Skip to main content

Tate Modern

Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.


About this venue

Tate Modern is Britain's national museum of modern and contemporary art from around the world, housed in the former Bankside Power Station on the banks of the Thames. The awe-inspiring Turbine Hall runs the length of the entire building and you can see amazing work for free by artists such as Cézanne, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Rothko, Dalí, Pollock, Warhol and Bourgeois.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Introduction

  • Comments
    • The building is in two sections - the original Boiler House facing the Thames and the new Blavatnik Building at the rear. .
    • The two parts are connected on Level 0 through the Turbine Hall and by the Level 1 Bridge and Level 4 Bridge.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 22:00.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Blackfriars.
  • The nearest underground station is Southwark.
  • The nearest DLR station is Bank.

Parking (Blue Badge Only 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 off Park Street.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 10+ Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the South entrance/ Blavatnik entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 65m (71yd 3in) from the South entrance/ Blavatnik entrance.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • To reserve a parking space, email ticketing@tate.org.uk or call 020 7887 8888.

Outside Access (River Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the Boiler House building, facing the Thames on Queen's Walk.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 165cm (5ft 5in).
  • Comments
    • This entrance gives access to level 1 of the building.

Outside Access (level 1 West Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the west side of the building, to the left of the Turbine Hall entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Comments
    • This entrance gives access to level 1 of the Boiler House building, next to the Café .

Level Change (Level 1 West Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Turbine Hall Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the west side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 165cm (5ft 5in).
  • Comments
    • This entrance gives access to the Turbine Hall on level 0, via a steep ramp.

Level Change (Turbine Hall Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading down to the entrance and inside the building after the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right hand side of the ramp as you enter the building.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments
    • The striped carpet on the ramp was part of an artwork at the time of our visit (January 2018) and is likely to change.

Outside Access (South Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the south side of the building from Sumner Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 220cm (7ft 3in).
  • Comments
    • This entrance opens directly into the level 1 bridge link over the Turbine Hall.

Outside Access (Blavatnik Building Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the south side of the building, off Sumner Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 210cm (6ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 210cm (6ft 11in).
  • Comments
    • This entrance opens into level 1 of the Blavatnik Building for lifts and stairs to the upper floors, including the level 10 viewing gallery.
    • After the first set of doors there are double, heavy doors, 175cm in width, to the left of the lobby into the Terrace Bar.
    • To the right of the lobby there are double doors with one leaf locked (87cm) into the Terrace Shop.

Reception (Information and Multi Media Guides)

  • The desk/counter is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the River entrance on level 1.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • There is also an Information and Ticket Office located on level 0 to the side of the Turbine Hall. This also has a hearing loop fitted.

Reception (Cloakroom)

  • The desk/counter is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Boiler House lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • The cloakroom is located on level 0 of the Boiler House, just past the escalator.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments
    • The hearing loop is fitted in the Starr Cinema on level 1.
    • Hearing loops are also available for most gallery tours.

Museum

  • Exhibits can be audio described.
  • The availability of tactile signage depends on exhibition.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Touch tours are available.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • A deposit is not required for the hearing system.
  • Concessions are available.
  • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • To borrow the wheelchair, contact a member of staff. Two electric scooters are also available.
  • Comments
    • Accessible facilities include: large print gallery plans, large print guides, magnifiers and coloured overlays, audioguide, touch tours (booking required), audio described tours delivered by visually impaired artists. (hearing loops and amplifiers are available), BSL talks, multi-media guide (a handheld computer plays video clips of interpreters signing a tour of 14 highlights of the displays).

Other Floors (Boiler House)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Escalators
    • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by escalator are levels 0,2,3,4.
    • The escalators steps are clearly marked.
    • The foot and head of the escalators are clearly marked.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • Note that from the Turbine Hall the escalators go directly to level 2.

Lift (Boiler House)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the front of the Boiler House building, next to the stairs.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • The lift is approximately 33m (36yd 3in) from the River entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 123cm x 192cm (4ft x 6ft 4in).
  • There are not 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments
    • There are 4 lifts available, and priority is given to people with mobility impairments and pushchairs.

Other Floors (Blavatnik Building)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift (Blavatnik Building)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead from the Blavatnik Building entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Blavatnik Building entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 140cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments
    • There are 8 lifts in this location.
    • The four lifts to the right of the lift lobby serve floors 0 to 4 only. The four lifts to the left serve all levels.
    • There are also a further two lifts serving levels 0 and 1, linking the Blavatnik Building entrance with the Turbine Hall.

