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Institute of Education, Bedford Way 20

20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

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Introduction

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

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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).
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Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 545cm (6ft 7in x 17ft 11in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Bedford Way.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Bedford Way.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Bedford Way)

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

Outside Access (Third Floor Entrance)

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

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance Fourth Floor)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located off Bedford Way.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • This entrance leads to the entrance lift only, which takes you to the fourth floor.

Lift (Accessible Entrance Fourth Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately beyond Accessible Entrance Level 4.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 3, 4.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Accessible Entrance Level 4.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 142cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 8in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments
    • Photographs 1 and 2 show the lift and the easy ramp into the lower entrance of the lift.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the lift and easy ramp into the upper entrance of the lift.

Outside Access (Woburn Place)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located off Woburn Square.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • There are bollards at the beginning of the ramp.
    • The width between bollards is 90cm and between the bollards and the wall it is 130cm.
    • There is also a manual rotating door to access the building with a width of 140cm.
    • This entrance leads onto the fourth floor of the building.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Main Reception is located in the main entrance foyer.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Woburn Place entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments
    • Reception is open 24hrs a day.

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to 705A and 705B.
    • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to the multi media suite.
    • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s){Dropdown} for access to Neo Market Students' Union raised seating area.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • There is an easy ramp, with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the Neo Market Students' Union raised seating area.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • There is lift which overcomes the step.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • Hearing loops are located in rooms 709a, 728, 736, 739, 744, 746, 777, 780, 784 & 790.
  • Comments
    • Photograph 5 shows the Students' Union area.
    • Photograph 6 shows teaching room 790.

Reception (Student Support and Wellbeing Services and Student Helpdesk)

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

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Main Lift Core A)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in Core A.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the Woburn Place Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 108cm (5ft 7in x 3ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments
    • There are 3 lifts in Core A.
    • There are 3 similar lifts in Core B, one of which does not go to floors 1 and 2.
    • There are similar lifts in Core C, one of which does not go to floors 1 and 2.

Eating and Drinking (Neo Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Woburn Place Entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Friday 08:30 - 19:30.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 15:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Media Enquiries)

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

Eating and Drinking (Neo Market Cafeteria)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the Core A lift.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is lunch meals and snacks.
  • Comments
    • this café is located in the Lawton room on the 6th floor.

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
    • this bar only opens for specific events.

Lecture Theatre(s) (The Jeffrey Hall)

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

Lecture Theatre(s) (The Logan Hall)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.
  • The steps have handrails which are wall mounted on either side of the room.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments
    • The stage area is entered via a separate door to gain level access, or can be accessed by 4 deep steps.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Clarke Hall)

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

Changing Places (Core A Fourth Floor Accessible Toilet)

  • Location and access
    • The facility is located in Core A on the fourth floor marked as the accessible toilets.
    • The facility is approximately 39m (42yd 1ft) from the Woburn Place entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from main reception.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 510cm x 223cm (16ft 9in x 7ft 4in).
    • 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 toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 406cm (13ft 4in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • 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.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
    • Accessible shower facilities are available.
    • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
    • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • Comments
    • There is a solid wall partition between the changing bench and shower/toilet area.

Accessible Toilet. (First Floor)

  • Location of and access to accessible toilets
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located to your right when you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and dimensions of accessible toilets
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 267cm (4ft 3in x 8ft 9in).
    • 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 68cm (2ft 3in).
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures in accessible toilets
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser 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 198cm (6ft 6in).
    • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible toilets
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There is a similar toilet located in the female standard toilets located nearby.

Accessible Toilet (Core C Fourth Floor)

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the core c lifts.
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the core c lifts.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 240cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 10in).
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There is a baby change unit 89cm high.

Accessible Toilet. (Fifth Floor)

  • Location of and access to accessible toilets
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Core B lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and dimensions of accessible toilets
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 156cm x 220cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 3in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 74cm (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 not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures in accessible toilets
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 128cm (4ft 2in).
    • 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 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible toilets
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • To access the standard toilet you will need to access the standard shared toilets which have an entrance width of 76cm.
    • There is a baby change table with a height of 86cm as shown in photograph 2.

Accessible Toilet (Ninth Floor Male Standard Toilets)

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Core B lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the Core B shared standard toilets on floor 9.
    • There is an additional accessible total in the Core B male toilets on the seventh floor, as seen in photograph 2. There are similar accessible toilets in the seventh and ninth floor female standard toilets.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 172cm x 255cm (5ft 8in x 8ft 4in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s)
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the third floor, the fourth floor, the fifth floor, the sixth floor, the seventh floor, the eighth floor and the ninth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located next the Enquiries / Cashiers receptions.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 36m from the Woburn Place Entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
  • Comments
    • There are female and male toilets on the third floor in the library.
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the standard toilets in the Students Union marquee.

Entrance (Library)

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

Reception (Library Membership)

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

Reception (Library Help Point / IT Service Desk)

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

Reception (Library - Self Service Desk)

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

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Other computer auxiliary aids include magnifiers.
  • Comments
    • Desks around the library stairs are designated for users requiring accessible facilities.
    • These can be seen in photograph 2.
    • Assistive software includes Inspiration, TextHelp Read and Write and Audio Notetaker.
    • Natural Reader is also available.

Other Floors (Library)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 3, 4, 5.
    • The stairs are located in the centre of the library.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

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, 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the library entrance.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 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 loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet. (Library)

  • Location of and access to accessible toilets
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the library lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in front of you as you exit the lift on the third floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and dimensions of accessible toilets
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 190cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 3in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of fixtures in accessible toilets
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible toilets
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • The toilet is also designated as a shared standard toilet.

Outside Access (Student Union Marquee)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the marquee.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 10 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • There is a similar alternate entrance, shown in photographs 3 and 4, at the far side of the marquee with a steep access ramp.
    • The alternate entrance is for wheelchair access only.

Eating and Drinking (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 Student Union Marquee entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold sandwiches and snacks.

Accessible Toilet (Student Union Marquee)

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the student union marquee entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located directly ahead on entering.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 163cm x 240cm (5ft 4in x 7ft 10in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not 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 open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Emergency Egress for Building