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Chandler House

2 Wakefield Street, London, WC1N 1PF

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Introduction

  • Basement entrance- seminar room B01 - B02, B05 research laboratory, B07 teaching laboratory
    Ground floor - G01 IS cluster room, G03-G06 seminar rooms, G10 and G118 lecture theatres
    First floor - linguistics - seminar rooms 101, 115 & 116
    Second floor - language and cognition - seminar room 201, library 214
    Third floor - speech hearing & phonetic sciences language and cognition - seminar room 301.

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • If you are driving to Wakefield Street, please be aware that it is located within the Congestion Charge Zone.
    • There is on street parking available on Wakefield Street, which is for permit holders only during working hours.
  • By Bus View
    • There are bus stops on Tavistock Square (Bus Stops K and N) which are served by buses 10, 59, 68, 91, 168, N91. There are also bus stops on Grays Inn Road (Bus Stops HB and HF), which are served by buses 17, 45 and 46. These stops are approximately 500 metres from Wakefield Street.
  • By Train View
    • King's Cross and St Pancras International stations are approximately 650 metres to the north of Wakefield Street. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • Russell Square Underground Station, on the Piccadilly line, is 500 metres from Wakefield Street. King's Cross St Pancras Underground station is 650 metres away, and is served by the Circle, Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan, Piccadilly and Victoria lines.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on along Wakefield Street.
  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
  • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on along Wakefield Street.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Wakefield Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 144cm.
    • 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 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not 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 is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 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 medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The main reception is located to your right on entrance.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are barriers immediately on entrance which you will need a UCL card to get through. The barriers have a width of 89cm.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 11:00 - 18:00.
    • Sunday 11:00 - 18:00.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the clinic area of the ground floor.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The level change is shown in photograph 1.
    • 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 with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Lift (Ground Floor Level Change)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear of the ground floor.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 108cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 7in).
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • 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 bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a secondary set of stairs that accesses G-1-2-3. It is used by most students who wish to access rooms 116-118 as the other route requires travelling through areas that require additional authorisation.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your left on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • 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 132cm x 198cm (4ft 4in x 6ft 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 have a hearing loop 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 bright.

Reception (Library)

  • Library reception is located in the library.
  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • There are self service machines in the library (as shown in photograph 2).
    • There is a barrier to access the library with a width of 100cm (as shown in photograph 3).

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Comments View
    • The library offers a selection of speech and language tests (as shown in photograph 1).
    • The height adjustable desk is not situated with a computer (as shown in photograph 2).

Accessible Toilet. (Ground Floor)

  • Location of and access to accessible toilets View
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the ground floor shared toilet.
    • There are similar accessible toilets in the same location on all other floors.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and dimensions of accessible toilets View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens by sliding.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 220cm (4ft 12in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush 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 not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures in accessible toilets 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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).
    • 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).
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible toilets 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 good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change at a height of 89cm in the toilet.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the unisex toilets on the second floor.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible shower is located in the second floor standard toilets.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the basement floor, the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor and the third floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments View
    • The widths to the toilet cubicles on the ground floor are 55cm.

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