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Wolfson Institute

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

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Introduction

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located just outside the building entrance, within the University Campus.
    • 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) is/are clearly marked.
    • 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 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is within the university campus There are parking spaces by the main door, including one disabled bay which can be used by visitors.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Charterhouse Square.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 124cm.
    • 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) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is 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 does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Opening Times (Reception)

  • Monday 08:45 - 16:45.
  • Tuesday 08:45 - 16:45.
  • Wednesday 08:45 - 16:45.
  • Thursday 08:45 - 16:45.
  • Friday 08:45 - 16:45.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing loop is located in Seminar Room 131, which is shown in photographs 3 and 4.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the entrance foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 122cm (3ft 3in x 4ft).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The highest lift control is at a height of 122cm.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Entrance (Staff Reference Library)

  • Entrance View
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the lift and this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • This library is for staff use only and not for public use. However, it can also be used for meetings.

Accessible Toilet. (Designated Patient Toilet)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • This accessible toilet is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • This accessible toilet is located to your right on entrance.
  • There is another accessible toilet next to this one. It is 6m from the main entrance. It has a transfer space on the left with a size of 82cm.
  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • This is a unisex toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door weight is heavy.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 168cm (4ft 9in x 5ft 6in).
  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
  • There is not a coat hook.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
  • There are mirrors.
  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
  • 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 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • There is a towel dispenser.
  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The height of the towel dispenser is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • 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).
  • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet. (First Floor)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
  • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • This accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • This accessible toilet is located to your right when you exit the lift.
  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • This is by lift.
  • This is a unisex toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The door weight is heavy.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 167cm (4ft 11in x 5ft 6in).
  • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • 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 not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
  • There is a coat hook.
  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
  • There are mirrors.
  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
  • 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).
  • 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • 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).
  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left of the entrance foyer, past reception.
    • 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 8m 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.