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Institute of Education, Bedford Way 20, Clarke Hall

University College London, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

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Location of Room(s)

Lift (Core A Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in Core A, to the left (south) side of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main building entrance foyer platform lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 174cm x 124cm (5ft 9in x 4ft 1in).
  • 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 lift has 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 moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 adjacent lifts in Core A (photographs 1 to 4).
    • There is a key card reader 120cm above the floor.
    • The was no access to levels 8 or 9 using the Core A lifts at the time of survey (12/06/2023).
    • Alternative access to Core A levels 8 or 9 is via the Core B or Core C lifts.

Lecture Theatre(s)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a steep ramp/slope for access to the lecture theatre(s).
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 93cm.
  • The ramp/slope has handrails on both sides.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are no designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the lectern is 83cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is not (staggered) tiered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The ramp is located immediately beyond the entrance to the lecture theatre.

Emergency Egress for Room(s)