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Old Anatomy Building

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

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This building links into the Joseph Rotblat Building. The main entrance of which provides the only step free access to the Old Anatomy Building though this is via a steep ramp.
    • To access Dean Rees House step free it is necessary to follow these instructions: Enter the Joseph Rotblat Building via the main entrance (the ramp here is steep). Travel into the Old Anatomy Building and take the lift to the 1st floor. Then from the 1st floor travel into Dean Rees House.

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.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located throughout Charterhouse Square.
    • 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 2 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 250cm x 500cm (8ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • 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 75m (82yd 1in) from the Joseph Rotblat 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is located in front of Dawson Hall (as show in photograph 1)
    • There are standard parking bays directly in front of the building (as shown in photograph 2)
    • The other Blue Badge bay is located in front of the Wolfson Institute, which is clearly marked (as shown in photograph 3).
    • Photograph 4 shows the parking located in front of the Lodge Building.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Courtyard next to the Joseph Rotblatt Building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located at the base of the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 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 not have handrails.

Outside Access (Joseph Rotblat Building Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Charterhouse Square.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 136cm (4ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is portable.
    • The width of the ramp is 80cm (2ft 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 1 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 shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp has a length of 60cm and the height of the step it overcomes is 10cm.

Entrance (Joseph Rotblat Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right on entrance to the Joseph Rotblat Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 140cm (4ft 7in).

Level Change (Barts Cancer Institute)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the Barts Cancer Centre.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Reception (Barts Cancer Institute)

  • The desk/counter is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to Barts Cancer Research Institute from the Joseph Rotblatt Entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located to the left of the second entrance door.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the basement floor, on the first floor and on the second floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a set of stairs that accesses the Ground Floor in the Old Anatomy Building and between the Old Anatomy building and Dean Rees House on the first and second floors. These have a handrail on the left from the ground to first floor and on the right going up between the first and second floor this can be seen in photographs 3 and 4. There is a set of doors to your left after the second entrance door of the main entrance from the Basement to the Ground floor these can be seen in photographs 5 and 6.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the internal entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the second floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400 kg.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the internal 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, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 142cm x 110cm (4ft 8in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the lift on the ground floor.
    • Photograph 2 shows the lift on the first floor.
    • Photograph 3 shows the inside of the lift.
    • Photograph 4 shows the lift on the second floor. On the second floor the lift exits the building onto a lower area of the roof.
    • To re-enter the building and access the second floor there is a set of heavy double doors followed by a steep slope with a width of 110cm which can be seen in photograph 5.

Accessible Toilet.

  • The nearest toilet is in the Joseph Rotblat Building. Please see relevant guide for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the basement floor, the first floor and the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to your left on exiting the lift on the 1st floor.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 9m from the lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.