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West Building

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 School of Arts and Digital Industries, Media Production Services, UEL International, Corporate Marketing, Costa Coffee and The Baguette Co.
  • Related link Costa Coffee.
  • Related link The Baguette Co.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is located on University Square, on the right hand side as you enter the campus from Cyprus DLR Station.

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 a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The Cyprus DLR station is located directly outside the Docklands Campus main entrance.

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 at the side of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 400cm (11ft 6in x 13ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 36m (39yd) 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 level changes with no dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • 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 3 further Blue Badge parking bays, 500 x 250 cm, at the rear of the building. There is a dropped kerb with tactile paving leading from these bays.
    • This car park 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 off University Square.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 165cm (5ft 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 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Outside Access (North Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off University Square, by the North Building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic doors are swipe card operated.
    • This entrance gives access to the Media Production Services, the School of Art and Digital Industries teaching rooms and the Equipment Store. .

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.
    • There is level access and designated seating areas at the rear of lecture theatre WB.G.02, next to the main entrance (shown in photograph 2).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for the stairs by the main entrance.
    • There are also stairs by the North Entrance, which access floors G-1-2 only (shown in photograph 2).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 30m (33yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 160cm x 140cm (5ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 controls do not 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the lift is via two sets of heavy double-doors measuring 156 cm.
    • There is another similar lift located at the North Entrance, which accesses floors G-1-2 only.

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 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right 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 required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the security office.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 190cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 3in).
    • 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 100cm (3ft 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • Radar keys are available in advance from the security office.
    • There is a diagonally-tracking, electrically powered hoist in the adapted toilet. The sling is attached by hook and loop.
    • There are 2 accessible toilets located on the ground floor by the North Entrance, with the transfer space on alternate sides.
    • There are also accessible toilets on the second floor by the North Entrance lift, and on the third floor by the main entrance lift. Both of these have the transfer space on the right.

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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.