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CLO B01

Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7JL

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Location of Room(s)

  • Comments View
    • A portable hearing loop can be requested from the AV Office in the Birkbeck Malet Street Building.

Lecture Theatre(s)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the back.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s) available on request.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 66cm and 69cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • There are two entrances to the lecture theatre.
    • The one leading to the rear of the lecture theatre has step free access. The rear entrance doors can be seen in photographs 1 & 2.
    • The entrance at the front of the lecture theatre also has step free access via a wheelchair stairlift.
    • The first door at the front entrance has a width of 69cm and the second a width of 74cm.
    • These can be seen in photographs 3 & 4.
    • If you do not use the wheelchair stairlift at the front of the lecture theatre, you will need to overcome 7 clearly marked deep steps with a handrail on the right going up.
    • These steps can be seen in photograph 5.
    • Level access to the speaker's area is provided via platform lift. Otherwise there are four clearly marked deep steps with a handrail on the right that must be overcome.
    • These can be seen in photograph 8.

Lift (Front Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located between the first and second doors to access the front of the lecture theatre.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 78cm x 88cm (2ft 7in x 2ft 11in).
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lift (Speaker's Area)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the speaker's area.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the from the lecture theatre's front entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 72cm x 96cm (2ft 4in x 3ft 2in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.