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Clifton House - Ground Floor

75-77 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DU

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Getting To (Clifton House - Ground Floor From Main Entrance)

  • Access to Clifton House - Ground Floor is via the Main Entrance.
  • Enter via the Main Entrance and turn right, the reception is located on the right. Continue straight and go through the doors on the left to enter the Ground Floor.
  • There is step free access to Clifton House - Ground Floor.
  • Clifton House - Ground Floor is approximately 8m from the Main Entrance.
  • There is a/are manual, heavy, single door(s) between the Main Entrance and the department/service.
  • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Getting To (Clifton House - Ground Floor From Accessible Entrance)

  • Access to Clifton House - Ground Floor is via the Accessible Entrance.
  • Enter via the Accessible Entrance and take the rear lifts located on the right up to the Ground Floor.
  • There is step free access, via lift, to Clifton House - Ground Floor.
  • Clifton House - Ground Floor is approximately 5m from the rear lifts.
  • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Worship Street.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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 83cm.
  • Step Details View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 8 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Clifton Street.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 187cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance takes you to the lower ground floor with lift access to the main reception.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you enter the Main Entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Main Entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are not windows, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the low section of the counter.
    • The counter 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.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • The type of flooring is tiles.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
    • There is not a television.
    • Vending machines are not available.
    • A water dispenser is not available.
    • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
    • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Entrance (Front Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the Ground Floor to the right of the main reception.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed with the name of the service/department.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • 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 86cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 114cm.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are medium.

Entrance (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the Ground Floor.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed with the name of the service/department.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left just beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up the ramp.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are medium.

Area(s) (Ground Floor Offices)

  • The facilities/services located on the Ground Floor include; open plan office and meeting rooms.
  • There is step-free access throughout the building via lift(s).
  • There are not doors in lobby areas/corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
  • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
  • The main walkway(s)/aisle(s) in the open plan office(s) are wide enough for wheelchair users to pass.
  • The type of flooring in the open plan/communal areas is carpet.
  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
  • There are no height adjustable desks in this area.
  • There are some desks which are potentially accessible for wheelchair users in this area.
  • Seating in this area includes; adjustable chairs with wheels and armrests and adjustable chairs with wheels but no armrests.
  • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • None of the doors in this area have Braille signage.
  • None of the doors in this area have tactile signage.
  • There is not background music in this area.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the breakout area(s).
  • There is not room for a wheelchair user within the breakout space(s).
  • The following types of seating can be found in breakout space(s); sofas.
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the breakout space(s) ranges between 41cm and 63cm.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • A cash machine is not available.

Room(s) (Meeting Rooms)

  • The room surveyed was Finance Meeting Room.
  • Finance Meeting Room is located at the rear of the office.
  • There are two meeting rooms located within the ground floor office. One of the meeting room is accessed by two small steps.
  • There is not wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
  • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
  • There is step-free access into the room(s).
  • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door may be difficult for some to open.
  • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s) available on request.
  • This room has a television screen and a whiteboard.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 76cm.
  • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
  • Furniture can be reconfigured to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are some chairs with armrests on both side within the room(s).
  • The type of flooring in the room(s) is carpet.
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are not even.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Kitchen

  • The kitchen is located at the rear of the office.
  • There is step-free access to the kitchen.
  • There is a/are door(s) to access the kitchen.
  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door may be difficult for some to open.
  • The width of the door opening is 77cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the kitchen.
  • The height of the work surfaces are 92cm (3ft).
  • There is not a dual height refreshment counter.
  • There is not a work surface with a clear knee recess.
  • There is not a height adjustable work surface.
  • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right on entering the front entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the front entrance.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 197cm x 220cm (6ft 6in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 44cm from floor level.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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 are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.
    • There is not a standard shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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).
    • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 86cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest standard toilet is located just outside the ground floor office.

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