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Bloomsbury Square

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine , 20 Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2NS

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Summary

  • Building View
    • Services / Facilities within the building include; offices and meeting rooms.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Bloomsbury Square.
    • The car park is located on Bloomsbury Square.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Bloomsbury Square Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Bedford Square.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 125cm .
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is not step-free access throughout the area.
    • There is a single step between the entrance and Room 02, shown in photograph 1. There is a mezzanine level between the ground and first floor, there are 3 steps leading to Room 3 located on the mezzanine level, shown in photograph 2. There is a single internal step between rooms 4 and 5 shown in photograph 3. There is a single step leading to standard toilets on the second floor shown in photograph 4.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are no seats/chairs at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.

Other Floors (Main)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located straight ahead as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Other Floors (Ground to Basement)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located ahead as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B and G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 20cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is not a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located at the Keppel Street Building.

Standard Toilet(s) (Second Floor)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located on the second floor.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Basement)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located in the basement.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.