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40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwall, London, EC1R 0HB

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Farringdon.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 16:45.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:45.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 19:30.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 16:45.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is open the second Saturday of the month, excluding November.
    • Last collection on documents is at 17:40.
    • Please check the website or call the venue on 020 7332 3820 for details.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 345cm x 490cm (11ft 4in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door is push pad operated, and opens towards you.

Reception (Security Reception)

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • Comments View
    • This reception desk is located on the ground floor, opposite the main entrance.

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.
  • Lighting levels are low.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-M-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • The lighting level is bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located next to the Security Reception on the ground floor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-M-1.
  • The lift is 4m (13ft 1in) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 141cm x 112cm (4ft 8in x 3ft 8in).
  • 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, next to the lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 210cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 11in).
    • 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).
    • 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 View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • 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 is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • There are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • There is Braille on each of the floor signs.
    • If you would like a document in braille please contact the archives directly.