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7 Bedford Row, Holborn, London, WC1R 4BS

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Summary

  • This Detailed Access Guide covers the parts of 7BR Barristers Chambers that are used for conferences, meetings and events as opposed to staff only areas.
  • There are 3 steps at the entrance to 7BR, however the steps can be retracted into a platform (Sesame) lift, via external or internal controls, to allow step-free access.
  • Once inside there is level access to reception, a waiting area and a shared standard toilet.
  • The accessible toilet is accessed via a standard passenger lift down to the lower ground floor and a short route, where there is also a prayer room and another shared standard toilet.
  • The prayer room will also act as a designated place of safety once a refurbishment of the room has been completed.
  • On both the ground and lower ground floors of 7BR there are link entrances, via a central atrium, through to the building at the rear which is called Jockey's Fields. This is where all conference and event spaces are located.
  • The entrance to the Jockey's Fields Building on the ground floor has 5 steps, however, there is a fold down stair lift to overcome the steps.
  • A waiting area, conference rooms 1 to 8, the Board Room and two phone booths are located on the ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building.
  • The Seminar Suite is located on the lower ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building which is made up of a breakout area, Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, Conference Room 9 and two phone booths.
  • There are also accessible and shared standard toilet facilities on both the ground and lower ground floors of the Jockey's Fields Building.
  • There is a hearing assistance system in Seminar Room 1.

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include: different languages on request, Braille on request and large print on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.
  • There is a designated place of safety which can be used by people who may feel scared or at risk.
  • The designated place of safety is located on the lower ground floor of the 7BR building and is in the process of being refurbished. It is also used as a Prayer Room.

Getting Here

Parking (Shared Car Park and Resident Permit Holders)

  • Parking View
    • The venue has shared parking facilities.
    • The car park is located through an archway on the opposite side of Bedford Row.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • Paying View
    • Parking is free for visitors of the venue.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • 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 entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is not clearly signposted.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is concrete and tarmac and block paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is one allocated parking bay for the building in the shared car park that can be used by visitors with prior arrangement.
    • The parking bay is signed number 7 (Photograph 2).
    • It would need to be booked through reception prior to arrival.
    • There is a steep slope leading up to the car park (Photograph 1).
    • On-street parking in Bedford Row is for resident permit holders only (Photographs 3 to 6).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in Bedford Row.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance sign says '7'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 106cm.
    • There is a door release button when exiting.
    • The height of the door release button is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • The door opens automatically when being accessed via the lift, otherwise some force needs to be applied for it to start to open automatically.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The steps can be retracted into a platform (Sesame) lift, via external or internal controls, to allow step-free access.
    • The height of the external call button for the lift is 98cm.
    • The call button is located to the right of the steps.
    • There is an additional intercom system at the top of the steps.
    • The height range of the controls for this intercom system is 135cm - 147cm.

Lift (Main Entrance - Retractable Steps (Sesame) Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the steps in front of the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • A member of staff is required to operate the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 93cm x 140cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 7in).
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • Comments View
    • If the support pole is attached to the lift platform, the width is reduced to 78cm.
    • The height range for the internal lift controls is 107cm - 113cm.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • Clear signage for the reception area/desk is visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The lowered section of the counter is at the recommended height of 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The dimensions of the knee recess are; width 116cm, depth 50cm and height 70cm.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There is sofa seating in the waiting area.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
  • Comments View
    • There is a water dispenser in the reception area (Photograph 6).
    • The control heights are 85cm.

Waiting Room / Area (Ground Floor - Main Entrance)

  • Waiting Room/Area View
    • There is a waiting room / area.
    • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
    • There is a/are door(s) into the waiting room / area.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm.
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • Seating in this area includes; sofas, armchairs and chairs with armrests.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • The clear floor space beneath tables is 37cm.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a television.
    • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.

Standard Toilet(s) (Reception)

  • There is/are 1 shared toilet(s) toilet(s) located straight ahead as you enter the 7BR Building, in the corridor to the left of reception.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is pictorial.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are lever.

