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Gray's Inn Place

Gray's Inn Place, 4 Warwick Court, London, WC1R 5DX

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Introduction

  • This Building contains the Law School Reception, the main Law School Library and offices for Professors and Lecturers.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

Outside Access (Reception)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right under the arch, as you approach on Warick Court.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection 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 166cm (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/slope gradient is moderate.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Main Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left, under the arch as you approach from Warick Court.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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 push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • 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 not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 146cm (4ft 9in).

Reception

  • The City Law School Reception is located behind reception entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the reception entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are chairs with arm rests available in the seating area next to the reception.

Opening Times (Reception - Term Time)

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Reception - Holiday)

  • 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.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There is an easy slope, with no handrails, for access to the first floor of the library.
    • Photograph 3 shows the level change.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a kitchen in the middle of floors 1, 2 and 3.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located to the left of the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • 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.
    • Another stairwell (shown in photograph 2) accesses the ground floor offices behind the reception, floor 1, floor 2, floor 3. There are heavy single doors to access the stairwell. There are 15+, clearly marked, deep steps with a handrail a both sides.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the third floor offices and kitchen.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to left in front of the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, UG, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 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
    • Specific key card access is required for use of the lift.
    • There are separate entry/exit doors for some levels.
    • The lift floor indicators match up with the building floors as follows:
    • -1 = basement
    • 0 = entry level ground floor
    • 1 = library ground floor
    • 2 = first floor
    • 3 = second floor.

Library

  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A large text keyboard and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include a scanner.
  • Comments View
    • Accessible software located on the computer with the large text keyboard (shown in photograph 8) is zoom text software.
    • Students can be provided with an RNIB Bookshare account where a selection of books can be downloaded in BRF (Braille Ready Format) files.
    • Students can be provided with an RNIB Bookshare account where books can be downloaded in audio file format.
    • The library provides ebooks where text can be magnified or increased in size.
    • The library can obtain files from publishers which can be formatted to be used with a range of assistive software such as text-to-speech software
    • Online information about services can be foundhttp://libguides.city.ac.uk/additionalneeds.

Opening Times (Library - Term Time)

  • Monday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 11:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 12:00 - 18:00.

Opening Times (Library Holiday)

  • 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.

Outside Access (Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Gray's Inn Place.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 14 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are entrance barriers immediately beyond the second entrance door. These have a width of 97cm. These barriers are shown in photograph 4.

Reception (Library)

  • The library reception is located to the left of the lift as you exit on the basement floor.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.

Other Floors (Library)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the library entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the Library entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor, following the corridor round to the right upon exiting the lift.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 310cm x 175cm (10ft 2in x 5ft 9in).
    • 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 240cm (7ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • 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 a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 41cm (1ft 4in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • 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 toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the basement floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the basement floor.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the second floor and the third floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the second floor, in the secondary stairwell.
    • 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 43m from the lift.
    • 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 poor.