Warmington Tower

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

020 7919 7171

admissions@gold.ac.uk

www.gold.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 18/02/2016

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include IT and Library Services, the Learning Enhancement Unit, the Department of English and Comparative Literature, the Department of Politics and the Department of Sociology, including the Centre for the Study of Invention and Social Process (CSISP), Photography and Urban Cultures.

  • Related link Education Building.

  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/en/access-guide/education-building-1

  • 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.

  • 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 located to the left.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 500cm (8ft 2in x 16ft 5in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 36m (39yd 1ft) 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 block paving.

  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and 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.

  • 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 towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance as you face it.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 117cm (3ft 10in).

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to the left of the entrance as you face it.

  • There is / are 2 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 not have handrails.

  • The steps lead down to the entrance from the car park.

  • There are also 4 medium steps leading down from Dixon Road.

  • The ramp overcomes both sets of steps.

  • The ramp and steps are currently unavailable, there is instead a temporary ramp (Figure .3.) located in front of the venue off Dixon Road.

  • It is easy and has handrails on both sides.

  • The reception desk is 5m (16ft 5in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

  • 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 floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are Seminar Rooms B and C.

  • The first 7 steps are well marked, the rest are not.

  • The first 2 steps only have a handrail on the right hand side going up

  • These steps are located to the left as you enter. There are also steps to the right.

  • Seminar Rooms B and C are located on the landing between G-1 on these steps.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12.

  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 112cm x 120cm (3ft 8in x 3ft 11in).

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

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The controls are between 127 - 145 cm high.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There are 2 lifts available.

  • One accesses odd numbered floors, the other accesses even.

  • The nearest adapted toilet is located in the Education Building.

  • Please see the guide for this building for more details.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on the fourth floor, left as you exit the lift.

  • The female toilets are 7m (22ft 12in) 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 on the fourth floor, left as you exit the lift.

  • The male toilets are 9m (29ft 6in) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The unisex toilets are located on the 3rd floor.

  • Unisex toilets are 5m (16ft 5in) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Male and female toilets also located on floors 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12.

  • Unisex toilets are also located on floors 10 and 11.

  • 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.

  • There are refuge points on floors 1-12 opposite the lift.