King's Building

Strand Campus, The Strand, London WC2R 2LS

0207 848 3456

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www.kcl.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 17/08/2018

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Access Guide

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.

  • This venue is situated in the Strand Campus.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

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

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

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  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the Strand Building lobby.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located at the rear of the lobby.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The chapel is located on the first floor of the building.

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  • The following information is for the refectory.

  • 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 30m (32yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).

  • 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 hot and cold meals and snacks.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels (-1)-0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are not 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 first floor is a link to the Strand Building.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located towards the rear of the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels (-1)-0-2-4-6-7.

  • The lift is approximately 89m (97yd 12in) from the link entrance.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 150cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located towards the rear of the building.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 3-4-5.

  • The weight limit for the lift is 400 kg.

  • The lift is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 140cm (3ft 11in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • 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 medium.

  • This lift can be accessed using the main lift that stops at level 4.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 39m (42yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located towards the rear of the seventh floor.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 220cm (5ft 5in x 7ft 3in).

  • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 47cm (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 sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are further accessible toilets on levels 0, 2 (off the cafĂ©), 4 and 6.

  • Baby changing facilities are located in the level 2 accessible toilet (picture 2).

  • The height of the baby change bench when extended is 90cm.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located at the rear of each floor.

  • The female and male toilets are 110m (120yd 11in) from the link entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.