Whitehead 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 Departments of Computing, Psychology, Science Education, Cash Office, the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre and the Graduate School Office.

  • 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 to the side and rear of the building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do 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 410cm x 510cm (13ft 5in x 16ft 9in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 34m (37yd) from the ground floor 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 bay outside the George Word Theatre

  • There are also standard bays located here, and at the rear 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, off College Green.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in).

  • The details here are for the entrance closest to the George Wood Theatre and Richard Hoggart Building.

  • There is an identical entrance at the front of the building on the far side of the ground floor foyer, shown in photograph 2.

  • There is also a similar entrance into the rear of the foyer, from the standard parking bays.

  • These entrances give access to the ground floor foyer and the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located in the ground floor foyer.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located in the ground floor foyer.

  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The ramp leads from the far ground floor entrance into the foyer.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off College Green.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).

  • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • There is also a steep ramp leading up from the standard parking bays at the rear of the building (shown in photograph 2).

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

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • The hearing loop is fitted in the lecture theatre.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • There is level access to the area just inside the entrance to the Graduate Office and Ian Gulland Lecture only.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the stage and the front row.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The desk is 20m (21yd 2ft) 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 a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • These stairs are located just inside the entrance to the lift and stairs.

  • There are also stairs located in the ground floor foyer, which access floors G-1 only (shown in photograph 2).

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just inside the entrance to the lift and stairs.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2 and 3.

  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the entrance to the lift and stairs.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 109cm x 120cm (3ft 7in x 3ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 does 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 reception desk is 25m (27yd) from the lift.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The Cash Office is located on first floor, to the left of the lift area.

  • Monday 09:30 - 12:30.

  • Monday 13:30 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 12:30.

  • Tuesday 13:30 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 12:30.

  • Wednesday 13:30 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 12:30.

  • Thursday 13:30 - 16:00.

  • Friday 09:30 - 12:30.

  • Friday 13:30 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.

  • This entrance is located on the far side of the ground floor foyer.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The slope also leads to the far ground floor entrance.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located inside the Graduate Study Centre.

  • There is / are 2 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 medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The steps lead to some sofas and small coffee tables only.

  • Computers, a sofa, a photocopier and kitchen facilities are all level.

  • 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 19m (21yd) from the ground floor entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the ground floor toilet area, opposite the Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre.

  • 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 sliding bolt.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 133cm x 198cm (4ft 4in x 6ft 6in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 62cm (2ft 0in).

  • 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 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 107cm (3ft 6in) 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 107cm (3ft 6in) high.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The sink is 75cm (2ft 6in) high.

  • 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 good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby Change Facilities

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • The baby change facilities are located in the adapted toilet.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located in the ground floor toilet area.

  • The female and male toilets are 19m (21yd) from the ground floor entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are also male and female toilets on the first floor, and staff only male and female toilets on the first and second floors.

  • 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.

  • Refuge Points are located on floors 1, 2 and 3 opposite the lift.

  • There is also a refuge point along the corridor on the first floor.