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Franklin-Wilkins Building

Waterloo Campus, Stamford Street, London, SE1 8WA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Department of Management; the Information Services Centre; the London Dental Education Centre; the Vascular Biology Group; Nutritional Sciences Division - Department of Nutrition and Dietetics; Pharmaceutical Science Division - Department of Pharmacy, Department of Forensic Science and Drug Monitoring; the food court; Le Cafe and Graduate Lounge; the Chaplaincy; Muslim Prayer Rooms.
  • Related link Library opening times.
  • Http://www.kcl.ac.uk/library/visiting/hours/index.aspx

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Waterloo Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Waterloo.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Waterloo.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Stamford Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible entrance is of a 'circle lock' design: The push pad is to the right of the door and is 110cm high.
    • This opens the sliding door into the glass-walled cylindrical enclosure which is 138cm diameter internally.
    • Once inside, the outer door closes automatically and the second door opens automatically.
    • To exit the building, there is a similar push pad internally.
    • On each side of the circle lock entrance is a manual revolving door, 115 wide.
    • There is also a single, heavy manual door which opens towards you (pull) and is 95cm wide.
    • This entrance gives access to the security desk and opens onto a mezzanine level from which there is level access by lift to the ground floor of the building.

Reception (Security Desk)

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main 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 does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The security desk is located on the mezzanine level, to the left of the main entrance as you enter.
    • It is staffed 24 hours a day.

Other Floors (Main Entrance Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are the main entrance on the mezzanine level (M) to the ground floor.
    • The stairs are located ahead after the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • There are 5 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.
    • From the ground floor, there are a further flight of 15+ similar stairs up to the first floor, as seen in photograph 2.

Lift (Main Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left, just past the security desk.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, M, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 130cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does 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 medium.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 2 shows one of the designated areas for wheelchair users at the rear of the auditorium.

Other Floors (Main)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
  • The lift is approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 133cm x 180cm (4ft 4in x 5ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar lift (shown in photograph 2) located further along the corridor past the main lifts.
    • It gives access directly to the ISC on the first and second floors.
    • A key is required to use this lift.

Library (Library Services)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard and height adjustable table is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes Topaz video magnifier.
  • Comments View
    • The library is located on the first and second floors.
    • The entrance is on the first floor, to the right on leaving the main entrance lift.
    • There are security barriers at the library entrance.
    • The wide barriers are 90cm.
    • There are three assistive technology rooms on the second floor (see photograph 2).
    • These rooms can be booked by registered users.
    • The computers here have Dragon Naturally Speaking, Texthelp Read and Write, Inspiration, ABBYY FineReader and Supernova installed.
    • Please see the link in the introduction for details of library opening hours.

Reception (Library Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the library entrance on the first floor.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Other Floors (Library Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are library 1-2.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are located within the library, beyond the reception desk.

Lift (Library)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the library.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the library 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 95cm x 130cm (3ft 1in 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does 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 medium.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Café Bar)

  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is sandwiches and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The café bar is located on the left of the ground floor.
    • There is additional seating with armchairs and coffee tables in the conservatory.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Le Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 68m (74yd 1ft) from the main entrance lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the ground floor, to the right.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 174cm x 230cm (5ft 9in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is also an adapted toilet available in the far right hand corner of the ground floor, with the transfer space on the right.
    • There are additional toilets on all other floors
    • Both toilets on the first floor have the transfer space on the right.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of the ground floor, to the left.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 53m (57yd 2ft) from the main entrance lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the male and female ground floor toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • These toilets contain cubicles with doors that open outwards.
    • There are also toilets located in the far right of the ground floor, and on all other floors.

Standard Shower

  • There are not standard level access shower facilities available.
  • Comments View
    • There are showers available on all floors and are accessed by deep steps.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.