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Islington Town Hall

Upper Street, Islington, London, NU1 2UD

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Introduction

  • Services/facilities within the venue include Print services, Facilities, Construction, Fire Safety, Gas, Assembly Hall, Registrars, Elections, IT, CEO, Communication, Directors, Strategy and Change, Compliancy and ME Inspection, Capital Programme, Democratic Services, Planning Team, New Build Team and Staff Offices. .

Getting Here (Islington Town Hall)

  • Islington Town Hall is located on Upper Street (A1) opposite The Vineyard Islington.
    The A1 Holloway Road is approximately 0.4 miles away via Upper Street (A1).
    This gives you direct links to the M1 and M25 to the north and Central London to the South.
  • There is a car park for visitors at the front of the venue with limited standard parking bays available only.
    There are very limited Blue Badge bays available in the surrounding side roads due to the red routes around the area.
  • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
  • The nearest bus stop is approximately 20 metres from the venue on Upper Street (A1).
    There are direct buses available to Friern Barnet, Archway, Hackney Wick, Blackfriars, London Bridge and Hackney.
  • For more information on TFL Buses please click here (opens new tab).
  • The nearest Railway Station is Highbury & Islington.
  • Highbury & Islington is approximately 0.3 miles from the venue.
    There are direct services available to Moorgate, Finsbury Park, Watton at Stone, Hertford North, Welwyn Garden City, Stratford, Clapham Junction and many other stations.
    Platforms 1, 2, 7 & 8 are for London Overground train services.
    These have step-free access. Platforms 3, 4, 5 & 6 are for London Underground services.
    These platforms do not have step-free access.
  • For more information on London Overground please click here (opens new tab).
  • For more information on Great Northern Railway please click here (opens new tab).
  • The nearest underground station is Highbury & Islington.
  • Highbury & Islington is approximately 0.3 miles from the venue.
    There are direct services available on the Victoria Line to Central London, Brixton and Walthamstow Central.
    There is step-free access via lift at this station.
  • For more information on London Underground (Victoria Line) please click here (opens new tab).

Parking (Islington Town Hall (Visitors Only))

  • The venue does have its own parking facilities.
  • The car park is located on Upper Street (A1) at the front of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
  • The car park surface is block paving.
  • There is not a/are not Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
  • There are not parking charges for the car park.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
  • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
  • The surface on the approach to the entrance is block paving.
  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).
  • Comments View
    • Visitors must sign in at reception with their vehicle registration upon arrival.

Approach (Main Entrance and Islington Assembly Hall Accessible Entrance (Fire Exit))

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
    • The bollard(s) has/have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy downhill slope outside the venue from left to right as you face the entrance along Upper Street (A1).
    • Photographs 1, 2 and 3 show the approach from the left as you face the main entrance.
    • Photographs 4 and 5 show the approach from the right as you face the main entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Upper Street (A1), opposite Vineyard Islington.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • This entrance sign says 'Islington Town Hall'.
  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
  • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 166cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The width of the door opening is 134cm.
  • There is not a door release button when exiting.
  • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the left as you face the entrance.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are located opposite the entrance.
  • There is/are 7 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • There is another set of steps to the right as you face the entrance (photograph 10).
    • These steps have the same specifications as the ones surveyed.

Outside Access (Islington Assembly Hall Accessible Entrance (Fire Exit))

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the venue on Upper Street.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • This entrance sign says 'Islington Assembly Hall Side Entrance'.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 158cm.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 158cm.
  • There is not a door release button when exiting.

Approach (Islington Assembly Hall)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy downhill slope outside the venue from left to right as you face the entrance along Upper Street (A1).
    • Photograph 1 shows the approach from the left as you face the entrance.
    • Photograph 2 shows the approach from the right as you face the entrance.

Outside Access (Islington Assembly Hall)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Upper Street (A1).
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • This entrance sign says 'Islington Assembly Hall'.
  • There is stepped access at this entrance.
  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 155cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Alternative access at this entrance is via double manual doors which open away from you (push).
  • There is another set of double doors with the same specifications next to the one surveyed.
    There is also a single door to the left and right next to the double doors.
    The single doors are 86cm in width, open towards you (pull) and are heavy.
  • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
  • The step(s) is/are located beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.

