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5 Lincoln Inn Fields

5 Lincoln Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the LSE Marshall Institute - Staff offices and meeting rooms. There is also a studio flat used as temporary staff accommodation on the basement level.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Whetstone Park.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a single yellow line on the road at the front of the building shown in photograph 1.
    • The standard parking on Whetstone Park is pay and display, max stay 2 hours and is shown in photograph 2.
    • There is further parking around Lincolns Inn Fields shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building off Whetstone Park.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 98cm (3ft 3in).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off Lincolns Inn Field.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 6 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a further shallow step inside the entrance as shown in photograph 4.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 3 unmarked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the ground floor from the accessible entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • These steps are overcome by the main lift for the building.
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the majority of the ground floor from the lift.
    • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • There is a slight slope, with no handrails, for access to the majority of the ground floor from the ground floor kitchen.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The step (shown in photograph 2) is located directly in front of the door as you exit the lift, to overcome this enter the kitchen to the right of the lift and exit via the slope (shown in photograph 3). There are uneven floors with easy slopes throughout due to the age of the building (example shown in photograph 4).
    • There is/are 6 unmarked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the roof garden terrace from level R.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps and the roof terrace are shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building just inside the accessible entrance on the Lower Ground floor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, LG, G, 1, 2, 3 and R.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor and on the third floor.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the accessible 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 105cm x 140cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 does have a hearing loop 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 bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2, 3 and R.
    • The stairs are located in the centre of the building.
    • 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 not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 3 shows the staircase leading down to the basement.
    • Photograph 4 shows the staircase leading from the 3rd floor to floor R.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the basement floor, the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor and the third floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor in the centre of the building to the rear of the stairs.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 11m from the lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Access to Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • The ramp or slope is located leading into the toilet.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 72cm.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the second floor standard toilet.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The shower is accessed by a shallow step and contains a fixed seat 42cm high. There is a similar shower without a seat in the toilet on the basement level.
    • There is an additional toilet which also contains a bath on the second floor shown in photograph 2. The toilet on the third floor also contains a bath.