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Chesham Building

Strand Campus, Surrey Street, London, WC2R 2NS

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Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 197cm x 638cm (6ft 6in x 20ft 11in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Surrey Street/Temple Place.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Surrey Street / Temple Place.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The route from on street parking to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance due to dropped kerbs.

Outside Access (Macadam Building Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to floor -2.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'KING'S College LONDON Strand Campus Macadam Building Surrey Street WC2R 2NS'.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 82cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 172cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There are security barriers at this entrance.
    • The minimum width between the security barriers is 60cm.
    • The width of the wider security barriers is 90cm.
    • A key card is required to pass through the security barriers.
    • The height of the key card reader is 90cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the main entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • 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 left going up the ramp.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left of the main entrance.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (King's Building Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite Somerset House.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • 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.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • The depth 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 (Macadam Building South)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the south (left) of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 25m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, single and double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are 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 not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do 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
    • There is a similar staircase to the north (right) of the building.

Other Floors (King's Building)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of the King's Building at the end of the corridor.
    • The stairs are approximately 80m from the Strand Building.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are -1, 0, 2, 4, 6, 7.
    • 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 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 provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • There are additional staircases located around the building between floors.

Lift (Macadam Building Main Lift)

  • The lift is located to the right after the security barriers, through the double doors.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • 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 -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1200kg.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are 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.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is high.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is high.
  • The clear door width is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 188cm x 149cm (6ft 2in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is 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 internal controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • Door controls and alarm are lower than 90cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • Access to floor 5 is by platform lift in the lecture theatre on floor 4.

Lift (King's Building Main Lift)

  • The lift is located along the main corridor in King's Building.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the Strand Building Level 0 entrance.
  • 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 -1, 0, 2, 4, 6, 7.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are 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.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is high.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is high.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 160cm (5ft 7in x 5ft 3in).
  • There are not 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 internal 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 good.

Entrance (Macadam Building Level 0)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 0 of the Macadam Building.
    • This entrance gives access to floor 1 of the Chesham Building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Macadam Building Floor 0 Access to Chesham Building'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 70cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located between the buildings.
    • There is/are 6 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The depth 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 the left going up.
    • 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.

Entrance (Macadam Building Level 3)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 3 of the Macadam Building.
    • This entrance gives access to floor 4 of the Chesham Building.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not 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 single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • 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 the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth 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 the left going up.
    • 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.

Entrance (Macadam Building Level 5)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Level 5 of the Macadam Building.
    • This entrance gives access to floor 5 of the Chesham Building.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access 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 104cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • The depth 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 the left going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not 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.

Entrance (King's Building Floor 1)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floor 1 of the King's Building.
    • This entrance gives access to floor 1 of the Chesham Building.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access 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 136cm.
    • 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 144cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the first set of doors.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Other Floors (Chesham Building - Macadam Building Side)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located next to the building links with the Macadam Building.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are -1, 0, 1, 2 and 3.
    • 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 clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • 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 provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Other Floors (Chesham Building - Norfolk Building Side)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located next to the link with the Norfolk Building.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are -1, 0, 1, 2 and 3.
    • 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 clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • 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 provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is not step-free access throughout the building .
    • There is stepped access to The Centre for Mexican Studies has 3 steps to access it, they are 19cm high and have moderate to low lighting.
  • Circulation View
    • There are no doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is tiles, carpet and vinyl.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are no seats/chairs at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.

Step(s) (Centre for Mexican Studies)

  • Stepped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located on floor -1.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the Centre for Mexican Studies.
    • There is/are 3 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the Macadam Building.

Standard Toilet(s) (Floor 2)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located on floor 2, next to the Macadam Building stairs.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m from the Macadam Building stairs.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 82cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female toilet is located on floor 2, next to the Macadam Building stairs, through the double doors and to the left.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the Macadam Building stairs.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 82cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There is a step in each toilet, they are both 15cm high.
      These are shown in photos 5 and 10.