Aldwych House

71-91 Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN

020 7405 7686

www.lse.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 15/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Lower Ground & Third Floor: LSE IT facilities.

  • The LSE only has offices on the lower ground and third floors.

  • 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 ramped/sloped 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 110cm.

  • 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 double.

  • The width of the door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

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

  • The desk is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.

  • There is stepped access to this reception area.

  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.

  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).

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

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is seating with armrests available in the reception area (as shown in photgraph 2).

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

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

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

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

  • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.

  • 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 LG-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 clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is not a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left of the building reception.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-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 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 114cm x 142cm (3ft 9in x 4ft 8in).

  • 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.

  • 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 25m (27yd 1ft) from the third floor lift lobby.

  • This accessible toilet is located adjacent to the standard toilets on the third floor.

  • There are similar accessible toilets on the ground floor, and on floors 1-7.

  • There is level access to this 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 lever twist.

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

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 255cm x 180cm (8ft 4in x 5ft 11in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 178cm (5ft 10in).

  • 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.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • 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 41cm (1ft 4in).

  • 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 a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 115cm (3ft 9in).

  • 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 fair.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lower ground floor lift lobby.

  • This accessible toilet is located adjacent to the standard male toilets located opposite the lower ground floor lift.

  • There is not level access to this 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 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 143cm x 149cm (4ft 8in x 4ft 11in).

  • 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 60cm (1ft 12in).

  • 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 and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • 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 42cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 115cm (3ft 9in).

  • 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 fair.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the third floor.

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

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 20m from the third floor lift lobby.

  • 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.