Approach (Richmond Grove - Basement)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles and block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There is a/are fixed bollard(s) on the approach.
    • The bollard(s) does/do not have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
  • Comments View
    • There is a card reader to access the gate at a height of 112cm.
    • The intercom is at a height of 142cm.
    • The gates are double with one locked leaf and heavy.
    • The gates is 75cm wide and open towards you (pull).
    • There is a push to exit button at a height of 104cm.

Outside Access (Richmond Grove - Basement)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Richmond Grove.
  • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
  • The height of the key card reader is 105cm.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 114cm.
  • There is a door release button when exiting.
  • The height of the door release button is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.

Entrance (BC4 Entrance - Basement (Staff Only))

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you exit lift 001.
  • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 73cm.
  • There is a door release button when exiting.
  • The height of the door release button is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • There is push button to the left as you face the entrance at a height of 105cm.
    • Just beyond the entrance there is a wall straight ahead that is 105cm from the doorway, this is the same as you turn left into corridor BC4.

Corridors/Walkways (BC4 - Basement (Staff Only))

  • There is step-free access throughout the corridors/walkways.
  • Corridors/Walkways View
    • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The narrowest width of the corridors/walkways is 104cm.
    • The flooring in the corridors/walkways consists of concrete.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • Music is not played in the corridors/walkways.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The facilities accessed via these corridors/walkways include; the BC4 fire exit entrance for staff only.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.

Entrance (B10 Entrance - Basement (Staff Only))

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter through the BC4 entrance.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
  • The height of the key card reader is 124cm.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 84cm.
  • There is a door release button when exiting.
  • The height of the door release button is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • As you enter there is a wall straight ahead which is 107cm wide.

Corridors/Walkways (B10 Corridor - Basement (Staff Only))

  • There is step-free access throughout the corridors/walkways.
  • Corridors/Walkways View
    • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The narrowest width of the corridors/walkways is 101cm.
    • The flooring in the corridors/walkways consists of concrete.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • Music is not played in the corridors/walkways.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The facilities accessed via these corridors/walkways include; staff lockers and room B10.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.

Room(s) (B10 Office - Basement (Staff Only))

  • The room surveyed was B10 Office.
  • B10 Office is located on the basement floor level, to the left as you exit lift 001.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is numerical signage for the room, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are not between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is concrete.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Outside Access (BC4 Corridor Fire Exit - Basement (Staff Only))

  • This information is for the entrance located in the staff parking compound.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • This entrance sign says 'Fire Exit'.
  • There is stepped access at this entrance.
  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
  • The height of the key card reader is 107cm.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 78cm.
  • There is a door release button when exiting.
  • The height of the door release button is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 7cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Other Floors (B10 Staircase - Basement (Staff Only))

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are for staff only.
  • The stairs are located to the left of the B10 entrance.
  • The stairs are approximately 3m from the B10 entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, LG, G, 1, 2.
  • There are 15+ steps between floors.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • There is a landing.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Corridors/Walkways (B12 Corridor - Basement (Staff Only))

  • There is stepped access throughout the corridors/walkways.
  • Corridors/Walkways View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The narrowest width of the corridors/walkways is 75cm.
    • The flooring in the corridors/walkways consists of concrete.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • Music is not played in the corridors/walkways.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The facilities accessed via these corridors/walkways include; storage areas and the B12 office.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Comments View
    • This corridor leads to the B12 office on the right and storage areas to the left and ahead.
    • Photos 4, 5 and 6 show the corridor leading to the B12 office.
    • photos 1, 2 and 3 show the corridor leading to the archives storage areas.
    • On approach to the archives storage areas there are several doors which have steps within the doorway.
    • Door width are 79cm and the highest step is 16cm.

Entrance (B12 - Rodent Office - Basement (Staff Only))

  • This information is for the entrance located along the B12 corridor.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is stepped access at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 78cm.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.

