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Tower Block Main Entrance to Roding Building TM3-03

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

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Summary

  • The following information describes the route from Tower Block main entrance to Room TM3-03.
  • The approximate distance of the route is 195m
  • The surface along the route is vinyl/laminate, blocked paving, cobbled paving and carpet.
  • The potential hazards along the way include ramps/slopes, uneven surfaces and flooring that has a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.

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 Courtyard Entrance

  • As you enter through the security barriers, continue ahead towards the stair case and turn right.
  • Follow the corridor and enter through two sets of manual, double doors that are permanently held open.
  • The width of the first set of doors is 138cm and the width of the second set of doors is 181cm.
  • Continue ahead passing the cafĂ© which is on the left hand side.
  • Take a left before the staircase and the entrance to the courtyard is ahead.
  • There are two sets of double automatic doors to enter the courtyard.
  • The width of the first set of doors is 153cm and the width of the second set is 148cm.
  • There is a steep ramp/slope beyond the second set of doors that does not have any handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 176cm.
  • The flooring is tiled, vinyl/laminate and has a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
  • The lightening level is moderate to good.

Outside Access (Courtyard Entrance from Blue Met Lounge - Door 2)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Blue Met Lounge, next to the stairs.
    • This entrance gives access to the courtyard.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the second set of doors.
    • 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • There is no signage at this door from the lounge.
    • There is signage as you enter the lounge from the courtyard.
    • The door is labelled number 2.

Outside Access (Courtyard Entrance 8)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located within the outer courtyard of the Tower Building.
    • This entrance gives access to the Red and Yellow Zones.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Welcome to the Yellow Zone - Access to Roding Building'.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not 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) automatically (towards you).
    • There is a push pad/button to exit the main automatic doors.
    • The entry push pad or push button is 98cm from floor level.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 98cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to and just beyond the entrance.
    • 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance also provides an accessible route to Green Zone.

Courtyard Entrance to Roding Building Entrance

  • As you enter the Courtyard continue straight ahead for approximately 35m.
  • The surface is blocked paving, wooden decking and cobbled paving.
  • at the end of the courtyard turn right and head down the steep ramp/slope.
  • The ramp/slope has handrails on each side.
  • The minimum width of the ramp/slope is 143cm.
  • At the bottom of the ramp/slope continue ahead for approximately 26m until you reach the entrance to the Roding Building.

Other Floors (Stair 8)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located in the corridor to the left as you enter Courtyard Entrance 8, and then on the right.
    • The stairs are approximately 32m from the Courtyard Entrance 8.
    • 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 the ground floor and on the second floor.
    • There is a manual single door to enter and exit the stairwell on the first floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, and 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 15cm.
    • 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • A male standard toilet is located on the stairwell landing between floors G and 1.
    • A female standard toilet is located on the stairwell landing between floors 1 and 2.

Roding Building Entrance to Room TM3-03

  • There is a slight ramp/slope in front of the entrance with no handrails.
  • The door opens automatically towards you via the push pad.
  • The width of the door opening is 135cm
  • The height of the automatic push pad is 95cm.
  • As you enter, the lift is immediately on the right hand side.
  • Take the lift to the third floor of the Roding Building and on exiting the lift there are double, manual doors on the right hand side to exit the lift lobby.
  • The manual, double doors open away from you (Push) and have a width of 141cm.
  • Exit the lift lobby and continue along the corridor for approximately 32m.
  • The flooring is vinyl/laminate and has a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
  • At the end of the corridor is a steep ramp/slope that has no handrails.
  • Continue up the ramp/slope and head through three sets of manual, double doors that are permanently held open.
  • The width of the doors in order are 121cm, 133cm and 130cm.
  • There is a steep ramp/slope beyond the third set of doors.
  • At the top of the ramp/slope turn left onto the carpet and room TM3-03 is ahead.
  • The carpet has bold repeating patterns which could be mistaken for steps.
  • The classroom doors open towards you (Pull) and have a width of 160cm.
  • The lighting level is moderate to good.