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London College of Fashion - High Holborn

272 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EY

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • Services include:.
    • Lower Ground Floor - Learning Technology Support, including seminar rooms and an open access IT area.
    • Ground Floor - Blueprint Cafe, UAL Showroom and the lecture theatre.
    • Floor 2 - Lecture halls, seminar and tutorial rooms.
    • Floor 3 - Lecture halls, seminar and tutorial rooms.
    • The rest of this building is occupied by UAL University Services.

Opening Times

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in London.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Farringdon.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Holborn.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 500cm (6ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located Red Lion Street, opposite the main entrance.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located Red Lion Street, opposite the main entrance.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off High Holborn.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments
    • The push button to activate the doors is located on the wall to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The automatic doors may not always be operational, so please use the intercom to contact reception if assistance is required.
    • The doorway can be made double width by opening the manual door to the left.
    • There is also a manual revolving door available at this entrance, to the right of the automatic door.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing loops are located in the Learning Technology Centre Pods A and B on the lower ground floor.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Eating and Drinking (Blueprint Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • 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 hand held and wall.
  • Menus are available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are not clearly written.
  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments
    • There is a Student Union shop selling confectionary and University brand clothing to the right of the bar.

Lecture Theatre(s)

  • 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).
  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre.
  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.
  • The steps have handrails on the left going up.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture 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 not even.
  • Comments
    • The lecture theatre is located on the ground floor on the far side of the Blueprint Cafe, and is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There are also 7 lecture halls located on floors 2 and 3 (one is shown in photograph 3). These do not have any staggered seating or fixed furniture.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Main Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead of you as you enter the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 167cm (4ft 1in x 5ft 6in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments
    • There are three lifts available.
    • The two on the right go to all floors except level 9.
    • The lift on the left goes to floors G-5-6-7-8-9, and has a moderate slope in front of it on all of these levels.

Lift (Rear Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the side of the cafe, past the accessible toilets and female toilets.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.
  • The lift is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 130cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 3in).
  • The clear door width is 79cm (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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments
    • There is a moderate 147cm wide ramp in the corridor leading to the lift.
    • The lift does not provide step free access to the lower ground floor.

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor from the Main Lifts)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located straight ahead as you exit the main lifts.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / 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.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Lower Ground Floor Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to the steps.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main lifts.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 129cm (4ft 1in x 4ft 3in).
  • The clear door width is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • 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 Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments
    • There is a moderate ramp to access the lift on the lower side.

Learning Technology Support

  • Learning Technology Support is located on the lower ground floor.
  • Step free access is via the platform lift from the main lifts.
  • It offers assistance with software, UAL Systems passwords and printing.
  • There are also open access computers located here, and meeting pods A and B, which have hearing loops available.
  • There are security barriers just inside this area, 93cm wide.

Reception (Learning Technology Support)

  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lower ground floor lift.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk is generally staffed.

Meeting Room Learning Technology Support Pod A

  • This room is located on the lower ground floor in Learning Technology Support, to the left as you enter the area.
  • The door leading into Pod A is light, opens inwards and is 86cm wide.
  • The tables in the room are moveable and 67cm high.
  • There are four ergonomic chairs with armrests available.
  • There is a large TV in the room.
  • There is a fixed hearing loop in this room.
  • The light switches are within 120cm of the floor.
  • The room is 19m from the lower ground floor platform lift, and 18m from the nearest accessible toilet.

Meeting Room Learning Technology Support Pod B

  • This room is located on the lower ground floor in Learning Technology Support, to the left as you enter the area.
  • The door leading into Pod B is light, opens inwards and is 86cm wide.
  • The tables in the room are moveable and 67cm high.
  • There are two erganomic chairs with armrests available and two without armrests available.
  • There are several standard chairs without armrests available.
  • There is a wheelchair available in this room.
  • There is a large TV in the room.
  • There is a fixed hearing loop in this room.
  • The light switches are within 120cm of the floor.
  • The room is 24m from the lower ground floor platform lift, and 23m from the nearest accessible toilet.

