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Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

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Introduction

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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.
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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off South Quad.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 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 15+ 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.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Basement Entrance LG40)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off South Quad on the east side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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 double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to the area between the lower ground and ground floors. There are 4 steps to the lower ground floor and 16 to the ground floor.
    • This entrance provides level access to LG40 only which is located on the landing before the stairs.

Outside Access (Basement Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the walkthrough between Malet Place and South Quad.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • 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) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located either side of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp detailed above is on approach to the entrance when coming from South Quad (as shown in photograph 2).
    • The entrance can also be reached via Malet Place, however the ramp is steep (as shown in photograph 3).
    • There is a second ramp to your right immediately on entrance. This ramp is easy, has a handrail on the left and a width of 110cm (as shown in photograph 4).

Entrance (Anatomy Building First Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Anatomy Building stairwell.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the main lift and this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 91cm (2ft 12in).

Entrance (Anatomy Building Second Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Anatomy Building stairwell.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the lift and this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Entrance (Anatomy Building Third Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Anatomy Building stairwell.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the lift and this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 126-128 & 138-140 from the Anatomy Building first floor entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is no level access from the lift to these rooms as the rooms are located of the landing between 1 and 1M on the main staircase. There are four stairs between floor 1 and the rooms.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 229-232 from the Anatomy Building second floor entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is no level access from the lift as the rooms are located off the landing between 1M and 2 on the main staircase. There are four stairs between floor 2 and the rooms.
    • 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 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.

Other Floors (Main Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-1M-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards and on the ground floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a second staircase of 15+ stairs between the main staircase and the Anatomy Building leading from the second to the third floor (as shown in photograph 2).

Other Floors (East Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-GM-1M-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor, on the upper ground floor, on the first floor and on the second floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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 G45-G47, 237-238.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs lead to a landing along the ground floor corridor on which there are stairs to either side leading to different areas of the ground floor. The lift is up the stairs to the left. Therefore the rooms located up the steps to your left G45 - G47 have no step free access.
    • The landing and the stairs on either side can be seen in photographs 3 & 4.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your right on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1/1R-1M-2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the basement entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 66cm (3ft x 2ft 2in).
  • 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 loop 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is step free access to 1M, however a staff card is needed to take the lift to this floor as it opens directly into the Bioscience Staff Office.
    • There is an external access to the lift next to the basement entrance, however there is a deep step to access the lift from the outside (as shown in photograph 3).

Accessible Toilet.

  • Location and Access View
    • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located in the Anatomy Building. Please see relevant guide for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor and the upper ground floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor and the upper ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in front of you on entrance.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • There is stepped access to the standard toilet surveyed.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 2m from the basement 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.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the toilet.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are deep.
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is step free access to the toilets on 1M, however a staff card is needed to take the lift to this floor as it opens directly into the Bioscience Staff Office (these toilets can be seen in photograph 3).
    • There is a shower with a deep step located in the standard toilets on floor 1M. It has a single deep step to access it. These can be seen in photographs 4 and 5.

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