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Ratcliffe Building

London Business School, Regent's Park, London, NW1 4SA

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Introduction

  • The Ratcliffe Building is located at the rear of the campus located opposite the Plowden Building.
  • Access to the building is via a covered walkway from The Plowden Building.
  • The Ratcliffe Building contains the main lecture theatres and seminar rooms for the Business School.
  • Other services inside the building or adjacent to include; A Wing, B Wing, The Nash Lounge,The Nash Kitchen, Dining Room, Garden Room and Park Restaurant Suites.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in London.
  • The nearest mainline station is Marylebone.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Baker Street.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 480cm x 490cm (15ft 9in x 16ft 1in).
    • 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 not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • There is 1 designated parking bay located outside the rear entrance to the Plowden Building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 160cm (5ft 3in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the 4th floor containing Rooms R401-R421 is via stairs only.

Level Change (The British Land Company Lecture Theatre)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are bright.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Level Change (4th Floor)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between the stairs and 4th floor corridor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 13m (14yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 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 low.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 31m (33yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the main corridor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 180cm (5ft 7in x 5ft 11in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

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.