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Institute of Education, Bedford Way 20

University College London, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

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Introduction

  • Services include:.
  • Core A.
  • 1 - Crush Hall Bar, Drama Studio, Jeffrey Hall, Logan Hall.
  • 2 - Access to the Car Park.
  • 3 - Clarke Hall / Cloak Room, Post Room / Reprographics, Students' Union, Multi-Faith Prayer Rooms.
  • 4 - Committee Rooms 1-4, Human Resources Staff Development, Nunn Hall, Student Support Centre Payments Office.
  • 5 - Computer / Teaching Rooms 537, 539, 541, 543, 545, Conference Office, Directorate, Doctoral School, Early Years and Primary Education: Academic Offices, Estate Services.
  • 6 - Academic Writing Centre, Catering Department Lawton Room, Culture Communication and Media: Academic Offices, Teaching Rooms 639, 642, 646, 656, 658, 675.
  • 7 - Lifelong and Comparative Science Offices: Academic Offices, Humanities and Social Sciences Academic Offices, International Offices, Culture, Communication and Media: Academic Offices, Teaching Rooms 728, 736, 739, 744, 746, 770, 777, 780, 784, 788, 790.
  • 8 - Culture, Curriculum and Media: Academic Offices, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment: Academic Offices. Lifelong and Comparative Education: Academic Offices, Teaching Rooms 801, 802, 822, 826, 828, 834, 836.
  • 9 - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment: Science Learning Centre London (SLCL).
  • Core B.
  • 1 - Elvin Hall.
  • 2 - Access to the Car Park.
  • 3 - Assistive Technology Rooms A310A/B, Cloakroom / Clarke Hall, Information Technology, Media Services.
  • 4 - Library, Main Reception and Exit to Street, Information Technology and Media Centre.
  • 5 - Computer / Teaching Rooms 537, 539, 541, 543, 545.
  • Early Years and Primary Education: Academic Offices.
  • Humanities and Social Sciences: Academic Offices.
  • 6 - The College of Teachers, London Centre For Leadership and Learning, Teaching Rooms 639, 642, 646, 654, 656, 675.
  • 7 - Centre for Research and Development in Catholic Education (CRDCE), Culture Communication and Media: Academic Offices, Medical Room 794, Teaching Rooms 721, 728, 736, 739, 744, 746, 770, 780, 781, 788, 790.
  • 8 - Culture, Communication and Media: Design Studios, Teaching Rooms 822, 826, 828, 834, 836.
  • 9 - Culture, Communication and Media: Academic Offices, Teaching Rooms 936, 938, 946.
  • The Students' Union is located on the third floor of the building and can only be accessed internally via its own stairs or alternative platform lifts.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Institute of Education is located in the Bloomsbury area of Central London, just north of Russell Square. If you are driving to the Institute, please be aware that it is located within the Congestion Charge Zone.
    • There is on street parking available on Bedford Way and Woburn Square.
  • By Bus View
    • Bus stops Russell Square Bus Stop E is served by buses 10 and 188. Russell Square Bus Stops H and J, which are located on Woburn Place, are served by buses 10, 59, 68, 91, 168, N91.
  • By Train View
    • Euston, St Pancras International and King's Cross stations are close to the Institute. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the Institute using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The closest Underground Station is Russell Square, on the Piccadilly line. Other stations close by include Goodge Street (Northern line), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines), Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines) and Euston (Northern and Victoria lines).
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • 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 545cm (6ft 7in x 17ft 11in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Bedford Way.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Bedford Way.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off Bedford Way.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) by revolving.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • 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 13 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads onto the fourth floor of the building.

Outside Access (Third Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off Bedford Way.
    • There is stepped access at 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 154cm (5ft 1in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • 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 6 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to the third floor.
    • The steps immediately beyond the entrance are shown in photograph 5.
    • Step free access is via the fourth floor entrance located to the right of this entrance.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance Fourth Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off Bedford Way.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance leads to the entrance lift only, which takes you to the fourth floor.

Lift (Accessible Entrance Fourth Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately beyond Accessible Entrance Level 4.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 3 and 4.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Accessible Entrance Level 4.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 142cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement 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
    • Photographs 1 and 3 show the lift and the steep ramp into the lower entrance of the lift.
    • Photographs 4 and 5 show the lift and steep ramp into the upper entrance of the lift.

Outside Access (Woburn Place)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building off Woburn Square.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not 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.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are bollards at the beginning of the ramp.
    • The width between bollards is 90cm and between the bollards and the wall it is 130cm.
    • There is also a manual rotating door to access the building with a width of 140cm.
    • This entrance leads onto the fourth floor of the building.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The Main Reception is located in the main entrance foyer.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Woburn Place entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • 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 a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to 705A and 705B.
    • The ramp is shown in photograph 1.
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the multi media suite.
    • The ramp is shown in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s){Dropdown} for access to Neo Market Students' Union raised seating area.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is a slight ramp, with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the Neo Market Students' Union raised seating area.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • There is lift which overcomes the step.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial 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 a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • Hearing loops are located in rooms 709a, 728, 736, 739, 744, 746, 777, 780, 784 & 790.

Reception (Student Support and Wellbeing Services and Student Helpdesk)

  • Student Support and Wellbeing Services and Student Helpdesk is located to the left of the building.
  • The desk is 41m (44yd 2ft) from the Woburn Place Entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • Opening times vary please check the website for opening times.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
    • The stairs are located in Core A.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the from the Woburn Place entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all 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.
    • There are similar staircases in Core B and Core C. The Core C staircase steps are not clearly marked and are shown in photographs 4, 5 and 6.

