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Molecular Sciences Research Hub

White City Campus, London, W12 0BZ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a lecture theatre, research laboratories, research write-up offices, academic office, meeting rooms and seminar rooms.

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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 and Fulham.
    • There is a building car park at this venue 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.
      Wood Lane underground is a further 100m walk away.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

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.
    • Signs are not clearly presented.
  • 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

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is not 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 push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • The push button to exit the accessible entrance is placed at 105cm high.
    • There are revolving doors to enter the building to the right of the accessible entrance (as shown in photographs 5 and 6).
    • There is a further accessible entrance to the right of the revolving doors with double doors which are kept locked and signed as a emergency exit only (as shown in photograph 7).

Reception

  • Main reception is located immediately ahead on entering the building.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the accessible 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 low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers located to the left of the reception (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • There are 4 standard security barriers with a width of 59cm.
    • There is 1 accessible security barrier with a width of 89cm (as shown in photograph 5).
    • A key card is required to enter through the security barriers.
    • The key card reader is placed at 89cm high.
    • There is a waiting area to the right of the reception with seating at a height of 43cm with armrests and tables at 59cm high (as shown in photograph 6).

Opening Times (Common Room - Wood Lane Café)

  • Monday 08:30 - 15:30.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 15:30.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 15:30.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 15:30.
  • Friday 08:30 - 15:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Common Room - Wood Lane Café)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the main entrance.
    • There is step free access 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 174cm (5ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a push pad to exit the common room placed at 90cm high.

Counter (Common Room - Wood Lane Café)

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • Wood Lane Cafe is located to the right on entering the Common Room.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a self service refrigerator to the left of the counter (as shown in photograph 2).

Eating and Drinking (Common Room - Wood Lane Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the from the entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • The type of food served here is Hot and cold drinks and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The majority of the seating is at 46cm high with no armrests.
    • There is sofa type seating available at 33cm and 43cm high with armrests.
    • There is a microwave available for use with controls between 82cm and 100cm (as shown in photograph 7).
    • There are vending machines to the right of the entrance (as shown in photograph 8).

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 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 a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • The portable hearing loop is located at the main reception.
    • The hearing system is available only on request.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There are research write-up offices for students to the right side of the building from floors 1-6.
    • Photograph 4 shows the research write-up office on floor 2.
    • Photograph 5 shows the research write-up office on floor 6.
    • There are also social and study spaces on floors 1-6.
    • Photograph 6 shows the social and study space on floor 1.
    • Photograph 7 shows the social and study space on floor 4.
    • There are kitchenettes and lockers on floors 1-6 (as shown in photographs 8 and 9).
    • Photograph 10 shows the locker area on floor LG.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, LG, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
    • The stairs are located to the right on entering the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 17m from the main 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.
    • There is a similar staircase located to the left on entering the building (as shown in photographs 4, 5 and 6) There is a further staircase leading down from the main foyer area to the LG and B floors, 15+ steps with landings, clearly marked with handrails on both sides (as shown in photographs 7, 8, 9 and 10).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately ahead after entering through the security barriers.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, LG, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1600kg.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 158cm x 206cm (5ft 2in x 6ft 9in).
  • 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • Floor 7 is a plant room and there is no access for students.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the right on entering the building.
    • There are identical accessible toilets located in the same location on floors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, 20m to the left on leaving the lift lobby. The accessible toilet on floor 2 is shown in photograph 2. The accessible toilet on floor 5 is shown in photograph 3.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 396cm (4ft 11in x 12ft 12in).
    • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 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 a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 98cm.
  • 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 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (LG Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is written text and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the lift lobby.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the LG floor to the left on exiting the lift lobby.
    • There is an identical accessible toilet in the same location on floor B as shown in photograph 2.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 243cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 12in).
    • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 95cm.
  • 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 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor to the right on entering the building.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 22m from the main 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.
  • Comments View
    • The standard toilets on floors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 all include an ambulant cubicle with horizontal, mounted grab rails on both sides (as shown in photographs 4 and 7).
    • The standard toilets on floor 1 are shown in photographs 3, 4 and 5.
    • The standard toilets on floor 5 are shown in photographs 6, 7 and 8.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the LG floor to the left of the lift lobby.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails, a shower chair and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 56cm (1ft 10in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is an emergency pull cord which was tied up and out of reach.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon.
    • There is also a mirror placed at 102cm.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the LG floor to the left on leaving the lift lobby.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 shower cubicles in this location within the male locker room.
    • There is a 10cm high step to enter the shower cubicle.
    • There are female locker room with showers in the same location.