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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 / facilities within the building include academic offices, assistive technology rooms, bars, bookshop, cafés, committee rooms, computer cluster, computer rooms, conference office, design and drama studios, lecture theatres, library, media booths, media centre, medical room, multi-faith prayer room, post room, social learning space, the Students' Union (including student helpdesk), and teaching rooms.
  • Faculties include the Academic Programmes Office; Academic Writing Centre; Art, Design and Museology; Catering Department; Centre for Research and Development in Catholic Education (CRDCE); College of Teachers; Culture, Communication and Media; Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (including the Science Learning Centre London SLCL); Directorate; Doctoral School; Early Years and Primary Education; Estate Services; Human Resources and Staff Development; Humanities and Social Sciences; Information Technology; International Office; Lifelong and Comparative Education; the London Centre for Leadership in Learning; and Media Services.
  • The Institute of Education is arranged into three core areas designated Core A, Core B and Core C. Facing the building on Bedford Way, Core A is to the left (south) end of the building, and Core C is to the right (north) end of the building. The main entrance on Bedford Way provides access to level 3 between Core A and Core B. There was no access to Core A levels 8 and 9 at the time of survey (12/06/2023). Core A extends into Core A Wing to the rear (west side) of the building on levels 2 and 3, and into the rear (west side) of the building on level 4. There is an alternative entrance to the rear (west side) of the building off Thornhaugh Street, providing access to the Core A Wing on level 3. Some areas in Core B on level 4 at the top of The Logan Hall stairs, the top of the foyer right stairs, and near the entrance to the library remained in a state of refurbishment at the time of survey (12/06/2023). Entrances near Core C lifts and stairs on level 3 upwards connect to UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, 26 Bedford Way, which is not included in this guide; see the separate link for more information about the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences. Core C entrances into the UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences may require a key card, or could be locked.
  • Related link UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences - Bedford Way 26.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/ucl/access-guides/bedford-way-26
  • Comments View
    • This guide is arranged into the order of services and facilities in Core A, then Core A Wing and Core A rear (west side), then Core B, and then Core C.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Changing Places facilities are located in Core A on level 1, near to The Logan Hall.
  • Accessible toilet facilities are located in Core A on levels 1 and 4; in the Core A Wing on levels 2 and 3, and to the rear (west side) of Core A on level 4; in Core B on level 1, levels 3 to 9, and level 3 of the library; and in Core C on levels 2 to 4. The accessible toilet in Core B on level 3 was being refurbished at the time of survey (12/06/2023).
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located in Core A on levels 1 and 4; in the Core A Wing on level 2, and to the rear (west side) of Core A on level 4; in Core B on all levels; and in Core C on levels 2 to 4. There are ambulant cubicles in the shared standard toilets in the Core A Wing on level 4; in Core B on levels 2 to 9; and in Core C on levels 2 and 3. There are amenity facilities in the shared standard toilets in Core B on levels 6 and 7.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located in Core A on levels 1 to 5, and levels 7 to 9; and in Core C on levels 7 and 9. The female and male standard toilets in Core A on levels 4 and 7 were being refurbished at the time of survey (12/06/2023).
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located in Core C on level 6.
  • Parent and baby changing facilities are located in Core C on level 4.

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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.
    • 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.
    • The standard parking bays are not individually spaced.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance Bedford Way)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the centre of the building off Bedford Way.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 186cm (6ft 1in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 186cm (6ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • The main entrance enters the building into a foyer on level 3 between Core A and Core B.

Reception

  • The building reception is located to the left after the main entrance.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main 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 good.
  • 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 assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 12/06/2023.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers at reception.
    • There is a wide access gate to the left of the barriers nearest the reception desk.
    • There is a key card reader 100cm above the floor.
    • The wide gate has an open access width of 89cm.
    • There are also narrower gates each with an open access width of 58cm.
    • The flooring changes from carpet to vinyl at the gate thresholds.
    • A key card is not required to exit.
    • There is seating with armrests, sofas and an armchair available after the security barriers, on the left.
    • There are also coffee tables with a surface height of 39cm and 44cm above the floor.

