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Chelsea College of Arts - Millbank

University of the Arts London, Millbank, Westminster, London, SW1P 4JU

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • There have been no changes to the external access.
  • Hand sanitizing stations have been installed in high use areas, at entrances, exits, within lift lobbies and along corridors by all stairwells on all floors.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed within the canteen areas, cafes, kitchens, toilets and shops.
  • Currently all routes are two way, with additional signage to advise "keep left" and 'keep your distance'.
  • Floor and wall markings are in place to advise of social distancing measures.
  • Protective screens have been installed at the main reception and gatehouse desks.
  • There are reduced numbers permitted within toilets, this is displayed on the door to the facility. Some urinals and cubicles may be closed to allow for social distancing.
  • Shower facilities are single use only.
  • PPE, facial masks, hand sanitiser and gloves are all available from main reception if required.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • To access Millbank you will need to enter Chelsea Block A,B,C via the Main Atterbury Street Entrance.
    • It will lead to the lower ground floor of the building.
    • For step free access you will need to take the Block C lift to levels G or 1 then cross over to A Block by going through B Block.
    • On the ground floor there is an easy ramp from blocks C to B and on the first floor an easy ramp from blocks B to A.
    • Then take the A Block lift to levels lower ground, upper ground, 2 or 3, which will provide level access to Millbank.

Opening Times

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 National Rail station is Vauxhall.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Pimlico.

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 available.
  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 500cm (6ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
  • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Atterbury Street directly opposite the main entrance to the Campus.
  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the lower ground floor in the areas between blocks B and C.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Opening Times (Main Reception)

  • Monday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The main reception is located directly beyond the main entrance.
  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • 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
    • There are security barriers on the left of the reception, used to access Blocks A, B, C, the Lecture Theatre and Library.
    • There are 60cm and 91cm wide short slight ramps with lips across the barriers.

Lift (Block C)

  • The lift is located to your right as you enter the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1.
  • 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 187cm x 138cm (6ft 2in 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 does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Level Change (Ground Floor Block C-B Level Change)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Level Change (Block C Level 1)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left and right as you exit the lift.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Level Change (Block A-B Level 1)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 126cm (4ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp would be larger but there is a considerable amount of storage in this area.

Lift (Block A)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in Block A.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-UG-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the Block C Lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • Step free access to this lift is via the Block C lift and is also used to give access to the lower ground and upper ground floors.
    • The upper ground floor gives access to the ground floor of Millbank.

Level Change (LG Block A Short Courses and Millbank)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located to your right upon exiting the lift opposite the stairs.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or 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 steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Outside Access (Ground Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the upper ground floor corridor of A Block.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Outside Access (Lower Ground Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the lower ground floor from A Block.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in) wide.

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 via the lower ground stairs.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are steps up from the lower ground entrance and Billiards Room to the lift and stairs landing.
    • There are an additional 4 steps on the other side of the main staircase that lead to the standard toilets and Short Courses ALG12 room.

Outside Access (Level 2 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.

Outside Access (Level 3 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left at the end of the corridor from the ground floor entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.
  • The lift is 22m (24yd 2in) from the upper ground floor entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 142cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small ramp to access the lift on the lower ground floor.
    • This lift only gives access to the lower ground floor lift and stairs landing.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
  • Other View
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the card room on the first floor.

Accessible Toilet (Millbank)

  • 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 44m (48yd 4in) from the ground floor entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to your left at the end of the corridor from the ground floor entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 277cm x 178cm (9ft 1in x 5ft 10in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 104cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (Level 2 Millbank)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Millbank level 2 entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located through the doors just beyond the entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 299cm x 180cm (9ft 10in x 5ft 11in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • 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 49cm (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 cannot 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
    • The total distance from the block A lift is 33m.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located to the right and rear of the lift.
    • The female toilets are 37m (40yd 1ft) from the Block A lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located to the right and rear of the lift.
    • The male toilets are 37m (40yd 1ft) from the Block A lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the lower ground floor.
    • The female and male toilets are 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an ambulant cubicle available in the male and female toilets.

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.