Skip to main content

Addiction Sciences Building

4 Windsor Walk, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, London, SE5 8BB

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

Rooms and Spaces Links

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Denmark Hill Campus - Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Denmark Hill.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The Addiction Sciences Building ASB is located on the North of the East side of the Campus.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is outside 1 Windsor Walk.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within 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 car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Ad-hoc, blue badge and visitor parking can be arranged, depending on availability, at no-cost. Permanent parking, for building users, including blue badge holders is charged.

Approach (Memory Lane)

  • 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 steep gradient and has no handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • Memory Lane runs through the campus, roughly north to south, from De Crespigny Park to Windsor Walk by this building. This section of the path runs up from the Social, Genetic Development Psychiatry Centre, past the side of this building and up to a gate, 104cm wide next to the main entrance on Windsor Walk.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Windsor Walk.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • The Building Security Officer will offer assistance at this entrance if requested.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Outside Access (Basement Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, opposite the Social, Genetic and Development Psychiatry Centre.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 158cm (5ft 2in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 8 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the step(s).
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Basement Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in front of the entrance, next to the steps.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 500kg.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the basement entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The lift door is manual, opens outwards and may be difficult to open.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 178cm (4ft 3in x 5ft 10in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • Comments View
    • There is a very slight slope leading from this lift to the entrance (shown in photograph 4).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows the link to 1 Windsor Walk, located on the ground floor to the far right as you enter.
    • Access is via a moderate ramp, 120cm wide.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There is an Evac Chair on landing on first floor (shown in photograph 4).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead from main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 13m (14yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The controls are 112-125cm high.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 14m (15yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the ground floor next to the lift.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a hook.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 142cm x 195cm (4ft 8in x 6ft 5in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • 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 toilet roll holder is 104cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 77cm (2ft 6in) high.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The lateral transfer space is blocked by a bin fixed to the wall.
    • There are also adapted toilets on floors 2 and 4 by the lift.
    • These have clear transfer spaces, on the right on floor 2, and the left on floor 4.

Standard Shower

  • There are not standard level access shower facilities available.
  • Comments View
    • The shower is located in the basement and is accessed by a deep step.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor next to the lift.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are also female standard toilets available on floors B, 2, 3 and 4.
    • Male toilets are also on floors B and 3.
    • There is a unisex toilet on floor 1.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.