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Joseph Lancaster

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

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.

Entrance (Front Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the rear of the Borough Road Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 123cm (4ft).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 141cm (4ft 8in).

Entrance (Left Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the left of the building off the Extension Block.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with an unlocked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is from level 2 of the Extension Block into level 2 of the Joseph Lancaster Block.

Entrance (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of Joseph Lancaster House leading off from the Extension Block.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 143cm (4ft 8in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 126cm (4ft 2in).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located to the left between the two rear entrance doors.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the rear entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • 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 is a similar staircase near the front lift.

Lift (Front Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located directly beyond front entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the front entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 126cm x 110cm (4ft 2in x 3ft 7in).
  • 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 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 between the two rear entrance doors.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1050kg.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the rear entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • 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 not 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located within the Student Centre.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the third floor, the fourth floor and the fifth floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the fourth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left as you exit the rear lift on the fourth floor.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 12m from the rear lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.