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Union Jack Club

Sandell Street, Lambeth, London, SE1 8UJ

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Introduction - Union Jack Club

  • The Union Jack Club is for all Serving and Veteran enlisted members (not being of commissioned rank) of HM Armed Forces and their families, providing a comfortable, relaxed and friendly base in London.
  • All Serving enlisted members of HM Armed Forces are members.
  • Veteran enlisted members of HM Armed Forces are encouraged to join with initial subscription of £25.

Room Introduction

  • Room Informatin
  • The Union Jack Club has 284 rooms in total.
  • There is an/are accessible room(s) within the Union Jack Club.
  • The accessible room(s) is/are located 12 accessible rooms.
  • The Union Jack Club has 12 accessible room(s) with accessible ensuite facilities.
  • There is/are 12 accessible room(s) with a wet room/wheel in shower.
  • There is an/are adjoining room(s) available for the accessible room(s).
  • There is a/are standard room(s) available on the ground floor.
  • There is an/are adjoining room(s) available for the standard room(s).
  • Auxiliary Aids
  • Vibrating pillows with flashing beacons are available on request.
  • All televisions have subtitles available.
  • Other auxiliary aids include; electric beds.
  • Conference/Meeting Facilities
  • Conference/meeting facilities are available.

Building Layout

  • Floor/Level Listings;.
  • Basement Floor: Car Park.
  • 1st Floor: Security Desk, Reception, Café, Bar, Restaurant, Computer Room, Writing Room, Reserve Bar Lounge, Accessible Toilet and Standard Toilet.
  • Lower Ground Floor: Gasgcoine Room and Accessible Toilet.
  • 3rd Floor to 24th Floor: Accommodation.
  • 2nd Floor: Cowap Room, Langley Room and Burns Room.

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include wheelchairs.

Parking (Cornwall Road)

  • Parking View
    • The venue does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.
    • The car park is located off Cornwall Road.
    • The car park type is underground.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • There is a barrier control system when exiting. Car parking is available free of charge if you are a Blue Badge holder, otherwise Members are charged £15 per night.
      There are limited spaces so please call us to book on 020 7902 6000 or email [email protected] as early as possible.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 310cm x 500cm (10ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Lift (All Floors Including Car Park - Standard Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff needs to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 140cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Sandell Street.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located off Sandell Street.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Main Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off Sandell Street.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • There is not a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 140cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located ahead as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is tiles.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to level 1 upper.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps are located to the left of reception.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to level 1 upper.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is an enclosed platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps are located to the rear of the reception area.
  • Circulation View
    • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is tiles.
    • There is flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • 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 corridors/walkways.
    • There is bench seating and also a mixture of single seats with and without armrests at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly 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 play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played in reception, the bar and restaurant.

Eating and Drinking (Union Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the right of the reception area.
  • There is step-free access to the café/bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • There is step-free access within the café.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are wall menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Lift (Stair Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the reception area.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • A member of staff needs to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 100cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Lift (Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the reception.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the reception.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 145cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.

Event Room(s) / Space(s) (Reserve Bar Lounge)

  • Access to the Room View
    • The room surveyed was Reserve Bar Lounge.
    • Reserve Bar Lounge is located on level 1 upper.
    • There is not wayfinding signage for the room.
    • There is clear signage for the room(s) (on or near the door).
    • There is written signage for the room(s), in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
    • Staff can provide assistance getting to the room(s)/space(s).
    • The corridor/walkway leading to the room(s)/space(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • There is step free access.
    • The 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 77cm.
  • Room Details View
    • There is a portable hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • There is flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The layout of the room varies depending on function or event taking place.

Computer Room

  • The computer room is located to the left of the level 1 upper area, to the left of the folding platform lift.
  • The doors open away from you, is light and has an opening width of 75cm.
  • There is step-free access throughout the computer room.
  • The surface of the flooring is carpet.
  • The height of the computer desk is 70cm.

Eating and Drinking (Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located on level 1 upper.
  • There is step-free access to the restaurant.
  • Full table service is available.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • There is step-free access within the restaurant.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the entrance/opening.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are hand held menus and wall menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • Breakfast is a buffet.
    • The height of the buffet counter is 88cm.
    • A member of staff can provide assistance if needed.

Eating and Drinking (Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located at the rear of level 1 upper.
  • There is step-free access to the restaurant.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food and/or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food and/or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • The height of the service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • There is step-free access within the bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Background music varies according to the function/event.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 50cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 115cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • There are wall menus available.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

External Seating Area

  • The external seating area is located along the ground floor upper level corridor.
  • The door to the seating area opens away from you and has an opening width of 80cm.
  • There are two 25cm high steps with a handrail to the left.
  • There is step-free access throughout the external seating area.
  • The surface of the flooring is concrete tiles.
  • The height of the lowest table to the floor is 68cm.
  • The height of the highest table to the floor is 105cm.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Main Bar)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left after you enter the main bar.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 255cm (5ft 11in x 8ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by waste bins.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 130cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Main Bar)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located either side of the bar.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal in the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Upper Level)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left of the level 1 upper.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal in the male toilet(s).
    • The lowered urinal does not contrast visually with the wall.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Step(s) (Ground to Lower Ground Floor - Gascoigne Room)

  • There is a/are step(s) located to the right of the reception area.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are 12cm.
  • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
  • 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.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.

