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London Metropolitan University , Learning Centre, 236-250 Holloway Road , London , N7 6PP

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Useful Information

  • An Undergraduate Course (known as a Bachelors Degree) is usually the first degree you apply for and normally takes three years to complete if studying full-time.
  • To see more information on Undergraduate Courses, BA, BSc and BEng Degrees please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 020 7423 0000.
  • Email: [email protected].
  • Postgraduate Degrees are for Students who have already completed an Undergraduate Degree to a good standard or have enough experience in the relevant field.
    A Masters is usually taught like an Undergraduate Degree and takes one or two years. It is more challenging than a Bachelors and demands considerable independent thought.
  • To see more information on Postgraduate courses, MA, MSc, MBA and research degrees. please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 020 7423 0000.
  • Email: [email protected].
  • Additional Courses, Professional Courses, Apprenticeships.
  • To see more information on Courses and Professional Qualifications please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 020 7423 0000.
  • Email: [email protected].
  • There are a couple services on the ground floor of the Library in the Learning Centre (Holloway Campus) and Calcutta House (Aldgate Campus).
    They provide information or help Students with technical or other issues (Techsmart Desk and Library Services/ Information).
    The services are also available online for Students from either Campus.
    The TechSmart desk can help with various issues such as changing passwords, printer access, Wi-Fi access, weblearn queries, evision queries (accessing journals/ books away from the University) and can provide information on available software and laptop loans.
    The link below gives information on this software available and provides access to the self-service portal and IT help chat.
  • To see more information on TechSmart IT support please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 020 7133 4444 (out of hours telephone number).
  • The Library Services Information desk in both Campus' Libraries can support Students with advice on how best to find and use the Library Resources.
    Appointments with the Academic Librarian Liaison can be arranged via the library service (link or email below) or also via this email: [email protected]
    The subject drop-in and enquiry area next to the library services desk in the Holloway Campus' Learning Centre is used for this purpose. Library Services can also provide information on the DDS service (Disabilities and Dyslexia Service). The phone number for that service is +44 (0)20 7320 2848 and there is information on the university's website:https://student.londonmet.ac.uk/life-at-london-met/student-services/disabilities-and-dyslexia-service-dds/ Group study rooms are booked via student's library accounts and keys (where required) are collected/dropped off at the library services/ information desk.
  • To see more information on Library Services please click here (opens new tab).
  • Telephone Number: 020 7133 2100.
  • Email: [email protected].
  • Comments View
    • The courses available at this University range from Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degrees to short courses and professional qualifications.

Rooms and Spaces Links

Opening Times (Learning Centre - Library)

  • Monday 08:00 - 23:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 23:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 23:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 23:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 23:00.
  • Saturday 11:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 18:30.

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
    • The pavement along the front of the Learning Centre is approximately 240cm wide with a raised section to one side with bicycle racks.
      The trees to one side of the pavement, with resin bound gravel at their base, only reduce the pavement's width to approximately 200cm.
      There is a very slight slope towards the road.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Hornsey Road opposite Rollit Street.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor of the Learning Centre.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Learning Centre'.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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.
    • 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 key card reader is 98cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • There is a push pad/button to exit the main automatic doors.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 84cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is also a revolving door next to this one.
    • The height of the slow down button is 106cm.
    • The automatic door and small lip are shown in photographs 3 and 4.
      There are 2 manual, revolving doors next to the automatic door.
      The widths between the doors is approximately 140cm (photograph 5).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the automatic and revolving doors.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Comments View
    • The Receptionist can open the automatic doors if assistance is needed.
    • The ramp in front of the entrance has 2 manhole covers which are not flush with the paving causing a trip hazard.
    • There is a Library Return Box on the left before the security barriers into the Library (photograph 9).
    • The letter box is 92cm above the floor.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on the right after the main entrance to the Learning Centre.
    • The reception point is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Learning Centre main entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 110cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • There is no wayfinding signage available at/close to the reception.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.
  • Security Barriers View
    • There are security barriers at the reception.
    • The minimum width between the security barriers is 55cm.
    • 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 100cm.
    • The wider security gate is next to the Reception desk.
      There is a key card reader on the right, to the left of the reception desk (photograph 6).
      The key card reader is 70cm above the floor.
      The wider gate can also be opened by the Receptionist.
      There are further transparent security barriers after the main barriers.

Ramp(s) / Slope(s) and Step(s) (Reception)

  • Ramp / Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope located just past the security barriers at reception. The ramp is behind the reception desk.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access the whole building apart from the Café seating area, with direct access onto the ground floor of the Library.
      The ramp is approximately 8m long with a slight slope.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not 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 both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 137cm (4ft 6in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) located just past the security gates at Reception.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the whole building apart from the Café seating area, with direct access onto the ground floor of the Library.
    • 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 height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 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 easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is sloped/ramped access to the café seating area.
    • There is stepped access to rooms LCG-06 and LCG-07 (to the rear of the ground floor through 2 manual doors and 4 steps).
    • There is ramped or stepped access to the whole building due to the level change just past the security barriers.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • There are corridors/walkways with a surface width of less than 120cm (excluding any permanent obstructions over a small distance).
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is 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 is a mixture of seating with and without armrests at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • Floor plans/maps are available.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • An example of one of the maps available within the Library is shown in photograph 13.
    • There is a defibrillator and first aid room by the main entrance/reception (photographs 14 and 15).
    • There are water fountains (84cm high) on all floors.
    • There are some electrical junction boxes which are not flush with the floor and could be a trip hazard (photograph 16).

