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Introduction

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located in Gordon Square 22 on floor -1, refer to the separate building guide.
  • Gender Neutral standard toilet facilities are located on the stairwell landing area between the ground floor and the first floor.

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.
      The step-free underground stations nearby are; Euston Square, King’s Cross St Pancras and Tottenham Court Road.
  • Useful Links View

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 200cm x 600cm (6ft 7in x 19ft 8in).
    • 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 on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Gordon Square and Gordon Street.
    • The standard parking bays are 200cm wide.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a maximum 2 hour stay.
    • Payment is made by phone or smart phone app.
    • There is additional standard parking on Gordon Street.
    • Standard parking on Gordon Street is subject to permit during certain times of the day.

Level Change (Parking to Gordon Square Rear Entrances)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located along to the right, past the ramp, then on the left (photograph 5).
  • There is/are 6 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).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There may be obstacles such as bicycles attached to the ramp handrail (photographs 1 and 2).
    • These ramp/steps lead to the rear (main) entrances of the Gordon Square teaching buildings.
    • Most buildings' entrances are accessed via an uneven path after the ramp/steps (photographs 7 to 9).
    • There is an alternative route to Gordon Square 16 avoiding multiple level changes, see guide Gordon Square 16-18 (Level Change (Gordon Square 16)).

Outside Access (Main Entrance Floor -1)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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 card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a push button door release to exit the building.
    • The push button is 101cm above the floor.
    • There is step-free access into Gordon Square 23 via internal links using the main entrance (floor -1) to Gordon Square 24.
    • There is a link to this guide in the Introduction.

Outside Access (Front Entrance Ground Floor)

  • 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.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 6 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 not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the staff and postgraduate common rooms on the basement level.
    • There is step-free access throughout floor -1.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the ground to first floor stairwell landing shared standard toilets.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • 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 high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are internal links to Gordon Square 24 on floors -1, second and third floors (photograph 3) of the building.
    • The floor -1 link is via the postgraduate common room (photograph 4) located at the rear of the building.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are -1, G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • The stairs are located to the right after the main entrance, along the corridor, on the left.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are services on the ground floor and upwards.
  • Comments View
    • There is a medium height step at the top of the stairs between floor -1 and the ground floor (photograph 4).
    • The stairs to floor 4 narrow to a width of 73cm (photograph 5).

Accessible Toilet.

  • Location and Access View
    • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest available accessible toilet is located in Gordon Square 22.
    • There is a link to this guide in the Introduction.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located on floor -1.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The shared standard toilet was permanently locked at the time of survey.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The gender neutral toilet is located in the stairwell landing area between the ground floor and the first floor.
    • There is stepped access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 82cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Emergency Egress for Building