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Chiltern Building

University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Chiltern Hall (rooms CG 42, 43, 44), teaching rooms, Orla Gough Lecture Theatre (CG28), Westminster Business School Registry and Financial Markets Suites 1 and 2.
  • Related link 35 Marylebone Road.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/35-marylebone-road
  • Comments View
    • The Chiltern Building is located to the west of the Marylebone Campus.
    • The entrance to the Chiltern Building is from the main entrance foyer of the Marylebone Building.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Marylebone campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Marylebone.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Baker Street.

Opening Times (Staff and Blue Badge Parking)

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking (Staff and Blue Badge Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the left side of the Marylebone Building, off Luxborough Street.
    • The car park type is underground.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders can booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the staff entrance to level P1 (B1).
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the staff entrance to level P1 (B1).
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 240cm (7ft 10in).
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance to the car park is from Luxborough Street, to the east of the building.
    • Security staff control the barrier at the entrance to the car park.
    • The height of the security window is 112cm.
    • There are a very small number of standard parking bays. These are generally used for deliveries or tradespeople needing to bring equipment to site.
    • There is no on-site standard parking for students or visitors.
    • Marylebone Road is a very busy red route where stopping is not permitted.

Outside Access (P1/B1 Entrance from Blue Badge Parking)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the underground car park, opposite the Blue Badge parking bays.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with an unlocked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located either side of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to Floor B1 of the Marylebone Building.
    • The card reader is to the left of the entrance, on the slope of the ramp.
    • Lift B to access all floors is immediately to the right after this entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Disabled Access Only)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 similar sets of doors for disabled access only.
    • These doors are located on either side of the main entrance doors and are push-pad activated.
    • The height of the push-pad on entry or exit is 80cm as shown in image 4.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • 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 left of the main entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • 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 143cm (4ft 8in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is 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 a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Opening Times (Main Entrance)

  • Reception is staffed 24 hours per day and The building is open 24 hours via swipe card.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Main Reception is located immediately to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) 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 moderate to 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 staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers, which are between 53cm-101cm wide, next to the reception desk.
    • There is one barrier, next to the lowered section of the reception desk, which is for disabled access only.
    • This barrier is 101cm in width and is controlled remotely by the reception staff.

Entrance (Chiltern Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Marylebone Building, to the right of the main entrance foyer.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with an unlocked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 123cm (4ft).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor of the Chiltern Building.
    • There is access to the Chiltern lift and stairs from this entrance.

Entrance (Chiltern Building - Financial Markets Suites 1 and 2)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Marylebone Building, to the right of the main entrance foyer.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to Financial Markets Suites 1 and 2 on the ground floor of the Chiltern Building.
    • There is also access to the Chiltern Lift and stairs from this entrance.
    • There are accessible and standard toilet facilities in this area.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are no 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 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 the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Images 1 and 2 show the corridors on the ground floor of the Chiltern Building.
    • Image 3 shows what the corridors look like on floors 1-4 of the building.
    • Image 4 shows teaching room C180 on the first floor.
    • Image 5 shows teaching room C179 on the first floor.

Lift (Chiltern Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately ahead as you enter via the Chiltern Building entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1200kg.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Chiltern Building entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 200cm x 120cm (6ft 7in x 3ft 11in).
  • 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 moderate to good.

Other Floors (Chiltern Stairwell D)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located opposite the Chiltern lift.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the Chiltern Building entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase (stair 5) at the opposite end of the building. From the ground floor, this stairwell can only be accessed from an external entrance from the rear podium level, known as Chiltern backyard.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Chiltern Building - Financial Markets Suites entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of the Chiltern Building, at the far end of the corridor from the Chiltern Building - Financial Markets Suites entrance.
    • There is an accessible toilet on the third floor which is signed as a female toilet. There is a similar accessible toilet on the first floor, within the shared toilet area. Neither of these toilets are signed as an accessible toilet.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 141cm x 220cm (4ft 8in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 68cm (2ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 41cm (1ft 4in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 92cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet is shown in photographs 1-3.
    • There is a larger standard toilet opposite this one which has been signed as an accessible toilet in error.
    • Photograph 4 shows the accessible toilet on the third floor which is the same as the one on the first floor.
    • Both of these toilets are 147cm wide x 260cm deep and have the transfer space to the left.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located on the second floor of the Chiltern Building.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 26m from the Chiltern lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There are similar shared toilets available on the first floor of the Chiltern Building.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female toilet is located on the third floor of the Chiltern Building.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 26m from the Chiltern lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • The ambulant toilet does not have horizontal wall mounted grab rails.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the left as you face the toilet.
    • There is a/are dropdown rail(s) on the left as you face the ambulant toilet(s).
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 70cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There are similar male toilet facilities available on the fourth floor of the Chiltern Building.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate male and female toilet facilities on the ground floor of the Chiltern Building.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.