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Bush House - South East Wing

Bush House, Strand Campus, 30 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BC

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include
    Basement - The Vault
    Ground Floor - KCLSU Hub: Lobby, The Shack
    Third Floor - KCL NHS Health Centre
    Fourth Floor - Student Services
    Fifth Floor - Careers and Employability
    Sixth Floor - English Language Centre
    Seventh Floor - KCLSU Hub: Lower Loft
    Eighth Floor - KCLSU Hub - Upper Loft.

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Kings College Strand Campus is located in central London off the Strand (A4). This campus is within the congestion charge zone.
    • There is no parking at the Strand Campus and very limited parking in the immediate area. The nearest public car park is the NCP London Covent Garden Car Park approximately 700m from the campus.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop to the Strand Campus is the Aldwych Somerset House (Stop R) bus stop. This bus stop is located off the Strand and is directly outside the Kings College Strand Building. This stop is served by routes 6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 87, 91, N9, N11, N15, N21, N26, N87, N89, N91, N155, N550, N551 and 748.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station to the Strand Campus is the Charing Cross station. This station is approximately 800m from the campus. This station is served by the Southeastern line.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station to the Strand Campus is the Temple Tube station. This station is approximately 300m from the campus and is served by the Circle and District lines.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off the Strand.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 128cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 189cm (6ft 2in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • 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 2 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 not have handrails.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you face the building off the Strand.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 165cm (5ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible entrance is via a gate to the left of the entrance which leads into the Bush House courtyard (as shown in photographs 1, 2 and 3).
    • The accessible entrance into the South East Wing is then immediately to your right on the side of the building (as shown in photographs 4, 5 and 6).
    • Wheelchair users will be issued a pass which allows access via this route.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception (South East Wing Main Reception)

  • South East Wing Main Reception is located immediately ahead on entering the building.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the accessible entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers to access the building located to the right of the reception.
    • The security barriers to enter all have a width of 60cm with the card reader placed at 98cm high.
    • There is a wider barrier to exit the building to the right of the entry security barriers (as shown in photographs 5 and 6).
    • This barrier has a width of 115cm and can be opened by staff if required for a wheelchair user.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
    • The stairs are located to the left on passing through the security barriers.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right on entering the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 975kg.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 127cm x 161cm (4ft 2in 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift has a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • There are portable hearing loops in the majority of teaching rooms.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There are mobile phone charging ports located on all floors of the building (as shown in photograph 8).

Eating and Drinking (The Vault)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
    • The restaurant/bar is located on floor -1 of the South East Wing.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the restaurant/bar.
    • For access there are double manual doors which may be difficult to open.
    • The double doors to enter the Vault and the slope leading to the entrance are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a bar where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; handheld menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 108cm.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 76cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a member of staff upon request.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • There are also coffee tables, high tables, long tables, armchairs, sofas, bench seats and high stools.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 43cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 102cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a member of staff upon request.
    • Lighting levels may be lower in the evening.

Accessible Toilet(s) (The Vault)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left on entering The Vault.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Vault entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from The Vault bar.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 224cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a 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.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 132cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is no soap available.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Reception (KCLSU Hub: Lobby - Ground Floor)

  • KCLSU Hub: Lobby is located on the ground floor of the South East Wing to the right after passing through the security barriers.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Activity Room A is also based in the KCLSU Hub on the ground floor of the South East Wing.

Eating and Drinking (The Shack)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the refectory.
    • The refectory is located to the right on entering the South East Wing.
    • There is step-free access to the refectory.
    • For access there are double manual doors which may be difficult to open.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are not available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 74cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 69cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 70cm.
    • There are also coffee tables, armchairs and sofas.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 43cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There are self service fridges containing cold drinks and snacks. There is also a self service hot food cabinet. Staff are able to provide assistance with these if required. There is also a vending machine located in The Shack.

Reception (Kings College London NHS Health Centre - Third Floor)

  • Kings College London NHS Health Centre is located on the third floor of the South East Wing.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lifts.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating available in the reception area of the health centre.
    • There are chairs available with armrests on both sides.

Reception (Student Services - Fourth Floor)

  • Student Services is located on the fourth floor of the South East Wing to the left on exiting the lift.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lifts.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a waiting room to the right of the reception area where students can wait to be called for meetings (as shown in photograph 3).
    • There are meeting rooms located off the reception and on the third floor Student Services appointments area which also includes a waiting area (as shown in photographs 5, 6, 7 and 8).
    • The meeting rooms have single doors which are heavy and open away from you with a width of 85cm.
    • There are height adjustable chairs with armrests on both sides and some meeting rooms include a height adjustable desk.

