95 Aldwych

95 Aldwych, London WC2B 4JF

020 7405 7686

www.lse.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 15/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • First Floor: LSE Summer School
    Second Floor: LSE Systemic Risk Centre.

  • LSE only has offices on floors 1 and 2 of this building.

  • 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.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The intercom is at a height of 135cm.

  • 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 155cm (5ft 1in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).

  • 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.

  • The second set of doors can be seen in photograph 4.

  • The building reception is located immediately ahead after passing through the main entrance.

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) 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 medium.

  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

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

  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Seating is available in reception (as shown in photograph 2).

  • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).

  • There is an easy slope, with no handrails, for access to the offices on the first floor.

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

  • This level change connects the second floor lift lobby to the office spaces. There is an identical level change in the same place on the second floor. This level change can be seen in photographs 1 and 2.

  • 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 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 good.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • 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, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.

  • 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 the right going up.

  • There is not a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located immediately ahead of you as you pass reception.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.

  • 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 92cm x 124cm (3ft x 4ft 1in).

  • The clear door width is 62cm (2ft).

  • 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.

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • There are male standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the third floor and the fifth floor.

  • There are female standard toilets facilities on the second floor, the fourth floor and the sixth floor.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located off the second floor lift lobby.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 2m from the second floor lift lobby.

  • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.

  • The step(s) is / are located immediately in front of the entrance.

  • There is/are 2 step(s).

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.