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John Vane Science Centre

Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6BQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) and William Harvey Research Institute (WHRI) research and education facilities, laboratories and virtual reality facilities.
  • All areas are security restricted requiring appropriate key card access. Facilities can be accessed on all levels. Main laboratories are located between the staff (left) entrance and the main (central) entrance. Main offices and work areas are located between the main (central) entrance and the north (right) entrance. The Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre is accessed via the north (right) entrance.
  • Lower Ground Floor - BCI - Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology
    Ground Floor - Derek Willougby Lecture Theatre, BCI - Cancer Biomarkers and Biotherapeutics
    1st Floor - BCI - Cancer Biomarkers and Biotherapeutics, WHRI
    2nd Floor - BCI Seminar Rooms, WHRI
    3rd Floor - BCI - Tumour Microenvironment, BCI - Cancer Genomics and Computational Biology, BCI - Haemato - Oncology
    5th Floor - WHRI.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff.
    • The car park is located around charterhouse.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 305cm x 480cm (10ft x 15ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the middle of the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main 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 right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/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.
    • The width of the ramp is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • 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 8 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is an alternate entrance to the right of the main entrance with a width of 100cm (photographs 9 and 10).

Reception (Main Entrance)

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The reception was not in use at the time of survey.
    • Reception enquiries to be referred to the Post Room.

Post Room

  • The Post Room is located in the Main Entrance Foyer.
  • It is accessed via a single leaf door with a width of 80cm.

Other Floors (Main Entrance)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located on the right after the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The main open staircase (photographs 1 to 6) accesses floors G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • There is an additional side staircase accessing floors B, G (photographs 7 to 11).
    • The additional staircase is to the immediate right of the main entrance.
    • There are manual, single and double doors on all floors which may be difficult to open.
    • Key card access is required throughout the building.

Other Floors (Main Stairwell)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located left from the lift, then immediate right, through a single door.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the lift.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on the fourth floor and on the fifth floor.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • Key card access is required throughout the building.

Lift (Main Entrance)

  • There is not a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the entrance foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 126cm x 127cm (4ft 2in x 4ft 2in).
  • 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 has a hearing enhancement 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual, single and double doors on all floors to access the lift lobby which may be difficult to open.
    • Key card access is required throughout the building.
    • Lifts can be operated without a key card.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • 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 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 low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • Key card access is required throughout the building.

Outside Access (Staff Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 166cm (5ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • There is / are 2 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • On entrance there is level access to room G.01 only, as the entrance opens onto the landing between the lower ground and ground floors.

Other Floors (Staff Entrance)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located straight ahead from the staff entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the staff entrance.
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual, single and double doors to exit the stairwell on all floors, which may be difficult to open.
    • The stairs between G, 1 are shown in photographs 1 to 4.
    • The stairs between LG, G are shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • Key card access is required throughout the building.

Lift (Staff Entrance)

  • There is not a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead from the staff entrance, up a flight of stairs.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2, 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the staff entrance.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 104cm x 144cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 enhancement 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 moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual, single and double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors which may be difficult to open.
    • Level access to this lift is available via the main entrance via lift(s), through a corridor on the first floor, or laboratories/offices on other floors.
    • Key card access is required throughout the building.
    • Lifts can be operated without a key card.

Outside Access (North Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • There is 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 162cm (5ft 4in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/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.
    • The width of the ramp is 142cm (4ft 8in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 6 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is 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 not have handrails.

Other Floors (North Entrance)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located straight ahead from the north entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the north entrance.
    • There are 12 steps between floors.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • 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 not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • Key card access is required throughout the building.

Lift (North Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left after the north entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on the basement floor and on the second floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the north entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, opens outwards and is easy to open.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 149cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift controls are 84cm - 90cm above the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • The lift control B refers to floor LG.
    • Key card access is required throughout the building.
    • Lifts can be operated without a key card.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Derek Willougby Lecture Theatre)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are no designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 73cm and 73cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the front of the lecture theatre is located on the lower ground floor.

Other Floors (North Wing)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located left out of the north wing lift and left again.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the North Wing lift.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Key card access is required throughout the building.

Lift (North Wing)

  • There is not a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located from the north entrance platform lift on the first floor, through the left access door, then left again.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2, 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the platform lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 116cm x 135cm (3ft 10in x 4ft 5in).
  • There are not 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 enhancement 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual, single and double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
    • Key card access is required throughout the building.
    • Lifts can be operated without a key card.
    • The lift was out of service at the time of survey.

Accessible Toilet (Right Transfer Ground Floor Main)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in front of you on entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 139cm x 203cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 8in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • The door is push button activated.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left Transfer Lower Ground Floor Main)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located directly opposite the lift on the lower ground floor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • 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 contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards (automatically).
    • The door is push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 93cm from floor level.
    • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 230cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/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.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is a handheld soap dispenser available.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Right Transfer Third Floor Main)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located directly ahead from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • 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 contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 95cm from floor level.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a push button or pad.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 141cm x 190cm (4ft 8in x 6ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf does not have the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 98cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 106cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • The toilet did not have a seat at the time of survey.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left Transfer Lower Ground Floor North Entrance)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor, near the platform lift at the north entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • 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 contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 260cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 115cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the left of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • 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 red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 109cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Main)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor, the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor and the third floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the fourth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the rear of the main entrance foyer.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are also female and male standard toilets on the second floor outside the Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre (North Entrance).
    • There are additional female standard toilets off the north stairwell on the ground, first and second floors, opposite the lift.
    • There is an additional shared toilet off the north stairwell on the third floor, opposite the lift.
    • There are further female standard toilets in the staff entrance stairwell between floors G and 1, and between floors 2 and 3.
    • There are further male standard toilets in the staff entrance stairwell between floors 1 and 2.