Area(s) (B12 Office - Rodent Office - Basement (Staff Only))

  • The facilities/services located on the basement floor include; the B12 office.
  • There is step-free access throughout the area.
  • There are not doors in lobby areas/corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
  • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
  • Not all of the main walkway(s)/aisle(s) in the open plan office(s) are wide enough for wheelchair users to pass.
  • The type of flooring in the open plan/communal areas is carpet.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
  • There are some height adjustable desks in this area.
  • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • There is not background music in this area.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.
  • There is a communal refreshment area.
  • The communal refreshment area is located on the right as you enter the office.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the refreshment area.
  • There is not a dual height refreshment counter.
  • The height of the counter(s) is/are 92cm.
  • There is not a knee recess under a work surface.
  • There is a sink at refreshment areas.
  • The height of the sink is 92cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is twist/turn.
  • There is not a mixer tap.

Islington Assembly Hall (Ground Floor)

  • Islington Assembly Hall (ground floor) is located towards the front of the building and accessed via the Islington Assembly Hall entrance and the Islington Assembly Hall accessible entrance (fire exit).
  • There are double doors to enter/exit Islington Assembly Hall (ground floor), towards the toilets, cloakroom, stage, accessible toilet, Islington Assembly Hall (upper ground floor seating) and stairs.
  • The double doors are 158cm in width, open towards you (pull) and are heavy.
  • Photographs 1, 2 and 3 show examples of the doors.
  • The Islington Assembly Hall (ground floor) has a bar to the rear right as you face the stage.
  • This bar area has a counter that is 111cm in height, with a lowered section of 77cm.
  • Photographs 4 & 5 show examples of this bar area.
  • The Islington Assembly Hall (ground floor) has a bar to the rear left as you face the stage.
  • This bar area has a counter that is 110cm in height, with no lowered section available.
  • Photograph 6 shows an example of this bar area.
  • The assembly hall can be used for different functions.
  • At the time of survey it was not setup for any function.
  • The lighting levels are low to moderate and the flooring is wood.
  • There is level access throughout the hall.
  • There are some floor coverings throughout the hall.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Islington Assembly Hall - Ground Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet facilities in this area.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right as you face the Islington Assembly Hall stage on the ground floor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the Islington Assembly Hall accessible entrance (fire exit).
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 212cm x 226cm (6ft 11in x 7ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by the female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with no lid) and female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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.
    • 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 next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 92cm.
    • 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 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the toilet seat and pan.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Shower (Islington Assembly Hall - Ground Floor)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the Islington Assembly Hall ground floor accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Level Change (Stage and Fitting Room from Islington Assembly Hall - Ground Floor)

  • There is a/are step(s) located to the right as you face the stage in the Islington Assembly Hall ground floor level.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access fitting rooms and the stage.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
  • Comments View
    • There is a single door to enter the stairs from the Assembly Hall.
    • This door is 98cm in width, opens towards you (pull) and is heavy.

Standard Changing Room (Unisex Assembly Hall Fitting Room - Lower Ground Floor)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the lower ground floor via the stairs from the Assembly Hall.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a medium step.
  • Comments View
    • There is a single door to enter the changing rooms.
    • This door is 76cm in width, opens towards you (pull) and is heavy.
    • There is a kitchen worksurface on the right as you enter that is 91cm in height.

Standard Toilet(s) (Unisex Assembly Hall Fitting Room - Lower Ground Floor)

  • There is/are 1 unisex toilet(s) located ahead and to the right as you enter the fitting room.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is no signage at all.
  • Ambulant toilet cubicles are not available.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are twist/turn.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good in the male and female standard toilets.

Level Change (Islington Assembly Hall Ground Floor to Upper Ground Floor Seating Area)

  • There is a/are step(s) located to the right as you enter from the Islington Assembly Hall entrance.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access the Islington Assembly Hall upper ground floor.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Islington Assembly Hall (Upper Ground Floor)

  • Islington Assembly Hall (upper ground floor) is located on the upper ground floor and accessed via Islington Assembly Hall ground floor to upper ground floor seating area stairs.
  • There are double doors to enter/exit Islington Assembly Hall (upper ground floor) from the corridor leading from the stairs.
  • The double doors are 122cm in width, open towards you (pull) and are heavy.
  • Photograph 1 shows examples of the doors.
  • The Islington Assembly Hall (upper ground floor) has a bar directly opposite the stairs.
  • This bar area has a counter that is 99cm in height, with no lowered section.
  • Photograph 2 shows an example of this bar area.
  • The seating area is entered from the rear with steps going down towards the rest of the seating.
  • There are 12 steps to reach to furthest seating.
  • The steps are 14cm in height with no handrails.
  • Seats have armrests on both sides.
  • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • The flooring is carpet and vinyl.