Outside Access (Gascoigne Room - Alternative Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Waterloo Road.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped or 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.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 230cm.
    • 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) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 165cm.
    • The venue will need to be contacted in advance for use of this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is portable.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • Please contact the venue in advance for use of the portable ramp.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Event Room(s) / Space(s) (Lower Ground Floor - Gascoigne Room)

  • Access to the Room View
    • Gascoigne Room is located Gascoigne Room.
    • There is wayfinding signage for the room.
    • There is clear signage for the room(s) (on or near the door).
    • There is written signage for the room(s), in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
    • Staff can provide assistance getting to the room(s)/space(s).
    • The corridor/walkway leading to the room(s)/space(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • There is not step free access.
    • 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 160cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • Room Details View
    • There is a fixed hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • There is flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is stepped access to the Gascoigne Room from the ground floor and there is an alternative entrance from Waterloo Road with a step portable ramp or one step.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Gascoigne Room)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor, next to the Gascoigne Room.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The push pad or push button is 85cm from floor level.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 280cm (4ft 3in x 9ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 120cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going 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 both sides.
    • Handrails are 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 moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • On each floor that has an accessible room, there is an evacuation chair available in the event of an emergency.

Lift (Family Tower Lift - Standard Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the level 1 upper corridor, to the left.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 130cm (3ft 5in 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.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • The other lift only gives access to floors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Lift (Main Tower Lift - Standard Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on level 1 upper.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 170cm (3ft 1in x 5ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Getting Around (Accommodation)

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building.
  • Circulation View
    • 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 corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly 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 public areas.

Accessible Room(s) (187 - Seventeenth Floor)

  • Accessible Room Information View
    • The details in this section relates to the accessible room(s) with a wet room/wheel in shower.
    • There is step-free access to this type of accessible room.
    • Accessible rooms of this type have specifications that may vary.
    • The ensuite transfer space for the accessible rooms varies from left to right.
    • There is a clear 120cm wide route to the room surveyed.
    • The room surveyed does not have an adjoining room.
    • There is an external entrance to access the room.
  • Bedroom Features View
    • The accessible room surveyed is located along the 17th floor corridor.
    • The accessible room surveyed at the time of the visit was 187.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible room surveyed, via lift.
    • There is numbered signage on or near the accessible room door.
    • The door is key card activated.
    • The fob/card reader height is 120cm.
    • The width of the door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There are not lowered spy holes available.
    • The bed type is double.
    • The bed height is not adjustable.
    • The height of the bed is 58cm (1ft 11in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 20cm (8in).
    • The bed is moveable.
    • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm next to the bed.
    • The height of the desk is 75cm.
    • The desk is not height adjustable.
    • The desk knee recess does not have the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth).
    • The height and depth of the knee recess is 60cm x 50cm.
    • The room surveyed had a desk chair with armrests.
    • Wardrobes have not been adapted to allow use from a seated position.
    • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Electric sockets are between 40cm and 100cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Electric sockets are accessible from the bed.
    • The window control type(s) for the room is a/are extended lever(s).
    • The window controls are at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the room.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm in the room is within reach and fully functional.
    • The emergency alarm in the room rings to the security desk.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • Ensuite Facilities View
    • The ensuite door opens inwards.
    • The door weight is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the ensuite are 240cm x 340cm (7ft 10in x 11ft 2in).
    • The ensuite does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the toilet seat.
    • The ensuite has a non-slip floor.
    • There is an emergency alarm within the ensuite.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm in the ensuite is within reach and fully functional.
    • The emergency alarm in the ensuite rings to the security desk.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf immediately next to or behind the toilet.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 290cm (9ft 6in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Shower Details View
    • The ensuite has a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The shower head height is 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • Shower controls have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower.
    • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • There are two vertical grab rails to assist standing users.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the room walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the ensuite walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the shower wall-mounted grab rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the shower dropdown rail(s) and wall is/are good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are good.

Conference Room(s) (Second Floor - Cowap Room)

  • Access to the Room View
    • The room surveyed was Cowap Room.
    • Cowap Room is located along the second floor corridor.
    • There is wayfinding signage for the room.
    • There is clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
    • There is written signage for the room, in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
    • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
    • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • There is step free access into the room.
    • The 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 77cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
  • Room Details View
    • There is a portable hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is fixed furniture within the room.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the table is 70cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The type of flooring in the room is carpet.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Conference Room(s) (Twenty-Third Floor - Disney Room)

  • Access to the Room View
    • The room surveyed was Disney Room.
    • Disney Room is located along the twenty-third floor corridor.
    • There is wayfinding signage for the room.
    • There is clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
    • There is written signage for the room, in upper and lower case lettering, that is clearly visible.
    • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
    • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • There is step free access into the room.
    • The 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 77cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • Room Details View
    • There is a portable hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is fixed furniture within the room.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the table is 74cm.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • Furniture can be moved to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • There are some chairs with armrests on both side within the room.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The type of flooring in the room is carpet.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.