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Myddelton Street Building

Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 0HB

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Introduction

  • The Services within this building include:
    Division of Health Services Research and Management
    Division of Language and Communication Science
    Division of Midwifery and Radiography
    Division of Opotometry and Visual Sciences
    Division of Nursing
    HR, Research and Enterprise
    Occupational Health
    Student and Academic Administration
    PhD Student Area.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located underneath the building off Myddelton Street.
    • The car park type is underground.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Myddelton Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The underground car park is allocated by reservation only. To arrange a space contact 0207 040 777. The entrance to the car park is via a roller shutter door (photograph 4).
    • The on street parking is for Blue Badge holders or resident permit holders only.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Myddelton Street.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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 9 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The lift requires a member of reception to use it. There is an intercom to attract the attention of a member if staff from the street. There is also a manual revolving door at the top of the steps at the main entrance.

Lift (Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on Myddelton Street.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 142cm x 98cm (4ft 8in x 3ft 3in).
  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.
  • 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.

Reception

  • The Student Help Desk is located in front of the entrance, behind a set of double automatic doors.
  • The desk is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 3 and 4 show the seating available in the reception area.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the ground floor.
    • 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 poor 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 a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • Portable hearing loops are located from the Student Help Desk (reception).
    • The hearing system is available only on request.
    • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • A seating area with chairs with 2 arm rests can be found just inside the entrance.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G, 1.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 20m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all 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.
    • There is also a staircase at the rear of the building, 46m from the main entrance, with access to floors G and 1. The stairwell contains 15+, medium, well marked steps and handrails on both sides with medium lighting. This staircase is shown in photograph 2.

Lift (Main)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located behind the second stairwell on the right from the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The lift is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 154cm x 128cm (5ft 1in x 4ft 2in).
  • 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 not 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, down the corridor to left upon entrance.
    • Alternative accessible toilets on the ground floor can be found at the far end of the offices past the lift to the right on entrance. They can also be found on the first floor in the middle of each branch of offices.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • 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 width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 246cm (4ft 10in x 8ft 1in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 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 a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 not 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 View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor, the ground floor and the first floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor, the ground floor and the first floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor in the stairwell.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 45m from the main entrance.
    • 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.