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Institute of Neurology, Wakefield Street 1

1 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include laboratories and offices.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • If you are driving to Wakefield Street, please be aware that it is located within the Congestion Charge Zone.
    • There is on street parking available on Wakefield Street, which is for permit holders only during working hours.
  • By Bus View
    • There are bus stops on Tavistock Square (Bus Stops K and N) which are served by buses 10, 59, 68, 91, 168, N91. There are also bus stops on Grays Inn Road (Bus Stops HB and HF), which are served by buses 17, 45 and 46. These stops are approximately 500 metres from Wakefield Street.
  • By Train View
    • King's Cross and St Pancras International stations are approximately 650 metres to the north of Wakefield Street. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • Russell Square Underground Station, on the Piccadilly line, is 500 metres from Wakefield Street. King's Cross St Pancras Underground station is 650 metres away, and is served by the Circle, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan, Piccadilly and Victoria lines.
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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • On Street Parking View
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on along Wakefield Street.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on along Wakefield Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The parking is resident permit holders only Monday - Friday 08:30 - 18:30 and Saturday 08:30 - 13:30.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Wakefield Street.
    • 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 140cm.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 151cm.
    • 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 (with an locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 medium.
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Main Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 108cm (3ft 7in x 3ft 7in).
  • 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 a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not 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.

Outside Access (Tavistock Place)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Tavistock Place.
    • 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 (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 56cm (1ft 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 3 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.

Getting Around

  • 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 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • 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 left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase to the rear of the building that goes between floors LG-G-1-2-3 only. It can be seen in photograph 3.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the entrance foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 114cm x 96cm (3ft 9in x 3ft 2in).
  • 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the ground floor and the first floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor and the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in front of you on entrance.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 7m from the main 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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