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Bargehouse

Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London, SE1 9PH

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Introduction - Bargehouse

  • The Bargehouse is conference and events venues located within Oxo Tower Wharf.
  • The venues has 13 rooms spread over 5 floors.
  • There is step-free access to the rooms on the first floor and second floor via folding platform lifts.

Related London South Bank Venues (Oxo Tower Wharf)

  • For information about Oxo Tower Wharf please view the access guide below.

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

South Bank Public Car Parks

  • This section provides information about a number of public cars parks around South Bank.
    For more information about access and parking charges please visit the individual car parks.
    South Bank is located in the congestion charging zone.

Approach (Oxo Tower Wharf Courtyard)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient.

Outside Access (Courtyard Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the Oxo Tower Wharf Courtyard.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 116cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are moderate to good.

Getting Around

  • There is step-free access to the first floor and second floor.
    There is stepped access to the ground floor, third floor, fourth floor and fifth floor.
  • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is concrete.
  • Handrails with a rounded or oval profile are not provided in corridors/walkways.
  • There is poor colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Circulation View
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs and lift.
  • Audio View
    • There may be background music playing in the building depending on the event taking place.

Level Change (Ground Floor)

  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) located ahead as you enter.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a second lower handrail.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical set of stairs to the left of the ones surveyed (shown in photograph 2).
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical set of stairs to the left of the ones surveyed (shown in photograph 2).

Event Room(s) / Space(s) (Bargehouse)

  • Room Details View
    • There are 13 rooms in total throughout the building.
      The signage leading to and at the rooms will vary depending on use.
      The layout of the rooms will vary depending on use.
      The lighting levels in the rooms will vary depending on use.
      The surface of the flooring within the rooms is concrete.

Other Floors (Central - Ground to Third Floor)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located on the left side of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the main entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The doors are usually held open.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2 and 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is not a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are varied.

Lift (Central - Folding Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the central staircase.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A member of staff needs to be notified for use of the lift.
  • A member of staff is required to operate the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 85cm x 75cm (2ft 9in x 2ft 6in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • Comments View
    • There are two similar platform lifts.
    • The first platform lift covers ground to first floors and the second platform lift covers first to second floors.

Other Floors (Left - Second to Fourth Floor)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the far left of the building.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The doors are usually held open.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 2, 3 and 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are varied.

Other Floors (Right - Second to Fourth Floor)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the far right of the building.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The doors are usually held open.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 2, 3 and 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are varied.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the second floor, next to the far left staircase.
    • There is step-free access to the female toilet(s), via lift.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor, next to the far left staircase.
    • There is step-free access to the male toilet(s), via lift.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • There is not a lowered urinal.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • There is not a lowered wash basin.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are varied.

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