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London College of Fashion - High Holborn

University of the Arts London, 272 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EY

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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 are external floor markings in place to assist with social distancing.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • The revolving door at the front is used for entering and the automatic door at the front is used for exiting. Both doors are separated by a barrier.
  • If users require the automatic door for access then this can be provided.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • Hand sanitisers have been installed at both the entrance and exit, also within communal and office areas.
  • There is a one way system in place on the second and third floors. Access to these floors is via the main lift lobby, exiting these floors is via the rear lift lobby.
  • Restrictions are currently in place for office spaces and classrooms. However, desks and chairs in office spaces and classrooms have been rearranged to allow for social distancing.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Directional and social distancing signage has been installed on walls and floors throughout.
  • Protective screens have been installed at reception, in the canteen and in the coffee shop.
  • All toilets are operational, however some cubicles have been closed, these are clearly marked before entering.
  • Both female and male changing/shower rooms are restricted to two people at any one time.
  • Facial masks are required on site, including around communal areas and on staircases.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Services include:.
    • Lower Ground Floor - Learning Technology Support, including seminar rooms and an open access IT area.
    • Ground Floor - Blueprint Cafe, UAL Showroom and the lecture theatre.
    • Floor 2 - Lecture halls, seminar and tutorial rooms.
    • Floor 3 - Lecture halls, seminar and tutorial rooms.
    • The rest of this building is occupied by UAL University Services.

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • UAL, London College of Fashion High Holborn is based in High Holborn in the London Borough of Camden. The High Holborn building is located on High Holborn (A40).
    • There is a blue badge bay and standard on street parking on Red Lion Street opposite the High Holborn Building. There is no on street parking on High Holborn.
  • By Bus View
    • There are a number of bus routes which stop close to UAL, London College of Fashion High Holborn building on High Holborn. Bus routes 8 and 521 stop on High Holborn close to the High Holborn building. Bus routes 59, 68, 91, 168 and 188 all stop nearby on Kingsway.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest National Rail station to UAL, London College of Fashion High Holborn building is Farringdon which is approximately a 13 minute (0.6 mile) walk away from the High Holborn building. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station to UAL, London College of Fashion High Holborn building is Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines) which is approximately a 3 minute (0.1 miles) walk away from the High Holborn Building.
  • 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 200cm x 500cm (6ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Red Lion Street, opposite the main entrance.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Red Lion Street, opposite the main entrance.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off High Holborn.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 128cm (4ft 2in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is 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.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 202cm (6ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a revolving door located to the right of the automatic doors.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The main reception is located to the right on entering the building.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the 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 medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (Shop)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Holborn Road.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 184cm (6ft).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located at the base of the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is an internal step free entrance from the main reception area consisting of a set of double permanently held open doors that open away from you with a width of 157cm.

Counter (Shop)

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Shop Entrance.
  • Shop Counter is located in front of you on entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the lower ground floor from the main lifts.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The steps are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the shower facilities and standard toilets at the rear of the lower ground floor from the rear lifts.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps are shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the office area on the ninth floor.
    • The ramp can be seen in photograph 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 includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • The portable hearing loop is located in Learning Technology Support on the lower ground floor.

Eating and Drinking (Blueprint SU Café / Bar)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café/bar.
    • The café/bar is located to the rear left of the building on the ground floor.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • 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.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 114cm.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 73cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • 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 66cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 70cm.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • There are also coffee tables, high tables, long tables, sofas, booths and high stools.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 30cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 104cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a small shop to the right of the counter.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Lecture Theatre G.05)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are no designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the lectern is 82cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.
  • The steps have handrails on the left going up.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • The space between the wall and the fixed seating leading from the entrance to the front of the lecture theatre is 89cm wide (as shown in photograph 3).
    • There is a single table at the front of the lecture theatre which can be moved and could provide space for a wheelchair user (as shown in photograph 7).

Lift (Main Lifts)

  • The lift is located to the right on entering through the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 131cm x 168cm (4ft 4in x 5ft 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 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • The lift to the left on entering through the main entrance does not stop at floors 1, 2, 3 and 4 but does go to floor 9 (as shown in photograph 3).

