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Wilkins Building

Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

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Introduction

Centrally Timetabled Spaces

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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.
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Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park
    • The car park can be used by visitors.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • The car park is located in Main Quad.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the South Cloisters entrance.
    • 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.
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The other Blue Badge bay is located just in front of the ramp to the octagon entrance to the Wilkins Building (as shown in photograph 3).

Outside Access (South Cloisters Entrance)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Main Quad.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open (at the time of the survey).
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or 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.
  • Step(s)
    • 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • There are alternate stepped entrances located nearby leading into South Cloisters and North Cloisters. There are four steps to access the entrance with handrails on each side. There are two sets of double doors with widths of 140cm.

Outside Access (Octagon)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Main Quad to the left.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp or 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 the right going up.
    • The width of the ramp is 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments
    • There is a door immediately in front of you on entrance that leads into the old refectory. It opens towards you, is heavy and has a width of 85cm (as shown in photograph 5).

Outside Access (South Junction)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located off the South Quad.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Outside Access (South Walk)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Japanese Gardens.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Senit Suite)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Japanese Gardens.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • The entrance leads to the Senit Suite.

Outside Access (Refectory Cloister)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Japanese Gardens.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments
    • The entrance accesses the building on the basement floor.
    • There is no step free access from the Refectory Cloister entrance to the ground floor.

Outside Access (Jeremy Bentham Room)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located off the Japanese Gardens.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 15+ 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 (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Lift
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
    • The lift does not bypass the ramp.

Lift (Jeremy Bentham Room)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located inside the Jeremy Bentham Room entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B and G.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Jeremy Bentham Room entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 134cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 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 medium.

Jeremy Bentham Room

  • A medium sized multi use function room with no fixed furniture. Set up for a seminar at the time of survey, tables with 70cm clearance and chairs with no armrests.

Entrance (Kathleen Lonsdale Building)

  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 119cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
  • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 119cm (3ft 11in).
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope bypasses the steps.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
    • The width of the ramp is 101cm.
  • Step(s)
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 2 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.

Getting Around

  • Access
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to south junction from lower south hall on floor -1.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a slight ramp, with a handrail on the right going up, for access to south junction from lower south hall on floor -1.
    • The width of the ramp is 128cm (4ft 2in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The level change is shown in photographs 1, 2 and 3.
    • There is/are 10+ unmarked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the Jeremy Bentham Room and the Whistlers Room.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps are shown in photograph 4. The Jeremy Bentham Room and Whistlers Room can be accessed step free by using the Jeremy Bentham entrance and taking the lift therein. The ground floor male standard toilets are located between the two sets of stairs that make up this level change.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around
    • 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 all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Level Change (UCL Shop)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the UCL shop entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 97cm (3ft 2in).

Counter (UCL Shop)

  • The desk is 24m (26yd 9in) from the south junction entrance.
  • Shop counter is located in the UCL shop.
  • Clear signage for the counter is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times
    • 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.

Eating and Drinking (Old Refectory)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • 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 Octagon Entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 40cm (1ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • 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 snacks.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:00 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 21:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 19:00.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 07:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 07:00.

Eating and Drinking (The Refectory)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the South Cloisters Refectory entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 69cm.
  • 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 hot meals and snacks.
  • Comments
    • The Refectory is located on floor -1.
    • Level access is available from the South Cloisters side of the Refectory via inwards opening, automatic, push pad operated doors.
    • There is a short, slight ramp to enter and exit the food service area (shown in photograph 5).
    • Access to the Refectory via the North Cloisters is via 15+, medium, clearly marked steps with landings and rails on both sides (shown in photograph 6).
    • Vending machines are available to the left at the rear of the Refectory (shown in photograph 7)
    • Seating available is mostly hard backed chairs and some cushioned bench areas. All seating is 45cm high.
    • Accessible toilets are available to the left of the North Cloisters exit via inwards opening, automatic, push pad operated doors.
    • There is a small shop (known as the Refectory Cafe) to the right of the rear of the Refectory selling snacks and drinks which was closed during survey (shown in photograph 8).

Opening Times (The Refectory)

  • Monday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Friday 10:30 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Museum (UCL Art Museum)

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • The availability of tactile signage does not depend on exhibition.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • The availability of Braille signage does not depend on exhibition.
  • 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
    • The museum is located off the south hall of the building and has level access.
    • There are 10+ deep steps to the private area at the rear of the museum (as shown in photograph 3).
  • Opening Times
    • Monday Closed.
    • Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Reception (UCL Art Museum Desk)

  • The museum reception is located to your left when you enter the UCL museum.
  • The desk is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the South Cloisters 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (South Junction)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located in the South Junction.
    • The stairs are approximately 23m from the South Cloisters entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between 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 a similar staircase in the North Cloister.

Lift (South Junction)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in South Junction.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the South Cloisters entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 200cm x 128cm (6ft 7in 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 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 medium.

Lift (North Cloister)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the North Cloister next to the Physics Building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • 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 152cm x 144cm (4ft 12in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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.
  • Comments
    • At the time of survey the lift to the right was under refurbishment until 2019, only the lift to the left was in operation.
    • On the first and second floor the lift can be used to access the main library. It can also be used to access the Physics Building, however all such entrances to the Physics Building have stepped access.

Accessible Toilet. (South Junction Basement)

  • Location of and access to accessible toilets
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • 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 4m (4yd 1ft) from the south junction entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to your right on entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and dimensions of accessible toilets
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards (automatically).
    • The door is locked by push button.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 166cm x 264cm (5ft 5in x 8ft 8in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush 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 not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures in accessible toilets
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 123cm (4ft).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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 in accessible toilets
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There is a hoist located in the toilet.

Accessible Toilet. (South Junction Ground)

  • Location of and access to accessible toilets
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is 2m (2yd 7in) from the south junction lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located to your right on exiting the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and dimensions of accessible toilets
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards (automatically).
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 360cm (4ft 10in x 11ft 10in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush 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 not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures in accessible toilets
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 in accessible toilets
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet (The Refectory)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • 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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Refectory North Cloisters exit.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left upon exiting the Refectory via the North Cloisters exit though double, inwards opening, automatic, push pad operated doors with a clear door width of 113cm. There is then a manual, heavy door which opens away from you with a clear door width of 106cm to enter the toilet facilities.
    • 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 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 204cm x 226cm (6ft 8in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is 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 92cm (3ft).
    • 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 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 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 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • Baby changing facilities are also available in the cubicle next to the accessible toilet (see photograph 3), the baby change table is 83cm high when extended.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s)
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the basement floor, the ground floor and the second floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the basement floor and the ground floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the basement floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the basement floor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 8m from the lower south hall 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.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the standard toilets.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • There are shared toilets to the left of the North Cloister exit through the Refectory in the Wilkins Building, that have step free access.
    • There are however some between the first and second doors leading into the main library on the second floor when entering via the north lift.
    • There is step free access to all female standard toilets.

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