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Dawson Hall Accommodation

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

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • The Charterhouse Square campus is located on the edge of the City of London, just off Goswell Road / A1.
    • Parking on campus is for staff and visitors, including Blue Badge holders. Permits are required.
  • By Bus
    • The campus can be accessed via bus 4 (Archway Station to Waterloo Station), 56 (Whipps Cross to St Pauls) and 153 (Finsbury Park to Liverpool Street Station). Bus routes 55 (Lea Bridge Road to Oxford Circus) and 243 (Wood Green to Waterloo Station) also pass very close by.
  • By Train
    • Farringdon Station, on the Thameslink Line, is close to this campus. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground
    • The nearest tube stations are Barbican and Farringdon on the Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines.
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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park
    • 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
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The other Blue Badge bay is located in front of The Wolfson Institute and is clearly marked.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located off Charterhouse Square.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 128cm.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 142cm.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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 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 126cm (4ft 2in).
  • Step(s)
    • 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 (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

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.
  • 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
    • There is a small ramp to access the lift.

Entrance (Double Door)

  • Entrance
    • 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.
    • 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 155cm (5ft 1in).
  • Comments
    • 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)

  • 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.
  • 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 single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments
    • 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
    • The width of the corridor through the single door entrance is 90cm.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • 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 (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Floor 7.
  • Comments
    • The stairs in photograph 3 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 B-G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • 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 121cm x 133cm (3ft 12in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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
    • 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

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation
    • The establishment provides 0 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
  • Ground Floor Rooms
    • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors
    • 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
    • There are shared bathrooms throughout the hall these can be seen in photographs 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Entrance (Laundry Room)

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 67cm (2ft 2in).
  • The ramp/slope bypasses the steps.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Entrance (Residents Post Room)

  • 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).