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Route Plan 3 Pankhurst House and Fawcett House to the Lionel Robbins Building

Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

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Introduction

  • The route plan is from Tower 1 to the Lionel Robbins Building. It goes via Grange Court and St Clements Lane.
  • The route covers a distance of approximately 100m and includes slopes ranging from easy to steep.

Pankhurst House and Fawcett House Entrance to Steps or Lift

  • Turn left as you exit Pankhurst House and Fawcett House.
  • Continue past the bicycle racks on the left and right.
  • Walk for 25m to the lift and steps ahead of you.
  • The lift is located to the left of the steps.
  • The surface consists of uneven tarmac.

Lift or steps to Centre Building Courtyard

  • Ahead there is a lift to overcome the steps up to Grange Court.
  • This lift requires an LSE keycard to operate.
  • The clear door width of the lift is 90cm.
  • The lift is 135cm wide and 155cm in depth.
  • The card reader and lift open button are at a height of 95cm and there is an exterior alarm which is at a height of 90cm.
  • At time of survey due to construction works the path had a width of only 82cm.
  • The height of the lift controls within the lift are at a height of 110cm.
  • There is an audible announcer, visual floor indicator, tactile markings and a hearing loop. There are identical, separate entry/exit doors and no mirror to aid reversing. The lift has a weight limit of 750kg.
  • Alternately, go up the 14 medium unmarked steps.
  • There is no tactile paving.
  • There are handrails on the left and in the centre.
  • Pass through the gate at the top and turn to the right onto Grange Court, which has a width of 90cm between the central handrail and the left gate and 83cm between the central handrail and the right gate.
  • After overcoming the level change either via steps or lift continue straight through the slight ramp to the Centre Building Courtyard. The ramp has a handrail through going through the middle.

Centre Building Courtyard to John Watkins Plaza

  • After entering the Centre Building Courtyard, continue across the courtyard toward the John Watkins Plaza on the right.
  • Head past the tree bed structures toward the ramp.

John Watkins Plaza to Lionel Robbins Building

  • On John Watkins Plaza, there is a long upward steep slope with handrails on either side for approximately 15m.
  • To access the slope there are bollards with a width of 145cm.
  • When you get to the top of the slope, the Lionel Robbins Building is directly ahead of you.