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South East Block

King's College London, Strand Campus, London, WC2R 2NE

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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Entrance (Macadam Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the east of the block.
    • This entrance gives access to level 0.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access 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.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the doors.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 8 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are 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 a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are 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.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are 8 steps from level 0 of the Macadam Building and 8 steps from the first floor.

Entrance (From King's Building to Floor -1)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the King's main corridor on floor -1.
    • This entrance gives access to the South East Block floor -1.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • 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 single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.

Ramp(s) or Slope(s) (From King's Building to Floor -1 Entrance)

  • Ramped/Sloped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a ramp/slope located in front of you on entering via the King's Building on floor -1.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access teaching rooms.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The ramp can be seen in photograph 1 and 2.
  • Ramped/Sloped Level Change 2 View
    • There is a ramp/slope located immediately to your right on entrance from the King's Building on floor -1.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access labs areas on the upper part of the floor -1 and lift.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
    • The ramp can be seen in photographs 3, 4 and 5.

Entrance (From King's Building to Floor -2)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off King's Building at level -1 to the rear of the main corridor.
    • This entrance gives access to South East Block floor -2.
    • 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.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 105cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 15+ 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 15cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • 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 good.

Entrance (From King's Building to Floor 0)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the main corridor.
    • This entrance gives access to South East Block floor 0 (ground floor).
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is sloped/ramped access to all services when accessing the building via the King's Building floor -1 entrance.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is 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 moderate to good.
  • 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)

  • Stepped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located between the upper and lower areas of floor -1.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the lower area of floor -1.
    • 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 not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • 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 good.
    • There is a standard lift to overcome the step(s).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1.
  • Stepped Level Change 2 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located on floor -2.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the breakout area.
    • 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 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not 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 good.
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 2.

Other Floors (King's Building Entrance Level 0)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located in front of you on entering from the level 0 King's Building entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the level 0 King's Building entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are -2, -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 height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not 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 not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are 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 provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift

  • The lift is located within the South West Block Engineering Space.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the Kings Entrance floor -1.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • Does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1 and -2.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not 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 medium.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is low.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 101cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 4in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in 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.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the Quadrangle Building off King's Building floor -1 corridor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located on level -1 off King's Building corridor.