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Institute of Education, Woburn Square 27-28

27-28 Woburn Square, London, WC1H 0AA

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  • Services include:.
  • Basement Floor - B1-B7.
  • Ground Floor - G2 Reception, Kitchen, Offices G1, G3, G4.
  • First Floor - (27) 11 & 15.
  • First Floor - (28) 12, Library meeting room.
  • Second Floor - (27) 23 -25.
  • Second Floor - (28) 22, 24, 26.
  • Third Floor - 31-37.
  • Fourth Floor - (28) 42-44.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Institute of Education is located in the Bloomsbury area of Central London, just north of Russell Square. If you are driving to the Institute, please be aware that it is located within the Congestion Charge Zone.
    • There is on street parking available on Bedford Way and Woburn Square.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus stops Russell Square Bus Stop E is served by buses 10 and 188. Russell Square Bus Stops H and J, which are located on Woburn Place, are served by buses 10, 59, 68, 91, 168, N91.
  • By Train View
    • Euston, St Pancras International and King's Cross stations are close to the Institute. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the Institute using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The closest Underground Station is Russell Square, on the Piccadilly line. Other stations close by include Goodge Street (Northern line), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines), Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines) and Euston (Northern and Victoria lines).
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 240cm x 440cm (7ft 10in x 14ft 5in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on on Woburn Square.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 290cm x 440cm (9ft 6in x 14ft 5in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on on Woburn Square.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 Blue Badge bays along this side of Woburn Square.

Outside Access (27 Woburn Square)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Woburn Square.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main 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 118cm (3ft 10in).
  • 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 4 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 deep.
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance to 28 Woburn Square is the same except there is no intercom or key card reader, so can only be opened internally.
    • The entrance is shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • 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 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 varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing loop is kept in 1.14 Library Meeting Room.
  • Comments View
    • There is no access between 27 and 28 on floors 1 and 2.
    • Floor 4 only exists in number 28.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are no landing on the stairs between LG-G, 2-3 and 3-4.
    • There are only stairs between 3-4 in number 28.

Accessible Toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the rear of 27 Woburn Square.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 9m from the 27 Woburn Square 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.

Emergency Egress for Building