Level Change (From Islington Assembly Hall Upper Ground Floor Seating Area to Male Standard Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) located at the rear of the Islington Assembly Hall upper ground floor seating area.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access the male standard toilets.
  • There is/are 8 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Islington Assembly Hall Upper Ground Floor Seating Area)

  • There is/are 1 male toilet(s) located in the Islington Assembly Hall upper ground floor seating area.
  • There is/are 1 female toilet(s) located in the Islington Assembly Hall upper ground floor seating area.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is written.
  • Ambulant toilet cubicles are not available.
  • There is not a male standard toilet with a lowered urinal.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are twist/turn.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good in the male and female standard toilets.

Level Change (Standard Female and Male Toilets, Accessible Toilets and Cloakroom - Basement)

  • There is a/are step(s) located opposite the Islington Assembly Hall entrance.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access the standard toilets, accessible toilets and cloakroom.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Female - Islington Assembly Hall Basement)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet facilities in this area.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the basement level of the Islington Assembly Hall.
    • There is stepped access into the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 295cm (5ft 3in x 9ft 8in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 92cm (3ft).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by the female sanitary and waste bins.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with no lid) and female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 156cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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.
    • 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 next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 88cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the toilet seat and pan.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 63cm (2ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Islington Assembly Hall Basement)

  • There is/are 1 female and male toilet(s) located on the basement level of Islington Assembly Hall.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is pictorial.
  • Ambulant toilet cubicles are not available.
  • There is not a male standard toilet with a lowered urinal.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are twist/turn.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good in the male and female standard toilets.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Male - Islington Assembly Hall Basement)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet facilities in this area.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the basement level of Islington Assembly Hall.
    • There is stepped access into the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 210cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 92cm (3ft).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste, female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 154cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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.
    • 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 next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 88cm.
    • 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 not a hand dryer.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the toilet seat and pan.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 63cm (2ft 1in).

Corridors/Walkways (Islington Assembly Hall Basement Corridor)

  • There is step-free access throughout the corridors/walkways.
  • Corridors/Walkways View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The narrowest width of the corridors/walkways is 120cm.
    • The flooring in the corridors/walkways consists of carpet.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • Music is not played in the corridors/walkways.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.

Room(s) (Cloakroom)

  • The room surveyed was Cloakroom.
  • The Cloakroom is located in the Islington Assembly Hall basement.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is not available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is vinyl.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • As you enter there is a counter that is 100cm in height which is used to hand over clothing.

Level Change (Islington Assembly Hall Ground Floor to Islington Town Hall Basement)

  • There is a/are step(s) located to the right side of the stage.
  • The step(s) is/are used to access the Islington Town Hall basement.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (The Hub - Basement)

  • There is/are 1 female and male toilet(s) located to the right of the basement to register office stairs.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is tactile, pictorial and written.
  • Ambulant toilet cubicles are available in some male, female and shared standard toilets.
  • The ambulant cubicles have varying layouts of grab rails.
  • There is not a male standard toilet with a lowered urinal.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are twist/turn.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good in the male and female standard toilets.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change unit within the toilet that is 84cm in height.

Other Floors (Basement to Register Office Stairs)

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are for public use.
  • The stairs are located opposite the register office.
  • The stairs are approximately 5m from the reception area chair lift.
  • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G.
  • There are 15+ steps between floors.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • There is a landing.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • On the basement floor level there is a refuge point with a press to speak emergency intercom at a height of 100cm.
    • There is an evacuation chair to the left of the refuge point.

Corridors/Walkways (Basement Main Ground Floor Corridors - The HUB)

  • There is step-free access throughout the corridors/walkways.
  • Corridors/Walkways View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The narrowest width of the corridors/walkways is 217cm.
    • The flooring in the corridors/walkways consists of vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • Music is not played in the corridors/walkways.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are some large open fire doors along the corridors/walkways. In the event of an emergency these will shut and be extremely heavy to open.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.

