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Hodgkin Building

Guy's Campus, Newcomen Street, London, SE1 1UL

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Introduction

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Opening Times

  • The building is open 24hrs.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Guy's Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is London Bridge.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is London Bridge.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 13 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance via Basement)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 122cm (4ft) wide.

Lift (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located beyond the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 225 kg.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 80cm (3ft 3in x 2ft 7in).
  • 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.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Alternative Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the left side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is mainly used as a fire door, so a key is needed to open this door from the outside.
    • This entrance gives step free access to classrooms 3-7.

Level Change (Alternative Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the accessible entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Reception

  • The desk is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows the Gowland Hopkins lecture theatre on the basement level.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in the basement, by classrooms 1 and 2.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • The ramps lead from the accessible entrance lift to the main lift.
    • There are further ramps in the basement, leading to the Gowland Hopkins lecture theatre, Muslim Prayer Rooms and toilets.
    • There are also mezzanine levels are located throughout the building, with a varying number of medium steps accessing them.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the lobby, to the right after reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 120cm (3ft 11in x 3ft 11in).
  • There are not 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 lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.
  • Comments View
    • A lift that is 88cm x 170cm can be used to access floors 4 and 5 (photograph 2).
    • This lift is located at the rear of floor 1.
    • There is a steep ramp (Cook's Cut) leading to this lift.

Library (Wills Library)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • Comments View
    • The library is located on the landing between the ground floor and basement, and is accessed from the ground floor via a flight of 7 medium steps only (photograph 1).
    • There is 24 hour access to this area for silent study only, and also to access the PCs in Keats Room. Please see the separate guide for Keats Room for more information on access to that area.
    • Some seating in the library has arm rests.
    • The books here can be accessed by filling in a store request form available from the New Hunt's House Library.

Level Change (Muslim Prayer Rooms)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in the basement, at the rear of the building.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar steps leading up to the Brothers and Sisters rooms.

Lift (Muslim Prayer Rooms)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the steps leading up to the Brothers' side.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 225 kg.
  • The lift is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 87cm x 107cm (2ft 10in x 3ft 6in).
  • 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.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • Although the lift is on the Brothers' side, it does also give step free access to the Sisters' prayer room.
    • The lift was not in use on the day of our visit (14.7.14).

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 17m (18yd 1ft) from the alternative entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located towards the rear of the basement floor.
    • There is not 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 inwards and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 192cm x 262cm (6ft 4in x 8ft 7in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • 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 the right.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 113cm (3ft 8in) 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 height of the sink is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet is only accessible via the alternative entrance.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet in the basement, near the Gowland Hopkins lecture theatre (shown in photograph 2).

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance on the right.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 105cm (3ft 5in).

Standard Toilet(s)

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 generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.