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McLaren House

1 St George's Circus, London, SE1 0AP

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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.
  • The venue is certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.
  • For more information on the 'We're Good to Go' Industry Standard please click here.
  • 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

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation in seven blocks.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Elephant and Castle.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Elephant and Castle.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Southwark.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is in the rear courtyard.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 450cm (11ft 6in x 14ft 9in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the reception entrance from the courtyard.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The designated bay is also 13 metres from the C Block entrance.
    • The car park also contain 16 standard bays.
    • These are available for all residents to use, but priority is given to residents with disabilities.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is at a height of 123cm.
  • 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 158cm (5ft 2in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 122cm (4ft).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Outside Access (Reception Entrance from the Courtyard)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the reception area.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 162cm (5ft 4in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 162cm (5ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to the reception area from the car park.
    • It also leads from reception out to the courtyard, where the residential blocks are accessed.

Level Change (Reception Entrance from the Courtyard)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (C Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the rear courtyard area.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • The bells for the flats are between 115-140cm high.
    • There are identical entrances to all other blocks.

Level Change (C Block Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the kitchen in one of the flats with an adapted room, showing the accessible sink and hob.
    • Photograph 2 show the common room, located just off the main reception area.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located just inside the entrances to each block.

Other Floors (Access to games room)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are off the communal space, to the right of the main entrance foyer.
    • There is a lift in the foyer of Block A which overcomes these stairs.

Communal Space

  • The communal space is located on ground and first floors of main entrance block.
  • The ground floor has dining-style furniture.
  • The first floor has sofa, stools and lounge-style furnitre.
  • The furniture is not fixed.
  • The first floor has a pool table, table football and a tv/ video gaming area.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (C Block)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead from the entrance, past the ramp.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the C Block entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 130cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 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
    • There are similar lifts in all blocks, although the lifts in Block A and H only access floors G to 5.
    • The lift in block E can be seen in photograph 3.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 3 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in C Block.
    • There is not level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was C41.
    • The width of the door to the room is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 250cm x 300cm (8ft 2in x 9ft 10in).
    • The bed is 62cm (2ft) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 39cm (1ft 3in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are accessible window openers.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are accessible sinks and hobs in the shared kitchens.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the shared bathroom.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 230cm x 186cm (7ft 7in x 6ft 1in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The shower seat height is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 1 accessible room(s) with a bath.
    • There is / are 2 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Level Change (Room C41)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you enter flat C4.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • This ramp leads to room C41 and the adapted bathroom.
    • Flat C4 is on the first floor.
    • There is level access within flats C6, on the second floor, and C8, on the third floor.

Outside Access (Laundrette Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located between the entrances to B and C Blocks.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • The laundrette contains washers and dryers accessible to wheelchair users.

Level Change (Laundrette Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive Deaf Awareness training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • There are refuge points by the lifts in all blocks on floor 1-8.
    • These are accessible to wheelchair users, and have Braille and tactile signage.