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Ortus Learning Centre

Maudsley Hospital, 82-96 Grove Lane, London, SE5 8SN

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The Ortus is a learning and events centre.
    • It contains five suites of flexible conference and meeting rooms that can be opened up or screened off into many configurations of rooms of all sizes.
    • The rooms are arranged over 7 half-levels around a central atrium.
    • All levels are accessible.
    • The cafe is open to the public.

Getting Here (Maudsley Hospital)

  • By Road View
    • Maudsley Hospital is located in Camberwell, South London just off Denmark Hill. It is approximately 0.6 km from the A202 (Peckham Road) which gives access to the A3 and A23 to the West and the A2 and 20 to the East.
    • The Hospital has its own car park which is located at the front of the hospital. Blue Badge bays are available.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is Kings College (Stop A) which is located on Denmark Hill and is approximately 90 metres from the main hospital entrance. Services that stop here are the 42, 68, 468 and N68.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Denmark Hill approximately 200 metres away located to the South of the hospital site.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest tube station is Brixton, approximately 2.3 km away via Denmark Hill, Cold Harbour Lane, Lilford Road and Brixton Road.
  • Useful Links View

Opening Times

  • The centre usually opens at 08:00 Monday - Friday and closes according to the event programme.
  • The centre may also be open at weekends for pre-booked events.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the borough.
  • This venue is situated in Southwark.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Denmark Hill.
  • The nearest underground station is Brixton.

Parking (Ortus Centre Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is at the side of the venue.
  • The car park is accessed from Grove Lane.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft x 16ft).
  • The nearest designated bay is 48m (52yd 19in) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 51m (55yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The car park has an automatic powered gate.
    • The gate is operated by staff, after contact via the intercom.
    • The intercom is within reach of the vehicle driver.
    • The car park is intended for staff and Blue Badge holders.
    • Other users who require the car park should contact the centre in advance to book space.

Outside Access (Grove Lane Entrance Gate)

  • This information is for the entrance located from Grove Lane into the grounds.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 153cm (5ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • During normal opening hours the gate is held open.
    • At other times the gate opens automatically after making contact with staff via the intercom.
    • The intercom is 147cm high.

Level Change (Grove Lane Entrance Gate)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of and beyond the gate.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • From this gate this is a further ramp into the hospital grounds and to the Ortus Centre Main Entrance.

Level Change (Ramp From Car Park to Ortus Centre)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located from the car park up to the level of the main entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Level Change (Route to Ortus Centre Within Hospital Grounds)

  • There is a pedestrian route from the centre of the hospital grounds to the Ortus Centre, which is located at the rear of the hospital site.
  • The path generally has easy and moderate slopes.
  • There is one section which has a steep slope along and across the path.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 132cm (4ft) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 132cm (4ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • Both automatic sliding doors are operated by movement sensor.
    • The intercom is only used outside of normal opening hours.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 3m (3yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.
  • Comments View
    • For events, visitors are greeted at the door by staff and shown to their meeting space.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is wood and concrete.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Between the entrance level (level G) and the mezzanine (level 1) there are deep steps which can be used as seating for informal performances and cinema screenings.

Other Floors (Atrium Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0-G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • The stairs are located within the central atrium.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The first section of the stairs, to the left of the stepped seating area, has a handrail to the left only.

Other Floors (Rear Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0-G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • The stairs are located in the stairwell through the lift lobby to the left of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 18m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible and standard toilets are located on the landings of these stairs.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the entrance foyer.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0-G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 152cm (4ft 1in x 4ft 12in).
  • There are 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The lift has separate entry and exit doors when moving between half levels; G - 1, 4 - 5 for example.

Meeting Rooms

  • The meeting rooms are provided with audio visual equipment.
  • All the furniture is flexible and can be arranged as required.
  • The Beguine suite on level 5 has level access from the open roof terrace and can be opened up to the terrace.

Restaurant Bar Internal

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are not clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is light meals, drinks and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The cafe is located in the entrance foyer on the ground floor.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet (Levels G, 2 & 4)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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 located beyond the lift lobby in the stairwell.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 twist lock.
    • The door is light.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 217cm (4ft 12in x 7ft 1in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the seat.
    • 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.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • 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 female sanitary, clinical waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 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 soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are available within this accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the ground floor accessible toilet.
    • Photographs 1 -3 show this toilet.
    • Photograph 4 shows the toilet on level 2, which is identical to that on level 4.

Accessible Toilet (Level 0 - Lower Ground Floor)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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 located on the lower ground floor, opposite the Connect meeting space.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 twist lock.
    • The door is light.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 144cm x 330cm (4ft 9in x 10ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the seat.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space is 230cm (7ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • 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 female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 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 soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible shower in the same room.

Accessible Shower (Level 0)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the level 0 accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s) (Levels 1, 3 & 5)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located off the stair lobby on levels 1, 3 & 5.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include mobile hoists, wheelchairs, shower chairs, commodes, walking sticks, walking frames, hoist slings and adjustable beds.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact reception.
  • Comments View
    • Hearing Loops are available on request.
    • Interpreters are available on request.
    • There are a number of policies specifically relating to safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children, as well as infection control policies.
    • Please contact the health and safety clinical advisors for further information on the hospital.
    • There is a cashpoint within King's Hospital, 100m from the main reception.