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Chelsea College of Arts - Blocks A and B

16 John Islip Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 4JU

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Introduction

  • Block A LG Hub - Arts Shop, Canteen, Reception, Student, BA Interior Design, MA Fine Art Rooms ALG01-ALG19 G - Lower Lecture Theatre, BA Fine Art, Rooms AG01 -AG11 L1 - Upper Lecture Theatre, Library, Rooms A101-A108 L2 - Library, MA Interior and Spatial Design, Rooms A201-A207 L3 - Rooms A301-A302.
  • Block B LG - Billiards Room, Photography workshops, Rooms BLG01-BLG33 G- Banqueting Hall, Green Room, Red Room, BA Fine Art, Outreach Office, Rooms BG01 -BG28 L1 -Card Room, BA Fine Art, BA Graphic Design Communication, Graduate Diploma Graphic Design, Rooms B101-B126 L2 - Student Services, BA Fine Art, Rooms B201-B234 L3 - BA Interior and Spatial Design, BA Product and Furniture Design, Graduate Diploma Interior Design, Rooms B301 - B336.
  • University of the Arts London (UAL) link (new tab) - click here.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located in Block A on LG, G, and L1, and in Block B on G and L2.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located in Block A on LG, and in Block B on LG, G, L2 and L3.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located in Block A on L1 and L2, and in Block B on LG and L1.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Chelsea College of Arts is located on John Islip Street, just off Vauxhall Bridge Road in Chelsea, Central London.
    • There is no parking available on the College site. There is limited metered car parking in streets alongside the college on Atterbury Street and John Islip Street. There is limited Blue Badge bays on Atterbury Street, opposite the College Main Entrance. Metered parking applies Monday - Friday 8.30 - 18.30 (pay and display, with 2 hours maximum) Parking is free from 18.30 onwards and on weekends and bank holidays. Chelsea is situated within London's Congestion Charge Zone. There are bike racks located by the Main Atterbury Street Entrance to the college.
  • By Bus View
    • There are several bus stops within 150m (164yds) of the Chelsea College of Art. The nearest bus stop to the Chelsea College of Art are located on John Islip Street. This bus stop is served by the C10 and bus route 88.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train stations to the Chelsea College of Art are Vauxhall and Victoria. Vauxhall Station is approximately 1km via the Vauxhall Bridge Road. This station is operated by the South Western Railway. Victoria Station is approximately 1.5km from the College. This station is operated by the South Eastern, Southern and Gatwick Express.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station to the Chelsea College of Arts is the Pimlico Underground Station. Pimlico Underground is approximately 360m via Vauxhall Bridge Road and is operated by the Victoria Line.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 217cm x 500cm (7ft 1in x 16ft 5in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Atterbury Street directly opposite the Main Entrance to the College.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a maximum stay of 4 hours for Blue Badge holders in the bays along Atterbury Street.
    • There are a small strip of Register and Pay standard parking on Atterbury Street.
    • Signs are located along Atterbury Street which outline payment charges and applicable times.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of building off Atterbury Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not 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 push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in).
  • 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 slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp continues past the entrance doors into the venue.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located near the Triangle Space and opposite the Main Entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The width of the door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located off the Rootstein Hopkins Parade towards the Triangle Space Building.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception (Main)

  • The main reception is located ahead as you enter through the Atterbury Main Entrance.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Atterbury 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 good.
  • 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.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Security barriers are located next to the reception desk which provide access to the rest of the building.
    • The width between barriers are 60cm and 90cm.
    • A swipe card is required to enter through the barriers.
    • The height of the barrier swipe pad is 100cm from the ground.
    • The larger barrier gate can be opened by reception staff.
    • There is a slight slope located at the barriers.

Eating and Drinking (Canteen)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the canteen.
    • The canteen is located opposite the main reception.
    • There is step-free access to the canteen.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Takeaway cups are available.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system .
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 91cm.
  • Self-Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 91cm.
  • Payment Counter View
    • The height of the counter is 90cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 72cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 75cm.
    • There are also long tables, booths and bench seats.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Counter (Chelsea Art Shop)

  • The desk is 14m (15yd 11in) from the Main Entrance.
  • Chelsea Art Shop Counter is located at the rear of the shop.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are moderate to good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Chelsea Art Shop

  • The Chelsea Art Shop is located to the right as you enter the Main Entrance and next to the Main Reception.
  • The shop sells art materials and supplies and is open to the public.
  • The shop only accepts card payments.
  • The shop displays its opening times on the door.
  • To contact the shop, phone 020 7514 7767 or email
  • [email protected].

