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Joseph Lowe

Brunel University London, Uxbridge Campus, Kingston Lane, London, UB8 3PH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include various workshops and laboratories.
    There is a separate section of the building for the Distribution Centre that deals with student post or queries.
  • The Civil Engineering Research Centre has a Technicians Rooms (JOLO001), Chemical Laboratory (JOLO002), a Multi-use Project Room (JOLO003), Concrete and Mortar Preparation (JOLO004), Curing/Environment Monitoring (JOLO004A) and a Material Support Room (JOLO006).
  • Joseph Lowe - Distribution Centre link (new tab) - click here.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located close to the Civil Engineering Research Centre entrance.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located close to the Civil Engineering Research Centre entrance..

Opening Times (Civil Engineering and Research Centre - Term Time)

  • Monday 09:00 - 12:30.
  • Monday 13:30 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 13:30 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30.
  • Wednesday 13:30 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 12:30.
  • Thursday 13:30 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 12:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 12:30.
  • Friday 13:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • From the M25, turn off at junction 16 onto the M40 and follow this road onto the A40.
      Continue along the A40 until you reach a roundabout and turn right onto the B483 and follow this to the end and turn left onto Hillingdon Road.
      Then, following signs for Brunel University, turn left onto Kingston Lane.
    • There are site/campus car parks available on the university campus that require a permit or are pay and display. Blue Badge holders can park for free.
  • By Bus View
    • There are several buses that run to Brunel University with a bus stop right outside the entrance to the university. The bus services that run are the U1, U2, U4, U5, U7, A10 and the 222.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is West Drayton which is approximately a 15 minute journey from Brunel University. From the station, U3, U5 or 222 buses or a taxi can take you to the university.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Uxbridge Station which is approximately a 10 minute journey via the U1, U3, U4 or U7 bus services or taxi.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Tower C Car Park.
    • The car park is located next to an entrance to Tower C and the Joseph Lowe Building.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 230cm x 470cm (7ft 7in x 15ft 5in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on South Loop Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are various standard parking bays along South Loop Road, on either a surface of tarmac or gravel. The gravel bays vary slightly in size.
    • Parking is free for permit holders and Blue Badge holders (in a designated bay).
    • Non-permit holders are charged £1 per hour from 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
    • Payment can be made via the RingGo app with location '33614' or at the machine accessed via a 13cm kerb with controls up to 120cm high.

Site/Campus Car Park (South Loop Road Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of Tower C, accessed via South Loop Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Joseph Lowe and Tower C.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 239cm x 463cm (7ft 10in x 15ft 2in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, Blue Badge holders, permit 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 not clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located on South Loop Road next to the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is not a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Payment can be made by phone.
    • To see more information on parking policies please click here (opens new tab).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Joseph Lowe building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Joseph Lowe building but it is visible.
    • The nearest designated bay is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Distribution Centre - Customer Entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The Blue Badge bay closest to the Distribution Centre has marked areas over 120cm to both sides (photograph 2).
    • The other Blue Badge bay is 233cm by 430cm without any marked areas to the sides or rear (photograph 3).
    • There is another marked Blue Badge bay that has since been partially built upon (photograph 4).
    • The payment machine on South Loop Road is shown in photograph 6.

Outside Access (Civil Engineering and Research Centre Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 138cm (4ft 6in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp has evenly spaced non-slip strips along it.
    • The step was blocked by building material at time of survey (March 2022).
    • Signage on the door says there is no work after working hours / no solitary work.

Outside Access (Civil Engineering Research Centre - Materials Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the opposite side of the building to the Distribution Centre entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 122cm (4ft).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 62cm (2ft).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a dark mat after the first entrance door (photograph 4).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are lockers by the toilets which are 8cm to 118cm high.
    • There is a kitchen worksurface, 92cm high with standard amenities by the toilets and lockers (photograph 6).
    • There are first aid kits and an emergency defibrillator placed along the corridor within the Civil Engineering and Research Centre (photographs 11 and 12).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Civil Engineering Research Centre - Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located within the Civil Engineering Research Centre.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Civil Engineering Research Centre entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • 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 contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is high.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 284cm (4ft 11in x 9ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are nappy/incontinence items bin and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is high.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is low.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 114cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is low.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is high.

Standard Toilet(s) (Civil Engineering Research Centre)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located within the Civil Engineering Research Centre.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m from the Civil Engineering Research Centre entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 82cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There are 2 shared cubicles available.