St Hugh's

St Hugh's - (1 of 1)

The main entrance is on St Margaret’s Road. There are alternative entrances on Canterbury Road, Woodstock Road and Banbury Road. All entrances are level. The is site arranged around the Gardens; there is step free access around the site. The college has a mix of different ages and styles of buildings. There are three accessible bedrooms in the Maplethorpe Building and one in the Dickson Poon Building. The accessible bedrooms all have accessible bathrooms.

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On-site designated parking for Blue Badge holders No
Public designated parking for Blue Badge holders within 200m Yes
Other nearby parking Yes
Main entrance Ramped access to main entrance
Alternative entrance Level
Wheelchair accessible toilets 7
Lift 4
Hearing support systems Yes - Porters' Lodge and several other locations
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There are no designated parking spaces at the College.

  • There is a small amount of parking in front of the Mary Gray Allen Building
  • The entrance is on St Margaret’s Road
  • The entrance is on Canterbury Road
  • There is on street short stay parking on St Margaret’s Road

Parking is agreed on a case-by-case basis. Students who have a specific need for parking should discuss this in advance with the College.

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The main entrance is on St Margaret’s Road. There is level access from the pavement onto the College site. There is ramped or stepped entrance into the Main Building. The main pedestrian gate is always open.

  • The gate opens to 95 cm 
  • The bell is 128 cm from the ground

Alternative Entrances
St Margaret’s Road
There is a sloped entrance through the Mary Gray Allen Building which is closest to the car parking on St Margaret’s Road.

Canterbury Road
There is a level pedestrian entrance on Canterbury Road

  • This gate opens to 116 cm
  • The access control is 120 cm from the ground
  • The exit pushbutton is 107 cm from the ground
  • This gate is locked at 11 PM

Woodstock Road
This is a level pedestrian entrance.

  • This pedestrian entrance has a powered gate
  • The access controls are 103 cm and 99 cm from the ground
  • The gate opens to 120 cm

Banbury Road
There is a level entrance from Banbury Road through the Lawns gate.

  • This gate opens to 85 cm
  • The access control is 127 cm from the floor

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The Lodge is next to the pedestrian gate on St Margaret’s Road.
•    The Lodge is open 24 hours a day
•    There is a bell which is 128 cm from the ground
•    The Lodge can only be reached by using stairs
•    The steps are 14 cm and 15 cm high
•    The Lodge door opens to 78 cm
•    The counter is 94 cm from the floor 
•    The porters are happy to come out and assist anyone unable to access the Lodge

Pigeonholes
•    The pigeonholes are in a room behind the Lodge
•    The entrances to the pigeonholes are 80 cm and 75 cm wide
•    The porters will hold post for anyone unable to access the pigeonholes

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St Hugh’s has seven accessible toilets.
As all of the toilets were built at different times not all of them meet the current accessibility standards. This means that some of them do not have features such as high contrast between the rails and the walls, easy-to-use door handles and easy reach sinks.

All of the accessible bedrooms have accessible bathrooms.

There are locations without accessible toilets such as:
•    The Dining Hall
•    Chapel
•    Wolfson Building
•    Kenyon Building
•    74 to 82 Woodstock Road
•    9 to 13 Canterbury Road

Bar 
•    This toilet has no grab rails
•    Dimensions are 150 cm x 210 cm
•    There is an emergency assistance alarm 

There are accessible toilets in these areas:
•    Main Building Ground Floor
214 cm x 387 cm
•    Main Building First Floor
146 cm x 220 cm
•    JCR
150 cm x 213 cm
•    MCR
163 cm x 198 cm
•    Library
150 cm x 213 cm
•    Maplethorpe Building
155 cm x 196 cm
•    Dickson Poon Building
157 cm x 223 cm

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The College has four lifts. There are three passenger lifts and one stair lift.