Eating and Drinking (Student Lounge)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the bar.
    • The bar is located opposite the Canteen and ahead of the Barriers into Block A.
    • There is step-free access to the bar.
    • For access there are double manual doors which may be difficult to open.
  • Service and Menus View
    • There is a bar where drinks can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 111cm.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 86cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 65cm.
    • There are also coffee tables.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 37cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a member of staff upon request.

Getting Around (Block A)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to male toilets, accessible toilets and rooms ALG13 to ALG16.
    • The ramp described above is ahead of the barrier gates (photographs 1 and 2). There is a similar ramp located on the opposite side after the lift which provides access to the female toilets and rooms ALG03 to ALG05. There are also steep ramps linking these two corridors which is situated behind the lift (photograph 3). These ramps can be avoided if using the access corridor in front of the lift.
    • There is/are 3 unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the lecture theatre on the right.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the lecture theatre, accessible toilets and shared toilets on L1.
    • There are slight ramps on either side of corridor after exiting the lift which give access to the accessible toilet to the right as you exit to the lift and to the standard toilets and Room 108 to the right. On the left beyond the toilets there is a steep ramp which gives access to the Lecture Theatre-upper left The ramp width is 128cm and has handrails on both side (photograph 6). The steps mentioned above are off the corridor to the right and give access to the Lecture Theatre - upper right (photographs 4 and 5).
    • 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 directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • This building does not play background music.

Other Floors (Block A)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located ahead of the security barriers.
    • The stairs are approximately 13m from the security barriers.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are not 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 are three main sets of stairs in Block A. The stairs next to the lift can be used to access LG, G and 1. There is a second staircase in this block located to the rear right of the building, which is an alternative access for LG, G, 1 and 2 (photograph 2). There is a third staircase located to the rear, left of the block which can also be used as an alternative access for LG, G, 1 and 2. The rear stairs only have handrails on one side between floors 1-2 (photographs 4 and 5).

Lift (Block A Main Lift - LG - 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located through the security barriers and turning left.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G and L1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1275kg.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main 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 196cm x 138cm (6ft 5in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 has a hearing enhancement 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 moderate to good.

Lift (Block A Lift- Floors 1 - 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right when you exit the Block A Main Lift next to the Library Computer Room.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Library Computer Room.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, opens outwards and may be difficult to open.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 138cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The lift provides access to the Library Special Collections Room and Rooms A201 - A207.

Entrance (Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Library.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 177cm (5ft 10in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers located after the entrance doors.
    • The width of the barriers are 92cm wide.
    • There is an out of hours book return slot located on the left of the library entrance.
    • The height of this slot is 112cm from the ground.

Reception (Library - Information Point)

  • The Library Information Point is located ahead of the Library Entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Library Entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are good.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • Comments View
    • There are self service issuing and return machines located opposite the Information Point.
    • One of these machines is height adjustable.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • It takes approximately up to 42 days to process an order.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard, height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Comments View
    • The library contains lockers for students to borrow laptops (photograph 6).
    • The height to the touch screen is 104cm to 133cm.
    • Laptops are free for users for up to five hours and can be used anywhere in the college grounds.
    • The laptops are loaded with accessible software.
    • The assistive software available in the library includes ClaroRead and Read and White Gold.

Level Change (Library)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left and right of reception.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The steps to the right as you enter provide access to the computer room.
    • The steps to the left as you enter provide access to the old college library group study room.
    • Both steps can be overcome by using the ramps for access on both sides of corridor, however this needs to be arranged with library staff.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Block A - Lower Ground - Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you go through the security barriers and at the end of the ramp.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the security barriers.
    • There is ramped/sloped access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is high.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 142cm x 290cm (4ft 8in x 9ft 6in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • 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).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet does not have a backrest or a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is medium.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 94cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is high.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Block A - Level 1 - Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the Lift (1-2) and Library Computer Room.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Library Computer Room.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is high.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 270cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 176cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is medium.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are no vertical wall-mounted grab rails at the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 104cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is high.

