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Chenies Mews 86-98

University College London, 86-96 & 96A-98 Chenies Mews, London, WC1E 6HX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Chenies Mews 86 - 96 contains the Institute for Women's Health, labs, teaching rooms and open access computer areas.
  • Chenies Mews 98 contains offices and staff common room.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The building is close to the Euston Road (A501). The road outside the building, Chenies Mews, is a cobbled street with uneven paving. This is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is no parking available for this building.
  • By Bus View
    • The following bus routes stop on Gower Street, outside the University 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.
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Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance 86-96 Chenies Mews)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building, along Chenies Mews.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is not 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) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • 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 2 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 (86-96 Chenies Mews)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some 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 varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (86-96 Chenies Mews)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located in front of you on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (86-96 Chenies Mews)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 525kg.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 115cm x 120cm (3ft 9in x 3ft 11in).
  • 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 medium.

Lab(s) (86-96 Chenies Mews)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is not available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • There is a slight ramp/slope for access to the room(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not have handrails.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 92cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The laboratory is located on the first floor of the building.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar, smaller labs on the ground floor to the right when entering through the main entrance. These are shown in photographs 4 and 5.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (Theobald Seminar Room 86-96 Chenies Mews)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) ranges between 68cm and 71cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • The Theobald Seminar Room is located on the third floor, to the right upon exiting the lift.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities (86-96 Chenies Mews)

  • Male standard toilet facilities are located to the left on exiting the lift on the first floor.
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located to the left on exiting the lift on the second floor.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located to the left on exiting the lift on the third floor.

Accessible Toilet. (86-96 Chenies Mews)

Standard Toilet(s) (86-96 Chenies Mews)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located on the first floor to your left on exiting the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s), via lift.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m from the lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • 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 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Outside Access (98 Chenies Mews)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building along Chenies Mews.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is not 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 2 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 (98 Chenies Mews)

  • Access View
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to G08A and G08B.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to G05a and the ground floor standard toilets.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps can be seen in photographs 2 and 3. The steps form part of the stairs from ground to the first floor.
    • There are not 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 no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some 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.

Other Floors (98 Chenies Mews)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G and 1.
    • The stairs are located to your left entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor and on the first 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.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities (98 Chenies Mews)

  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located to the rear left of the building on the ground floor.

Accessible Toilet(s) (98 Chenies Mews)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s) (98 Chenies Mews)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the rear left of the building on the ground floor.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m from the 98 Chenies Mews Entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are good.

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