Entrance (Access to the Conference Rooms)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the 7BR Building, to the left of reception.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is not a door release button when exiting.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located between the two doors, leading up from the ground floor of the 7BR Building to the ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a second lower handrail.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are varied.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a 2cm lipped threshold in the second doorway which could be a trip hazard (Photograph 4).
    • There is a small sign to the right of the door to warn people of this (Photograph 5).

Lift (Access to the Conference Rooms)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the steps between the ground floor of the 7BR Building and the ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Ground Floor (7BR) to Ground Floor (Jockey's Fields).
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 126cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 2in).
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift controls are at a height of 80cm.

Waiting Room / Area (Ground Floor - Jockey's Fields Building)

  • Waiting Room/Area View
    • There is a waiting room / area.
    • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
    • There is a/are door(s) into the waiting room / area.
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • Seating in this area includes; sofas and armchairs.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • The clear floor space beneath tables ranges between 36cm and 44cm.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a television.
    • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
    • Vending machines are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There is a hand sanitiser at a height of 116cm in the waiting area (Photograph 4).

Corridors/Walkways (Ground Floor - Jockey's Fields Building)

  • There is step-free access throughout the corridors/walkways.
  • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
  • The narrowest width of the corridors/walkways is 117cm.
  • The flooring in the corridors/walkways consists of carpet.
  • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in the corridors/walkways.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 116cm.
  • Music is not played in the corridors/walkways.
  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The facilities accessed via these corridors/walkways include; Conference Rooms 1 to 8, an accessible toilet and a shared standard toilet.
  • Wayfinding signage is not provided.

Room(s) (Conference Room 1 - Ground Floor)

  • The room surveyed was Conference Room 1.
  • Conference Room 1 is located on the ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building.
  • This room seats 8 people.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door is easy to open.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a television screen.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 69cm.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • Furniture can be reconfigured to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The lighting is automatic in this room.

Room(s) (Conference Rooms 2, 3 and 4 - Ground Floor)

  • The room surveyed was Conference Room 3.
  • Conference Room 3 is located on the ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building.
  • Conference Rooms 2 and 4 have a similar configuration but were occupied at the time of the survey.
    Conference Rooms 2, 3 and 4 all seat 6 people.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door is easy to open.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a television screen.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 69cm.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • Furniture can be reconfigured to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The lighting is automatic in this room.

Room(s) (Conference Rooms 5 and 6 - Ground Floor)

  • The room surveyed was Conference Room 6.
  • Conference Room 6 is located on the ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building.
  • Conference Room 5 has a similar configuration but was occupied at the time of the survey.
    Conference Rooms 5 and 6 both seat 5 people.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door is easy to open.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a television screen.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • Furniture can be reconfigured to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The lighting is automatic in this room.

Room(s) (Conference Rooms 7 and 8 - Ground Floor)

  • The room surveyed was Conference Room 7.
  • Conference Room 7 is located on the ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building.
  • Conference Room 8 has a very similar layout.
    Conference Rooms 7 and 8 both seat 4 people.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door is easy to open.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • Furniture cannot be reconfigured to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The lighting is automatic in this room.

Room(s) (Board Room - Ground Floor)

  • The room surveyed was the Board Room.
  • The Board Room is located on the ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building.
  • The Board Room seats 11 people.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door is easy to open.
  • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a television screen.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 69cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.

Room(s) (Phone Booths - Ground Floor)

  • The room surveyed was a phone booth.
  • The phone booth is located on the ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building, just past the waiting area to the right.
  • There is an additional phone booth next to this one, the layout of which mirrors this one.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door is easy to open.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • Furniture cannot be reconfigured to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The lighting is automatic in this room.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet facilities in this area.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building, next to Conference Room 6.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the Jockey's Fields Building entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 93cm.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 298cm (5ft 3in x 9ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 98cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The horizontal grab rail on the door has poor colour contrast.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • There is/are 1 shared toilet(s) toilet(s) located on the ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building, next to Conference Room 8.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is pictorial.
  • Ambulant toilet cubicles are not available.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are lever.

