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Houghton Street, Holborn, London, WC2A 2AE

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include
    B: Auditorium
    G: LSE Lecture Theatre, Student Learning Commons, Beveridge Café.
    1: Seminar Rooms, Sumeet Valrani Lecture Theatre, Student Study Space.
    2: Wolfson Seminar Rooms, Yangtze Lecture Theatre, Student Study Space.
    3: Department of Government Reception
    4: International Inequalities Institute, Department of Government.
    5: School of Public Policy, European Institute, Hellenic Observatory, LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe, International Inequalities Institute.
    6: European Institute.
    7: European Institute Reception, Department of International Relations.
    8: Department of International Relations.
    9: Department of International Relations, Centre for International Studies.
    10: Department of International Relations Reception, United States Centre.
    11: LSE Directorate.
    12: Meeting Rooms.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 23:55.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 23:55.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 23:55.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 23:55.
  • Friday 08:00 - 23:55.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 22:00.
  • Comments View
    • Opening times stated are for Staff and Postgraduates. Opening times for undergraduates differ slightly with the times being on weekdays from 8am to 10pm and on weekends is from 8am to 5pm.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The LSE campus is located in central London, off Kingsway (A4200) and the Aldwych (A4).
    • This campus does not have its own car park, but Blue Badge and standard on-street parking is available nearby.
  • By Bus View
    • The campus can be accessed via a number of London Bus routes, including bus 1 (New Oxford Street to Canada Water Bus Station), 59 (Streatham Hill to Kings Cross Station), 68 (West Norwood to Euston Bus Station), X68 (Croydon to Russell Square), 91 (Crouch End to Trafalgar Square), 168 (Royal Free Hospital to Old Kent Road), 171 (Catford to Holborn Station), 188 (North Greenwich Station to Russell Square Station) 243 (Wood Green to Waterloo Station) and 521 (Waterloo Station to London Bridge Station).
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Charing Cross. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest tube stations are Holborn on the Central and Piccadilly lines, Temple on the District and Circle lines, and Charing Cross on the Northern and Bakerloo lines.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

John Watkins Plaza

  • John Watkins Plaza is an outside social and meeting area, bordered by the Lionel Robins Building, the Plaza Café and the rear of Cowdray House.
  • It has a block paving surface, with an easy slope leading up to the Lionel Robins Building and the Plaza Café. There are also up to 3 medium unmarked steps leading up to the cafe level on that side of the plaza (shown in photograph 2) with tactile paving at the top and bottom. There are handrails on the steps at the far end from the café (shown in photograph 3).
  • Tables and seating are normally located on the Plaza close to the café.
  • Access to the plaza from Portugal Street is via a slight slope with no handrails (shown in photograph 4).
  • There is a steep slope with handrails both sides linking the plaza with the Centre Building Courtyard (photographs 5 and 6). There are bollards at bottom of this ramp, making access to the ramp between 122 and 145cm wide (photograph 6).
  • There are also 8 medium unmarked steps with no handrails leading up from the Centre Building Square to the café level of the Plaza (photograph 7).
  • Photograph 8 shows the Centre Building Courtyard.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, to the left of the main entrance revolving doors as you face them.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 122cm (4ft).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Comments View
    • The intercom is located to the left of the accessible entrance.
    • At the time of the survey (August 2020), this door was being used as the only entrance into the building. A university card is required to use this entrance. The card reader is 120 cm high.
    • There is an identical door to the right of the revolving doors, which was being used as the exit from the building (shown in photograph 5).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off the Centre Building Courtyard.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) by revolving.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The intercom is located to the left of the accessible entrance.
    • At the time of the survey (August 2020), these revolving doors were not in use. The Accessible Entrance was the only entrance being used to access the building.

Outside Access (Alumni Centre)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Centre Building Courtyard, to the left hand side as you look at the main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Comments View
    • The Alumni Centre is a part of the Centre Building but there is no direct access through to the Centre Building through this entrance.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The main reception is located to the left as you enter through the main entrance.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 09/01/2020.
  • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.