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor Rear Lift)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you exit the rear lift.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • These steps lead to Learning Technology Support from the rear lift.
    • There are also 3 medium steps with handrails on both sides that are not marked leading to standard showers. These are located to the left of the rear lift as you exit.

Meeting Room LG110

  • This room is located on the lower ground floor in Learning Technology Support, to the right as you enter.
  • The door into the room is light, opens inwards and is 85cm wide.
  • The desk has a height of 71cm and is not moveable.
  • The chairs are ergonomic with armrests.
  • The light turns on automatically upon entry.
  • The room is located 10m from the lower ground floor platform lift, and 8m from the nearest accessible toilet.

Meeting Room Student Union 101

  • The room is located through the door to your left when you exit the lift and then turn right once you are through it.
  • The door is light, opens away from you and has a width of 88cm.
  • The tables are not easily moveable and have a height of 70cm.
  • The chairs are a mixture of standard and ergonomic with and without armrests.
  • The buttons to turn the lights on and off are at a height of 113cm.
  • The room is 6m from the main lifts and 10m from the first floor accessible toilet.

Meeting Room Student Union 105

  • The room is located in the student union area located through the doors to your right when you exit the lift on floor 1.
  • Then once you are through that door head right.
  • It is located on the far side of the student union area.
  • The room is also used as an office.
  • The door is light, opens away from you and 88cm.
  • The height of the table is 79cm and the chairs are a mixture of standard and ergonomic, with armrests and without.
  • The light switch is at a height of 115cm.
  • The room is 20m from the floors main lifts and 23m from the accessible toilet.

Meeting Room 1.14

  • The meeting room is located through the doors to your right upon exiting the lift.
  • It is then located through the doors to the left of the student reception.
  • There is one fixed table with a height of 70cm and another computer table with a height of 82cm.
  • The chairs are mostly standard with armrests but there is one ergonomic chair by the computer.
  • The light switch is within 120cm of the floor.
  • The room is 32m from the lift and 28m from the first floor accessible toilet.

Quiet Room 124

  • The room is located through the door to the right upon exiting the lift.
  • Once through the door it is is to the right of reception.
  • The door opens away from you, is heavy and has a width of 85cm.
  • The seating is a large soft seat with a height of 42cm.
  • The lights turn on automatically upon entry.
  • The room is 16m from the main lifts and 12m from the accessible toilet.

Meeting Room Level 4 Accommodation

  • The meeting room is located to the left of the receptions on the fourth floor.
  • The door is heavy, opens towads you and has a width of 86cm.
  • The table is very heavy and is 68cm high.
  • The chairs are standard with no armrests.
  • The room has a computer for use in it.
  • The room is 30m from the main lifts and 26m from the nearest accessible toilet.

Meeting Room 4.05

  • The room in located in the language centre on the fourth floor.
  • The door is heavy, opens away from you and is 86cm in width.
  • The table is moveable and has a height of 67cm.
  • There are three chairs in the room, one is ergonomic and has armrests the other two are standard without armrests.
  • The light switches are within 110cm of the floor.
  • The room is 24m from the main lifts and 20m from the accessible toilet.

Meeting Room 5.04

  • The meeting room is located through the door to the right of the accessible toilet on the fifth floor.
  • The door is light, push and 82cm wide.
  • The table is not easily movable and is 69cm from the floor.
  • The chairs are standard and have armrests.
  • The light comes on automatically when the door is opened.
  • The room is 11m from the floors main lifts and 9m from the accessible toilet.

Meeting Room 5.06A

  • The room is located on the fifth floor to your right upon exiting the lift.
  • The door is push, heavy and has a width of 87cm.
  • The table has a height of 69cm and is too heavy to move easily.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • There is a TV available.
  • The room is 21m from the floors main lifts and 17m from the accessible toilet.

Meeting Room 5.06 - Accommodation Services Meeting Room

  • The room is located to your right upon exiting the lift.
  • Once you go through the door to your right upon exiting the lift you will need to go right and then left.
  • The door is heavy, opens away from you and has a width of 87cm.
  • The room has a table too heavy to be moved easily.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The light switch is within 120cm of the floor.
  • The room is 18m from the floors main lifts and 14m from the accessible toilet.