Room(s) (Yellow Room - Basement (Staff Only))

  • The room surveyed was Yellow Room.
  • The Yellow Room is located on the basement floor, along the hub corridor.
  • Rooms B01 and B02 were locked at the time of survey.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are not between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a television screen and a whiteboard.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 74cm and 104cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is vinyl.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are 4 similar rooms along the corridor (White, Blue, Red and Pink Rooms).

Room(s) (The Main Hub - Basement (Staff Only))

  • The room surveyed was The Main Hub.
  • The Main Hub is located on the basement floor, along the hub corridor.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a projector screen and a whiteboard.
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 73cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is vinyl.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is key card access into the room which is 123cm in height.
    • There is a push to exit button which is 113cm in height.

Kitchen (Hub - Basement (Staff Only))

  • The kitchen is located along the main basement corridor.
  • There is step-free access to the kitchen.
  • There is a/are door(s) to access the kitchen.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 84cm.
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the kitchen.
  • The height of the work surfaces are 93cm .
  • There is not a dual height refreshment counter.
  • There is not a work surface with a clear knee recess.
  • There is not a height adjustable work surface.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Room(s) (Islington Print B08 - Basement (Staff Only))

  • The room surveyed was Islington Print B08.
  • Islington Print B08 is located opposite lift 001.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a television screen.
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 73cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is vinyl.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There are 2 other print rooms (B07 & B09) which are similar in layout but were occupied at the time of survey.

Lift (001)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite room G13.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 64m (69yd 2ft) from the reception area platform lift.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1, 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall.
  • The clear door width is 84cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 135cm x 125cm (4ft 5in x 4ft 1in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low to moderate.

Lift (002)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite room G10 on the ground floor.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 64m (69yd 2ft) from the reception area platform lift.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1, 2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall.
  • The clear door width is 80cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 134cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 5in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low to moderate.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lift 002 - Basement)

  • There is/are 1 female and male toilet(s) located on the basement floor level, to the left and right as you exit lift 002.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written.
  • Ambulant toilet cubicles are available in some male and female standard toilets.
  • The ambulant cubicles have vertical grab rail to the right of the seat.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are lever.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good in the male and female standard toilets.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Male Standard Toilets - Basement)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet facilities in this area.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located within the standard male toilet.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift 002.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • This is a male facility.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 81cm.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 173cm x 254cm (5ft 8in x 8ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • There is a push button alarm in the toilet.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 100cm and 135cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The shelf is between 90cm and 100cm.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 105cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the toilet seat and pan.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (All Genders Accessible Toilet - Basement)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet facilities in this area.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the basement floor level, opposite the red room.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift 002.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 door opens outwards.
    • The door is push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 90cm from floor level.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 220cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by the female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • 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 flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 100cm and 135cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The shelf is not between 90cm and 100cm.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 105cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the toilet seat and pan.
    • There is a medium colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a fixed hoist to the left side of the toilet.
    • The hoist has a hook and loop.

Room(s) (Facilities - Red Room - Basement (Staff Only))

  • The room surveyed was Facilities .
  • Facilities is located opposite lift 002.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 73cm and 89cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a sink at the rear of the room that is 92cm in height.

Reception (Main Reception - Ground Floor)

  • The reception point is located ahead of the main entrance.
  • The reception point is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the reception point.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
  • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
  • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
  • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is a lowered section of the counter.
  • The lowered section of the counter is at the recommended height of 76cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
  • There is not a knee recess beneath the counter.
  • The counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
  • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
  • The type of flooring in the reception area is marble.
  • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
  • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed .
  • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Other Floors (Main Entrance Foyer Staircase - Ground Floor)

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are for public use.
  • The stairs are located ahead of the main entrance.
  • The stairs are approximately 8m from the main entrance.
  • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1.
  • There are 15+ steps between floors.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • There is a landing.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Lift (Main Reception Area Platform Lift - Ground Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left side of the ground floor foyer.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • There is not a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall.
  • The clear door width is 89cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 84cm x 141cm (2ft 9in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.

