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Clifton House - Lower Ground Floor

75-77 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DU

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

  • Access to Clifton House - Lower Ground Floor is via the Main Entrance.
  • Enter via the Main Entrance, turn right and the reception is located on the right. Continue straight and take the lifts located on the right to the lower ground floor.
  • There is step free access, via lift, to Clifton House - Lower Ground Floor.
  • Clifton House - Lower Ground Floor is approximately 5m from the main 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.

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

  • Access to Clifton House - Lower Ground Floor is via the Accessible Entrance.
  • Enter via the Accessible Entrance and take the lifts located on the right to the lower ground floor.
  • There is step free access, via lift, to Clifton House - Lower Ground Floor.
  • Clifton House - Lower Ground Floor is approximately 6m from the rear lifts.
  • 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.

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.

Other Floors (Front)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG,G,1,2,3,4,5.
    • 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 between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor of the building are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are low.

Other Floors (Rear)

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG,1,2,3,4,5.
    • 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 between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail 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 extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor of the building are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are low.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of reception.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are not clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG,G,1,2,3,4,5.
  • 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 colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is fair.
  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 113cm x 123cm (3ft 8in x 4ft).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Lift (Rear Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead on entering the Accessible Entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of this lift are not clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Accessible Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG,G,1,2,3,4.
  • 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 colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 145cm x 171cm (4ft 9in x 5ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Entrance (Front Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the lower ground floor.
    • 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 with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located just beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 117cm.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are bright.

Entrance (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the lower ground floor to the left as you exit the rear lifts.
    • 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 single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 83cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 1.5cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are medium.

Area(s) (Lower Ground Floor)

  • The facilities/services located on the Lower Ground Floor include; meeting rooms and a breakout area.
  • There is step-free access throughout the building via lift(s).
  • There are 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 the majority of areas.
  • Access to other floors/levels is via lift.
  • There are no height adjustable desks in this area.
  • There are not desks which are potentially accessible for wheelchair users in this area.
  • Seating in this area includes; chairs with armrests and chairs with no armrests.
  • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • There is no overhead signage in this area.
  • 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.
  • Refreshment Area(s) View
    • There is a communal refreshment area.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the refreshment area.
    • There is not a dual height refreshment counter.
    • There is not a knee recess under a work surface.
    • There is a sink at refreshment areas.
    • The height of the sink is 92cm.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
  • Breakout Area(s) View
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the breakout area(s).
    • There is room for a wheelchair user within the breakout space(s).
    • The following types of seating can be found in breakout space(s); armchairs and chairs with armrests.
    • The clear floor space beneath tables in the breakout space(s) is 72cm.
    • Vending machines are not available.
    • A cash machine is not available.

Room(s) (Meeting Rooms)

  • The room surveyed was Meeting room 1.
  • Meeting room 1 is located on the lower ground floor.
  • Access View
    • There are 9 meeting rooms located on the lower ground floor.
    • There is wayfinding signage on route to the room(s).
    • Signage for the room(s) is not available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
    • There is written signage for the room, in block capital lettering, that is clearly visible.
    • The corridor/walkway outside the room(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
    • 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).
  • Room Details View
    • 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 double.
    • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
    • The door may be difficult for some to open.
    • Light switches are not 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 70cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides 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 fair.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Kitchen

  • The kitchen is located just outside the lower ground floor front entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the kitchen.
  • There is a/are door(s) to access the kitchen.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • 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 70cm.
  • 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.

Waiting Area(s)

  • There is a/are waiting area(s) along the circulation route(s).
  • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area(s).
  • There is not a/are not flashing fire alarm beacon(s) within the waiting area(s).

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet are located in the ground floor office's.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest standard toilets are located on the ground floor.

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