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Torrington Place 1-19

1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7HB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include
    Floor 1 - The Department for Statistical Science
    Floors 2, 3 and 4 - The Department of Epidemiology
    Floors 3, 4 and 5 - Research, Department of Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology
    Floors 5 and 6 - Finance Division.

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • UCL is based in the Bloomsbury area of central London. Most of the buildings are close to the Euston Road (A501) and are located within the Congestion Charge Zone.
    • There is on street parking available on some of the streets in and around the UCL area.
  • By Bus View
    • There are many bus routes that stop close to the University buildings. The following bus routes stop on Gower Street, outside the main gate:-
      10 (Hammersmith Bus Station to King's Cross Station)
      14 (Putney Heath to Warren Street Station)
      24 (Hampstead Heath to Pimlico)
      29 (Wood Green to Trafalgar Square)
      73 (Victoria Bus Station to Stoke Newington)
      134 (North Finchley Bus Station to Tottenham Court Road)
      390 (Archway Station to Notting Hill Gate).
  • By Train View
    • Euston, St Pancras International and King's Cross stations are close to the majority of the University buildings. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The closest tube stations to Gower Street are Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines), Euston (Northern and Victoria lines) and Russell Square (Piccadilly line). There are many other tube stations in the vicinity of the University, including King's Cross St Pancras, Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is no parking available as the building is located on a busy road with double yellow lines and a cycle way.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Torrington Place.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 5 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door is to the left of the main entrance manual doors (shown in photographs 4 and 5). The other doors at the main entrance are manual, heavy, double doors that pull towards you to enter with a clear door width of 138cm.

Lift (Main Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the Main Entrance steps.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 88cm x 145cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a short, steep ramp to access the platform lift from street level, 109cm in width (shown in photograph 4).

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the building, near Tottenham Court Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception

  • Main reception is located immediately ahead as you enter the main entrance.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible barrier with a width of 89cm (shown in photograph 2).
    • The standard barriers are 55cm in width.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is a slight slope, with no handrails, for access to the first floor, as you exit both lift lobbies into the office spaces, as shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There are similar easy slopes on all other floors above the first floor.
    • 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 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 not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (East Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
    • The stairs are located in the lift lobby, beyond the main reception foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 16m from the main reception.
    • 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 not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a second staircase at the west end of the building with medium, clearly marked stairs with handrails on both sides. The east stairs are shown in photographs 1 and 2. The west stairs are shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Lift (East Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the lift lobby, beyond the main reception foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
  • 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 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 137cm x 94cm (4ft 6in x 3ft 1in).
  • 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 not 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 not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The highest button is 123cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 sets of manual, heavy, double doors that open towards you with a clear door width of 140cm to access the east lift lobby from the main reception foyer (shown in photograph 4).

Lift (West Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the foyer from the ramped entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the ramped entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 138cm (5ft 7in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The highest button is 121cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Lecture Room 102)

  • 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).
  • 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 not designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 72cm and 72cm.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Lecture Theatre(s) (G12)

  • 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).
  • 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 designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The speaker's desk/table is height adjustable.
  • The lectern is height adjustable.
  • The lectern cannot be adjusted between the recommended heights of 80cm and 110cm (lowest part).
  • 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 73cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Space for a wheelchair user is available at the front of the theatre with a free standing desk (shown in photograph 4).
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical lecture theatre in room G13 (shown in photographs 5 and 6).

Lecture Theatre(s) (B17)

  • 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).
  • 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 designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is ramped/sloped access to the designated spaces from an entrance.
  • There is a slight ramp/slope for access to the designated spaces.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 132cm.
  • The ramp/slope does not have handrails.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 84cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • 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 73cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Entrance (Student and Registry Services)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 9, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is step free 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 124cm (4ft 1in).

Reception (Student and Registry Services)

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Student and Registry Services 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 low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management)

  • Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management reception is located to the left as you exit the west lift lobby on level 2.
  • The desk is 14m (15yd 11in) from the west lift lobby.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not 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 not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accessible Toilet. (Ground Floor)

  • Location of and access to accessible toilets View
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor to the right as you enter the lift lobby.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and dimensions of accessible toilets View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 210cm (4ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures in accessible toilets View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 in accessible toilets View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a manual, heavy door which opens away from you with a width 87cm to access the toilet facilities (shown in photograph 2).

Accessible Toilet (Basement)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the basement floor to the left on exiting the east lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 138cm x 254cm (4ft 6in x 8ft 4in).
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are male and female standard toilets on floors B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
  • There are female standard toilets facilities on the tenth floor.
  • 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 on the ground floor, to the right of the east lift lobby.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 25m from the main 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 left hand side only.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • On floor 9, there is 1 medium marked step in the male toilets (photograph 3).
    • On floors 1-8 there are 9 medium steps either up or down into the toilets.
    • Some floors have steps up, others have these steps leading down.
    • These are shown in photographs 4 and 5.

Level Change (Standard Toilets West)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located beyond the entrance to the toilets.
  • There is/are 11 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are 7 medium steps up to the male and 11 medium steps down to the female toilets on floors 1, 3, 5 and 7.
    • On levels 2, 4, 6 and 8 there are 11 medium steps down to the male standard toilets, and 7 medium steps up to access the female standard toilets.
    • On level 9, there is one medium step up and one medium step down to access the male standard toilets, and 11 medium steps down to access the female toilets.

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