Cowdray House

6 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HJ

020 7405 7686

www.lse.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 14/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Ground Floor: LSE Health, Forum for European Philosophy
    First Floor: European Institute
    Second Floor: European Institute, Hellenic Observatory
    Third Floor: European Institute, Personal Social Services Research Unit
    Fourth Floor: NIHR School for Social Care Research.

  • 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.

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

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

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

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 73cm (2ft 5in).

  • 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 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • 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.

  • 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 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, single 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 not a landing.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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 directly ahead as you enter the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • 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 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 85cm x 128cm (2ft 9in x 4ft 2in).

  • The clear door width is 71cm (2ft 4in).

  • 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 bright.

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on 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 third floor corridor.

  • 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 10m 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.