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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Business School and the Docklands Library.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside 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.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 500cm x 300cm (16ft 5in x 9ft 10in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located outside the Knowledge Dock.
  • Comments View
    • Parking on campus is for Permit Holders only.
    • Blue Badge holding staff and students need to apply for a permit to park here. Visitors need to apply for a temporary permit in advance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception (Main)

  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) 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.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Portable hearing loops are available for use in any University building. These can be requested in advance from Audio Visual services.
    • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users at the front of the main lecture theatre (shown in photograph 2), on the ground floor to the left as you enter the main entrance.
    • There is a bridge linking the second floor of this building with the second floor of the Knowledge Dock.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located next to the main entrance.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of reception as you face it.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 20m (22yd) from 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 150cm x 130cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Reception (Business School Reception and Student Centre)

  • The reception desk is 14m (15yd) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Comments View
    • The Business School Reception and Student Centre is located on the fourth floor, directly to the right as you exit the lift.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the corridor to the right of reception.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from reception, Disability Adviser or the Security Office.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 136cm x 207cm (4ft 6in x 6ft 9in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 68cm (2ft 3in).
    • 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 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 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 can 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 accessible toilets in the same location (next to the lifts) on all floors. The toilets on the third and fourth floors have functional alarms.
    • There are also accessible toilets located on the far side of the building on all floors. The transfer space in these toilets is on the left, and the toilet on the third floor has a functional alarm.
    • The toilets on floors 1 and 2 are located in the library area.
    • None of the other accessible toilets have RADAR locks.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located in the corridor to the right of reception.
    • The female toilets are 24m (26yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located in the corridor to the right of reception.
    • The male toilets are 22m (24yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar toilets in the same location (next to the lifts) on all floors.
    • These toilets contan cubicles with grab rails fitted and doors that open outwards.
    • The toilets on floors 1 and 2 are located in the library area.

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.