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 (photograph 1).
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the multi-media suite (photograph 2).
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, 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 (photograph 3).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • 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 some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • There is a portable hearing assistance system at the main building reception, at the foyer café counter on level 3, in the Jeffery Hall lecture theatre in Core A on level 1, and in Core B on level 3 at the library welcome and IT helpdesks. There are further fixed hearing assistance systems in rooms 709a, 728, 736, 739, 744, 746, 777, 780, 784 and 790.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 28/09/2022.
    • The hearing assistance system was not working at the time of testing.
  • Comments View
    • There is a social learning space in the Core A Wing on level 3 (photograph 10).
    • There are sofas, seating without armrests, and tables with undersides 70cm above the floor.

Eating and Drinking (Foyer 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.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The café is located on the right after the barriers at the main building reception.
    • There is a counter with a surface height 116cm above the floor.
    • There is a lowered counter towards the far end of the main counter with a surface height 85cm above the floor.
    • The lowered counter has a clear knee recess (photograph 4).
    • There is a portable hearing assistance system available.
    • The system was tested as working at the time of survey (12/06/2023).

Lift (Foyer Platform)

  • The lift is located ahead and to the right after the barriers at the main building reception.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 136cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • This lift overcomes steps for access to main building services from the foyer, including through corridors to Core A, Core B and Core C.

Level Change (Foyer)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located ahead after the barriers at the main building reception.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • 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 both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • These steps are for access to main building services from the foyer, including through corridors to Core A, Core B and Core C.

Lift (Foyer Right Platform)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the far right of the foyer after the barriers at the main building reception, past the café.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 3 and 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 500kg.
  • The lift is approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 10cm (4in).
  • The lift door is manual, opens outwards and is easy to open.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 146cm x 111cm (4ft 9in x 3ft 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 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 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • This lift can be used for step-free access to the library in Core B on level 4 from the foyer on level 3.

Other Floors (Foyer Right)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the foyer after the barriers at the main building reception, past the café.
    • The stairs are approximately 24m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15 steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • 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 not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs can be used to access the library in Core B on level 4 from the foyer on level 3.

Lift (Core A Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in Core A, to the left (south) side of the building.
  • 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, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main building entrance foyer platform lift.
  • 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 174cm x 124cm (5ft 9in x 4ft 1in).
  • 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 has 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 moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are 3 adjacent lifts in Core A (photographs 1 to 4).
    • There is a key card reader 120cm above the floor.
    • The was no access to levels 8 or 9 using the Core A lifts at the time of survey (12/06/2023).
    • Alternative access to Core A levels 8 or 9 is via the Core B or Core C lifts.

Other Floors (The Logan Hall Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located ahead and to the right after the level change (platform lift or steps) in the foyer after the barriers at the main building reception.
    • The stairs are approximately 18m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • 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.

Other Floors (Core A)

  • 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, to the left (south) side of the building (photographs 1 to 5).
    • The stairs are approximately 19m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • 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.
    • The Core A stairs are also designated Stair A.
      There is a further staircase to the rear (west) side of the building providing access to Core A level 1, the Core A Wing levels 2 and 3, and Core A rear (west side) level 4 (photographs 6 to 8).
      The steps here are 16cm high, and are not clearly marked.
      There is an additional staircase connecting the Core A Wing on level 3 to Core A rear (west side) on level 4 (photographs 9 to 12).
      The steps here are 17cm high and are clearly marked with handrails on the left hand side and centre going up.
      There are staircases similar to the Core A stairs in Core B (Stair B) to the right (north) side of the building (photographs 13 to 15), and Core C (Stair C) to the far right (north) side of the building (photographs 16 to 18).
      The steps in the Core C stairs are not clearly marked and only access level 2 upwards.

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.
  • Comments View
    • The Crush Hall bar is in Core A on level 1 and serves The Logan Hall and Jefferey Hall.
    • The Crush Hall Bar is open for specific events only.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Jefferey 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 no 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 82cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is not (staggered) tiered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • 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 67cm and 69cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Level Change (Core A Level 5)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in Core A on level 5 at each end of the corridor accessing rooms A5.01 to A5.01.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is a level landing at the top of the slope at the end of the corridor near to the entrance to room A5.01.
    • There are similar ramps to access either side of room 650 in Core B on level 6 (photograph 3 and 4).

