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Computer Science Building

Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • The Mile End campus is located just off the Mile End Road / A11. This road links the City of London with the A12. The A12 then links to the North Circular Road (and the A11 off that) and the M25.
    • There are Blue Badge bays located throughout the campus, which can be used by anyone with a valid Blue Badge. Car parking is available on campus for staff permit holders. Temporary permits are available for visitors and contractors by prior arrangement.
  • By Bus
    • The campus can be accessed via bus 25 (Oxford Circus to Ilford), 205 (Paddington Station to Bow Church DLR Station) and 339 (Shadwell Station to Leytonstone Station).
  • By Train
    • The nearest railway stations are Liverpool Street Station and Fenchurch Street Station. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground
    • The campus is located between Mile End (on the Hammersmith and City, District and Central lines) and Stepney Green (on the Hammersmith and City and District lines) underground stations.
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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park
    • The car park can be used by permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located off Grantley Street.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 467cm x 484cm (15ft 4in x 15ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The standard parking is for contractors only.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Mathematics Square.
  • There is stepped access at this entrance.
  • Entrance
    • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Steps
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
    • The step(s) is / are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Entrance (Bancroft Building Teaching Rooms (Third Floor))

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the lift and this entrance.
  • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
    • The width of the ramp is 135cm.
  • Comments
    • To exit computer science and enter the Bancroft Road Teaching Rooms there is a push button to release the door at a height of 97cm.

Entrance (G.E. Fogg Building)

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the lift and this entrance.
  • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up.

Entrance (Bancroft Building Fourth Floor)

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the lift and this entrance.
  • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient 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.
  • Comments
    • To exit the Computer Science Block via this entrance there is a button to release the door at a height of 140cm.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are low.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the Bancroft Teaching Rooms (third floor) entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is not staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking (Tea Room)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Bancroft Teaching Rooms (Third Floor) Entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is snacks.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:00 - 12:00.
    • Monday 12:30 - 15:30.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 12:00.
    • Tuesday 12:30 - 15:30.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 12:00.
    • Wednesday 12:30 - 15:30.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 12:00.
    • Thursday 12:30 - 15:30.
    • Friday 08:00 - 12:00.
    • Friday 12:30 - 15:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Accessible Toilet.

  • The nearest accessible toilets are located on the third and fourth floors of the Bancroft Teaching Rooms.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s)
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the third floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the third floor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 33m from the Bancroft Road Teaching Rooms (third floor) 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.