The new Student Services centre is located on the ground floor of the John Galsworthy Building and provides a centralised hub, offering advice and counselling for Kingston Universities Penrhyn Road Campus. The plan is ‘U’ shaped formed around a central service core containing WCs, lifts and the main service riser.
Our proposal divided the space into two distinct zones: student facing services and offices. Each area has a dedicated entrance with interview/counselling rooms, providing a buffer between each space.
The new entrance to the student services centre has enhanced visibility, with super graphics identifying the space from the main lobby. A reception area has also been provided. The space is designed to exceed the requirements of Part M of the Building Regulations. All aspects of the design cater for unrestricted access to wheelchair users, with low working surfaces, wider doors, level thresholds, inclusive seating, power assisted main doors and accessible tea point.