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White City Grad Pad A

Wood Lane Studios, 80 Wood Lane, White City, London, W12 0BZ

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The White City Campus is located on Wood Lane approximately 100m off the A40 (Westway) in West London. The White City Campus is located in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
    • There are Blue Badge bays located in front of the Grad Pads. There is also a car park at this campus for staff, permit holders and pre-arranged visitors. This car park contains multiple Blue Badge bays and is located at the front of the campus off Wood Lane.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is the Cavell House Bus Stop (Stop P). This stop is directly opposite the campus on Wood Lane, approximately 80m from the main campus area. This stop is served by the 72, 220, 272 and 283 busses.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is the Shepherds Bush Station, approximately 1.8km from the White City Campus via Wood Lane. This station is operated by the London Overground and Southern services.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is the White City Station, approximately 550m from the White City Campus via Wood Lane. This station is operated by the Central Line.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front to the right of the main entrance.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 286cm x 457cm (9ft 5in x 14ft 12in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is White City Campus Car Park.
    • The car park is located in front of blocks A and B.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (White City Campus Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the entrance to the White City campus off Wood Lane.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Molecular Sciences Research Hub.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 500cm (8ft 2in 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, Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Molecular Sciences Research Hub.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Molecular Sciences Research Hub.
    • The nearest designated bay is 19m (20yd 2ft) from the Molecular Sciences Research Hub.
  • Comments View
    • There is also parking available at the front of the campus, just off Wood Lane (photographs 5-7). There are 2 further Blue Badge bays available here (photograph 5) and the car park has a tarmac surface.
    • There is a barrier at the entrance to this car park (photograph 7).

Outside Access (Grad Pad Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Grad Pads between blocks B and C.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 117cm (3ft 10in).
  • 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.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception

  • Main Reception is located just inside the main entrance.
  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Grad Pad main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception Area

  • The area just inside the Grad Pad main entrance by the reception desk, contains low tables 46 cm high and a fixed bench, 69cm from floor to base.
  • There is also fixed seating and moveable seats with armrests (photographs 3 and 4).
  • There is a Wellpoint Kiosk located here, which has a shallow step up to it and touch screen 110 -119cm high (photograph 4). This machine allows individuals to measure weight, body mass index, body fat content, blood pressure and heart rate. Test results can be printed and sent to an email address.
  • There are security barriers at the rear of this area, 12m from the main entrance, leading to central corridor. These are 55cm and 95 cm wide and require a card to access, although reception can open if necessary (photograph 5).
  • There is a slight ramp at these barriers (photograph 6).
  • Beyond the barriers are doors leading out to the Central Courtyard between blocks B and C. These are double but with one door locked, open outwards, heavy and 78cm wide (photographs 7 and 8).
  • There are also vending machines located to the right directly beyond barriers (photograph 9).

Accessible Toilet (Reception Area)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Grad Pad main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at end of corridor directly to the left of the reception desk as you face it.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 151cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 165cm from the floor.
  • 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 47cm (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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 86cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Post Room

  • The Post Room is located in reception area, directly to the left past the security barriers in the central corridor.
  • It is accessed by a single, heavy door 87cm wide, which opens inwards (photographs 1 and 2).
  • At the time of the survey, the post boxes for the 2 accessible room were in the top row of boxes, 152 cm high (photograph 4).

Entrance (Block A Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the central corridor, at the far end of Block B from the Reception area.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a study area located to the left on the corridor leading from the Block A entrance (as shown in photograph 1).
    • The study pods have a 21cm high step to access. Seating is at 42cm high and tables have a clear floor space of 72cm (as shown in photograph 2).
    • The West Courtyard is located to the right off the central corridor leading from the Block A entrance (as shown in photograph 3)
    • There are double doors with one extension leaf locked to access the courtyard area. The door is 101cm wide, heavy and opens away from you (as shown in photograph 4).
    • There is a small lip at this door to access the courtyard (as shown in photograph 5).
    • The courtyard is also accessible from the common room.
    • There are also Pinglockers located to the left on the corridor leading from the Block A entrance (as shown in photographs 6 and 7).
    • These are available for students to drop off laundry, ironing and dry cleaning.
    • There are 3 lockers placed at a lower level.
    • There are also drink and snack vending machines located to the left on the corridor leading from the Block A entrance (as shown in photograph 8).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the front of the block.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Block A 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 108cm x 210cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
  • There are not 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 not 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 medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
    • The stairs are located at the front of the block.
    • The stairs are approximately 34m from the Block A entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Accommodation

Common Room

  • There common room is located to the right on the corridor leading from the Block A entrance.
  • The doors to access the common room are 164cm wide, double, heavy and open away from you.
  • The common room includes study pods, a variety of seating and tables, a pool table, large tv screen, a table tennis table and table top football.
  • Tables are at a height of 73cm with seating at 45cm with no armrests (as shown in photographs 2 and 3).
  • There is soft seating at a height of 45cm with armrests and coffee tables at 45cm (as shown in photographs 4 and 5).
  • There are sofas at a height of 45cm with armrests (as shown in photograph 6).
  • There are also some stalls available at 73cm without armrests.
  • The study pods have a 21cm high step to access with seating at 42cm high and tables have a clear floor space of 72cm (as shown in photograph 8).

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the ground floor of the block.
    • The fitness suite is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the Block A entrance.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • There is a cable machine and free weights which may be accessible to a wheelchair user (as shown in photographs 4 and 5).

Laundry Room

  • The Laundry Room is located to on the ground floor, opposite the Fitness Suite.
  • The door to access the laundry is 87cm wide, single, heavy and opens away from you.
  • There are washers and dryers placed at a lower level in the laundry room.
  • The machines are operated by a card.
  • The top up point controls are placed at between 116cm-134cm (as shown in photographs 4 and 5).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the Block A entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of the block.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 151cm x 221cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 182cm from the floor.
  • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 82cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor of the block.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 25m from the Block A 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.