Eating and Drinking (Neo Market Cafeteria)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • There is not a lowered section at the 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.
  • Comments View
    • The Neo Market Cafeteria is in the Lawton Room in Core A on level 6.

Changing Places (Core A Level 1)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located in Core A on level 1, outside the entrance to The Logan Hall.
    • The facility is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the Core A lift.
    • There is level access into the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is a radar key.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the door.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 470cm x 200cm (15ft 5in x 6ft 7in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 178cm (5ft 10in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers the changing bench and the toilet.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet has a transfer space on both sides.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Dropdown rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is a/are general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • There are coat hooks at 104cm and 139cm from the floor.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • Accessible shower facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There is a standard shower within this facility (photograph 10).
    • The shower features a lever mixer tap, and a hand-held shower head.
    • The shower was obstructed at the time of survey (12/06/2023) by the changing bench not being able to be fully stowed.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Core A Level 1 - Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located within the shared standard toilets lobby in Core A on level 1, near The Logan Hall.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Core A lift.
    • There is step-free access into 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 easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (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 182cm x 301cm (5ft 12in x 9ft 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 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary 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 fair.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is 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) and wall is fair.
    • 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 sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 106cm and 141cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 71cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 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 fair.
    • 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 95cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional accessible toilet with a right hand transfer in Core A on level 4.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Core A Level 1 - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located within the shared standard toilets lobby in Core A on level 1, near The Logan Hall.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Core A lift.
    • There is step-free access into 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 easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (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 174cm x 227cm (5ft 9in x 7ft 5in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 fair.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is 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) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 105cm and 140cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 69cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 fair.
    • 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 98cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Core A Level 1)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located in Core A on level 1, near to The Logan Hall.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m from the Core A lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 85cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional shared standard toilets in Core A on level 4.

Entrance (Core A Rear Level 4)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear (west side) of Core A on level 4.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is one set of manual, double doors, which may be difficult to open between the Core A lift lobby and the Core A Wing lift lobby and this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 196cm (6ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the second set of doors.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There is a key card reader 105cm above the floor at the second set of doors.

Reception (Institute of Education Student Helpdesk)

  • The Institute of Education Student Helpdesk is located to the rear (west side) of Core A on level 4, left out of the lift.
  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Core A lift.
  • 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 good.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Opening times are generally 09:00 to 17:00, although may vary.
    • There is a key card reader at the entrance, which comprises double doors.
    • The key card reader is 112cm above the floor.

Outside Access (Thornhaugh Street)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear (west side) 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).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the footpath leading to the accessible entrance and between entrance doors.
    • 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.
    • The width of the ramp is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance provides external step-free access to the building in the Core A Wing on level 3, and via lift to the Student Union area to the rear (west side) of Core A on level 4.
    • There is also step-free access via lift in Core A on level 4 as accessed from the main building entrance on Bedford Way.

Reception (Media Services)

  • The Media Services is located in the Core A Wing on level 3, to the left out of the lift.
  • The desk is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Core A Wing lift.
  • 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 good.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The Media Service desk assists with enquiries and loan of media equipment.
    • Equipment loans were suspended at the time of the survey (September 2021).
    • The bell to attract staff is at the end of the cubicle at a depth of 55cm.

Lift (Core A Wing)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear (west side) of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Core A Wing levels 2 and 3, and the rear (west side) of Core A on level 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Core A main lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 210cm (3ft 6in x 6ft 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 has 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a key card reader 96cm above the floor.
    • Within the lift there is a key card reader 126cm high above the floor.
    • Access to the Core A Wing lift is via level 4 in the Core A main lift.

Entrance (Institute Bar and Kitchen Core A Level 4)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear (west side) of Core A on level 4.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is one set of manual, double doors, which may be difficult to open between the Core A Wing lift and this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).

