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Beit Hall

South Kensington Campus, Beit Quadrangle, Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BB

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The South Kensington Campus is located on Exhibition Road just off the A4 (Cromwell Road) in Knightsbridge in central London.
    • There is limited parking at the South Kensington Campus. The main campus parking is located on Imperial College Road. There are multiple Blue Badge bays all parking is limited to permit holders only.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop to the South Kensington Campus on Exhibition Road is the South Kensington Museums (Stop K) Stop. This bus stop is served by the 360 bus route. There is an additional bus stop on the other side of the campus on Queen's Gate called the Imperial College Elvaston Pl Stop (Stop RV) and is served by bus route 70.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station to the South Kensington Campus is the West Brompton Station. This station is approximately 2.3km via the A3218. This station is operated by the Overground and Southern services.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station to the South Kensington Campus is the South Kensington Underground Station. This station is approximately 550m via Exhibition Road and is operated by the Piccadilly, Circle and District lines.
  • 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 Imperial College Road Car Park.
    • The car park is located on Imperial College Road.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Kensington Grove.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The parking on Kensington Grove is pay by phone.
    • There is also permit holder, pay by phone or pay and display parking along Prince Consort Road.

Site/Campus Car Park (Imperial College Road)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located along Imperial College Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Chemistry, Sir Alexander Fleming, Library, Skempton.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 10 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 270cm x 500cm (8ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, anybody and staff permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for non permit holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • There is not 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 cannot be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.

Beit Quadrangle Approach

  • There is a steep slope to enter the Beit Quadrangle off Prince Consort Road.
  • To your right as you head up the slope is a security office.
  • This is accessed by two steps.

Outside Access (East Side)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building to your right on entering Beit Quadrangle.
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (West Side)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building to your left on entering Beit Quadrangle.
    • 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 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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 single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Common Room East

  • Common Room East is located to your right on entrance to Beit Hall via the east entrance.
  • There is step free access to the common room via the east entrance.
  • The common room is accessed via two sets of heavy single doors with a locked extension leaf. These doors open towards you and have a width of 90cm.
  • The heights of tables within the common room vary from 37cm to 96cm with the majority of tables having a height of 74m.
  • Post boxes for Beit Hall East are located here with heights ranging from 53cm to 156cm.
  • There are chairs with handrails on both sides within the common room.
  • There is a standard shared toilet located to the rear of the common room.

Getting Around (Ground Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 005 - 008.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • This can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 8 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 009 - 023.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 2. There are an additional five steps to access rooms 024 – 27. These steps cannot bypassed via the lift. These additional steps can be seen in photograph 3.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to 028-030.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • These steps can be seen in photograph 4.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are eight clearly marked medium steps with handrails on both sides to access rooms 031 – 046. These steps can be bypassed by the east lift and can be seen in photograph 5.
    • There are an additional two steps to access rooms 031 – 033 which cannot be bypassed by lift. These can be seen in photograph 6.
    • There is no access on the ground floor between the East Wing and West Wing of the building.

Common Room West

  • Common Room West is located to your left on entrance to Beit Hall via the west entrance.
  • There is step free access the common room via the west entrance.
  • The common room is access via two sets of heavy single doors with a locked extension leaf. These doors open towards you and have widths of 88cm.
  • There are small coffee tables available with heights of 46cm.
  • Chairs are available with armrests on both sides.
  • The post boxes for the west of Beit Hall are located here these are at a height of between 55cm to 155cm from the floor. The post boxes can be seen in photograph 7.
  • There is a vending machine for snacks with controls at a height of 120cm, a coin slot at a height of 130cm and a card reader at a height of 156cm.
  • There is a vending machine for drinks at a height of 120cm, a coin slot at a height of 125cm, and a card reader at a height of 150cm.
  • The vending machines can be seen in photograph 8.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located in front of you on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the East Entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a set of similar stairs located just inside the west wing entrance which can be seen in photograph 3.
      There is also a similar set of stairs located along the east wing corridor.
      There is a staircase at the far end of the west wing which can be seen in photograph 4. This staircase has handrails to the right and goes from floors B, G, M 1, 2, 3, 4M, 4.
      On the first mezzanine floor is located rooms 001 - 004 and on 4M is located rooms 401 - 404.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are rooms 001 - 004 and 401 - 404.

Lift (East Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your left on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, S1, E1, S2, E2, S3, E3, S4 and E4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 800kg.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the east side entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 150cm (3ft 11in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lift (West Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your right on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, S1, W1, S2, W2, S3, W3, S4 and W4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the west entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

Getting Around (Basement)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the laundry from the east lift.
    • The slope can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 8 unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to laundry from the west lift.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps can be seen in photographs 2 and 3.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are areas on the basement with metallic flooring which is shiny and may appear slippery. This can be seen in photograph 4.
    • There is metal grated flooring in some areas of the basement floor. This can be seen in photograph 5.

Laundry

  • The laundry is located to the west of Beit Hall on the basement floor.
  • There is a slight slope between the west lift and the laundry.
  • To access the room there is a 90cm heavy single door that opens away from you. This can be seen in photograph 1.
  • There is a shallow steps at the base of the door, as can be seen in photograph 2.
  • The highest controls for the washing machines are at a height of 106cm.
  • There are no lower clothes dryers. They are all located atop the washing machines.
  • There is a payment card top up machine at a height of 120cm.

Getting Around (First Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 143 - 155.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The step can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 105 - 119.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 8 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 101 - 104.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 3. In order to access this level change you must first overcome the level change to 105 - 119.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show one of the shared kitchen areas.

Getting Around (Second Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is/are 9 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 246 - 259.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 8 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 201-221.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 2.

Getting Around (Third Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is/are 9 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 343-359.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 9 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 305-320.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 301-304.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 3. In order to access this level change you must first overcome the level change to rooms 305 - 320.

Getting Around (Fourth Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 434 - 450.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 405 - 419.
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps can be seen in photographs 2 and 3.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • This information refers to 248.
    • The accessible facilities are located in east wing.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • This is by lift.
    • The room number viewed was 248.
    • The width of the door to the room is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 250cm x 295cm (8ft 2in x 9ft 8in).
    • The bed is 55cm (1ft 10in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 15cm (6in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are height adjustable desk.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 230cm x 199cm (7ft 7in x 6ft 6in).
    • The door opens sliding.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • The door does not have a lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available for the toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
    • There is no shower seat.
    • There are no handrails available for the shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The layout and content detailed above is specific to this one room, details may differ in other accessible rooms.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is written text and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the west entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the west side common room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 190cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 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 is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located rear of the east side common room.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 14m from the east side entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.