Passenger Lifts

Main Building
•    The lift is 140 cm deep and 120 cm wide
•    The door opens to 93 cm
•    The call button is 100 cm from the floor
•    The lift buttons are between 90 cm and 110 cm from the floor
•    The buttons are tactile
•    The lift has audio display

Bar
•    The lift is 155 cm deep and 108 cm wide
•    The door opens to 80 cm
•    The key is 100 cm from the floor
•    The buttons are between 105 cm and 120 cm from the floor

Maplethorpe Building
•    The lift is 140 cm deep and 130 cm wide
•    The door opens to 90 cm
•    The call button is 102 cm from the floor
•    The lift buttons are between 100 cm and 115 cm from the floor
•    The buttons are backlit and tactile
•    The lift has audio display

Dickson Poon Building
•    The lift is 157 cm deep and 111 cm wide
•    The door opens to 90 cm
•    The call button is 96 cm from the floor
•    The access control is 74 cm from the floor
•    The lift buttons are between 90 cm and hundred and 12 cm from the floor
•    The buttons are backlit and tactile
•    The lift has audio display

Stair Lift

Mordan Hall
This lift is operated by College staff. The platform is 80 cm wide.

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St Hugh’s has many different building styles and staircases. Some are older than others and some are more accessible than others. Some staircases have contrasting edges and handrails but not all of them do. 

The following areas can be reached without having to use stairs or a lift:
•    Dining Hall
•    Library Ground Floor
•    Maplethorpe Hall
•    MCR
•    Mary Gray Allen Lecture Room

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As you would expect St Hugh’s has buildings of different ages and a variety of different doors.

There are powered doors in the following locations:
•    Main Building (main entrance)
•    Main Building (exit to gardens)
•    Dickson Poon Building

Many of the doors in the Main Building have hold backs and are kept open. 

Some of the doors in the College are heavy and some people may need assistance. Some of the doors have door knobs and some are opened by using keys.

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The gardens can be reached using a mix of level and ramped access through the Main Building. The doors on this route are either powered or held open.

  • The surface around the buildings is either paved or tarmac 
  • Some of the paths through the garden have a lightly gravelled surface
  • There is level access into the gardens from Woodstock Road, Canterbury Road and through the Lawns Gate
  • There is plenty of signage showing the routes to the different buildings

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Access
There is a mix of sloped and level access to the ground floor rooms of the Library. The first floor can only be reached by using stairs. Library staff are happy to retrieve books for anyone unable to manage the stairs.

Ground Floor Rooms
•    There is sloped access to the ground floor of the library. 
•    The main door to the library is a manual door
•    The access controls are 100 cm and 103 cm from the floor
•    The double doors from the lobby are usually kept open
•    Each door opens to 70 cm 
•    These doors have holdbacks
•    There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair on the ground floor

First floor 
•    The first floor of the library can only be reached by using stairs
•    The librarians provide a book retrieval service for anyone unable to access the first floor

E P Abraham Science Reading Room (Ground Floor)
•    The door opens to 76 cm
•    The door is usually left open
•    There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair
•    The underside of the tables is 68 cm from the floor

East Room (Ground Floor)
•    The door opens to 76 cm
•    The door is usually left open
•    There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair 
•    The underside of the tables is 70 cm from the floor

Fulford Room (Ground Floor)
•    There are double doors into this room
•    Each door opens to 69 cm each
•    The doors to this room are normally left open 
•    The underside of the tables is 73 cm from the floor 
•    There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair

Howard Piper Library (First Floor)
•    There are two sets of double doors giving access into this room.
•    The first set open to 70 cm each
•    The second set open to 75 cm each
•    Both sets of doors are normally kept open

Law Library (First Floor)
•    The door opens to 77 cm
•    The underside of the tables is 72 cm from the floor
•    There is a low pile carpet
•    There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

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Main Building

Wordsworth Room

  • Step free access
  • The lobby door opens to 85 cm
  • The room door opens to 84 cm
  • Both doors will stay open
  • The door knobs are 87 cm from the floor
  • The underside of the tables is 70 cm from the floor

Mordan Hall

  • Access is via stairs, or passenger lift and then platform stair lift
  • The door opens to 105 cm
  • The access control is 120 cm from the floor
  • The underside of the tables is 70 cm from the floor
  • There is room to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room
  • There is a hearing support system in this room

