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Friends House - Courtyard

173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • Friends House is within a meter parking zone in operation Monday to Friday 08:30 - 18:30, and Saturday 09:00 - 13:30. There are alternative, longer-term parking facilities under Euston Station. Please note that Friends House is within the congestion charge zone.

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The car park is located on Endsleigh Gardens.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 650cm (6ft 7in x 21ft 4in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on on Endsleigh Gardens.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on on Endsleigh Gardens.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 135cm.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 165cm (5ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Entrance (Accessible)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the corridor to the right of the main reception next to the cafe / bookshop.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • 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 immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance opposite this one on the other side of the courtyard.

Entrance (Stepped Access)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the corridor to the right of the main reception next to the cafe / bookshop.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar entrances located along the corridors located around the courtyard.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G,1,2,3.
    • The stairs are located either side as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are not 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.
    • There are 2 sets of stairs located next to the North Corridor and Small Meeting House lifts going between floors G, 1 and 2. There are also 2 sets of stairs at the rear of the building in the North Corridor and the Small Meeting House Areas between floors G, 1 and 2.

Lift (The Light Entrance / North Corridor Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located along the North Corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG (The Light Accessible Entrance), G, 1, 2, 3.
  • The lift is approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 86cm x 158cm (2ft 10in x 5ft 2in).
  • There are 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 a hearing loop system.
  • 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is another lift in the Small Meeting House.
    • This lift was out of service at time of survey and can be seen in photograph 4.

Entrance (First Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located next to the Hilda Clark Meeting Rooms on the first floor.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 58cm (1ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to a small seating area on the first floor.

Courtyard

  • The surface of the courtyard is block paved.
  • The surface of the courtyard is not level and there is a slight gradient heading towards the pond and drains located at the centre of the courtyard.
  • There are tables at a height of 70cm.
  • Most of the tables have large umbrellas to provide shade.
  • There are chairs with armrests on either side available.
  • There is also a bench available not located near any table.
  • There is a bike rack located in the courtyard.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilets are located along the West Corridor to the rear of the building on the ground floor.
    • There is also an additional accessible toilet just inside the Small Meeting House on the ground floor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest accessible toilets are located along the West Corridor to the rear of the building on the ground floor.