Other Floors (Main)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located straight ahead as you enter the 7BR Building, in the corridor to the left of reception.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2, 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs have a banister on the left going up.
    • Floors 1 to 3 are for staff only.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead as you enter the 7BR Building, in the corridor to the left of reception.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2, 3.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is not a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • Comments View
    • Floors 1 to 3 are for staff only.
    • There is a sloped threshold in the lift entrance on the ground floor.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lower Ground Floor)

  • There is/are 1 shared toilet(s) toilet(s) located on the lower ground floor of the 7BR Building, to the left as you exit the lift.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is pictorial.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are lever.

Room(s) (Prayer Room / Designated Place of Safety - Lower Ground Floor)

  • The room surveyed was the Prayer Room.
  • The Prayer Room is located on the lower ground floor of the 7BR Building.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is not available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are under 75cm for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are not between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The Prayer Room is soon to be refurbished and will also serve as a designated place of safety.

Entrance (Seminar Suite)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the lower ground floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Waiting Room / Area (Lower Ground Floor - Atrium)

  • Waiting Room/Area View
    • There is a waiting room / area.
    • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
    • There is not a/are not door(s) into the waiting room / area.
    • The type of flooring is tiles.
    • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • Seating in this area includes; armchairs and sofas.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • The clear floor space beneath tables is 40cm.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are varied.
    • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a television.
    • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Comments View
    • The narrowest gap to access the waiting area through the archways is 84cm (Photograph 2).

Area(s) (Lower Ground Floor - Seminar Suite)

  • Facilities View
    • The facilities/services located on the lower ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building include; two seminar rooms, two phone booths and a conference room.
  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
  • Circulation and Furnishings View
    • There are doors in lobby areas/corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • The main walkway(s)/aisle(s) in the open plan office(s) are wide enough for wheelchair users to pass.
    • The type of flooring in the open plan/communal areas is carpet.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs and lift.
    • There are no height adjustable desks in this area.
    • There are desks which are potentially accessible for wheelchair users in this area.
    • Seating in this area includes; chairs with armrests.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
    • There is no overhead signage in this area.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
    • None of the doors in this area have Braille signage.
    • None of the doors in this area have tactile signage.
  • Audio View
    • There is not background music in this area.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.
  • Refreshment Area(s) View
    • There is a communal refreshment area.
    • During events refreshments may be provided on tables at the rear of the Seminar Suite (Photograph 4).
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the refreshment area.
  • Breakout Area(s) View
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the breakout area(s).
    • There is room for a wheelchair user within the breakout space(s).
    • The following types of seating can be found in breakout space(s); chairs with armrests.
    • The clear floor space beneath tables in the breakout space(s) ranges between 73cm and 105cm.
    • A water dispenser is not available.

Room(s) (Seminar Rooms 1 and 2 - Lower Ground Floor - Seminar Suite)

  • The room surveyed was Seminar Rooms 1 and 2 (combined at time of survey).
  • Seminar Rooms 1 and 2 is located in the Seminar Suite, on the lower ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building.
  • Seminar Rooms 1 and 2 can be combined into one large space by removing a partition wall (this was the configuration at the time of the survey).
    When combined, the Seminar Room can seat a maximum of 80 people.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is not available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, but it is not clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door is easy to open.
  • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 112cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s) and it is signed.
  • This room has a television screen.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are not even.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.

Room(s) (Conference Room 9 - Lower Ground Floor - Seminar Suite)

  • The room surveyed was Conference Room 9.
  • Conference Room 9 is located in the Seminar Suite, on the lower ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building.
  • This room seats 6 people.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door is easy to open.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a television screen.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 72cm.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • Furniture cannot be reconfigured to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The lighting is automatic in this room.

Room(s) (Phone Booths - Lower Ground Floor - Seminar Suite)

  • The room surveyed was a phone booth.
  • The phone booth is located in the Seminar Suite, on the lower ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building.
  • There is an additional smaller phone booth on the opposite side of the Seminar Suite.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door is easy to open.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • Furniture cannot be reconfigured to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The lighting is automatic in this room.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Lower Ground Floor - Seminar Suite - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet facilities in this area.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the Seminar Suite, on the lower ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 210cm (6ft 3in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with no lid) and female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 107cm and 177cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 93cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lower Ground Floor - Seminar Suite)

  • There is/are 1 shared toilet(s) toilet(s) located in the Seminar Suite, on the lower ground floor of the Jockey's Fields Building.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is pictorial.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are lever.