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Islington Town Hall

Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 1XR

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include The Islington and London City Registers Office.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in London.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Highbury & Islington.
  • The nearest underground station is Highbury & Islington.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 116cm (3ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are in the centre.
  • Comments
    • The ramp overcomes the steps.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Comments
    • Public access floors are G-1 only.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located along the main corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2.
  • The lift is 43m (47yd) from ground floor lift.
  • 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 128cm x 140cm (4ft 2in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Level Change (Ground Floor Corridor)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in the main corridor.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Ground Floor Corridor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main corridor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are M-G.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 11m (12yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 76cm x 140cm (2ft 6in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments
    • The lift controls are outside the lift.

Lift (Council Chamber)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the first floor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-M.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 40m (44yd) from lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 78cm x 150cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Lift (First Floor - Committee Rooms 5 & 6)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the first floor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-M.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 48m (52yd) from lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 70cm x 135cm (2ft 4in x 4ft 5in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments
    • There are 4 additional committee rooms (committee rooms 1-4) that can be accessed without using this lift.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 46m (50yd) from the ground floor lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located along the main corridor next to the lift.
    • There is level access to the 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 sliding.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 220cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • 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
    • 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.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 103cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There is an adapted toilet with identical specifications on the first floor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located in the basement.
    • The female toilets are 45m (49yd) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located in the main corridor.
    • The male toilets are 45m (49yd) from the ground floor lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.
  • Comments
    • There are additional standard toilets located throughout the venue.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Comments
    • There is some pictoral, tactile and Braille signage throughout the venue.