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University College London, 21 University Street, London, WC1E 6DE

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include teaching rooms, lecture theatres, laboratories and the Grant Museum of Zoology.
  • The Grant Museum of Zoology is located to the left of the building on the ground floor. There is free admission to the museum for members of the public.
  • There building connects with the UCL Medical School on multiple floors.
  • Related link Medical School.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/ucl/access-guides/medical-school-building
  • Comments View
    • There is also a corridor leading into the Medical School Building on the ground floor.

Opening Times (Grant Museum of Zoology)

  • Monday 13:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 13:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 13:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 13:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

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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

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 580cm (6ft 7in x 19ft).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on University Street.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on University Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a strip of standard pay and display parking, limited to 2 hours.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building off University Street.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 79cm (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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are swipe card security barriers immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The widest barrier is 90cm in width. These are shown in photographs 5 and 6.

Outside Access (Accessible / Grant Museum of Zoology Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp 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 is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Entrance (Medical School Entrance Ground Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the step(s).

Entrance (Medical School Building Third Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Medical School lift lobby on the third floor.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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
    • There is level access from this entrance into rooms 338 and 339 and via a platform lift room 337.
    • There is a similar entrance to access the building in the same location on the fifth floor which is shown in photograph 2. This entrance provides step free access to room 543.

Getting Around (Ground Floor)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the Anatomy Laboratory and room G21.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps are shown in photograph 1.
    • 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 directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception

  • The main reception is located to the right as you enter the building from the accessible entrance.
  • The desk is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Accessible / Grant Museum of Zoology Entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception can also be accessed from the main entrance in before reaching the security barriers.
    • This section is 77cm in height and is shown in photograph 2.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located in the main entrance foyer area.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the Accessible / Grant Museum of Zoology Entrance.
    • 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 clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a second similar staircase straight ahead as you enter the accessible entrance. These stairs access B, G, 1, 2, 3 and 4.
      There are 15+ clearly medium steps with the handrail on the right. These stairs are shown in photographs 3 and 4.
      There are additional sets of stairs to the rear right of the building from floors 2, 3, 4 and 5 which are shown in photographs 5 and 6.

Getting Around (Main Staircase Mezzanine Floors)

  • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to G.29 on the ground floor Mezzanine from the main entrance foyer.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
  • The steps can be seen in photograph 1. These steps can be bypassed on the main lift.
  • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to Clinical Skills Centre on the first floor mezzanine from the main lift.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
  • The steps can be seen in photographs 2 and 3. These steps can be bypassed by the rear lift.
  • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to third floor Mezzanine areas from the main lift.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • The steps can be seen in photograph 4. There is an alternate set of two medium steps to access this area from the rear lift which can be seen in photograph 5.
  • Comments View
    • There are four steps two of which have a handrail on the right to access rooms 418 - 426 on the fourth floor mezzanine from the main lift. These can be seen in photographs 6 and 7. These steps can be bypassed by the rear lift.

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter through the Accessible / Grant Museum of Zoology Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 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 weight limit for the lift is 750kg.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 115cm x 139cm (3ft 9in x 4ft 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 has a hearing enhancement 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 medium.

Lift (Rear Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the main staircase on the ground floor mezzanine.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 900kg.
  • The lift is approximately 34m (37yd 7in) from the Accessible / Grant Museum of Zoology Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 123cm x 183cm (4ft x 6ft).
  • 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 an audible announcer.
  • The lift has a hearing enhancement 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is no level access to the lift on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to this lift via the main lift on the basement, second and fifth floors.
    • A key card is needed to access the lift with a card reader at a height of 125cm.

Getting Around (Basement)

  • There is/are 7 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to B22 - B28.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • These steps can be seen in photograph 1.
  • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to B16.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • The step is shown in photograph 2.
  • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to B17.
  • The width of the ramp is 138cm (4ft 6in).
  • The ramp is shown in photograph 3.

Getting Around (Upper Floors)

  • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 337 David Sacks Lecture Suite.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is an enclosed platform lift which overcomes the steps.
  • The steps can be seen in photograph 1.
  • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to 332-338 from the main lift.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • The steps are shown in photograph 2. There is an alternative set of steps to access this area from the top of the 337 David Sacks Lecture Room Lift which have no handrail and can be seen in photograph 3.
  • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to 305 - 312, JF Smith Seminar Room.
  • The width of the ramp is 145cm (4ft 9in).
  • The ramp can be seen in photograph 4.
  • Comments View
    • There are nine deep steps to access room 543 on the fifth floor from the main areas of the building. Room 543 can be accessed directly from the Medical School Building entrance on the fifth floor bypassing these steps.

Lift (Room 337)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located between rooms 337 and 338 on the third floor teaching rooms corridor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 225kg.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Medical School Building lift.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 76cm x 123cm (2ft 6in x 4ft).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing enhancement 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a manual door to gain access to the lift from the upper level.
    • There is a short, steep ramp from the corridor to the lift landing at the lower level.
    • There is also a small easy ramp as part of the lift structure to gain access.

Entrance (Grant Museum of Zoology)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor, immediately to the left as you enter via the Accessible / Grant Museum of Zoology Entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 144cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 62cm (2ft).

Reception (Grant Museum of Zoology)

  • Grant Museum of Zoology is located to your right on entrance.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Grant Museum of Zoology entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • 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/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Museum (Grant Museum of Zoology)

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Touch tours are not available.
  • Video tours are not available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Comments View
    • Seating is available in the museum.
    • There are tours available for the museum three times a week.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left along the corridor from the Accessible / Grant Museum of Zoology Entrance to reception on the ground floor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Accessible / Grant Museum of Zoology Entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 220cm (4ft 7in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 132cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 94cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 90cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the third floor and the fifth floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the first floor and the fourth floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left along the corridor from the Accessible / Grant Museum of Zoology Entrance to reception on the ground 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 14m from the Accessible / Grant Museum of Zoology 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.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located to the left along the corridor from the Accessible / Grant Museum of Zoology Entrance to reception.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Emergency Egress for Building