Room(s) (R06 - Ground Floor Foyer)

  • The room surveyed was R06.
  • R06 is located to the left as you enter the ground floor.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is numerical signage for the room, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door is easy to open.
  • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • Furniture cannot be reconfigured to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There are two similar offices (R04 & R05) in the same area that vary in size and shape.

Room(s) (R03 - Ground Floor Foyer)

  • The room surveyed was R03.
  • R03 is located to the right as you enter the ground floor.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is numerical signage for the room, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door is easy to open.
  • Light switches are not between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • Furniture cannot be reconfigured to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There is similar meeting room (R02) to the right of this meeting room that is being used as a storage room.

Entrance (Register Office - G01 - Ground Floor)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the foyer platform lift.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The bell/buzzer is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The height of the bell/buzzer is 93cm (3ft 1in).
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are double width.
  • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 110cm.

Reception (Register Office - Ground Floor)

  • The reception point is located ahead of the register office entrance.
  • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the register office entrance.
  • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the reception point.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
  • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
  • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
  • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
  • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is a lowered section of the counter.
  • The lowered section of the counter is at the recommended height of 76cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
  • There is a knee recess beneath the counter.
  • The dimensions of the knee recess are; width 116cm, depth 40cm and height 73cm.
  • The counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
  • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
  • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
  • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed .
  • There is bench seating and single seats with armrests.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
  • There is a television with subtitles in the waiting area.

Room(s) (Register Office - Ground Floor)

  • The room surveyed was Register Office.
  • The Register Office is located to the right of the register office reception.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is not available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • Furniture cannot be reconfigured to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are some chairs with armrests on both side within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There are three similar register office rooms in the same area that vary slightly in size and shape.
  • Comments View
    • There is no signage for the room.
    • There is card swipe access to the room which is 110cm in height.

Corridors/Walkways (Ground Floor)

  • There is step-free access throughout the corridors/walkways.
  • Corridors/Walkways View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The narrowest width of the corridors/walkways is 205cm.
    • The flooring in the corridors/walkways consists of tiles.
    • There is flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • Music is not played in the corridors/walkways.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • Wayfinding signage does include symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs etc.
    • Wayfinding signage is clearly presented/easy to read.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written signage for the facilities accessed via these corridors/walkways.

Room(s) (G05 - Ground Floor)

  • The room surveyed was G05.
  • G05 is located along the ground floor corridor.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is numerical signage for the room, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a projector screen and a whiteboard.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 73cm and 105cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is vinyl.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Room(s) (Islington Digital Services Drop In Room G06 - Ground Floor)

  • The room surveyed was Islington Digital Services Drop In Room G06.
  • Islington Digital Services Drop In Room G06 is located along the ground floor corridor.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a projector screen and a whiteboard.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 70cm and 114cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Room(s) (G07 - Ground Floor (Staff Only))

  • The room surveyed was G07.
  • G07 is located along the ground floor corridor.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are not between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a television screen.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 40cm and 70cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There is a similar office (G08) in the same area that has similar specifications but varies in size and shape.

Kitchen (G07 & G08 - Ground Floor (Staff Only))

  • The kitchen is located in between G07 and G08 offices.
  • There is step-free access to the kitchen.
  • There is a/are door(s) to access the kitchen.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 77cm.
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the kitchen.
  • The height of the work surfaces are 93cm .
  • There is not a dual height refreshment counter.
  • There is not a work surface with a clear knee recess.
  • There is not a height adjustable work surface.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Kitchen (G09 - Ground Floor (Staff Only))

  • The kitchen is located opposite G08 along the ground floor corridor.
  • There is ramped/sloped access to the kitchen.
  • There is a/are door(s) to access the kitchen.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 81cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the kitchen.
  • The height of the work surfaces are 92cm .
  • There is not a dual height refreshment counter.
  • There is a work surface with a clear knee recess.
  • There is not a height adjustable work surface.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and vinyl.
  • There are sofas, chairs without armrests and stools within the kitchen.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Chairs are not permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 111cm (3ft 8in).
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is key card access to the kitchen which is 108cm in height.
    • The push to exit button is 104cm in height.
    • The width of the ramp is 89cm.
    • The ramp is steep with handrails on the left going up.
    • There is a 71cm wide door at the top of the ramp.