Reception (Careers and Employability - Fifth Floor)

  • Careers and Employability is located on the fifth floor of the South East Wing, to the left on exiting the lift.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lifts.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating available in the waiting area of the reception (as shown in photograph 3).
    • Chairs are at a height of 47cm with armrests on both sides.
    • There is a table with a clear floor space of 72cm.
    • There is a higher table with a surface height of 105cm with open access computers (as shown in photograph 4).
    • There are stools available at a height of 76cm.
    • There are also meeting rooms off the reception area (as shown in photographs 6, 7 and 8).
    • These rooms have heavy, single doors which open away from you with a width of 85cm.
    • The meeting rooms also include height adjustable chairs with armrests on both sides and tables with a clear floor space of 71cm.

Reception (English Language Centre - Sixth Floor)

  • English Language Centre is located on the sixth floor of the South East Wing to the left on exiting the lift.
  • The desk is 14m (15yd 11in) from the lifts.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is seating in the reception waiting area (as shown in photograph 3).
    • There are chairs at a height of 46cm with armrests on both sides.
    • There is also a sofa available and a coffee table.
    • There are also 4 meeting rooms in the English Language Centre with single doors which are heavy and open away from you with width of 85cm.
    • There are chairs available in meeting rooms with armrests on both sides (as shown in photographs 5 and 6).

Reception (KCLSU Hub: Lower Loft - Seventh Floor)

  • KCLSU Hub is located on the seventh floor of the South East Wing to the right on exiting the lift.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lifts.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

KCLSU Hub: Lower Loft

  • The KCLSU Hub located on the seventh floor of the South East Wing includes a study area.
  • The majority of tables have a clear floor space of 71cm with a surface height of 74cm.
  • The majority of chairs have a height of 46cm without armrests.
  • There are a few chairs available with armrests on both sides.
  • There are high tables with a surface height of 110cm and stools at a height of 80cm.
  • There is also some bench seating.
  • There is a kitchen area with worktops at a height of 84cm (as shown in photograph 5).
  • There is a Media Suite located in the KCLSU Hub with open access computers (as shown in photographs 6 and 7).
  • Desks have a clear floor space of 72cm and there are height adjustable chairs with armrests on both sides.
  • There are 2 student advice meeting rooms within the KCLSU Hub (as shown in photograph 8).
  • These rooms have a heavy door to enter which opens away from you with a width of 85cm.
  • There are chairs available at a height of 46cm with armrests on both sides.
  • The table has a clear floor space of 72cm.

KCLSU Hub: Upper Loft - Eighth Floor

  • The KCLSU Hub: Upper Loft is located on the eighth floor of the South East Wing.
  • There is step free access to the area.
  • The KCLSU Hub: Upper Loft includes the Meadow which is a chill out area for students including large bean bag and sofa seating.
  • This area also includes a vending machine and small kitchen area with work surfaces at a height of 84cm (as shown in photographs 4 and 5).
  • This area also includes 3 meeting rooms.
  • Meeting Room A is shown in photograph 6.
  • Meeting Room B is shown in photograph 7.
  • These meeting rooms have heavy doors which open away from you with a width of 90cm.
  • There are chairs available in all rooms with a height of 47cm and armrests on both sides.
  • Tables have a clear floor space of 72cm.
  • Also located in the KCLSU Hub: Upper Loft are 5 Activity spaces.
  • Activity Room C is shown in photograph 8.
  • Activity Room D is shown in photograph 9.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on all floors of the South East Wing.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on all floors of the South East Wing.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left on entering the building on the ground floor of the South East Wing in the KCLSU Hub.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 198cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • 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 a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 132cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is a handheld soap dispenser available.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 105cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is good.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • There is a handheld bottle soap dispenser available on the sink.
    • There are identical accessible toilets in the same location on floors 2, 4 and 8.

Accessible Toilet(s) (First Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet was out of use at the time of the survey.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor of the South East Wing to the left on exiting the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the lifts.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 198cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 132cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 103cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 103cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is good.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical accessible toilets in the same location on floors 3, 5, 6 and 7.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor of the South East Wing in the KCLSU Hub.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 21m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is fair.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The standard male toilets on the ground floor are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the first floor of the South East Wing.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 19m from the lifts.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is fair.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The standard male toilets on the first floor are shown in photographs 3 and 4.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical standard female and male toilets in the same location of the South East Wing on floors 0 - 8.
    • There are also standard male and female toilets located on floor -1.