Standard Toilet(s) (Block A)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located ahead of the security barriers and after the ramp.
    • There is ramped/sloped access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 16m from the security barriers.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There is a/are horizontal wall mounted rail(s) on the right as you face the toilet.
    • The ambulant toilet does not have vertical wall mounted grab rails.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female toilet is located ahead after turning left from the security barriers and then right after the lift and past the ramp.
    • There is ramped/sloped access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 28m from the security barriers.
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • The ambulant toilet does not have vertical wall mounted grab rails.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional shared standard toilets available on Levels 1 and 2.

Level Change (Link Bridge Block A to Block B)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you exit the A Block lift and then to the right corridor.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Getting Around (Block B)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to Rooms BG09-BG16.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps are located off the main stairwell. The steps provide access to Rooms BG09 -BG13 and BG16, the Outreach Office, the Banqueting Hall and the Green and Blue Rooms (photographs 1 and 2). These stairs can be avoided by using the lift to the UG.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the Graphic Design Studio (B126).
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the steps leading to B126.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to Rooms BLG24 -BLG32, staff only area and a standard toilet.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • Photograph 5 shows the steps leading to Rooms BLG24 -BLG32, staff only area and a standard toilet. Photographs 6 - 8 show access corridors to the Banqueting Hall and this space.
    • 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 directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.

Other Floors (Block B)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located on the left as you exit from the Link Bridge.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the Link Bridge.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a second staircase located to the right after exiting the Link Bridge. This staircase is metal and has handrails on both sides (photographs 4 and 5). There is a third staircase located to the right and down the corridor past the banqueting Hall, which also provides access to LG - L3 (photograph 6).

Lift (Block B)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the Block B end of the Link Bridge.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, UG, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the Block A Lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 109cm x 145cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 has a hearing enhancement 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 low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • Step free access to this lift is gained by using the link bridge from Block A to Block B.

Lift (Banqueting Hall Block B - G to LG)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located beyond the Banqueting Hall and on the left.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and LG.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the Block B Lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • The lift door is manual, opens outwards and may be difficult to open.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 135cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Level Change (LG Block B - Photography Workshops)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right upon exiting the lift opposite the stairs.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the ramp.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).

Level Change (Block B - LG into Staff Only Area)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to your left as you exit the lift.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to your right upon entering the lower ground stairs.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low to moderate.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are steps up from the lower ground staff entrance and Billiards Room to the lift and stairs landing.
    • There are an additional 4 steps on the other side of the main entrance that lead to the standard toilets and Room BG12 (photograph 4).

Reception (Student Contact Office - BLG33A)

  • The Student Contact Reception is located on the LG next to the door which leads to the canteen.
  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the B Block lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are good.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception can also be accessed from the far side of the canteen, however there are 3 steps at this entrance.
    • The steps are 13cm in height.
    • A ramp is available to use if required (photographs 5 and 6).
    • The ramp has a width of 72cm and is located on the wall opposite the Student Contact Office.

Standard Shower (Block B - Level 1)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located to the right and down the corridor as you exit the lift.
  • Comments View
    • There is one deep step into the shower.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Block B - Ground)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located Past the Banqueting Hall and at the end of the corridor on the left after exiting the lift on UG.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the Block B lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is high.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 261cm (5ft 6in x 8ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is high.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is high.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is medium.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is high.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 105cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The transfer space is obstructed by the hand basin.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Block B - Level 2 - Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you exit the Block B Lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is low.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 195cm x 238cm (6ft 5in x 7ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is low.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is medium.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 71cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 89cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is medium.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Block B - Level 2 - Opposite Room B214)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on Level 2, to the right as you exit the left and down the right corridor to Rooms B210-B223. The accessible toilet is opposite Room B214.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 42m (45yd 2ft) from the Block B Lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 285cm (5ft 9in x 9ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is low.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is low.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 83cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The transfer space is obstructed by the wash basin.

Standard Toilet(s) (Block B - Level 2)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located to your right when you exit the lift on Level 2.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s), via lift.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 11m from the Block B Lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There are additional standard male toilets located on LG, G and L3. There is an ambulant cubicle in the male toilets on the LG.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female toilet is located to your right when exiting the lift on Level 1.
    • There is stepped access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 9m from the B Block Lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 79cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There are additional standard female toilets located on LG, G, L2 and L3. There are additional shared toilets located on LG, and L1.