Room(s) (G14 - Ground Floor (Staff Only))

  • The room surveyed was G14.
  • G14 is located along the ground floor corridor, opposite lift 001.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is numerical signage for the room, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are not between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a television screen.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 70cm and 79cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There are eight other offices (G10, G11, G12, G13, G15, G16, G17, G18, G19) in the same area that have similar specifications but vary in size and shape.

Room(s) (G20 - Breakout Area - Ground Floor (Staff Only))

  • The room surveyed was G20.
  • G20 is located along the ground floor corridor.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is numerical signage for the room, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is not step-free access into the room(s).
  • There is/are 4 17 step(s) for access to the room(s).
  • The step(s) is not/are not clearly marked and has/have a handrail on the right leading in.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 43cm and 73cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet and vinyl.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a kitchen counter within the breakout area that is 92cm in height.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor Corridor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet facilities in this area.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the right of lift 001.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift 001.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 189cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by the female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • 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 flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 150cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 103cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the toilet seat and pan.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Male - Ground Floor Corridor)

  • There is/are 1 male toilet(s) located on the ground floor.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written.
  • Ambulant toilet cubicles are not available.
  • There is not a male standard toilet with a lowered urinal.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are lever.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good in the male and female standard toilets.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 18cm to access the urinals.
    • There is a baby change unit that is 86cm in height.

Other Floors (Main Central Staircase)

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The stairs are for public use.
  • The stairs are located in the centre of the building, to the left of lift 002.
  • The stairs are approximately 5m from the lift 002.
  • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2.
  • There are 15+ steps between floors.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
  • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • There is a landing.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Corridors/Walkways (First Floor)

  • There is step-free access throughout the corridors/walkways.
  • Corridors/Walkways View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The narrowest width of the corridors/walkways is 204cm.
    • The flooring in the corridors/walkways consists of tiles.
    • There is flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • Music is not played in the corridors/walkways.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • Wayfinding signage does include symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs etc.
    • Wayfinding signage is clearly presented/easy to read.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written signage for the facilities accessed via these corridors/walkways.

Accessible Toilet(s) (All Genders - First Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet facilities in this area.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, to the left as you exit lift 002.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift 002.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 90cm from floor level.
    • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 211cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • 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 flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with no lid) and female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 153cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The shelf is between 90cm and 100cm.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the toilet seat and pan.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a hoist on the right side of the toilet.

Standard Toilet(s) (Male - First Floor Corridor)

  • There is/are 1 male toilet(s) located on the first floor.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written.
  • Ambulant toilet cubicles are available in the male standard toilet(s).
  • The ambulant cubicles have horizontal and vertical grab rails on both sides of the seat.
  • There is a male standard toilet with a lowered urinal.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are lever.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good in the male and female standard toilets.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Male Accessible Toilet - First Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet facilities in this area.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, to the right as you exit lift 002.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift 002.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 87cm from floor level.
    • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 238cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by the female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with no lid) and female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 118cm and 153cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The shelf is between 90cm and 100cm.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the toilet seat and pan.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Room(s) (Committee Room 3 - First Floor)

  • The room surveyed was Committee Room 3.
  • Committee Room 3 is located on the first floor opposite lift 002.
  • There is wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door may be difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are not between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a television screen.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 75cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are not even.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Room(s) (Chamber Room - First Floor)

  • The room surveyed was Chamber Room.
  • The Chamber Room is located on the first floor, at the front of the building.
  • There is wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is not available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is not step-free access into the room(s).
  • There is/are 3 15 step(s) for access to the room(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked and has/have handrails on both sides.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are under 75cm for the room(s).
  • The door may be difficult for some to open.
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 85cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 73cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are 13cm and 22cm steps to access some seating areas.

Lift (Platform Lift to Chamber Room - First Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the Chamber Room on the first floor.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 58m (63yd 1ft) from the lift 002.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • There is not a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall.
  • The clear door width is 80cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 140cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.