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 distance between the floor and the lowest table is 45cm (1ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 113cm (3ft 8in).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a bar counter with a surface height 115cm above the floor.
    • There are lowered sections at either end of the bar counter with a surface height 85cm above the floor (photograph 3).
    • There is additional seating on an exterior terrace.
    • The additional seating is accessed through a single width door 81cm wide that opens automatically away from you (photograph 10).
    • There is a key card controlled push pad to activate the door.
    • The key card reader is 109cm above the floor, and the push pad is 81cm above the floor.
    • There is a 99cm wide ramp with a slight incline in front of the doorway (photograph 11).
    • The terrace features picnic style tables and bench seating (photograph 12).
    • The flooring in the additional seating area is concrete paving slabs.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Core A Wing Level 2 - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead from the Core A Wing Lift on level 2.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access into 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 may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (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 212cm x 230cm (6ft 11in x 7ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 144cm (4ft 9in).
    • 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 fair.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • 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 sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 72cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 71cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 91cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Core A Wing Level 3 - Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right from the Core A Wing Lift on level 3.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Core A Wing lift.
    • There is step-free access into 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 may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (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 210cm x 260cm (6ft 11in x 8ft 6in).
    • 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 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a 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 fair.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 71cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 122cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is fair.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Core A Rear Level 4 - Right Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located straight ahead from the Core A Wing lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Core A Wing lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • 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 sanitary 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 fair.
    • 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 sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 106cm and 140cm from the floor.
  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 72cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 fair.
  • Comments View
    • The toilet was out of order at the time of survey (12/06/2023).

Standard Toilet(s) (Core A Wing Level 2)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located in the Core A Wing on level 2.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m from the Core A Wing lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 75cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The shared toilet is located in the Core A Wing on level 2, diagonally left out of the lift, along the corridor.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 13m from the Core A Wing lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is poor.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 74cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional shared standard toilets in Core A rear (west side) on level 4.

Lift (Core B)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in Core B, to the right (north) of the building.
  • 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, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 55m (60yd 5in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 174cm x 120cm (5ft 9in x 3ft 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 has 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a key card reader 130cm above the floor.
    • Within the lift there is a key card reader 70cm above the floor.
    • The left hand most lift does not go to levels 1 or 2.

Teaching/Seminar Room(s) (Elvin Hall)

  • Directional and locational signage for the room(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the room(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the room(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • The door(s) for the room(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front.
  • The height of the lectern is 84cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the room(s).
  • There is not fixed furniture within the room(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 69cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • Floor coverings in the room(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments View
    • Elvin Hall is located 4m to the left out of the Core B lift on level 1.

Entrance (Library)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in Core B on level 4.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • 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 is step-free access to the entrance via the far right foyer platform lift on level 3.
    • The library entrance is 22m from the platform lift.
    • 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 91cm.
    • Access through the security barriers is by key card.
    • The key card reader is 94cm above the floor.
    • Visitors should be aware that levels 3 and 5 within the library were not accessible at the time of survey due to fire regulations (12/06/23).

Reception (Library Welcome Desk)

  • Library Welcome Desk is located ahead as you enter the library.
  • 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 moderate to good.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered 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 hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 12/06/2023.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • Comments View
    • The Welcome Desk may be approached directly, to the left of the security barriers.

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 moderate to good.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • 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 hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 12/06/2023.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • Comments View
    • The library help desk (photograph 1) and IT service desk (photograph 2) are height adjustable.
    • There are laptop loan lockers opposite the library help desk (photograph 4).
    • The locker touch screen is 104cm - 134cm above the floor.
    • There are self-service issue terminals ahead from of the library help desk (photographs 5 and 6).
    • There is a low level terminal with a touch screen 91cm - 112cm above the floor.
    • The counter top here used for registering returns is 67cm above the floor.
    • There is an adjacent returns bookcase with a touch screen 115cm - 145cm above the floor, and shelving 45cm - 147cm above the floor (photographs 7 and 8).

Opening Times (Library Opening Times)

  • Monday 08:30 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 21:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 21:00.
  • Sunday 11:00 - 21:00.

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
    • There are height adjustable tables around the library, including near to the help desks on level 4 (photographs 1 and 2).
    • Assistive software includes Inspiration, TextHelp Read and Write and Audio Notetaker; Natural Reader is also available.
    • There is an ordering system with process order time dependent on the type of material requested.