Lift (Rear Lift)

  • The lift is located to the right of the café.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 675kg.
  • The lift is approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 129cm (3ft 5in 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 does not have 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a short, steep, 147cm wide ramp without handrails leading to the lift on the ground floor (as shown in photograph 3).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
    • The stairs are located straight ahead on entering through the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is an identical set of stairs at the rear of the building which can be accessed to the right of the Blueprint Café on the ground floor. These stairs are shown in photographs 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Lift (Lower Ground Floor Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead on exiting the main lifts.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 250kg.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main lifts.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 122cm x 130cm (4ft x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 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 medium.

Reception (Learning Technology Support Reception)

  • Learning Technology Support Reception is located on the lower ground floor.
  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main lifts.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are moderate to good.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Learning Technology Support

  • Learning Technology Support is located on the lower ground floor.
  • Step free access is via the platform lift from the main lifts.
  • This facility offers assistance with software, UAL Systems passwords and printing.
  • There are also open access computers located here, and meeting pods A and B, which have hearing loops available.
  • There are security barriers just inside the entrance to this area, 93cm wide (as shown in photograph 1).
  • Tables have a clear floor space of 69cm.
  • There are also high tables with a surface height of 91cm (as shown in photograph 5).
  • There are height adjustable chairs with armrests available (as shown in photograph 8).
  • There are also sofas, chairs without armrests and high stools without armrests which are height adjustable.

Reception (Accommodation Services, Language Centre, Short Courses and Study Abroad)

  • Accommodation Services, Language Centre, Short Courses and Study Abroad is located on the fourth floor towards the rear of the building.
  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Main lifts.
  • 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 not staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Student Centre)

  • Student Centre Reception is located towards the rear of the building on the first floor.
  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Main Lifts.
  • 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 high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Student Union Reception)

  • Student Union Reception is located towards the front of the building on the first floor.
  • The desk is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Main Lifts.
  • 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located are located on all floors of the building apart from the ninth floor.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on all floors of the building apart from the ninth floor.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located on the ninth floor.
  • Gender Neutral standard toilet facilities are located on the lower ground floor.

Accessible Toilet(s) (First Floor)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor opposite the main lifts.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main lifts.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a gender neutral 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 fair.
    • 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 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is 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).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 134cm and 141cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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 contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • 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).
    • 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 good.
    • 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 102cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical accessible toilets in the same location on floors 3, 5 and 7.
    • There are similar accessible toilets in the same location on floors 2, 4, 6 and 8 with the transfer space on the left as you face the toilet pan.
    • The accessible toilet on the first floor is shown in photograph 1.
    • The accessible toilet on the second floor is shown in photograph 2.
    • The accessible toilet on the third floor is shown in photograph 3.
    • The accessible toilet on the fourth floor is shown in photograph 4.
    • The accessible toilet on the fifth floor is shown in photograph 5.
    • The accessible toilet on the sixth floor is shown in photograph 6.
    • The accessible toilet on the seventh floor is shown in photograph 7.
    • The accessible toilet on the eighth floor is shown in photograph 8.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Blueprint Cafe)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the Blueprint Café.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a gender neutral toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 221cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is 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).
    • The height of the coat hook is 150cm from the floor.
  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf does not have the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 75cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • 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 poor.
    • 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 contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • 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).
    • 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 good.
    • 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 84cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor in the Blueprint Cafe.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 89cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The standard male toilets on the ground floor in the Blueprint Café are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female and male toilets are located are on the first floor opposite the main lifts.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m from the main lifts.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is fair.
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • It was not possible to access the female toilet.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 90cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • The standard male toilets on the first floor are shown in photographs 3 and 4.
  • Comments View
    • The standard male toilets on the fourth floor are shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • The standard male toilets on the eighth floor are shown in photographs 7 and 8.
    • The standard shared toilets on the ninth floor are shown in photograph 9.
    • The standard gender neutral toilets on the lower ground floor are shown in photograph 10.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear of the building on the lower ground floor in the standard toilets.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is no step free access to the shower facilities.
    • Access is via the rear lifts and 3, medium, clearly marked steps with handrails on both sides which lead to the shower facilities.
    • Access into the shower cubicles is via a deep step (as shown in photograph 3).
    • There is an adjustable showerhead.