Reception (Alumni Centre)

  • The Alumni Centre is located directly ahead as you enter through the Alumni Centre Building.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Alumni Centre entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 09/01/2020.
  • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written, tactile and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter through the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • Floors 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 are accessible by a separate staircase which starts from the third floor and continues upwards. This staircase can be seen in photographs 9 to 13.

Lift (Main Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the third floor, on the fourth floor, on the fifth floor, on the sixth floor, on the seventh floor and on the eighth floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1600kg.
  • The lift is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 133cm x 240cm (4ft 4in x 7ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • 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 has a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The single heavy door to enter the lift lobby continues from the third to the twelfth floor.

Lift (Rear Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0(G), 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor, on the first floor, on the second floor, on the third floor, on the fourth floor and on the fifth floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 800kg.
  • The lift is approximately 55m (60yd 5in) from the 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 123cm x 150cm (4ft x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • 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 has a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Reception (Department of Government)

  • The Department of Government is located on the third floor.
  • The desk is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main lifts.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Opening Times (Department of Government)

  • Monday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Monday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Thursday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception (European Institute)

  • The European Institute is located on the seventh floor, to the left as you exit the main lifts lobby.
  • The desk is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main lifts lobby.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Opening Times (European Institute)

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:30.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:30.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Department of International Relations)

  • The Department of International Relations is located on the tenth floor, to the right as you exit the main lifts lobby.
  • The desk is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main lifts.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Opening Times (Department of International Relations)

  • Monday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Monday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Thursday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 12:00.
  • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception (LSE Directorate)

  • LSE Directorate is located on the eleventh floor, to the right as you exit the main lifts lobby.
  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main lifts lobby.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Opening Times (LSE Directorate)

  • Monday 09:30 - 17:30.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:30.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:30.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 17:30.
  • Friday 09:30 - 17:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Theatre (Auditorium)

  • Wheelchairs are left with you.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit next to you.
  • This venue does provide audio described performances.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

Lecture Theatre(s) (LSE Lecture Theatre G.01)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is/are 4 medium height (11cm - 17cm) step(s) for access to the designated seating.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked and has/have a handrail on the left going up.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 80cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.
  • The steps have handrails which are wall mounted on either side of the room.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 15/01/2020.
  • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 72cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Sumeet Valrani Theatre 1.01)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is/are 2 medium height (11cm - 17cm) step(s) for access to the designated seating.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked and has/have a handrail on the right going up.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 80cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the lectern is 100cm.
  • The lectern is height adjustable.
  • The lectern can be adjusted between the recommended heights of 80cm and 110cm (lowest part).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.
  • The steps have handrails which are wall mounted on either side of the room.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 15/01/2020.
  • The hearing loop was not working at the time of testing.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 72cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Yangtze Theatre 2.01)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 80cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the lectern is 100cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.
  • The steps have handrails which are wall mounted on either side of the room.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 09/01/2020.
  • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 72cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are not even.

Other Floors (Fire Escape Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter through the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is an identical staircase towards the rear of the building by the rear lift.

Eating and Drinking (Beveridge Cafe)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on the ground floor, directly ahead as you enter through the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the café.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus and menu boards.
    • 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.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • 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 89cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • 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 73cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 101cm.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 73cm.
    • There are also high tables and high stools.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 75cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 103cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on all floors in the building.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on all floors of the building.

Standard Shower (Third Floor)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the third floor.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The shower head is fixed at a height of 190cm and the controls are fixed at a height of 110cm. There is a 3cm lip at the entrance to the shower and the width of the entry to the shower is 42cm. There is a bench with a height of 45cm. There is a coat hook with a height of 143cm.
    • There additional standard showers located on floors 4, 6, 7, 9 and 10.

Accessible Toilet(s) (G.10)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter through the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is tactile, Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 250cm (8ft 2in x 8ft 2in).
    • 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 175cm (5ft 9in).
    • 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 poor.
    • 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) and wall is good.
    • 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 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.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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 contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • 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).
    • 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 good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can 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 contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head can be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • The colour contrast between the shower rails and wall is good.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is good.
    • There is not an emergency alarm for the shower.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the left as you enter through the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The shared toilet is located on floors 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m from the main lifts.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The last two photographs are representative of the standard male and female toilets from floors 3 to 12.