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The Royal Observatory and Peter Harrison Planetarium

Park Row, Greenwich Park, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Observatory Planetarium Museum Café Shop.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Greenwich.
  • The nearest underground station is North Greenwich.
  • The nearest DLR station is Greenwich.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 235cm x 350cm (7ft 9in x 11ft 6in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located outside the venue on Blackheath Avenue.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of the survey (January 2024) there are currently no blue badge bays available near the venue due to extensive works to the surrounding roads, 5 bays have been allocated as temporary blue badge parking spaces on Great Cross Avenue. There is a sign requesting that these spaces are kept free for blue badge parking.

Access Point (Entrance Gate)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Blackheath Avenue.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 155cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located directly after the entrance gate.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Outside Access (Ticket Office Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Meridian building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance door.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Reception (Ticket Office)

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the ticket office entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 30/01/2024.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.

Outside Access (Exit from Ticket Office to Meridian Courtyard)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the ticket office.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 74cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There are bollards directly before the exit with a width of 104cm.

Outside Access (Meridian Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance doors.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the entrance doors.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • There is a slight ramp at the threshold to the entrance.

Inside Access (Meridian Building)

  • 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 varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are narrow walkways in the ground floor of the building with a width of 74cm which may prevent some visitors from accessing some exhibits and the shop.
    • Mobility scooters may be too large for access and visitors are requested to ask a member of staff on duty for assistance.
    • The shop can be accessed via an external door at the front of the building on Prime Meridian Walk.

Other Floors (Meridian Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.

Other Floors (Great Equatorial Telescope)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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 not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar spiral staircase to exit the Great Equatorial Telescope on the second floor, which brings visitors down to ground level.

Level Change (Great Equatorial Telescope)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the pathway leading to the Great Equatorial Telescope entrance.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).

Outside Access (Great Equatorial Telescope)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located outside the Great Equatorial Telescope on floor 2.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The width of the door opening is 55cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located directly beyond the entrance doors.
    • There is/are 2 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 20cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.

Museum

  • Exhibits can be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Touch tours are not available.
  • Video tours are available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Concessions are available.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow the wheelchair, please speak to a member of staff at reception. Booking in advance is recommended by emailing [email protected].
  • Comments View
    • Visitors who download the Smartify app can scan the QR code at the Royal Observatory to gain access to a tour with British Sign Language. Information about the tour can be found here:https://app.smartify.org/en-GB/tours/british-sign-language-tour-at-the-royal-observatory?tourLanguage=en-GB.

Shop (Meridian Shop)

  • There is a manual door which is permanently held open and has a low colour contrast.
  • The width of the door opening is 75cm.
  • The majority of aisle widths are not 150cm+.
  • Some flooring in the shop is smooth and even.
  • Where the flooring is not smooth or even, it is due to carpet.
  • There is step-free level access to the till(s).
  • The height of the counter is 98cm.
  • There is not a low level till at the recommended height for seated users (between 76cm - 86cm).
  • The till has a clearly signed hearing assistance system.
  • Services/facilities available in the shop include: a portable card machine for payment and a member of staff to provide assistance.
  • There is no (or very little) background noise here.
  • Lighting levels are good in the shop.

Outside Access (Flamsteed House)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance door.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 21cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • These steps can be overcome by using the lift at the rear of Flamsteed House.

Inside Access (Flamsteed House)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Mobility scooters may be too large for lift access and visitors are requested to ask a member of staff on duty for assistance.

Other Floors (Flamsteed House Octagon Room)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar unmarked steps with handrails on both sides to return to ground level.

Other Floors (Flamsteed House Time and Greenwich Gallery)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs are used to access the Time and Greenwich Gallery on the lower Ground floor.

Other Floors (Flamsteed House Time and Greenwich Gallery Exit)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G.
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • The steps are not 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.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Lift (Flamsteed House)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of Flamsteed House.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the ticket office entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 114cm x 140cm (3ft 9in 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.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift controls are at a height of 80cm.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.
  • Comments View
    • The Octagon Room on the first floor is not accessible by this lift.

Outside Access (Camera Obscura)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of Flamsteed House.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance door.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.

Level Change (Approach to South Building)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the approach to the South Building.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Outside Access (South Building Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 129cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 165cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Outside Access (South Building Gagarin Terrace Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the south building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 128cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 137cm (4ft 6in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • 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.

Inside Access (South Building)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Reception (Ticket Office Planetarium)

  • The desk/counter is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 30/01/2024.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.

Level Change (Planetarium)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the corridor leading to the Planetarium.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 103cm (3ft 5in).

Theatre (Planetarium)

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • Designated seating is located in at the front row, far left and far right and back row far left and far right.
  • Wheelchairs are left with you.
  • A companion may sit with you.
  • It is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the designated seating area to the nearest accessible toilet.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The rows suitable for hearing assistance systems are at the back on the right.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 30/01/2024.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow a wheelchair, please speak to a member of staff at reception. Booking in advance is recommended by emailing [email protected].
  • Concessions are available.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in the auditorium.
  • Comments View
    • Wheelchair spaces at the Planetarium are limited and pre-booking is recommended.

Other Floors (South Building)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, 0, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.

Lift (South Building)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located directly beyond the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are -1, 0, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 186cm x 100cm (6ft 1in x 3ft 3in).
  • 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low to moderate.

Eating and Drinking (Astronomy Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located on the lower ground floor of the south building.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the café entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • 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.

Accessible Toilet (Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the ticket office exit.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right as you exit the ticket office.
    • There is not 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 243cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 12in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are clinical waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 113cm from the floor.
  • 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 the left.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 50cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 47cm (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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located on the left as you enter the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 104cm (3ft 5in).

Ramp or Slope and Steps (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp with a slight gradient.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Accessible Toilet (Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor of the south building.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens by sliding.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 220cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are clinical waste and open waste paper bin 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 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 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a low colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a medium colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located on the left as you enter the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Flamsteed House)

Level Change (Standard Toilets Flamsteed House)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located either side of Flamsteed House entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The steps to the left have a handrail on the left going up.
    • The steps to the right have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a further set of marked steps with handrails on both sides to enter the toilets.

Standard Toilet(s) (South Building)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.