Lift (Main Lift Core A)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in Core A.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Woburn Place Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 108cm (5ft 7in x 3ft 7in).
  • 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 not have a hearing enhancement 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 lifts in Core A (as shown in photographs 1 and 2).
    • There are 3 similar lifts in Core B, one of which does not go to floors 1 and 2 (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).
    • There are similar lifts in Core C, one of which does not go to floors 1 and 2 (as shown in photographs 5 and 6).

Eating and Drinking (Neo Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Woburn Place Entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • 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.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 15:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Media Enquiries)

  • Media Enquiries is located on the third floor in Core B.
  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift Core B.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 13:00.
    • Monday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 13:00.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 13:00.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 13:00.
    • Friday 14:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking (Neo Market Cafeteria)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the Core A lift.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is lunch meals and snacks.

Eating and Drinking (Crush Hall Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Core A lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 37cm (1ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • The standard height for tables is 108cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Lecture Theatre(s) (The Jeffrey Hall)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are push pad activated.
  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is not step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There are deep steps leading up to the stage.
  • The height of the lectern is 84cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is not staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Lecture Theatre(s) (The Logan Hall)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located in the middle row(s).
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the lectern is 101cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.
  • The steps have handrails which are wall mounted on either side of the room.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • The designated space for wheelchair users is on the middle level with seating which can be moved to make space as required (as shown in photographs 4 and 5).
    • The main entrance to the Logan Hall provides level access into the middle level of the lecture theatre where space can be made for a wheelchair user.
    • The lectern is placed on the stage area of the lecture theatre.
    • The stage area is entered via a separate door to gain level access, or can be accessed by 4 deep steps (as shown in photograph 9).

Lecture Theatre(s) (Clarke Hall)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is an easy ramp/slope for access to the lecture theatre(s).
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm.
  • The ramp/slope has handrails on both sides.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 70cm and 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp is located immediately beyond the entrance to the lecture theatre.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Core A Fourth Floor)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right after entering through the Woburn Place entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Woburn Place Entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 172cm x 212cm (5ft 8in x 6ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin and a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 79cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Accessible Toilet (Core C Fourth Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Core C lifts.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the fourth floor to the left on exiting the Core C lifts.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 237cm (4ft 12in x 7ft 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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.
    • 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 waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 157cm from the floor.
  • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 89cm.
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby changing table available at a height of 90cm when extended.

Accessible Toilet. (Fifth Floor)

  • Location of and access to accessible toilets View
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Core B lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and dimensions of accessible toilets 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 156cm x 220cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 3in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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.
    • 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 not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures in accessible toilets View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • 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 132cm (4ft 4in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible toilets View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • To access the accessible toilet you will need to access the standard shared toilets which have an entrance width of 76cm.
    • There is a baby change table with a height of 85cm when extended as shown in photograph 2.

Accessible Toilet (Ninth Floor Male Standard Toilets)

  • 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Core B lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the Core B shared standard toilets on floor 9.
    • There is an additional accessible total in the Core B male toilets on the seventh floor, as seen in photograph 2. There are similar accessible toilets in the seventh and ninth floor female standard toilets.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 172cm x 255cm (5ft 8in x 8ft 4in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 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.
    • 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 waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the third floor, the fourth floor, the fifth floor, the sixth floor, the seventh floor, the eighth floor and the ninth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located next the Enquiries / Cashiers receptions.
    • 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 36m from the Woburn Place Entrance.
    • 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • There are female and male toilets on the third floor in the library.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the standard toilets in the Students Union marquee.

Entrance (Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter from the Woburn Place Entrance.
    • There is step free access 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 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There are gates at the entrance, one with a width of 90cm and two with widths of 55cm.
    • There are also security barriers beyond this with a width of 90cm.

Reception (Library Membership)

  • Library Reception is located to the right as you enter.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the library 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 medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Saturday 09:30 - 20:30.
    • Sunday 09:30 - 20:30.

Reception (Library Help Point / IT Service Desk)

  • Library Help Point / IT Service Desk is located in front of you as you enter.
  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the library 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 medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the Library Help Point.
    • Photograph 2 shows the IT Service Desk.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:45 - 19:00.
    • Tuesday 10:45 - 19:00.
    • Wednesday 10:45 - 19:00.
    • Thursday 10:45 - 19:00.
    • Friday 10:45 - 19:00.
    • Saturday 09:30 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 09:30 - 17:00.

Reception (Library - Self Service Desk)

  • Self Service Desk is located to the left past the entrance barriers.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the library entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a touch screen.

Library

  • 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.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include magnifiers.
  • Comments View
    • Desks around the library stairs are designated for users requiring accessible facilities and are height adjustable.
    • These can be seen in photographs 2 and 3.
    • Assistive software includes Inspiration, TextHelp Read and Write and Audio Notetaker.
    • Natural Reader is also available.

Other Floors (Library)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 3, 4, 5.
    • The stairs are located in the centre of the library.
    • The stairs are approximately 18m from the library entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.

Lift (Library)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the library, to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 3, 4 and 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) 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 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement 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 medium.

Accessible Toilet. (Library)

  • Location of and access to accessible toilets View
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the library lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in front of you as you exit the lift on the third floor in the library.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and dimensions of accessible toilets 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 190cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 3in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush 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 coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of fixtures in accessible toilets View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible toilets 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 grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Outside Access (Institute Bar and Kitchen - Student Union Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building off Thornhaugh Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • 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 on the footpath leading to the accessible entrance.
    • 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 not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance provides external step free access for wheelchair users to enter the building externally on the third floor and use the lift to reach the student union on the fourth floor.
    • There is also level internal step free access into the student union via the fourth floor of the main building.

Eating and Drinking (Institute Bar and Kitchen - Student Union Bar)

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the Institute Bar and Kitchen - Student Union entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are 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 sandwiches and snacks.

Emergency Egress for Building