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Dawson Hall Accommodation

Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6BQ

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Introduction

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by staff.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • 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 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 500cm (8ft 2in x 16ft 5in).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) 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 View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The other Blue Badge bay is located in front of The Wolfson Institute and is clearly marked.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Charterhouse Square.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • 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 126cm (4ft 2in).
  • 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 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the step(s).
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a set of double doors to the left of the entrance which are not in use.

Lift (Main Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located between the entrance doors.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 230 kg.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 88cm x 126cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 2in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small ramp to access the lift. As shown in photograph 4.

Entrance (Double Door)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on floors one to six of the Dawson Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the main entrance and this entrance.
    • 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 155cm (5ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • There are identical entrances on floors 1-6.
    • Photograph 1 shows the entrance on the first floor and photograph 2 the entrance on the second floor.

Entrance (Single Door)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to your left on exiting the lift.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the main entrance and this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There are identical entrances on floors 1-6. On the seventh floor there is a similar entrance, however there is a secondary door with a width of 70cm.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The width of the corridor through the single door entrance is 90cm. This can be seen in photograph 4.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
    • The stairs are located next to the lifts.
    • The stairs are approximately 20m from the Dawson Hall Entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Floor 7.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs in photograph 4 are those from the sixth floor to the seventh floor.
    • They are much narrower and are not clearly marked.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your left on entrance to the Dawson Building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 900 kg.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Dawson Hall entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 130cm (3ft 11in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not 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.
  • Comments View
    • To access the lift you will need to go through two double doors with a width of 168cm that are heavy and pull to open. They are located 5m from the main Dawson Hall entrance.

Accommodation

  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • None of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
  • Comments View
    • There are shared bathrooms throughout the hall these can be seen in photographs 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Entrance (Residents Post Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the entrance foyer to Dawson Hall on the ground floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The highest post boxes have a height of 165cm above the floor.

Entrance (Laundry Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the lower ground floor of Dawson Hall.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located between the second and third doors.
    • The ramp/slope bypasses the steps.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is a third set of doors which can be seen in photograph 3.
    • There is a card top up machine at the height of 135cm.
    • Washing machine controls at a height of 125cm.
    • Drying machines 95cm.