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Institute of Neurology, Queen Square 23

23 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3RX

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Introduction

  • First floor - Queen Square Library
    Second floor - UCL Institute of Neurology Administration.
  • The accessible entrance is under the purview of the Private Health Care clinics on the ground floor. To use it and the platform lift just inside the venue it will be necessary to contact UCL so that the can liaise with the private clinics to provide entry. This is the only step free access into the building.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Imperial Hotel Car Park.
    • The car park is located off Guilford Street.
  • 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 200cm x 600cm (6ft 7in x 19ft 8in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Queen Square.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 700cm (6ft 7in x 22ft 12in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on off Queen Square.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The standard bays shown in photograph 3 are for permit holder only.
    • Those shown in photograph 4 are pay and display.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Queen Square.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 88cm.
    • There is 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 double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • The 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 136cm (4ft 6in).
  • 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 6 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 not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance leads into the private consultation area on the ground floor. This area is not run by UCL.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the left hand side of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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.
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • 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 5 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 the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • The steps are part of the main staircase.
    • There is a stair lift that overcomes the steps.

Lift (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately on entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 130cm (2ft 8in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 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 bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your right when you exit the accessible entrance lift.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible entrance lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 122cm x 122cm (4ft x 4ft).
  • 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 does have a hearing loop 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 bright.

Entrance (Queen Square Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to your right on exiting the lift on the first floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • 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 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • There are barriers immediately beyond the second door with a width of 96cm.

Reception (Library)

  • The library reception is located to the right on entrance.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the library entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the 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 a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the journals in the library.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • 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 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.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1, 2 & 3 show the library.
    • Photograph 4 shows a meeting room located with the UCL Institute of Neurology.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately 1-2 days to process an order.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Comments View
    • The time given for books ordered into the library is the time given for books from other UCL libraries. Books from non-UCL libraries can be ordered in, but the time of arrival varies greatly.

Entrance (UCL Institute of Neurology Administration)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to your right when you exit the lift on the second floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • A key card is required for 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 140cm (4ft 7in).

Accessible Toilet.

  • Location and Access View
    • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible toilet located in the private consulting rooms area on the ground floor.
    • This area is not occupied by UCL.
    • The accessible toilet was not in service at the time of survey.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the first floor and the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to your left on entrance to the library.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 24m from the Queen Square Library entrance.
    • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • There are vertical and horizontal grab rails on the right hand side only.
    • There is not sufficient standing space in the cubicle for ambulant disabled people.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

Emergency Egress for Building