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London College of Fashion - Lime Grove - Main Building

40 Lime Grove, London, W12 8EA

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • The main building is made up of 3 blocks - A, B and C.
    • The main entrance leads into Block A.
    • Blocks B and C are linked internally to Block A.
    • There is no internal link to Block C on the ground floor.

Opening Times

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in London.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Shepherd's Bush.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Goldhawk Road.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located in the central courtyard, in the corner of Blocks A and B.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The entrance to the car park is via gates off Lime Grove, next to the main entrance.
    • The gates are always closed.
    • There is an intercom, 145cm high, next to the gates if assistance is required.
    • The car park is limited to staff and emergency maintenance vehicles only.
    • Standard on street parking is available on Lime Grove in front of the building.
    • These can be used for a maximum of 2 hours.
    • The nearest public car park is Westfield Shopping Centre.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Lime Grove.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 147cm (4ft 10in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of and to the right of the entrance as you face it.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 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.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the B Block corner of the courtyard.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments
    • This also acts as the exit out of the main blocks to Block D.

Level Change (Car Park Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the canteen.
  • Comments
    • The hearing loop is located in the lecture theatre on the second floor of Block B (shown in photograph 1).
    • The lecture rooms do not contain fixed seating.
    • There is a small threshold leading into some teaching rooms from the corridors, particularly in Block A (shown in photograph 5).

Other Floors (Block A)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • 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.
  • Comments
    • These stairs are located in the reception area, and also access all of the Block B floors.

Other Floors (Block B)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • 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.
  • Comments
    • The handrail on the right hand side going up does not cover the bottom step.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead from the main entrance, past reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 101cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 4in).
  • The clear door width is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 Braille markings.
  • 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
    • This lift gives level access to all other floors of Blocks A and B.

Level Change (First Floor Link to Block C)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the rear of Block A.
  • There is / are 4 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 medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (First Floor Link To Block C)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the steps at the rear of Block A.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 41m (44yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 126cm x 88cm (4ft 2in x 2ft 11in).
  • 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.

Level Change (Second Floor Link To Block C)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at rear of Block A.
  • There is / are 9 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 medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Second Floor Link To Block C)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the stairs at the rear of Block A.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 39m (42yd 1ft) from the main lift.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 93cm x 88cm (3ft 1in x 2ft 11in).
  • 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
    • This link leads directly into the canteen.
    • The rest of Block C's second floor can be accessed from there.

Level Change (Third Floor Link To Block C)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the rear of Block A.
  • There is / are 14 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 medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Third Floor Link To Block C)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the steps at the rear of Block A.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 41m (44yd 2ft) from the main lift.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 88cm x 93cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 1in).
  • 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.

Eating and Drinking (Canteen)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • 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.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Second Floor Link To Block C lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 105cm (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 not 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 lunches and snacks.
  • Comments
    • The Canteen is located on the second floor of Block C, accessed via the main lift and then the Second Floor Link To Block C lifts.

Other Floors (Block C)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • 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.
  • Other
    • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the knit studios and embroidery workshops on the ground floor.
  • Comments
    • There is a similar but smaller staircase on the opposite side of the corridor from the main staircase.

Level Change (Edit Suites)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the entrances to both suites.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments
    • The Edit Suites are located on the second floor of Block C, by the main stairs.

Outside Access (Block C Ground Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of building, off the path to Block D.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open both ways.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments
    • A number code is required to access the first set of doors.

Level Change (Block C Ground Floor Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • There are two additional medium, unmarked steps with no handrails just inside the second doors.

Quiet / Prayer Room A002

  • The room is located on your right when you enter the building via the main entrance.
  • The door is heavy, push to open and has a width of 78cm.
  • There is a coffee table with a height of 45cm and for seating there is a sofa with no armrests and a soft chair.
  • Please note due to the location of the sofa there is limited manoeuvring space on entering the room.
  • The light switch is at a height of 101cm.
  • The room is 4m from the main entrance and 19m from the accessible toilet.

Meeting Room A202B Tutorial Room

  • The room is located to your left when you exit the lift in Block A on floor 2.
  • The door is light, push to open and with a width of 68cm.
  • There are two tables, one fixed, and both with a height of 70cm.
  • There are soft chairs available, some of which have armrests.
  • The light switch is at a height of 152cm.
  • There is a coat stand at a height of 107cm.
  • The room is 11m from the lift and 22m from the nearest accessible toilet.

Meeting Room A202C Tutorial Room

  • The room is located to your left when you exit the lift in Block A on the second floor.
  • The door is light, push to open and has a width of 70cm.
  • There are two tables, one is fixed and both have a height of 70cm.
  • There are soft chairs available, some of which have armrests.
  • The light switch is at a height of 154cm.
  • There is a coat stand at a height of 156cm.
  • The room is 12m from the lift and 23m from the nearest accessible toilet.

Meeting Room A202D Tutorial Room

  • The room is located to your left when you exit the lift in Block A on the second floor.
  • The door is light, push to open with a width of 70cm.
  • There are two tables one is fixed and both have a height of 70cm.
  • There are soft chairs available, some of which have armrests.
  • The light switch is at a height of 150cm.
  • There is a coat stand at a height of 150cm.
  • The room is 13m from the lift and 24m from the nearest accessible toilet.

Accessible Toilet (Block A - Ground and Second Floors)

  • 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 24m (26yd 9in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located along the corridor straight ahead from the main entrance, past reception.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 164cm x 213cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 12in).
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • 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.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 134cm (4ft 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 good.
    • The contrast between the external 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There is an identical cubicle in the same location on the second floor, except it has a functional alarm.

Accessible Toilet (Block A - First and Third Floors)

  • 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 13m (14yd 8in) from the main lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the corridor to the right as you exit the lift.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 164cm x 210cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 11in).
    • 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 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • 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.
    • 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 103cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the external 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There is an identical cubicle in the same location on the third floor.

Standard Toilet(s) (Block A)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilets are located along the corridor straight ahead from reception, past the accessible toilet.
    • The female and male toilets are 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There are also standard toilets in the same location on all other floors of Block A.

Standard Toilet(s) (Block B)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located on the second floor, on the far side of the lecture theatre.
    • The female toilets are 43m (47yd 1in) from the main lift.
    • 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 on the first floor, just past the Block B stairs.
    • The male toilets are 43m (47yd 1in) from the main lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • These toilets contain cubicles with grab rails fitted.
    • Step free access to the female toilet is only available via lecture theatre B204, so may not be possible during a lecture.
    • However, the toilets on the second floor of Block A are easily accessed from here.
    • There are also male and female toilets off the Block B stairs landing between floors G and 1.

Accessible Toilet (Block C)

  • 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 23m (25yd 6in) from the second floor link to Block C lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the second floor corridor, past the canteen.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 252cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • 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.
    • 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 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) (Block C)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located on the first floor, by the smaller staircase.
    • The female toilets are 26m (28yd 1ft) from the first floor link to Block C 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 on the smaller staircase landing between floors 1-2.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There are also female toilets on the third floor and on the small staircase landings.
    • There are unisex toilets on the ground floor.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located at the far end of Block C third floor, opposite the Media Lab.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments
    • The shower is accessed by a shallow step.

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.