Hamlin Rooms 1 and 2

  • Access is via stairs or passenger lift
  • The doors to these rooms open to 80 cm
  • The key is 84 cm from the floor
  • The handle is 90 cm from the floor
  • The underside of the tables is 70 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in these rooms
  • There is a hearing support system in this room

Dobbs Room 1

  • Access is via stairs or passenger lift
  • The door opens to 76 cm
  • The access control is 118 cm from the floor
  • The key is 86 cm from the floor
  • The handle is 94 cm from the floor
    There is a hearing support system in this room
  • The underside of the tables is 72 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room
  • There is a hearing support system in this room

Dobbs Room 2

  • Access is via stairs or passenger lift
  • The door opens to 84 cm
  • The access control is 120 cm from the floor
  • The key is 84 cm from the floor
  • The handle is 93 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room
  • There is a hearing support system in this room

Mary Gray Allen Building

Mary Gray Allen Lecture Room

  • There are double doors into this room. Each door opens to 80 cm
  • These doors will stay open.
  • The access control is 123 cm from the floor 
  • The underside of the tables is 65 cm from the floor

Maplethorpe Building 

MTB Hall

  • The double doors each open to 83 cm
  • The inner doors open to 105 cm
  • The main door has a step which is 15 cm high
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room
  • There is a hearing support system in this room

Dickson Poon Building

Ho Tim Seminar Room

  • Located on first floor of building
  • Access is via stairs or passenger lift
  • The door to this room opens to 88 cm
  • The access control is 113 cm from the floor
  • The exit push button is 114 cm from the floor
  • The underside of the tables is 70 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Ho, Leung, Lee and Ho Scholars Seminar Room

  • Located on first floor of building
  • Access is via stairs or passenger lift
  • The door opens to 88 cm
  • The access controls are 114 cm from the floor
  • The underside of the tables is 70 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Winston Wong Seminar Room

  • Located on first floor of building
  • Access is via stairs or passenger lift
  • The door opens to 90 cm
  • The access controls are 114 cm from the floor
  • The access controls are 114 cm from the floor
  • The underside of the tables is 70 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Louey Seminar Room

  • Located on second floor of building
  • Access is via stairs or passenger lift
  • The door opens to 89 cm
  • The access control is 113 cm from the floor
  • The exit pushbutton is 114 cm from the floor
  • The underside of the tables is 70 cm from the floor
  • There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

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There is level access into the dining hall from the main building corridor.
•    The main door opens to 101 cm
•    This door is always open at mealtimes
•    The door into the gardens opens to 97 cm
•    The garden door will stay open
•    There is a ramp into the garden from this door
•    The underside of the tables is 73 cm from the floor
•    The High Table is reached by using steps
•    Each step is 15 cm high
•    There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Servery
•    The counters are 90 cm from the floor
•    The tray rack is 88 cm from the floor
•    It is 32 cm deep
•    Staff are happy to assist anyone needing help to access any of the items

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The Chapel is on the first floor of the main building.
•    The Chapel can only be reached by using stairs or the lift
•    The lobby door opens to 72 cm and will stay open
•    The Chapel double doors each open to 64 cm
•    These doors are kept open with holdbacks
•    The aisle is 142 cm wide
•    There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

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•    The JCR is reached either by using stairs or the lift.
•    The main room of the JCR can be reached by using a ramp or two steps 
•    The door from the lobby opens to 77 cm
•    The double doors onto the patio each open to 72 cm
•    The second set of double doors to the patio each open 72 cm
•    There are ramps from these double doors onto the patio
•    The underside of the tables for 72 cm from the floor

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There is quite steep ramp into the MCR 

TV Room
•    The door opens to 80 cm
•    The access control is 140 cm from the floor
•    The door handle is 120 cm from the floor
•    The internal door opens to 78 cm
•    The Yale lock for this door is 133 cm from the floor
•    The handle is 84 cm from the floor
•    There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Kitchen
•    The countertops are 92 cm from the floor
•    The sink countertop is 90 cm from the floor
•    The bottom of the microwave is 98 cm from the floor
•    Base of the ovens is 38 cm from the floor
•    There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in the kitchen

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There are accessible bedrooms in the following locations:
•    Maplethorpe Building 3
•    Dickson Poon Building 1

Some of the bedrooms are older than others so the features vary in each room. They may not all meet current accessibility standards. 
All the accessible bedrooms have wet rooms. All the accessible bedrooms have space to move wheelchair. 

