to most of the ground floor.

  • There is also access by lift to rooms on the first and second floors at the rear of the building.

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

  • This venue is situated in New Cross.

  • The nearest National Rail station is New Cross/ New Cross Gate.

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

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • There is unrestricted on street parking in St James, which is a cul de sac with the church building at the end.

  • The area is generally busy and spaces are likely to be very limited.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, at the end of St James.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.

  • A staff/ student electronic swipe card is required to access this building.

  • 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 6 step(s) to the area / service.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • After the flight of 5 steps, there is a further step up at the door threshold.

  • Once inside there is a single medium step down from the foyer into the main hall.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.

  • The first door gives access to a pathway leading to the building entrance (door 2).

  • There is a third, similar door, after the second door to enter the main hall.

  • The first and second doors require a staff/ student swipe card programmed for disabled access.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located from the end of St James leading to the first door and then to the second door.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The route from the first to second doors is open air.

  • The route from the second to third doors is under cover.

  • There is not level access to the service.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

  • There is access by ramp from the accessible entrance towards the front of the building and the toilets.

  • Lift access is to G-1-2 only.

  • The third floor is accessed by stairs only.

  • The pictures show the main hall exhibition space, a performance/ rehearsal space and one of the seminar rooms.

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

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp or slope is located in the stair A lobby to the left of the hall from the accessible entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the left going up.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 145cm (4ft 9in).

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

  • The step(s) is / are located within the main hall, either side of the lift.

  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The accessible and standard toilets are located on the lower ground level.

  • From the lower hall level there is one medium unmarked step up to the main entrance lobby.

  • From the lobby there are 2 medium unmarked steps up to room G02.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • 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 the rooms at the front of the building on levels 1 and 2 and all rooms on level 3.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the centre of the main hall, on the upper level.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 118cm x 135cm (3ft 10in x 4ft 5in).

  • The clear door width is 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not 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 a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The lift gives access only to the rooms at the rear of the building on levels 1 and 2.

  • From the accessible entrance follow the path to your right where there is a single gate at the side of the building.

  • Continue along this path which has an easy slope until reach a left and then right turn. Go through the single door and proceed along the side of the building until you reach the stairs.

  • Turn right and go up an easy slope to the single door with a locked leaf extension (a swipe card is required).

  • Go through the door and then through another single door into the upper level of the ground floor where the platform lift is located to gain access to the Hatchlabs.

  • 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 60m (65yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the lobby to the left of the main hall space from the accessible entrance.

  • 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 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 250cm (6ft 7in 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 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 fully functional.

  • It is not a push button style of alarm.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

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

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • Mirrors are not 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 not a towel dispenser.

  • 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 poor.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The unisex toilets are located off the lobby to the right of the main hall from the main entrance.

  • Unisex toilets are 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

  • Shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located next to the standard toilets on the ground floor.

  • There is a deep step up into the shower cubicle.

  • 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.