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Central Saint Martins - King's Cross - Main Building - Main Reception and Lethaby Gallery

Granary Building, 1 Granary Square, King's Cross, London, N1C 4AA

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • UAL is regularly reviewing all access to buildings and facilities in response to the latest government guidance. Check the updates on the Coronavirus: Important Information page to find out more.
  • There have been no changes to the parking.
  • There is currently no external queuing system in place.
  • CSM reception has a one way system in place, one entry door and one exit door.
  • Head counting cameras will be installed on all entrances into the building to provide occupancy numbers.
  • Additional sanitising and wet stations have been installed in common areas and within workshops. This includes receptions and access points around the building.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • The building occupancy has been reduced by approximately 50%, instead of 7000 people it has been reduced to 3342.
  • The college have installed one way systems throughout workshops and the canteen. The canteen one way system is assisted by tensa barriers and traffic light entry systems.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Keep left signs have been installed on staircases and corridors.
  • Floor signs have been installed in core areas and on the staircases to highlight social distancing and direction of travel.
  • Additional floor and wall signage has been added for COVID-19.
  • Permanent screens have been installed at reception and the Student Centre. Workshops and studios will also have screens installed.
  • Moveable screens are available in the first aid room, at the front security barriers and in the canteen.
  • To enable social distancing, 50% of the toilets, urinals and wash basins have been signed out of service. The individual cubicles are all still in service.
  • The FM kitchen is now restricted to one person at a time, the FM and cleaners changing room is restricted to two people at a time.
  • Staff and students are required to wear a face covering in all communal parts of the building.
  • Additional first aid training is being provided to include dealing with Coronavirus.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Ground Floor - Loading Bay, Security Control Room, Canteen, CaravanCafe, Central Loan Store, College Shop, LVMH Lecture Theatre.
    • First Floor - Facilities Management Office, Digital Manufacturing Bureau, Workshops, SU CafĂ©, Learning Zone, Costumes, Showers, Film Effects and Sound Studios, Animation Studio.
    • Second Floor - Library.
    • Third Floor - Library, Digital Printing and Large Format Output.
    • Fourth Floor - Staff Area.
    • Fifth Floor - Staff Area.

Introduction

Opening Times

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in London.
  • The nearest National Rail station is King's Cross St Pancras.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is King's Cross.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Granary Square.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 196cm (6ft 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 193cm (6ft 4in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads into a large open area with table tennis tables to the right and the entrance barriers to the main areas of the college directly in front of you.

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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • This ramp is also in front of the Lethaby Gallery entrance.

Outside Access (Lethaby Gallery)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • To access the entrance you will need to overcome the main entrance slope that extends across both entrances.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you face the main entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 270cm (8ft 10in) 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 278cm (9ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This leads to a large open area with ping pong tables in front of you.
    • The entrance barriers to the main areas of the campus, the reception and Lethaby Gallery are on the right.
    • There is an identical entrance on the opposite side, off Stable Street.

Level Change (Side 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The desk is both the main reception and the short courses reception.
    • The desk is located between the two sets of doors of the main entrance and to the right.

Lethaby Gallery

  • The Lethaby Gallery is an arts space located off Granary square, showcasing frequent exhibitions of contemporary art.

Outside Access (Facilities Management Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Facilities Management 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception (Facilities Management Office)

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the facilities management entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk is generally staffed.

Meeting Room A002

  • The meeting room is located to the left of the main college reception.
  • The door is heavy, opens away from you, and is 95cm wide.
  • There is a lecturn with a height of 90cm.
  • The table is fixed with a height of 72cm.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • There are also ergonomic chairs with armrests availiable.
  • The light switch is at a height of 105cm.
  • The room is 14m from the main entrance and 5m from the accessible toilet.

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 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the reception.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 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 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 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 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 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 good.
    • 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 contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

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.