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Knowledge Dock Business Centre

Docklands Campus, The University of East London, 4 - 6 University Way, London, E16 2RD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Knowledge Dock Business Centre business incubator units, The Rix Centre, the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering - including Civil Engineering, Product Design, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Geographical Information Systems, and the Origin Cafe.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in London.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Stratford.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Cyprus DLR station is located at the entrance to the campus.
    • The venue is located to the left of the West Building.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located true.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 330cm (16ft 5in x 10ft 10in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 49m (53yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 56m (61yd 9in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are also standard parking bays located between this building and the Royal Dock Business Centre.
    • This car park is for Permit Holders only.
    • Staff and student Blue Badge holders need to apply for a permit to park here. Visitors need to apply for a temporary permit in advance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 133cm (4ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The reception desk is high.
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Portable hearing loops are available to use anywhere in this venue and can be ordered in advance from Audio Visual services.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G -1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • 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 the right as you face the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 150cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Level Change (Link to the Business School)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the second floor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • This ramp is on the bridge leading to the second floor lift area of the Business School.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Origin Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches and snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 218cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 2in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is 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 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • 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 mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are further similar accessible toilets located within the Business Centres at either end of the venue.
    • There are also accessible toilets on the first and second floors. These do not have functional alarms.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.