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Queen Mary University of London, Whitechapel, London, E1 2AD

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Introduction

  • Basement - music room, standard toilets
    Ground floor - box office, Griff Inn, accessible toilet
    1st floor - recovery room, ITU, games room, access to student union office
    2nd floor - studio, meeting room 1.
  • Related link Student Union Griff Inn.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Whitechapel campus is located just off the Whitechapel Road / A11. This road links the City of London with the A12. The A12 then links to the North Circular Road (and the A11 off that) and the M25.
    • There is no College car park on this campus. Only on-street parking is available.
  • By Bus View
    • The campus can be accessed via bus 25 (Oxford Circus to Ilford), 205 (Paddington Station to Bow Church DLR Station), 254 (Aldgate Bus Station to Caledonian Road) and D3 (Bonner Road, Bethnal Green to the Isle of Dogs). The National Express Coach to Stanstead Airport also stops on Whitechapel Road close to the campus.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway stations are Liverpool Street Station and Fenchurch Street Station. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • Whitechapel tube station is located on the opposite side of Whitechapel Road from the campus. It is served by the District, Hammersmith and City and Overground lines.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Abernethy Car Park.
    • The car park is located next to the Abernethy Building.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 600cm (6ft 7in x 19ft 8in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Ashfield Street.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 600cm (6ft 7in x 19ft 8in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Newark Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located Turner Street.
  • Comments View
    • The parking on Newark Street is pay and display only between 08:30 and 17:30 with a maximum stay of four hours.

Site/Campus Car Park (Whitechapel Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of the Abernethy Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Abernethy Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and visitors.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the New Road.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Abernethy Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the car park entrance.

Outside Access (Stepney Way)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Stepney Way.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • 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.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Newark Street)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Newark Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is an entrance next door to the shop and box office. This is a set of heavy double doors that open away from you with a width of 146cm. There is a shallow step immediately beyond the entrance.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is not staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Counter (Box Office / Shop)

  • The counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the entrance.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • The height of the counter is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • The height of the counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The lower section of the counter is 93cm.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 21:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 21:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the study room on the first floor.
    • Photograph 2 shows the games room.

Level Change (First Floor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to your left when you exit the lift.
  • There is/are 4 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The steps lead to the main areas of the first floor.
    • On the first floor only the study room is accessible via the lift step free.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the music room, lockers, standard toilets, student union offices.
  • Comments View
    • There are two sets of stairs: one off Newark Street which has lift access and one off Stepney Way that does not.
    • The student union office is on the second floor via the Stepney Way stairs.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your left on entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Newark Street 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 93cm x 148cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 10in).
  • 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 loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Newark Street entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to your left on entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 220cm (5ft 2in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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 103cm (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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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).
  • 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 contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the lower ground floor.
    • There is stepped access to the standard toilet surveyed.
    • 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.