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Route Plan 3 Pankhurst House, Fawcett House & Pethick-Lawrence House to the Lionel Robbins Building

Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

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Introduction

  • The route plan is Pethick-Lawrence, Fawcett and Pankhurst Houses to the Lionel Robbins Building. It goes via Clement's Inn, the Centre Building Courtyard and John Watkins Plaza.
  • The route covers a distance of approximately 100m and includes slopes ranging from easy to steep, plus a lift to overcome steps.

Along Clement's Inn to the Steps or Lift

  • On leaving these buildings, turn left onto Clement's Inn.
  • Continue past the bicycle racks on the left and right.
  • Continue for 25m from the entrance to Fawcett and Pankhurst Houses 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.
  • 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 (shown in photograph 4).
  • There is no tactile paving.
  • There are handrails on the left as you go up and in the centre.
  • After overcoming the level change either via steps or lift, cross Grange Court and continue straight through the gap in the Centre Building with a slight ramp to the Centre Building Courtyard. The ramp has a handrail going through the middle for the first part.

Centre Building Courtyard to John Watkins Plaza

  • After entering the Centre Building Courtyard, continue across the courtyard toward the John Watkins Plaza in the far right hand corner.
  • Head past the tree bed structures toward the ramp.
  • The courtyard has a block paving surface with very slight slopes in places.

John Watkins Plaza to Lionel Robbins Building

  • To access John Watkins Plaza, there is a long upward steep slope with handrails on either side approximately 15m long.
  • There are bollards at bottom of this slope, making access to the ramp between 122 and 145cm wide.
  • When you get to the top of the slope, cross the plaza, which has block paving surface and a slight gradient leading up. The entrance to the Lionel Robbins Building is directly ahead of you.