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Tower Wing

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a lecture theatre, staff offices and classrooms.

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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 a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is London Bridge.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 10 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 500cm (13ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main building entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main building entrance.
    • 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 a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • This car park is extremely busy and usually full.
    • During the daytime the car park is for Blue Badge holders, patient transport vehicles and taxis only.
    • General parking is permitted 16.30 - 08.30 only Monday - Friday and all day weekends.

Outside Access (Main Building Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, from Great Maze Pond.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open by revolving.
  • The door opening is 220cm (7ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • These powered doors revolve automatically.
    • They can be made accessible by using the button to the right of the door to slow it down.

Level Change (Main Building Entrance)

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

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance and Patient Transport)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the main entrance, off Great Maze Pond.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a step free path from this entrance to the patient pick up point.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located from the parking area to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Tower Wing Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main building reception.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The first entrance shown leads to lifts A, for floors 18-30.
    • There is separate entrance to the right to lifts B, for floors 1-18.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • 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.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Floors go from LG and G up to the 32nd floor.
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the lecture theatre on floors 30, 31 and 32.
    • Level access to the lecture theatre is on the 29th floor.

Lift (Genetics Department 5-8)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located towards the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 5-7-8.
  • The lift is 45m (49yd) from low level lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 160cm (2ft 11in x 5ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (Low Level Lift - Lifts B)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the rear left of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18.
  • The lift is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main building entrance.
  • The clear door width is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 215cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 1in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lift (High Level Lift - Lifts A)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-17-18-20-21-22-23-24-26-26-27-28-29-30.
  • The lift is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main building entrance.
  • The clear door width is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 215cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 1in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet (Eighth floor)

  • 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 Braille, tactile, and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the low level lift - lift B.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the left of the eighth floor.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 205cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 9in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • 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.
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 115cm (3ft 9in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Thirtieth floor)

  • 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 13m (14yd 8in) from the high level lift - lifts A.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the left of the building.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens sliding.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 228cm (4ft 12in x 7ft 6in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • 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.
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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
    • The door slides and folds open.

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.