Room(s) (Room 99 - Ceremony Room - First Floor)

  • The room surveyed was Room 99 - Ceremony Room.
  • Room 99 - Ceremony Room is located on the first floor, to the right of the Chamber Room.
  • There is wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door may be difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are not between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 73cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Room(s) (Room 104 - First Floor)

  • The room surveyed was Room 104.
  • Room 104 is located on the first floor opposite lift 001.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are not between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There are three similar offices (103, 106 and 107) in the same area that vary in size and shape.

Room(s) (Room 105 - Meeting Room - First Floor)

  • The room surveyed was Room 105.
  • Room 105 is located on the first floor opposite lift 001.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are under 75cm for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are not between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a television screen and a whiteboard.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There are three similar meeting rooms (102, 108 and 109) in the same area that vary in size and shape.

Kitchen (Room 107 - First Floor)

  • The kitchen is located on the first floor, along the corridor opposite lift 001.
  • There is step-free access to the kitchen.
  • There is a/are door(s) to access the kitchen.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 69cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the kitchen.
  • The height of the work surfaces are 92cm .
  • There is not a dual height refreshment counter.
  • There is a work surface with a clear knee recess.
  • There is not a height adjustable work surface.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and vinyl.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Lift (Platform Lift from First Floor Staircase to Committee Room 5 and 6 - First Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the first floor opposite the Chamber Room.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 62m (67yd 2ft) from the lift 002.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall.
  • The clear door width is 74cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 76cm x 145cm (2ft 6in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar lift opposite with the same specifications.

Corridors/Walkways (Second Floor)

  • There is step-free access throughout the corridors/walkways.
  • Corridors/Walkways View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The narrowest width of the corridors/walkways is 125cm.
    • The flooring in the corridors/walkways consists of carpet.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • Music is not played in the corridors/walkways.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • Wayfinding signage does include symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs etc.
    • Wayfinding signage is clearly presented/easy to read.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written signage for the facilities accessed via these corridors/walkways.

Room(s) (Room 206 - Office - Second Floor)

  • The room surveyed was Room 206.
  • Room 206 is located on the second floor along the corridor.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is numerical signage for the room, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are under 75cm for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are not between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a television screen.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There are three other office rooms (201, 204 and 205) that are in the same area but vary in size and shape.

Kitchen (202 Breakout Area - Second Floor)

  • The kitchen is located on the second floor along the corridor.
  • There is step-free access to the kitchen.
  • The kitchen has open access (no doors).
  • The height of the work surfaces are 86cm .
  • There is not a dual height refreshment counter.
  • There is not a work surface with a clear knee recess.
  • There is not a height adjustable work surface.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and vinyl.
  • There are sofas, chairs with armrests and chairs without armrests within the kitchen.
  • Tables are not permanently fixed.
  • Chairs are not permanently fixed.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 40cm (1ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Second Floor)

  • There is/are 1 female and male toilet(s) located on the second floor.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written.
  • Ambulant toilet cubicles are available in the male standard toilet(s).
  • The ambulant cubicles have horizontal and vertical grab rails on both sides of the seat.
  • There is a male standard toilet with a lowered urinal.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are lever.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good in the male and female standard toilets.

Kitchen (214 - Second Floor)

  • The kitchen is located on the second floor along the corridor from lift 002.
  • There is step-free access to the kitchen.
  • There is a/are door(s) to access the kitchen.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 71cm.
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the kitchen.
  • The height of the work surfaces are 90cm .
  • There is not a dual height refreshment counter.
  • There is not a work surface with a clear knee recess.
  • There is not a height adjustable work surface.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Room(s) (212 - Meeting Room - Second Floor)

  • The room surveyed was 212.
  • 212 is located on the second floor, to the right as you exit lift 002.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is numerical signage for the room, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are under 75cm for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • This room has a television screen and a whiteboard.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are not even.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There are four other meeting rooms in the same area (208, 209, 210 and 211) that have similar specifications but vary in size and shape.

Room(s) (207 - Prayer Room - Second Floor)

  • The room surveyed was 207.
  • 207 is located on the second floor, to the right as you exit lift 002.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • Signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • There is numerical signage for the room, that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are under 75cm for the room(s).
  • The door has a closer and maybe difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are not even.
  • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.