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Medical School Building

74 Huntley Street, London, WC1E 6AU

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This building is position between the Paul O'Gorman Building and the Rockefeller Building.
    • It has internal access to both.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • UCL is based in the Bloomsbury area of central London. Most of the buildings are close to the Euston Road (A501), and are located within the Congestion Charge Zone.
    • There is on street parking available on some of the streets in and around the UCL area.
  • By Bus View
    • There are many bus routes that stop close to the University buildings. The following bus routes stop on Gower Street, outside the main gate:- 10 (Hammersmith Bus Station to King's Cross Station) 14 (Putney Heath to Warren Street Station) 24 (Hampstead Heath to Pimlico) 29 (Wood Green to Trafalgar Square) 73 (Victoria Bus Station to Stoke Newington) 134 (North Finchley Bus Station to Tottenham Court Road) 390 (Archway Station to Notting Hill Gate).
  • By Train View
    • Euston, St Pancras International and King's Cross stations are close to the majority of the University buildings. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The closest tube stations to Gower Street are Euston Square (Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines), Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines), Euston (Northern and Victoria lines) and Russell Square (Piccadilly line). There are many other tube stations in the vicinity of the University, including King's Cross St Pancras, Holborn, Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The car park is located on Huntley Street.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 420cm (6ft 7in x 13ft 9in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located across the road from the entrance.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 370cm (6ft 7in x 12ft 2in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located outside the entrance.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Huntley Street.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 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 not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the entrance lobby.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 135cm (3ft x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar staircase in the centre of the building which only accesses G-1-2.

Getting Around

  • There is/are 7 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the lowered section of the ground floor, including the Institute for Women's Health Admin Team.
  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
  • These steps can be seen in photograph 1.
  • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the raised section of the second floor.
  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
  • This step can be seen in photograph 2.
  • There is/are 7 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the raised section of the fourth floor.
  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
  • These steps can be seen in photograph 3.
  • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • 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 some flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Each floor has a link door to the rear lift of the Paul O'Gorman Building.

Entrance (First Floor Entrance To The Paul O'Gorman Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor, to the right as you enter through the main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • This walkway provides for access to the Paul O'Gorman Building.
    • The lift in photograph 2 is in the Paul O'Gorman Building.

Accessible Toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor.
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the second floor, the third floor and the fourth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the first floor.
    • 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 5m from the second floor lift lobby.
    • 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.

Emergency Egress for Building