Birkbeck Malet Street

Malet Street, Torrington Square Entrance, London WC1E 7HX

0207 631 6316

disability@bbk.ac.uk

www.bbk.ac.uk/

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  • Basement Floor - Teaching Rooms B02, B04, B18, B20, B33-B36, Glaxo Wellcome Suite, Biophysics Centre, Shop, Multi-faith Prayer Room B06, Psychological Testing Booths
    Ground Floor - Biological Science and Research Office, Estates and Facilities Office, Payment Office, Disability Support, Wellbeing Centre, Teaching Rooms G15, G16
    First Floor - Teaching Rooms 152 - 153, Computer Science 154 - 168, Main Office
    Second Floor - Computer Science and Information Systems Main Office
    Third Floor - Psychological Science Teaching Office, Science Teaching Laboratories, Teaching Rooms 351-355
    Fourth Floor - Student Union, The George Birkbeck Bar
    Fifth Floor - Rooms 509-541, Teaching Rooms 532, 538-541, IT Workstation Room, Psychological Sciences Main Office and Testing Booths, Fifth Floor Eatery
    Sixth Floor - Earth and Planetary Sciences Rooms 601-603, Teaching Room 624, Biological Sciences Certificate Office, Science Teaching Laboratory 623
    Seventh Floor - Economics, Mathematics & Statistics Main Office, Teaching Rooms 742, 745.

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  • Birkbeck is located in the Bloomsbury area of Central London, on Malet Street and Torrington Square. These streets are close to the Euston Road (A501) and Gower Street (A400).

  • On street parking is available on Torrington Square, managed by Facilities Management at the University of London in Senate House.

  • A number of London Bus routes stop on Gower Street close to the College, including 14 (Putney Heath to Warren Street Station), 24 (Pimlico to Hampstead Heath), 29 (Wood Green to Trafalgar Square), 73 (Victoria Bus Station to Stoke Newington), 143 (North Finchley Bus Station to Tottenham Court Road) and 390 (Archway Station to Notting Hill Gate). Buses 10 (Hammersmith Bus Station to King's Cross Station) and 188 (North Greenwich to Russell Square Station) also stop nearby on Russell Square.

  • The nearest railway stations are Euston, St Pancras International and King's Cross Stations. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.

  • The nearest tube stations to the college are Russell Square (on the Piccadilly Line) and Goodge Street (on the Northern Line).

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Torrington Square.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The parking is permit holders only for SOAS and Senate House.

  • This information is for the entrance located off Torrington Square.

  • There is ramped/sloped or 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 push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • 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.

  • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.

  • The step(s) is / are located in front of 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 medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There is an alternate set of revolving doors with a width of 145cm.

  • There is an alternate ramp and a set of 7 medium steps to the left of the building. These can be seen in photographs 5 & 6.

  • The main reception is located to your right on entrance.

  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main 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 not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • The hearing assistance system is signed.

  • The lowest point at the desk is 78cm.

  • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.

  • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to lift B on the ground floor.

  • The ramp can be seen in photograph 1.

  • There is a moderate ramp, with no handrails, for access to G55-G63.

  • The ramp can be seen in photograph 2.

  • There is/are 7 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the right of the building on the basement floor.

  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.

  • The steps can be seen in photograph 3. These steps can be bypassed by taking lift B from any other floor to the basement.

  • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.

  • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.

  • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.

  • There is some flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.

  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.

  • The lighting levels are good.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • A portable hearing loop can be requested from the AV Office.

  • The hearing system is available only on request.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • My Birkbeck Helpdesk is located to your left on entrance.

  • The desk is 21m (22yd 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 bright.

  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.

  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Monday 11:00 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 11:00 - 18:00.

  • Friday 11:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 12:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The IT Service Desk is located to your left of entrance.

  • The desk is 21m (22yd 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 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.

  • The height of the counter is 77cm.

  • Monday 11:00 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 11:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 11:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 11:00 - 18:00.

  • Friday 11:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • 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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The standard height for tables is 35cm.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.

  • Drinking straws are not available.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The Cash Office is located in the corridor between lift A and lift B on the ground floor.

  • The desk is 24m (26yd 9in) from the main 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 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 not staffed.

  • There is a bell to attract attention.

  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is a heavy single door that leads to the cash office which can be seen in photograph 2.

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:30.

  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • Estates and Facilities Reception is located in the Estates and Facilities Office.

  • The desk is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main 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 bright.

  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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.

  • There is a staircase heading from the ground floor to the basement floor which can be seen in photograph 3.
    There are also separate staircases labelled B, C and D. Staircase B goes to B-G-1-2-3-4-5-6 and can be seen in photograph 4. On the sixth floor this staircase provides access to the Institute for the Study of Children Families and Social Issues.
    Staircase C goes to all floors and can be seen in photograph 5.
    Staircase D goes to B-G-1-2-3-4-5.

  • The doors to exit the lift lobby for staircase A vary from floor to floor and are either double, single, single with leaf or a mixture of the above.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to your left on entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-3-4-5-6-7.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 151cm x 162cm (4ft 11in x 5ft 4in).

  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The highest control is at 125cm.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • There are two lifts at this location.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the rear corridor of the ground floor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-3-4-5-6-7.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 29m (31yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 114cm x 115cm (3ft 9in x 3ft 9in).

