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309 Regent Street

University of Westminster, Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a fitness suite, gymnasium, computer labs, refectory, The Gallery, Old Cinema, Fyvie Hall, lecture theatres, boardrooms and classrooms.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • 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 in Great Portland Street.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open by revolving.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located outside 307 Regent Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 188cm (6ft 2in) wide.
  • Comments
    • This entrance also provides the accessible entrance for 309 Regent Street.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Level Change (Entrance Stairs)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of you on entrance.
  • There is / are 3 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 both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments
    • The handrails are on the left of the stairs and in the centre.

Lift (Entrance Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the stairs as you enter.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 132cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 4in).
  • The clear door width is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • 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 have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Gallery Cafe External Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in front of the Gallery Cafe.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Gallery Cafe External Entrance)

  • 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 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 14m (15yd) from the accessible lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk has a lowered section.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are SB-LB-B-LG-G-UG-1-U1-2-U2-3-U3-4-U4-5-U5-6.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Comments
    • The number of steps between each floor varies.

Lift

  • The lift is located on the left of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B1-B2-LG-G-UG-1-U1-2-U2-3-U3-4-U4-5-U5-6.
  • The lift is 20m (22yd) from accessible entrance lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 130cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.
  • Comments
    • There are 2 further, slightly smaller, lifts located either side of the main stairs (shown in photograph 2). It accesses floor B-LG-1-2-3-4-5.

Level Change (Boardroom)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the first floor, in front of the steps and lift.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the boardroom on the first floor.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Boardroom)

  • The lift is located on the left of the first floor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 14m (15yd) from main lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 86cm x 131cm (2ft 10in x 4ft 4in).
  • The clear door width is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments
    • This lift overcomes the steps leading to the Boardroom.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 13m (14yd) from the main lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the left of the first floor, just before the ramp, steps and lift leading to the boadroom.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from main reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 195cm x 215cm (6ft 5in x 7ft 1in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in) 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

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