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Tower Block Main Entrance to Junction Café

London Metropolitan University , 166-220 Holloway Road, London, N7 8DB

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Summary

  • The following information describes the route from the Tower Block main entrance to Junction Café.
  • The approximate distance of the route is 50m.
  • The type of flooring along the route was tiled and vinyl/laminate.
  • The Junction Café was closed for refurbishments at the time of survey (March 2024).

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac and block paving.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (Tower Building Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Holloway Road.
    • This entrance gives access to the Tower Building - Blue Zone ground floor and main reception.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'London Metropolitan University'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 119cm (3ft 11in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 104cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm.
    • 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.
    • There are manual revolving doors on each side of the automatic single door.
      The doors to the left have a steep slope in front of them (shown in photograph 5).
      Those to the right have a slight ramp in front (photograph 6), but these were not in use at the time of survey.
      The card reader to exit the building is 115cm high (shown in photograph 7).

Tower Block Main Entrance to Security Barriers

  • Enter through the single, automatic door at the front of the Tower Block.
  • The width of the door is 100cm.
  • The automatic door opens away from you.
  • The height of the bell buzzer is 119cm and the height of the card reader is 104cm.
  • There is a slight slope in front of the entrance.
  • To the far right of the security barriers is the accessible security barrier.
  • The width of the security barrier is 94cm and the card reader height is 100cm.
  • There is a slight slope in front of the security barrier.
  • The flooring is tiled and has a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
  • The lighting level is good.

Security Barriers to Tower Block First Floor

  • Enter through the security barrier and take a right through the set of manual, double doors that are permanently held open.
  • The width of the doors is 174cm.
  • Clear overhead signage is provided above the doors.
  • Take one of the lifts to the first floor.
  • On exiting the lift turn left and head through the single manual door with an open extension leaf to exit the lift lobby.
  • The width of the single door with an open extension leaf is 135cm.
  • The flooring is tiled, vinyl/laminate and has a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
  • The lighting level is moderate to good.

Other Floors (The Tower - Main Stairs - Stairwell 2)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located opposite the main lifts on the ground floor main corridor.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
    • 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 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 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 moderate to good.

Lift (Main Lifts A-C)

  • The lift is located on the main corridor, next to reception.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) 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, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • 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 not 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 177cm x 102cm (5ft 10in x 3ft 4in).
  • 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 not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The internal controls range from 90cm to 138cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.
  • The only controls available within the lifts are the door open/close button and the emergency call button.
    The lift floor selection buttons are located on the wall between the 3 lifts which are labelled A, B and C (photograph 6)
    The lift floor levels buttons are at a height of between 80cm and 110cm.

Tower Block First Floor to Junction Café

  • After exiting the lift lobby on the first floor, immediately turn left and follow the corridor to the end.
  • There is a set of manual, double doors that are permanently held open.
  • The width of the doors is 142cm.
  • At the end of the corridor turn right through two sets of manual doors and the Junction Café is on the right hand side.
  • The width of the first set of manual, double doors is 143cm and the width of the second set of manual, single with an open extension leaf doors is 140cm.
  • Signage is provided on the walls to help navigate the building.
  • The flooring is vinyl/laminate and has a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
  • The lighting level is good.

Eating and Drinking (The Junction Café - First Floor CLOSED)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on the first floor of Blue Zone.
    • There is step-free access, via lift, to the café.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered, table service (on request only) and full table service available via online app.
    • 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.
    • Takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • There is a portable card machine available for payment.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 92cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Self-Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 90cm.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The self-service counter is located to the left as you face the main service counter.
      It contains self-service breakfast and lunch foods.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 30cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 112cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • There are also coffee tables, high tables, armchairs, sofas and high stools.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet, tiles and laminate.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • The Junction Café was closed until further notice at the time of survey (March 2024).

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