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Digital Institute London

Staffordshire University, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, The Fabric Factory Entrance, London, E20 3BS

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • There have been no changes to the parking or Blue Badge parking bays.
  • Hand sanitising stations are located at entrances and entry points.
  • All buildings now have one way systems in place.
  • The University is currently operating at 20% staff and student on campus restrictions at any one time.
  • Floor markings are in place to identify social distancing requirements.
  • All desks with student facing interactions have been fitted with protective screens.
  • There is single person list access throughout all buildings.
  • All toilets have been signed to indicate that face coverings should be worn and some larger facilities have had the number of washbasins and stalls limited.
  • Some toilets have been designated as single use only.
  • Some changing areas have been limited to enable social distancing.
  • The University has situated Student Ambassadors at building entrances to provide advice on procedures and social distancing measures.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Summary

  • Building View
    • Services / Facilities within the building include; open plan teaching and study areas, a Cyber Studio, an Esports Arena and Control Room.
    • The London Digital Institute is located in the Here East complex, on the first floor of Atrium D/Entrance D: the Fabric Factory at the southwest corner of the Broadcast Centre building,.
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located in the Fabric Factory reception area on the ground floor, just off the Digital Institute reception area and at the far end of the Digital Institute area, by the fire escape.
    • Female standard toilet facilities are located at the far end of the Digital Institute area, by the fire escape.
    • Shared standard toilet facilities are located off the Digital Institute reception and at the far end of the Digital Institute area, by the fire escape.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 240cm x 600cm (7ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Parkes Street, just past Entrance E.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • There is a Blue Badge bay located directly opposite the Fabric Factory entrance, which was out of use at time of survey (September 2020) due to building work (shown in photograph 3). There are loading bays located to the front and side of the Fabric Factory entrance (photograph 4). The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Car Park (shown in photograph 5) is located on the far side of the Here East Complex. It is accessed off of Eastway (A106), next to the A12 junction.

Outside Access (Fabric Factory)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the south west corner of the Broadcast Centre Building, off Parkes Street.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor of the Fabric Factory area of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'D: Fabric Factory'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 80cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • There is a push pad/button to exit the main automatic doors.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 114cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 127cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Lift View
    • There are also 2 sets of automatic double doors, 140cm wide, at this entrance (shown in photograph 5). These were not in use at the time of the survey (September 2020).

Entrance (Digital Institute Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor, just outside the lift and stairs foyer, to the left as you exit the lifts.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Staffordshire University Digital Institute London'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • 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 key card reader is 110cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are light.
    • The width of the door opening is 137cm.
  • Lift View
    • At the time of the survey (September 2020) there was a hand sanitiser dispenser, 91cm high, located just inside the entrance (shown in photograph 3).

Reception (Fabric Factory Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located just inside the Fabric Factory entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Fabric Factory entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 110cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 76cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is not staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
  • Security Barriers View
    • At the time of the survey (September 2020), there was a sensor operated hand sanitiser dispenser, 90cm high, next to the reception desk (shown in photograph 5). There was also distance markings of the floor in front of the reception desk (photograph 6), and plastic screen fitted on the main part of the desk (shown on photographs 7 and 8).

Reception (Digital Institute Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located just inside the Digital Institute entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Digital Institute entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 110cm.
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • There is no wayfinding signage available at/close to the reception.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is vinyl.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • The seats have an armrest on one side only.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the area.
  • Circulation View
    • There are no doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is vinyl and laminate.
    • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.
    • The teaching / study areas have desks, 106cm, 76cm and 72cm high. There is a kitchen / social area called The Den (shown in photographs 8-11) with fixed tables, 75cm high, and seating, and also benches 105cm high. The food and drink preparation surfaces and sink are 86cm high. There are also lockers here.
  • Comments View
    • The Cyber Studios (photographs 12-14) contain fixed desks 76cm high. It can be used as one large room or split into 2 rooms.
    • There are pods available for staff or student private study, meeting or skype calls (shown in photographs 15 and 16). These are accessed by heavy doors, 85cm wide, which open inwards, and contain a desk 73cm high.

Esports Arena

  • The Esports Arena is located at the very far end of the Digital Institute from the entrance. It has fixed desks 77cm high and seating with armrests.
  • The area is also used as a teaching and lecture space, with staggered bench seating available to be put in place (shown in photograph 5).
  • There is also a Control Room located next to the area (shown in photograph 6), which contains desks 78cm high (photograph 7).

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the Fabric Factory reception.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the Fabric Factory entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are double heavy doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor, and single heavy doors on all other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.
  • Other Information View
    • A key card is required to access the stairwell on the ground floor. The card reader is 114cm high.

Lift

  • The lift is located to the right of the Fabric Factory reception as you face it.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Fabric Factory entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff needs to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2 and 3.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 208cm (3ft 5in x 6ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.
  • There are 3 lifts available here. A key card is required to access the lifts on the ground floor. The card reader is 100cm high.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Fabric Factory Ground Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the reception desk as you face it, just before the lifts.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Fabric Factory entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 208cm (6ft 3in x 6ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a sensor flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Off Digital Institute Reception Area)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in toilet area just off the Digital Institute reception area.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the Digital Institute entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 176cm x 210cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a sensor flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Far End)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet area at the far end of the Digital Institute, next to the fire escape.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the Digital Institute entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 235cm (6ft 7in x 7ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a sensor flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is sensor.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 92cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located in toilet area just off the Digital Institute reception area.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the Digital Institute entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There is a/are horizontal wall mounted rail(s) on the right as you face the toilet.
    • The ambulant toilet does not have vertical wall mounted grab rails.
    • There is a/are dropdown rail(s) on the left as you face the ambulant toilet(s).
    • There are additional ambulant cubicles with differing rail configurations.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 90cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • Although there is good contrast between the toilet doors and walls (shown in photograph 3), the door leading into this toilet area has poor contrast (photograph 4). There are also shared toilets available in toilet area at the far end of the Digital Institute (shown in photograph 5).
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female toilet is located in the toilet area at the far end of the Digital Institute, next to the fire escape.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 62m from the Digital Institute entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There is a/are horizontal wall mounted rail(s) on the left as you face the toilet.
    • There is a/are dropdown rail(s) on the right as you face the ambulant toilet(s).
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 91cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The ambulant cubicle is shown in photograph 6. The door leading to this toilet area has good contrast with the walls (shown in photograph 8), but there is no signage on this door.