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Christopher Ingold Building

University College London, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

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Introduction

  • Basement floor - laboratories
    Ground floor - lecture theatres, laboratories
    First floor - laboratories, office
    Second floor - laboratories, office
    Third floor - laboratories, office
    Fourth floor - laboratories, office.

Centrally Timetabled Spaces

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • UCL is based in the Bloomsbury area of central London. Most of the buildings are close to the Euston Road (A501) and are located within the Congestion Charge Zone.
    • There is on street parking available on some of the streets in and around the UCL area.
  • By Bus View
    • There are many bus routes that stop close to the University buildings. The following bus routes stop on Gower Street, outside the main gate:-
      10 (Hammersmith Bus Station to King's Cross Station)
      14 (Putney Heath to Warren Street Station)
      24 (Hampstead Heath to Pimlico)
      29 (Wood Green to Trafalgar Square)
      73 (Victoria Bus Station to Stoke Newington)
      134 (North Finchley Bus Station to Tottenham Court Road)
      390 (Archway Station to Notting Hill Gate).
  • By Train View
    • Euston, St Pancras International and King's Cross stations are close to the majority of the University buildings. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The closest tube stations to Gower Street are Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines), Euston (Northern and Victoria lines) and Russell Square (Piccadilly line). There are many other tube stations in the vicinity of the University, including King's Cross St Pancras, Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Gordon 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 Gordon Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off Gordon Street.
    • 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.
    • The width of the door opening is 240cm (7ft 10in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 240cm (7ft 10in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The main reception is located in front of you on entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main reception.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is staffed.
  • 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 hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There are barriers immediately in front of you on entrance located next to the reception.
    • The smaller barriers have a width of 54cm and the larger 100cm.
    • These barriers can be seen in photographs 2 and 3.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 19:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 19:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 19:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the large auditorium and toilet facilities on the ground floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a steep ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the large auditorium and toilet facilities on the ground floor.
    • The width of the ramp is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The steps and ramp are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the large auditorium and toilet facilities on the lower ground floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a steep ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the large auditorium and toilet facilities on the lower ground floor.
    • The width of the ramp is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The steps and ramp are shown in photographs 3 and 4. This level change leads from the chemistry department and its lift to the lower ground floor.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the corridor containing rooms G15-G20.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a steep slope, with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the corridor containing the rooms G15-G20.
    • The width of the ramp is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The steps and ramp are shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The fixed loop is located within the chemistry lecture theatre.
  • Comments View
    • There are three steps with a handrail to the left located to the rear right of the building which access room G22 and the Ramsey Lecture Theatre. These steps are shown in photograph 7.
    • The Lecture theatre can also be accessed by a separate entrance located within G20 Computer Lab.

Other Floors (Basement / Ground Floors)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 24m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.

Other Floors (Chemistry Department)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are five medium steps to access the stairs within the chemistry department (as shown in photograph 3).

Lift (Chemistry Department)

  • 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 B, G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • 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 168cm x 104cm (5ft 6in x 3ft 5in).
  • There are not 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 lift has a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does 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 bright.

Lift (Chemistry Department Cargo Lift)

  • There is not a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear right of the building.
  • The lift is a goods lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, LG, G, 1, 2, 2U, 3, 3U, 4 and 4U.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1500kg.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 167cm x 235cm (5ft 6in x 7ft 9in).
  • 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 lift does not have a hearing enhancement 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are two sets of heavy manual sliding doors to access the lift. The first has a width of 162cm and the second has a width of 140cm.

Getting Around (Chemistry Department)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to rooms LG26, LG27 & LG28.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to all chemistry department areas on the basement floor except rooms LG1-LG6.
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1. There is a different set of two steps for each room. These can only be accessed after overcoming the ramp (as is shown in photograph 2).
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the Turner Laboratory.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The stairs and lift are shown in photograph 3.
    • There is/are 8 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 301-306 and 311.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps are shown in photograph 4.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a set of 12 medium steps with handrails on each side leading to rooms 453-467 (as shown in photograph 5). A platform lift overcomes these steps.

Lift (Turner Laboratory)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the second floor to access the Turner Laboratory.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 350kg.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the chemistry department.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 100cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 3in).
  • There is not 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 enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar lift on the third floor in the same location to overcome the third floor level change. This can be seen in photograph 3.
    • There is a similar lift on the fourth floor in the same location to overcome the fourth floor level change. This lift has a weight limit of 225kg. It can be seen in photograph 4.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located to the left of the building on the ground floor.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located to the left of the building on the lower ground and ground floors.
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the second floor.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located on the second and third floor.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located at the bottom of the ramp to the left of the building on the ground floor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (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 150cm x 222cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever 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 not an emergency alarm.
    • 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 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.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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 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).
    • 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 lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 88cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor, the ground floor and the second floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor, the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor and the third floor.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the fourth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to your left past the entrance barriers.
    • 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 24m 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.

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