Meeting Room 6.04

  • This is a small meeting room located to your right on exiting the lift.
  • Once you go through the door to your right it is on the left.
  • The door is push, light and has a width of 82cm.
  • The table is 70cm high and is moveable the chairs are standard with armrests.
  • There are no light switches in the room. Lights turn on automatically upon entering.
  • The room is 11m from the main lifts and 9m from the accessible toilet.

Meeting Room 7.04

  • The meeting room is located to your right when you exit the lift.
  • The meeting room has two entrance doors with a width of 82cm.
  • The table has a height of 70cm and are moveable.
  • There is a large TV and visual projector.
  • All chairs are standard and have armrests.
  • There are no audio visual control panels.
  • The light switch is within 120cm of the floor.
  • The room has a partition in it so that it can be changed to have one large meeting room and one small one.
  • The room is 13m from the floors Main lifts and 9m from the nearest accessible toilet.

Meeting Room 7.05

  • The meeting room is located on the seventh floor.
  • The door is light, opens away from you and has a width of 86cm.
  • The tables in the room are fixed and 69cm high.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • There is a TV and projector available.
  • The light switch is 105cm from the ground.
  • The room is 18m from the floors main lifts and 14m from the accessible toilet.

Meeting Room 7.06

  • The room is located on the seventh floor.
  • The door opens away from you, is light and has a width of 82cm.
  • The table is 70cm high.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The light controls are within 120cm of the floor.
  • The room is 21m from the floors main lifts and 18m from the accessible toilet.

Meeting Room 7.07

  • The room is located on the seventh floor.
  • The door opens away from you, is light and has a width of 85cm.
  • The table is 72cm high and the chairs are mainly ergonomic with armrests alongside a few standard chairs.
  • The light controls are within 120cm of the floor.
  • There are two computers available in this room.
  • The room is 24m from the floors main lifts and 21m from the accessible toilet.

Meeting Room 7.08

  • The room is located on the seventh floor.
  • The door is opens away from you, is light and has a width of 80cm.
  • The table is 69cm high and the chairs are ergonomic with armrests.
  • The light controls are within 120cm of the floor.
  • The room is 23m from the floors main lifts and 19m from the accessible toilet.

Meeting Room 7.09

  • The meeting room is located in the meeting rooms section to your right upon exiting the lift.
  • The doors into the room are light, push to open and have a width of 80cm.
  • The tables are moveable.
  • The chairs are standard and have no armrests.
  • The room is 13m from the lift and 9m from the accessible toilet on floor 7.

Boardroom

  • The boardroom is located up the ramp to your right when you exit the lift on the ninth floor.
  • The door to the room is light, opens away from you and is 82cm in width.
  • The room has moveable tables with wheels and a height of 71cm.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • It has a lectern with a height of 103cm and a wall touch panel with a height of 147cm.
  • The lighting of the room is adjustable and the controls are within 120cm.
  • The room is 15m from the main lifts and 16m from the nearest standard toilets.
  • There are no accessible toilets on this floor.
  • The nearest accessible toilet is 4m from the main lifts on lower floors 2-8.

Level Change (Boardroom)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the boardroom from the lift.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 148cm (4ft 10in).

Accessible Toilet (Blueprint Cafe)

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the cafe.
    • There is level access to the 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is 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 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • 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 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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 internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Blueprint Cafe)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located by the accessible toilet.
    • The female toilets are 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located to the right as you enter the cafe.
    • The male toilets are 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
    • 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 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on floor 3, opposite the main lifts.
    • Additional accessible toilets are located on the lower ground floor and also some on floors 4 to 9 which are occupied by University Services.
    • 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 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 217cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 1in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is 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 84cm (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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 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 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There is another accessible toilet with similar specifications on floor 3, except the transfer space is on the left hand side.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located on the lower ground floor.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments
    • There is a deep step to access the shower.

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 normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Comments
    • For more information about requesting Braille, large print or BSL services, please contact Student Disability Service: email: disability@arts.ac.uk
    • Tel: +44(0) 20 7514 6157.