Connaught House

63/65 Aldwych, London WC2B 4EJ

020 7405 7686

www.lse.ac.uk/

Guide Last Updated: 15/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Basement Floor - Estates Plant Room
    Ground Floor - Entrance Foyer
    First Floor - Financial Markets Group, Department of Finance
    Second Floor - Department of Finance
    Third Floor - Department of Finance
    Fourth Floor - Department of Government
    Fifth Floor - Department of Government
    Sixth Floor - Department of Government, Department of International Development
    Seventh Floor - Department of International Development, Meeting Rooms 7.03 - 7.05
    Eighth Floor - Department of International Development.

  • Related link Old Building.

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  • 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).

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

  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 600cm (6ft 7in x 19ft 8in).

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

  • The parking is pay by phone from 08:30 - 18:30 Monday - Saturday.

  • This information is for the entrance located off Aldwych.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

  • The width of the door opening is 184cm (6ft).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).

  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor of the Old Building.

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are single (with a locked extension leaf).

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).

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

  • The step(s) is / are located between the entrance doors.

  • There is / are 7 step(s) to access the entrance.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • There is a lift to access this entrance.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • There is a similar entrance without the lift on the fifth floor of the Old Building that leads into the sixth floor of Connaught House.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located between the two sets of entrance doors.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 78cm x 126cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 2in).

  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.

  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does 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 step free access throughout the building via lift(s).

  • 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, tactile 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 some flooring in corridors with large, repeating patterns that incorporate bold contrasting colours or simulate steps.

  • 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 not a hearing assistance system.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.

  • 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 lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the entrance foyer.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

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

  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 125cm (5ft 7in x 4ft 1in).

  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are 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 tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • The Department of Government Office is located on the third floor to your left on exiting the lift.

  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the lift.

  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.

  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.

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

  • 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 10:30 - 12:30.

  • Monday 14:00 - 15:30.

  • Tuesday 10:30 - 12:30.

  • Tuesday 14:00 - 15:30.

  • Wednesday 10:30 - 12:30.

  • Wednesday 14:00 - 15:30.

  • Thursday 10:30 - 12:30.

  • Thursday 14:00 - 15:30.

  • Friday 10:30 - 12:30.

  • Friday 14:00 - 15:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on your left as you exit the lift on the first 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 inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 288cm x 173cm (9ft 5in x 5ft 8in).

  • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • 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 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 44cm (1ft 5in).

  • 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 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 and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the building on the first 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 by sliding (Bi-Fold).

  • 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 160cm x 280cm (5ft 3in x 9ft 2in).

  • 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 96cm (3ft 2in).

  • 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).

  • 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 fair.

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

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • 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, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the fifth 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 by sliding (Bi-Fold).

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 184cm x 245cm (6ft x 8ft).

  • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • 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 not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 fair.

  • 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 and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to your right as you exit the lift on the seventh 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 inwards.

  • 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 273cm (4ft 11in x 8ft 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 right.

  • 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 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 disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not 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 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 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 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 fair.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

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

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

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

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

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 4m from the 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.