Old Pavilion

University of Kent, Park Wood Road, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NL

01227 827 430

sportsenquiries@kent.ac.uk

www.kent.ac.uk/sports

Guide Last Updated: 09/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include changing rooms, toilets and meeting rooms, sports development office.

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Pavilion, sports pitches, artificial pitches and tennis courts, cycle hub.

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  • Related link Indoor Tennis Courts.

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  • Related link The Pavilion.

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  • The Old Pavilion is open when required, as an overflow facility to The Pavilion.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the campus.

  • This venue is situated in Canterbury.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Canterbury West.

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

  • The car park is located off Park Wood Road.

  • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are The Pavilion, Old Pavilion and indoor tennis courts.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).

  • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.

  • This car park can be used by visitors, Blue Badge holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.

  • Parking charges apply for all except permit and Blue Badge holders.

  • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.

  • Signs are clearly presented.

  • Payment machines are located throughout the car park.

  • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.

  • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).

  • Payment cannot be made by phone.

  • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).

  • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.

  • This car park is clearly signposted from the approach road but not from the buildings.

  • The nearest designated bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the Pavilion entrance.

  • Permits are required or parking charges apply Monday - Friday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • At the time of our visit on a weekday the standard parking bays were full even though the sports facilities were quiet.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building facing the car park.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There is a similar entrance on the far side of the building, which gives access from the changing rooms on that side to the sports pitches (photographs 3 and 4).

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

  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • This information is for the entrance located facing the grass pitches.

  • 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 light.

  • The width of the door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in).

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

  • This entrance gives direct access to the front meeting room.

  • All other areas of the Old Pavilion can be accessed from here, although it is not used to access the changing rooms from the pitches.

  • There is an identical entrance at the rear of the building, which leads directly into the rear meeting room only.

  • 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 not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the centre front of the building facing the tennis courts.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

  • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).

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

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

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

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • 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 medium.

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

  • Photograph 2 shows the front meeting / function room.

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on both sides of the pavilion.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Car Park and Artificial Pitches Entrance.

  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

  • There are 8 changing rooms located within the pavilion, 4 next to the car park entrance, and 4 on the far side of the building.

  • These can be made male and female, or home and away changing rooms, depending on the events taking place.

  • Shower facilities are available.

  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the standard changing rooms.

  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the pitches entrance which faces towards the new Sports Pavilion.

  • This accessible toilet is located opposite the entrance on the right of the building.

  • There is level access to this 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 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 200cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 7in).

  • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 73cm (2ft 5in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab 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 higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a mirror.

  • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the car park entrance as you enter.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the Car Park and Artificial Pitches Entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the car park entrance as you enter.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Car Park and Artificial Pitches Entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are also identical toilets located on the opposite side of the building.

  • Staff do not 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 normally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.

  • The photograph shows some of the pitches surrounding The Pavilion.