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 low to moderate.

Other Floors (Library)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 3, 4 and 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 moderate to good.
    • 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.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Library Level 3 - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located within the library, ahead from the lift on level 3.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the library lift.
    • There is step-free access into 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 may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • 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 147cm x 190cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a 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 right.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • 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 sanitary and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 140cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • 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 90cm.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

Accessible Toilet. (Core B Level 4 - Left Hand Transfer)

  • Location and Access View
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • This accessible toilet is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the foyer far right platform lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the shared standard toilets in Core B on level 4.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 241cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 11in).
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 grab rails and wall is fair.
    • 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • The shared standard toilets lobby has an open door width of 76cm.

Accessible Toilet. (Core B Level 5 - Right Hand Transfer)

  • Location and Access View
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Core B lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the shared standard toilets in Core B on level 5.
    • There are additional accessible toilets with a right hand transfer in Core B on levels 6 to 9.
      The accessible toilet on level 6 is shown in photograph 5.
      The accessible toilet in Core B on level 1 was inaccessible at the time of survey (12/06/2023).
      The accessible toilet in Core B on level 3 was being refurbished at the time of survey (12/06/2023).
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 138cm x 220cm (4ft 6in 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 a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 grab rails and wall is fair.
    • 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • To access the accessible toilet you will need to access the standard shared toilets which have an entrance width of 76cm.

Accessible Toilet (Core B Level 9 - Right Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is no 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 within the shared standard toilets in Core B on level 9.
    • There are additional accessible toilets with a right hand transfer in Core B on levels 5 to 8.
      The accessible toilet in Core B on level 1 was inaccessible at the time of survey (12/06/2023).
      The accessible toilet in Core B on level 3 was being refurbished at the time of survey (12/06/2023).
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 139cm x 218cm (4ft 7in x 7ft 2in).
    • There is not 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 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • 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 disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 105cm and 140cm 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 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 100cm.
  • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Core B Level 2)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located in Core B on level 2, left out of the lift, then left or right, along the corridor.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 7m from the Core B lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the right as you face the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There are amenity rooms in the shared standard toilets in Core B on levels 6 and 7 (along the right hand corridor) (photograph 8).
  • Comments View
    • There are additional shared standard toilets in Core B on all levels.
    • There are additional ambulant cubicles in the shared standard toilets in Core B on levels 3 to 9.

Lift (Core C)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in Core C, to the far right (north side) of the building.
  • 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, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 97m (106yd 3in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 174cm x 120cm (5ft 9in x 3ft 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 has 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 good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Core C Level 3 - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located within the shared standard toilets in Core C on level 3.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the Core C lifts.
    • There is step-free access into 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 easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (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 153cm x 245cm (5ft x 8ft).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a 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 fair.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right 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 is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with no 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 72cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 92cm (3ft).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 83cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional accessible toilets in Core C on levels 2 and 4.
    • The additional accessible toilet in Core C on level 2 was inaccessible at the time of survey (12/06/2023).

Accessible Toilet (Core C Level 4 - Left Hand Transfer)

  • 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 in Core C on level 4, to the left out of the Core C lift, towards Core B.
    • There are additional accessible toilets in Core C on levels 2 and 3.
      The additional accessible toilet in Core C on level 2 was inaccessible at the time of survey (12/06/2023).
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • 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 good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby changing table at a height of 99cm when extended (photographs 6 and 7).
    • There are 2 single doors that may be difficult to open that open away from you (push), with an open door width of 85cm wide (photograph 1).
    • The facility also contains a non-private shared standard toilet cubicle with a lower toilet seat 38cm above the floor, and a wash basin 70cm above the floor (photographs 8 to 10).

Standard Toilet(s) (Core C Level 3)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located on level 3 of Core C, ahead from the Core C lift, along the corridor.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 9m from the Core C lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is available.
    • There are horizontal wall mounted rails available on both sides of the toilet.
    • There is a/are vertical wall mounted rail(s) on the right as you face the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 79cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever mixer.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional shared standard toilets in Core C on levels 2 and 4.
    • There is an additional ambulant cubicle in the shared standard toilets in Core C on level 2.

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