Eating and Drinking (Library Café)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located immediately to the left after entering through the security barriers at Reception/ the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the café.
    • The café and seating area is accessed by an open access point which is on a slope with a slight incline.
      The café service was closed at time of survey (March 2024).
  • 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 72cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 74cm.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 72cm.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 35cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 108cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • There are also coffee tables, high tables, sofas, stools and high stools.
    • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Ramp(s) or Slope(s) (Reception to Library)

  • Ramped/Sloped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a ramp/slope located between the lift and toilets at Reception, and the library.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access the library.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.

Counter (Library Services and Information)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located on the ground floor to the rear of the venue.
    • The counter is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is low (76cm or lower).
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the counter.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the counter.
    • The Library Services Information desk is 76cm high and there are seats without armrests by the counter/desk.
      The desk can help Students with a variety of services: activating bookings/ giving keys for rooms and offering advice or guidance.
      There is more information on the services provided in the Useful Information section of this guide.
      There are Student services feedback forms with drop-boxes 110cm high on the mezzanine floor (photograph 3).

Opening Times (Library Services and Information)

  • Monday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 12:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Counter (TechSmart IT Helpdesk)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located on the ground floor next to the Library Services Information desk.
    • The counter is approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the Learning Centre Entrance.
    • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
    • The height of the counter is low (76cm or lower).
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the counter.
    • There is no wayfinding signage available at/close to the reception.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the counter.
    • The desk is 76cm high with chairs with no armrests to sit down while speaking to the staff member.
      The TechSmart desk can help with a variety of IT issues or queries, with further information in the useful information section.

Opening Times (TechSmart IT Helpdesk)

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Library

  • Library Circulation View
    • There is step-free access within the library.
    • The type of flooring in the library is carpet and vinyl.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There are potential trip hazards within the room.
    • Potential trip hazards include changes in flooring from carpet to vinyl/laminate, and floor boxes.
  • Self Service Machines View
    • There is a/are self service book borrow/return machine(s) available.
    • The self service book borrow/return machine(s) is/are located on the ground floor by the Library Services Information desk (photograph 3). There is an adjacent drop box with a drop slot 76cm above the floor.
    • The self service machine(s) touchscreen(s) is/are between the heights of 110cm and 140cm.
  • Library Services View
    • This library is able to provide material in the following formats: ebook and ejournal.
    • For further Information about additional formats and support click here (opens in a new tab).
    • There are reading/study desks available.
    • The majority of the reading/study desk(s) are 74cm in height.
    • There is a height adjustable desk available.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • Laptops are available to borrow from the library.
    • For more information about borrowing laptops please click here.
    • Auxiliary aids are available.
    • Auxiliary aids available in this library include: Ergonomic Chairs.
    • There are various ergonomic chairs within the Library in the Learning Centre.
      Other auxiliary aids may be provided when possible on request. For further information about available auxiliary aids, click here (opens in a new tab).
    • The library does have computers with accessible software.
    • Accessible software available includes: ClaroRead.
    • Additional accessible software includes Freemind and Zotero.
      For further information on available accessible software, click here (opens in a new tab).
    • A member of staff is available to provide assistance.
  • Comments View
    • Group study rooms in the Learning Centre are booked via the Students Library account with maximum 2 hour slots.
    • The room fob is collected, and dropped-off by 18:45 (Monday to Friday) at the Library Services desk.

Lift (Lift A Reception)

  • The lift is located on the ground floor straight ahead from reception, on the left.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) 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 G, M, 1.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 3000kg.
  • 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 low.
  • The clear door width is 116cm (3ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 194cm x 301cm (6ft 4in x 9ft 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 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.

Other Floors (G to M (Library))

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located on the ground floor of the Library by the TechSmart desk.
    • The stairs are approximately 34m from the Learning Centre main entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, M.
    • There are 16 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 17cm.
    • 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 at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do 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 not a landing.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • The first step is 12cm high with a tread of 150cm (photograph 4).

Entrance (Library First Floor Quiet Study Areas)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor opposite the reception lift (Lift A).
    • This entrance gives access to the first floor of the Library (quiet study area) from the breakout space near the lift.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Quiet Study Area'.
    • 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) automatically (away from you).
    • The entry push pad or push button is 100cm from floor level.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 77cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1-3 show the doors on the first floor.
    • There are a set of manual, heavy, double doors (148cm wide) next to the automatic door. They open both ways.
    • The automatic door on the first floor is also sensor activated.

Step(s) (Access to LCG-06, LCG-07 and LCM-04)

  • Stepped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located to the rear of the ground floor.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access rooms LCG-06 and LCG-07.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are 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).
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
    • This level change is shown in photographs 1-3.
  • Stepped Level Change 2 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located on the Mezzanine level next to the Reception lift.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access room LCM-04. The path to the door is 80cm wide and the door has key-card access (123cm high).
    • 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 height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • 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 good.
    • This level change is shown in photographs 4 and 5.

