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Eastman Dental Institute Albert Levy Wing

256 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8LD

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Getting Here

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in and behind Palm Court.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Eastman Dental Institute: Albert Levy Wing, Eastman Dental Institute: Alexandria Wing, Eastman Dental Institute: New Wing, Eastman Dental Institute: Sussex Wing, Eastman Dental Institute: Victoria Wing.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 236cm x 480cm (7ft 9in x 15ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are not clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Grays Inn Road.
    • The nearest designated bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Victoria Wing main entrance.

Outside Access (Basement Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the front left of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 150cm.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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 90cm (2ft 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 single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • There is / are 14 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are six steps in front of the entrance (as shown in photograph 4).
    • There is one step at the base of the first entrance door and seven steps between the first and second entrance doors (as shown in photographs 5 and 6).
    • The ramp only bypasses the first six steps that can be seen in photograph 4.

Outside Access (Basement Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
    • 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 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • 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 136cm (4ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • The first entrance door refers to the gate shown in photograph 1 which is located to the left of the main basement entrance.
    • You will then need to head to the rear of the building. The path to which is shown in photograph 4.
    • There is then an additional steep ramp to reach the entrance which is seen in photograph 5.
    • The entrance is not in general use but can be made available if necessary.

Outside Access (Albert Levy Wing Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the car park.
    • There is stepped access 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 150cm (4ft 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 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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.
    • 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 shallow.
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is step free access from the entrance to the Royal Literary Fund Fellows Office and the IT Office. There is a stepped access reach the rest of the ground floor. More information may be found in the Getting Around section.

Outside Access (Victoria Wing Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Palm Court.
    • There is ramped/sloped access 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 146cm (4ft 9in).
  • 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).
  • 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.

Entrance (Victoria Wing Steep Ramp Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to your right on entering Victoria Wing.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 steep.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Entrance (Victoria Wing Stepped Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in front of you when you enter the Victoria Wing.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • 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 medium.
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Reception

  • The main reception is located to the front of the building on the basement floor.
  • The desk is 24m (26yd 9in) from the rear basement entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception is not visible from the rear basement entrance, however it is visible from the main basement entrance.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the ground floor of the Albert Levy Wing from the main entrance.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps can be seen in photograph 1. These steps provide access to the Royal Literary Fund Fellows Office and the IT Office. There is step free access to most of the ground floor of the Albert Levy Wing but only via the Victoria Wing steep ramp entrance. There is near step free access to these offices from the Albert Levy Wing main entrance which is accessed via a single shallow step.
    • There is an easy ramp, with a handrail on the left going up, for access to UCL Facilities from the Victoria Wing steep ramp entrance.
    • The ramp can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the offices at the rear of the first floor.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • The step can be seen in photograph 3.
    • 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 some flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 4 shows the ground floor.
    • Photograph 5 shows the basement floor.
    • Photograph 6 shows the first floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The stairs to the rear of the building go to the second floor.

Accessible Toilet (Male)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Victoria Wing steep ramp entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to your left on entrance.
    • There is a similar facility in the female toilets.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • Located in the male standard toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 195cm x 195cm (6ft 5in x 6ft 5in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 128cm (4ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the basement floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to your left on entrance the Albert Wing via the Victoria Wing steep ramp entrance.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 4m from the Victoria Wing steep ramp 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.

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