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Wolfson House

2-10 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HE

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Introduction

  • Basement Floor - Haldane Lecture Theatre
    Ground Floor - Information Services G1, G23 and G34, Meeting Rooms G17, G24 and G38, ISD Purchasing G1, ISD Client Platform Services
    First Floor - Centre for Clinical Science and Technology Division of Medicine, Continence and Skin Development Group
    Second Floor - Linde Bloc, Biomedical Ultrasound, UCL Clinical Trials Unit, Bentham Project
    Third Floor - Medical Physics and Bioengineering (MPBE), Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC), Translational mage Group (TIG)
    Fourth Floor - ISD Application Services & LAMIS/DARO
    Fifth Floor - UCL Teaching and Research Collections , UCL Anthropology.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located off Regnart Buildings.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Stephenson Way.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 250cm x 600cm (8ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Stephenson Way.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Stephenson Way.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 136cm.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm (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 10 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.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Regnart Buildings.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is 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 double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance is not generally in use and permission will need to be specially granted to use it.
    • The first set of doors is the gate shown in photograph 2.
    • The second set of doors is shown in photograph 3. The canopy is located above this set of doors.

Lift (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear right of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B - Rear Entrance - G.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the basement floor and from the first floor upwards.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the rear entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 141cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 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 controls are at a height of 128cm.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • The lift is encountered immediately in front of you when you enter via the rear entrance.

Reception (Enquiries)

  • The enquiries desk is located to your right on entrance.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) 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 not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 07:00 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 07:00 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 07:00 - 21:00.
    • Friday 07:00 - 21:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is an easy ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to B11 Information Science.
    • There is/are 8 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to B18 and the rear entrance to the Haldane Lecture Theatre.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • 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 and pictorial 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.
    • 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 B-G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • 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.
    • There is another staircase to the rear of the building that can be seen in photograph 2.
  • Comments View
    • There are seven additional deep steps on the basement floor leading to the Haldane Lecture Theatre (as shown in photograph 3).

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in front of you on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 122cm (4ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 145cm x 102cm (4ft 9in x 3ft 4in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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.

Lift (Haldane Lecture Theatre)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your right on exiting the main lift on the basement floor.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main lift.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • The lift overcomes the stairs from the basement level to the Haldane Lecture Theatre.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Haldane Lecture Theatre)

  • 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 no designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is not step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is one medium step to access the speakers area.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.
  • The steps have handrails which are wall mounted on either side of the room.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 71cm and 71cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • There is no level access to any seats in the lecture theatre.

Accessible Toilet. (Ground Floor Male)

  • Location and Access View
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the male ground floor toilets.
    • There is a similar toilet in the female accessible toilet located nearby.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 124cm x 250cm (4ft 1in x 8ft 2in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 61cm (2ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures 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 not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a wash basin.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • 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 are mirrors outside the cubicle.
    • There is a hand dryer outside the cubicle at a height of 125cm.
    • There are sinks outside the cubicle at a height of 82cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor, the third floor and the fourth floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the second floor and the fifth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor.
    • 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 8m 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.