Ramp(s) or Slope(s) (Mezzanine to LCM-04)

  • Ramped/Sloped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a ramp/slope located ahead from the doorway to the right of the mezzanine level toilets (photograph 4).
    • The ramp/slope is used to access room LCM-04.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not 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 width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Lift B)

  • The lift is for staff use only.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the café, through the door marked 'Staff Only', near to Stair 2.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff needs to be notified for use of the lift.
  • A member of staff is required to operate the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, M, 1, 2.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 450kg.
  • There are manual single and double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on the ground floor upwards.
  • 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 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 109cm x 120cm (3ft 7in x 3ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 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.
  • There is not a 150x150cm turning space in front of the lift on the first floor.
  • Comments View
    • Lift B provides access to the Science Centre Skills and Simulation Suite on the second floor.
    • Lift B is generally out of bounds to students, and permission might be sought to enter the Science Centre on the second floor.
    • Concessions are usually made for those requiring level access via lift to the Science Centre from within the Learning Centre, and as an alternative to accessing the Science Centre from the library via Hornsey Road.

Lift (Lift C Scenic)

  • The lift is for staff use only.
  • The lift is located to the rear right of the building near Stair 6.
  • The lift was out of use at the time of the survey.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 61m (66yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff needs to be notified for use of the lift.
  • A member of staff is required to operate the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, M, 1, 2.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • 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 not 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 high.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There are 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low to moderate.
  • External lift controls are 116cm above the floor.
    The ground floor door is shown in photograph 1.
    The first floor door is shown in photograph 2.
    There is a ramp with a slight incline between the lift and the door to exit the lift lobby (photograph 4).

Other Floors (Stair 2)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located within the area with Fellows Offices and Teaching Spaces on the first floor.
    • The stairs are approximately 29m from the reception lift (Lift A), or 43m from Stair 3.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • 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 the right going up.
    • 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 not 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
    • The lighting from the ground to first floor is low to moderate.

Other Floors (Stair 3)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located towards the rear of the building, opposite reception.
    • 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, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are G, M, 1, 2.
    • 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 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 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 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 low to moderate.
  • Other Information View
    • The handrail on the right-hand side is similar but is not easy to grip and does not extend beyond the first and last step.
      The signage on each floor states the room numbers but not services.
      There is a refuge point on the first and second floors, with an intercom 100cm high with braille and tactile text.
      There is an evacuation chair on the second floor (photograph 8).

Other Floors (Stair 4)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located close to the TechSmart Desk on the ground floor of the library.
    • The stairs are approximately 44m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are G, M, 1, 2.
    • 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 17cm.
    • 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 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 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 good.
  • Other Information View
    • The handrail on the right-hand side is similar but not easy to grip and does not extend beyond the first and last step.
      The signage on each floor states the room numbers but not services.
      There is a slight slope on to access the stairwell on the ground floor (photograph 2).

Other Floors (Stair 6)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the far right of the building, within the library.
    • The stairs are approximately 53m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by the stairs are G, M , 1, 2.
    • 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 18cm.
    • 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 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 good.
  • Other Information View
    • The staircase has open risers.
      Access to the stairwell from the Mezzanine floor has a slight slope and has poor lighting.
      The signage on each floor states the room numbers but not services.
  • Comments View
    • Stair 6 was out of bounds at the time of survey (August 2023).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor close to Reception.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Learning Centre main entrance.
    • There is step-free access into 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 at reception (was not there at time of survey March 2022).
    • 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 is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm.
    • 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 198cm x 268cm (6ft 6in x 8ft 10in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal 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 the right.
    • There is not 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) to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • 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 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 96cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer requires hands to be inserted into the top.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Mezzanine Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the Mezzanine level close to the Reception lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Reception lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm.
    • 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 177cm x 235cm (5ft 10in x 7ft 9in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a 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 the right.
    • There is not 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) to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • 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 female sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • 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 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 91cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer requires hands to be inserted into the top.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Accessible Toilet(s) (First Floor Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor breakout area by the Reception lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Reception lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • 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 inwards (automatically).
    • The door is push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 100cm from floor level.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 84cm.
    • 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 poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 188cm x 260cm (6ft 2in x 8ft 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 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal 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) to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • 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 female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Comments View
    • The push-pads for the toilet do not work as the toilet is locked via radar key.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor near to the lift after reception (Lift A).
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 17m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial and written text 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 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There are similar toilets on the mezzanine level and first floors close to Lift A.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the first floor of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities area (fellow's offices/teaching rooms).
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 31m from the the reception lift (Lift A).
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 79cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There are also female and male standard toilets in the staff areas off Stair 2 (Lift B) on the first floor. There are also shared standard toilets in the staff areas off Stair 2 (Lift B) on the second floor.

Standard Toilet(s) (Mezzanine LCM-04)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the mezzanine level, in the staff area.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 13m from the Reception Lift A.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 77cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.