Level Change (Level 4 Bridge Link)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the brige, linking Blavatnik Building with the Boiler House.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • There is a glass screen with two sets of automatic sliding doors at each end of the bridge link.

Level Change (Level 4 Boiler House)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the main open area of level 4.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the main open area on level 4.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • The ramp overcomes the steps mentioned, and has handrails both side.
    • The ramp and steps lead down to the Interactive Area on level 4.

Level Change (Members' Room - Boiler House Level 5)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located next to the entrance to the Members' Room.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments
    • This ramp has a handrail on the right hand side going up, and leads to the balcony at the rear of the building.
    • There is a similar ramp on the other side of the room, leading to the balcony at the front of the building. This ramp is wider than 150 cm, and has a handrail on the left hand side going up.

Eating and Drinking (Café - Boiler House Level 1)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located on level 1of the boiler house at the west end of the building.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • 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.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the café entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are 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 light meals and snacks.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Friday 10:00 - 21:30.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 19:30.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 17:30.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Espresso Bar - Boiler House Level 3)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the café entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 sandwiches and snacks.
  • Comments
    • The Espresso Bar is located on level 3.
    • There is a similar café in the Members' Area on level 5.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 10:00 - 17:30..
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30..
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30..
    • Thursday 10:00 - 17:30..
    • Friday 10:00 - 21:30..
    • Saturday 10:00 - 21:30..
    • Sunday 10:00 - 17:30..

Eating and Drinking (Kitchen and Bar - Boiler House Level 6)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located on level 6 of the Boiler House.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • 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 main meals, drinks and snacks.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Friday 10:00 - 21:30.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 21:30.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 17:30.

Eating and Drinking (Terrace Bar - Blavatnik Building Entrance - Level 1)

  • The following information is for the café/bar.
  • The café is located immediately to left after the Blavatnik Building entrance.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • 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.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the bar entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held 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 light meals and snacks.
  • Comments
    • There is also a direct entrance from the terrace into the bar with automatic doors which may be in use in warmer weather.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 22:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 22:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 22:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00.

Eating and Drinking (Restaurant - Blavatnik Building Level 9)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located on level 9 of the Blavatnik Building, to the right as you exit the lifts.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the restaurant entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 109cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held 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 modern European cuisine.
  • Comments
    • The photographs show the bar area leading to the dining area which has standard height tables.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 12:00 - 15:00.
    • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00.
    • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00.
    • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00.
    • Friday 12:00 - 21:30.
    • Saturday 12:00 - 21:30.
    • Sunday 12:00 - 15:00.

Eating and Drinking (Coffee Kiosk - Blavatnik Building Level 10)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located on the level 10 viewing gallery of the Blavatnik Building.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The standard height for tables is 120cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • The type of food served here is ===.
  • Comments
    • There are tall tables for standing use and some bench seating in this area.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Friday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 17:30.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 17:30.

Changing Places

  • Location and access
    • The facility is located in the toilet area on Boiler House level 0.
    • The facility is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the lifts.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the cloakroom, located next to the toilet area.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.

Accessible Toilet (Boiler House)

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the River entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the lifts on level 1.
    • There is level access to this 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 120cm x 230cm (3ft 11in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • 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 non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 height of the towel dispenser is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There are accessible toilets available on all other levels of the Boiler House,.

Accessible Toilet (Blavatnik Building)

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Blavatnik Building entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the corridor leading to the standard toilets, to the left after the entrance.
    • There is level access to this 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 270cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 10in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 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 49cm (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 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 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
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal 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 contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There is a second accessible toilet with the transfer space to the left at the end of the corridor after the standard toilets (photograph 3).
    • There are further accessible toilets on all levels of the Blavatnik Building.

Standard Toilet(s) (Boiler House)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • Lighting levels are low.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located next to the lifts on level 1.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the River entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in all standard toilets on all floors.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments
    • There are standard toilets available on all levels.
    • Some of the standard toilets contain cubicles with doors which open outwards.
    • There is also a baby care room, located in the toilet area on level 0, shown in photograph 2. The baby change table is 100 cm high here.

Standard Toilet(s) (Blavatnik Building)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s)
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on level 1 of the Blavatnik Building.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Blavatnik Building entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the separate baby care room on level 1.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments
    • The first standard toilet cubicle on level 1 has grab rails to both sides for ambulant users (photograph 2).
    • There are standard toilets on all floors. In some areas there are separate female and male toilets and other areas have shared 'all gender' facilities.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grassed or paved areas around the building.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).