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Edric Hall Performing Arts Centre

Borough Road Building, London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London, SE1 0AA

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • There have been no changes to the parking or the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • An external queuing system is in place at Perry Library if the new building capacity reaches limit. In this situation a member of staff will stop students coming into building and manage the queue externally.
  • Hand sanitisers and cleaning stations are available at building entrances, in all corridors, in offices and in classrooms.
  • The number of students in classrooms has been limited.
  • Directional signage and signage to assist with social distancing is in place.
  • Protective screens have been added to receptions and service desks.
  • Lifts are limited to one person only.
  • The NHS track and trace poster is now displayed in tenanted buildings.
  • The SafeZone app for LSBU IT account holders has been introduced.
  • University users are advised to wear face masks/coverings.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a fitness suite, male and female changing rooms with standard showers and toilets.

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Edric Hall Performing Arts Centre is located at the rear of the Borough Road Building, on level G.
    • There is not level access from the main entrance.
    • Step free access is available by taking the front lift to the basement level, and then taking the rear lift back to level G.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The London South Bank University Southwark Campus is located in the centre of London. The Southwark Campus is located on Borough Road (A3202) just off the A3. The Southwark Campus is within the London Congestion Charge Zone.
    • There is very limited parking at the campus with no public parking being provided. A small number of Blue Badge bays may be made available if arranged in advance with security. There are some pay and display areas located on the surrounding streets of the Southwark Campus including on Borough Road.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop to the Southwark Campus is the Borough Road stop on Southwark Bridge Road, approximately 200m from the Borough Road Building. This stop is served by the 344 route. There are additional bus stops on the A201 (London Road) approximately 500m from the Borough Road Building which are served by routes 12, 45, 68, 148, 171, 176, 468, N68, N89, N171.
  • By Train View
    • The closest train station is the Elephant and Castle Station. This station is approximately 850m from the Borough Road Building via the A201. This station is operated by the Thameslink and Southeastern services.
  • By Underground View
    • The closest underground station is the Elephant and Castle underground. This station is approximately 600m from the Borough Road Building via the A201. This station is operated by the Bakerloo and Northern Line Services.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Borough Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 double.
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • 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 4 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 height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located on the left of the reception area.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are similar staircases located around the building, some of which lead to all floors.

Lift (Front Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left past the main reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 750kg.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 120cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 11in).
  • 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 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 medium.

Lift (Rear Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located by the entrance from Joseph Lancaster House.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 2, L3, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 375kg.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Joseph Lancaster House entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 97cm (3ft 3in x 3ft 2in).
  • 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 not 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift does not access level 1 at the rear of the building.
    • Level L3 gives access to rooms B326-B332.
    • This lift is 46m from the front lift on L3, where both lifts are linked via a slight ramp.

Getting Around (Ground Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to Edric Theatre and Studios.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a slight ramp, with a handrail on the right going up, for access to Edric Theatre and Studios.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1. The ramp can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the rear of the building.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photographs 4 and 5.
    • 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 areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around (Basement Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the rear of the building.
    • This level change is shown in photograph 1.
    • 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the ground floor of the Borough Road Building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).
  • 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 or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played during performances and rehearsals.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the green room,
    • Photograph 2 shows a rehearsal room.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the corridor in front of the studios.

Theatre

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located the front row.
  • Wheelchairs are left with you.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • Companions sit behind you.
  • This venue does not provide audio described performances.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilets are located within the Borough Road Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located within the Borough Road Building.