  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right of the rear corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3-4-5.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the basement floor.

  • The lift is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 162cm x 152cm (5ft 4in x 4ft 12in).

  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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.

  • There is ramped access to the lift on the ground floor.

  • There are two lifts located here.

  • There is/are 7 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 109.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.

  • The steps can be seen in photograph 1. The room can be accessed via lift C. There is no step free access from lift C to the rest of the floor, which is more easily accessed by lift B.

  • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 154-158, 164-168 and female & male standard toilets.

  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps can be seen in photograph 2.

  • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 159-163.

  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps can be seen in photograph 3. These steps can also be accessed by overcoming the stairs detailed above.

  • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.

  • 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 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/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 256-260, 268-272 and female & male standard toilets.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps can be seen in photograph 1.

  • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 261-267.

  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps can be seen in photograph 2. These steps can only be reached by overcoming the other steps detailed above.

  • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.

  • 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.

  • The lighting levels are good.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 351-355.

  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.

  • The steps can be seen in photograph 1. The steps and lift are located to the right of the building. Lift B and rooms 351-355 are at the top of the stairs whilst at the bottom are all other third floor services including lift A and lift C. More information on the lift overcoming the steps can be found in the section "Lift (Third Floor)".

  • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 358 and female & male standard toilets.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps can be seen in photograph 2.

  • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to 302-312.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • There is an enclosed platform lift which overcomes the steps.

  • The steps can be seen in photograph 3. More information on the lift overcoming the steps can be found in the section "Lift (302-312)".

  • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.

  • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.

  • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.

  • There is some flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.

  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.

  • The lighting levels are good.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is a clearly marked medium step to reach room 310 (as can be seen in photograph 4).

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the third floor between lift C and lift B.

  • The lift is a stair lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift [lift C].

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 87cm x 76cm (2ft 10in x 2ft 6in).

  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the stairwell of staircase A on the third floor.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the lift [lift A].

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 85cm x 125cm (2ft 9in x 4ft 1in).

  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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 loop system.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • There is a steep ramp, with no handrails, for access to 421A.

  • The width of the ramp is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The ramp can be seen in photograph 1.

  • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the George Birkbeck Bar.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.

  • The steps can be seen in photograph 2. More information on the lift that overcomes these stairs can be found in the "Lift (George Birkbeck Bar)" section.

  • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the George Birkbeck Bar terrace area.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • The step can be seen in photograph 3. There are two alternate steps to the terrace area that can be seen in photograph 4.

  • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.

  • 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 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 a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the fourth floor.

  • The lift is a stair lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the lift [lift B].

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 101cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 4in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • 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.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the George Lift.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 102cm (3ft 4in).

  • The standard height for tables is 102cm.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not 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.

  • There are also small tables with a height of 37cm which can be seen in photograph 5.

  • The menu details hot drinks only.

  • There is a terrace with tables at heights of 72cm and 107cm. These can be seen in photograph 6.

  • Monday 12:00 - 23:00.

  • Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00.

  • Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00.

  • Thursday 12:00 - 23:00.

  • Friday 12:00 - 23:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the fifth floor eatery's terrace area.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • These steps can be seen in photograph 1.

  • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to 542.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • This can be seen in photograph 2.

  • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.

  • 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.

  • The lighting levels are good.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • The following information is for the refectory.

  • 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 14m (15yd 11in) from the lift [lift B].

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • 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 not available.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • There is a terrace area with tables at a height of 70cm.

  • Monday 10:00 - 20:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 20:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 20:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 20:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 20:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • Hot food is served Monday - Friday 12:30 - 14:30 and 17:00 - 19:30.

  • Outside of term time the eatery is open 10:00 - 16:00 and has hot food served from 12:00 - 14:30.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located in the corridor to the right of the main reception on entrance.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from main reception.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 218cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 2in).

  • 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).

  • 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 not available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.

  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 118cm (3ft 10in).

  • 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).

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) 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.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the lift [lift A].

  • This accessible toilet is located on the basement floor.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the basement floor.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 198cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 6in).

  • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is sensor.

  • There is not 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 not available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.

  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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).

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) 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.

  • There is a baby change in the toilet at the height of 98cm.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift [lift A].

  • This accessible toilet is located to your right on exiting the lift on the fourth floor.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from main reception.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 195cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 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 69cm (2ft 3in).

  • 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 not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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).

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) 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.

  • There is a baby change at a height of 95cm.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift [lift A].

  • This accessible toilet is located to your right when you exit the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the fifth floor.

  • There are similar toilets on the 6th floor (as shown in photograph 2). There is a similar toilet on the 7th floor but this one has its transfer space on the left and a depth of 228cm (as shown in photograph 3).

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from main reception.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 200cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 7in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is twist/turn.

  • 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/are not coat hook(s).

  • 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 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).

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) 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.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the basement floor, the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor, the fourth floor, the fifth floor, the sixth floor and the seventh floor.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located in the corridor to the right of reception.

  • 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 17m from the main entrance.

  • There is a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.

  • There is a horizontal grab rail to the right of the seat.

  • There is sufficient standing space in the cubicle for ambulant disabled people.

  • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.