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Pankhurst House (Tower 1)

1 Clement's Inn, Mobil Court, London, WC2A 2AZ

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Introduction

  • Ground Floor: Teaching Rooms
    First Floor: Teaching Rooms
    Second Floor: Teaching Rooms
    Third Floor: Teaching Rooms
    Fourth Floor: Graduate Admissions, Academic Registrar
    Fifth Floor: ARD Systems, Financial Support Office, Widening Participation, Teaching Quality Assurance and Review Office
    Sixth Floor: Student Recruitment Office, Undergraduate Admissions
    Seventh Floor: Research and Innovation Division
    Eighth Floor: Care Policy and Evaluation Centre, NIHR School for Social Care Research
    Ninth Floor: LSE Ideas
    Tenth Floor: Middle East Centre
    Eleventh Floor: Department of Gender Studies.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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 single.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • A key card with the relevant permission is required to operate the automatic door.
    • Visitors can use the push pad to alert reception to open the door for entry and exit, the pad is 78cm high.
    • There are 2 sets of heavy manual revolving doors to the left of the accessible door.
    • Pankhurst and Fawcett Houses share the same entrance.
    • Pankhurst House is to the right as you enter (as shown in photograph 4).
    • Fawcett House is to the left of the reception as you enter (as shown in photograph 5).
    • There are security barriers, 48cm wide, operated by key card with a height of 88cm and an accessible security barrier, 92cm wide, operated by reception staff to gain access to both buildings.
    • The reception is staffed 24 hours a day.

Reception (Building Reception)

  • The Building Reception is located directly ahead as you enter the building.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) 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 moderate to good.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of the survey (August 2020), there were screens fitted at the reception desk, and yellow tape on the floor marking where visitors should stand.

Eating and Drinking (Fawcett Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold drinks only.
  • Comments View
    • This café is located in the entrance foyer, next to the barriers leading into Fawcett House.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a slight slope, with no handrails, for access to the lift lobby from reception on the ground floor.
    • This level change can be seen in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is a slight slope, with no handrails, for access to the seminar rooms on the third floor.
    • There are identical level changes in the same location from the third floor upwards. These are located to the left as you exit the lift. This level change can be seen in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There is a steep ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the speakers area in teaching room PAN.G.01.
    • The width of the ramp is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • This ramp is shown in photographs 5 and 6. PAN.G.01 is located on the ground floor, just beyond the lift lobby. It contains fixed seating with level access (shown in photograph 7).
    • There are 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 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The loop is located in teaching room PN.G.01.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you pass through the security barriers.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 131cm x 142cm (4ft 4in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are three lifts available here. The lift on the right hand side only accesses the ground floor and floors 4-11. To access floors 1-3, use the left hand or centre lift.
    • There is also a fire fighters lift located just inside the corridor leading to the stairs (shown in photograph 3).

Entrance (Entrance to Fawcett House)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of Pankhurst House, to the right has you exit the lifts.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 127cm (4ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • There are identical entrances into Fawcett House in the same location from the first floor upwards.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lifts.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, directly opposite the lifts.
    • There are identical accessible toilets in the same location from the first floor upwards.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are male and female toilets opposite the lifts on floors 1-11.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located off the first floor lift lobby.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 5m from the lifts.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.