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Christopher Ingold Building, Chemistry Lecture Theatre XLG1

Christopher Ingold Building, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0AJ

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Location of Room(s)

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/are 4 deep (18cm+) step(s) for access to the lecture theatre(s).
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked and has/have a handrail on the left leading in.
  • 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 a medium step to access the raised speakers area.
  • There is (staggered) tiered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the (staggered) tiered seating do have handrails.
  • The steps have handrails which are wall mounted on either side of the room.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 74cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • There are two sets of doors needed to access the lecture theatre on the ground floor (as shown in photographs 1 and 2).
    • The stairs shown in photograph 3 provide access to the lecture theatre on the ground floor and can be overcome via the stair lift.
    • There are two speakers desks, one at a height of 74cm. This is situated on the raised speakers area. (Photograph 4)
    • There is a further height adjustable speakers desk at the front of the lecture theatre that has level access. (Photograph 5).
    • There is also step-free access on the basement floor through the chemistry department (as shown in photograph 8).

Lift (Ground Floor Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to access the rear of the lecture theatre.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 300kg.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 130cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 good.

Emergency Egress for Room(s)