Pillow vibration systems are available if required. Students are advised to contact the College before their arrival to discuss the situation.

Access
•    The doors to the Dickson Poon Building are powered
•    The doors to the Maplethorpe Building are manual
•    All the accessible bedrooms are reached by using a lift
•    Students are issued with a key for the lift 

Maplethorpe Building
•    The doors open to 72 cm
•    The access control is 90 cm from the floor
•    The underside of the desk is 70 cm from the floor
•    The bathroom measures 187 cm x 210 cm

Dickson Poon Building
•    The door opens to 87 cm
•    The access control is 105 cm from the floor
•    The wardrobe has a pulldown clothes rail
•    The bathroom measures 258 cm x 229 cm

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Maplethorpe Building
•    The door opens to 72 cm
•    The access control is 155 cm from the floor
•    The countertop is 90 cm from the floor
•    The base of the oven is 40 cm from the floor
•    There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this kitchen

Dickson Poon Building - Kitchenette
•    The accessible bedroom in this building has a kitchenette.
•    The countertop is 84 cm from the floor
•    There is a knee recess which is 120 cm wide
•    The recess is 82 cm high
•    The base of the microwave is 90 cm from the floor

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Bar
•    The Bar is reached by using stairs or the lift
•    The main double doors each open to 83 cm
•    The handles are 81 from the floor
•    The bar counter is 113 cm from the floor
•    The footrest is 13 cm high and 20 cm deep
•    The underside of the tables is 68 cm from the floor
•    There is room to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Function Room
•    This room is accessed by using steps or a ramp
•    The door opens to 76 cm
•    There is space to move wheelchair in this room

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Maplethorpe Building 
This laundry in is reached by using stairs or the lift. There are two sets of double doors on the route from the lift to the laundry. Each door opens to 79 cm.

•    The door opens to 79 cm
•    The card readers are 100 cm and 119 cm from the floor
•    The washing machine door handles are 74 cm from the floor
•    The drier door handles are 60 cm from the floor
•    There is space to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

Kenyon Building
This laundry can only be reached by using stairs.

•    There is a 23 cm high step up to the laundry
•    The door opens to 70 cm
•    The card reader is a 100 cm from the floor
•    The machine door handles are 60 cm from the floor

If students are unable to access either of the laundries the College can arrange a laundry service.

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Access

The Gym rooms are reached by using the lift. The route from the lift has two manual doors. These open to 80 cm and 78 cm. The door on the corridor giving access to the weights room opens to 80 cm.
•    The main room has two doors which both open to 76 cm
•    The access control is 113 cm from the floor
•    The cardiovascular room door opens to 77 cm
•    the access control is 128 cm from the floor
•    The weights room door opens to 77 cm
•    The access control is 129 cm from the floor

Main Room
•    This room has space to manoeuvre a wheelchair
•    This may be more difficult at busy times
•    The floor is wooden
•    There is good visual contrast between the floor and walls

Cardiovascular and Weights rooms
•    Both these rooms have space to manoeuvre a wheelchair
•    This may be more difficult at busy times
•    The floors are wooden
•    There is good visual contrast between the floor and wall

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•    The door from the corridor opens to 80 cm
•    The lobby door opens to 77 cm
•    The access control is 118 cm from the floor
•    The room door opens to 76 cm
•    The carpet is medium pile
•    There is room to manoeuvre a wheelchair in this room

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There are hearing support systems in the following locations:

•    Porters Lodge
•    Dickson Poon Lodge
•    MTB Hall
•    Hamlin Rooms
•    Dobbs Rooms
•    Morden Hall
•    Maplethorpe Hall
•    Board Room 
 

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Contact details


St Hugh's College
St Margaret's Road
Oxford
OX2 6 LE

hello@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk 
01865 274900 
www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk

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