32 Lincoln's Inn Fields

32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3TL

020 7405 7686

www.lse.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 15/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Basement: Conference and Seminar Rooms
    Lower Ground Floor: Seminar Rooms and General Teaching
    Ground floor: Ground Floor Lecture Theatre
    First Floor: Department of Economics
    Second Floor: CEP and SERC
    Third Floor: STICERD and CASE
    Fourth Floor: Department of Economics
    Fifth Floor: Department of Economics.

  • The LSE campus is located in central London, off Kingsway (A4200) and the Aldwych (A4).

  • This campus does not have its own car park, but Blue Badge and standard on-street parking is available nearby.

  • The campus can be accessed via a number of London Bus routes, including bus 1 (New Oxford Street to Canada Water Bus Station), 59 (Streatham Hill to Kings Cross Station), 68 (West Norwood to Euston Bus Station), X68 (Croydon to Russell Square), 91 (Crouch End to Trafalgar Square), 168 (Royal Free Hospital to Old Kent Road), 171 (Catford to Holborn Station), 188 (North Greenwich Station to Russell Square Station) 243 (Wood Green to Waterloo Station) and 521 (Waterloo Station to London Bridge Station).

  • The nearest railway station is Charing Cross. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.

  • The nearest tube stations are Holborn on the Central and Piccadilly lines, Temple on the District and Circle lines, and Charing Cross on the Northern and Bakerloo lines.

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

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

  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 470cm (6ft 7in x 15ft 5in).

  • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Portugal Street.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The ramp beyond the entrance is shown in photographs 6 and 7.

  • There is a very similar entrance directly ahead of this one as you enter the building.

  • It has the same doors and level access and provides access onto Lincoln's Inn Fields.

  • This entrance is shown in photograph 8.

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  • The building reception is located directly ahead as you enter the building.

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the entrance onto Portugal Street.

  • 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 medium.

  • 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.

  • There are security barriers adjacent to reception that are 75cm in width.

  • There is an accessible barrier that is 95cm in width.

  • The accessible barrier is shown in photograph 2.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located behind the reception area.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-M-LG-0-G.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 245cm (4ft 11in x 8ft).

  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 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.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located off the main teaching corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 100cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 3in).

  • The clear door width is 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 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 low.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

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

  • Access to the fifth floor is by these stairs only.

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

  • There is an easy ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the rear lift lobby on the lower ground floor.

  • This level change can be seen in photographs 1 and 2.

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

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • This level change can be seen in photograph 3.

  • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the lower ground floor from the main entrance.

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

  • This level change 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 corridors.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • 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 approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor main corridor.

  • 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 lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 245cm (4ft 9in x 8ft).

  • 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 65cm (2ft 2in).

  • 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 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 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 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 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.

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  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the basement floor, the lower ground floor, the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor, the third floor and the fourth floor.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the fourth floor.

  • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.

  • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 5m from the rear lift.

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

  • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat and a vertical rail on the right.

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

  • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

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