New Academic Building

54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ

020 7405 7686

www.lse.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 15/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Lower Ground Floor: lecture theatres
    Ground Floor: café, reception
    First Floor: teaching rooms 1.01 to 1.20
    Second Floor: teaching rooms 2.01 to 2.19
    Third Floor: department of management and rooms 3.01 to 3.42
    Fourth Floor: department of management and rooms 4.01 to 4.42
    Fifth Floor: department of management, climate research and rooms 5.01 to 5.42
    Sixth Floor: department of law and rooms 6.01 to 6.38
    Seventh Floor: department of law, moot court and rooms 7.01 to 7.39
    Eighth Floor: the Grabiner Suite and rooms 8.01 to 8.09.

  • 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 marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).

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

  • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Sardinia Street.

  • 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 Lincolns Inn Fields.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Photographs 1 and 2 show the on street Blue Badge parking bays.

  • Photograph 3 shows the standard on street parking bay.

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

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.

  • The main door(s) open(s) by sliding.

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

  • The width of the door opening is 114cm (3ft 9in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

  • The width of the door opening is 123cm (4ft).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located between the first and second set of doors.

  • 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.

  • This information is for the entrance located off Lincolns Inn Fields to the rear of the building.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.

  • The main door(s) open(s) by sliding.

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

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

  • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left between the two sets of doors at the Lincolns Inn Fields entrance.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

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

  • There is an alternative external entrance into the café located to the left of the Lincolns Inn Fields entrance, however this has one clearly marked medium step with no handrails on both sides of the door (as shown in photographs 2, 3 and 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 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 all corridors.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • The portable hearing loop is located at the Lincolns Inn Fields entrance reception.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • The reception is located to the right as you enter via the Lincolns Inn Fields entrance.

  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Lincolns Inn Fields 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 bright.

  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • 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 a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There is a similar main reception located to the left as you enter via the Kingsway entrance.

  • That reception does not have a hearing loop.

  • Both receptions have security gates beyond them allowing access into the building via key card.

  • These security gates are 50cm wide with one wider gate that is 91cm wide (as shown in photographs 3, 4, 7 and 8).

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the centre of the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 155cm x 215cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 1in).

  • The clear door width is 118cm (3ft 10in).

  • 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 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 a total of four main lifts that are all identical.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-MG-M1-1-M2-2.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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.

  • The number of steps vary from 8 to 14 between each floor.

  • Photograph 1 shows the steps between the lower ground and mezzanine ground floor.

  • Photograph 2 shows the steps between the mezzanine ground and the ground floor.

  • Photograph 3 shows the steps between the ground and mezzanine first floor.

  • The steps in photographs 3 and 4 are similar to the rest of the stairwell up to the second floor.

  • There is an identacle staircase parallel to the one described above.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right as you enter via the Lincolns Inn Fields entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-LG-MG-G-M1-1-M2-2-3-4-5-6-7-8F-8R.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the basement floor, on the ground floor, on the lower ground floor, on the first floor, on the second floor, on the third floor, on the fourth floor, on the fifth floor, on the sixth floor, on the seventh floor and on the eighth floor.

  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Lincolns Inn Fields entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 155cm x 235cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 9in).

  • The clear door width is 118cm (3ft 10in).

  • 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 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 is a similar lift located next to the stairwell on the opposite side of the building, to the left as you enter via the Kingsway entrance.

  • This lift is smaller with a 78cm door width (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-LG-MG-G-M1-1-M2-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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.

  • There is a similar staircase at the opposite end of the building to the right as you enter via the Kingsway entrance (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).

  • The Department of Management Reception is located on the third floor.

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main lifts.

  • The reception area is clearly visible from the lift.

  • There is step free access to this reception area.

  • 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 not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The Department of Law Reception is located on the 6th floor.

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main lifts.

  • The reception area is clearly visible from the lift.

  • There is step free access to this reception area.

  • 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 not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the café 54 accessible entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 104cm (3ft 5in).

  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals, snacks and drinks.

  • Monday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.

  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is space for an assistance dog.

  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.

  • The steps have handrails which are wall mounted on either side of the room.

  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 71cm and 71cm.

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).

  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

  • There is an additional entrance into the lecture theatre however this had both ramped and stepped access with the ramp not bypassing the steps.

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front and at the back.

  • There is space for an assistance dog.

  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.

  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 71cm and 71cm.

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).

  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

  • There are two entrances into the lecture theatre.

  • One leads to the front speakers area (as shown in photograph 3) and one leads to the back of the lecture theatre (as shown in photographs 9 and 10).

  • The speakers area entrance is accessed by a moderate ramp with handrails on both sides (as shown in photograph 2).

  • The entrance to the back of the theatre has level access.

  • There only handrails on the steps are located at the front of the lecture theatre (as shown in photograph 7).

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.

  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the back.

  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.

  • There is space for an assistance dog.

  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.

  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 72cm and 72cm.

  • A height adjustable table/bench is available.

  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).

  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

  • Step free access to the front of the lecture theatre is via doors on the basement level of the building (as shown in photographs 4 and 5).

  • There is an easy gradient 95cm wide ramp with no handrails leading up to the speakers area (as shown in photograph 6).

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.

  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is space for an assistance dog.

  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.

  • The steps have handrails on the right going up.

  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 71cm and 71cm.

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).

  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

  • There is an additional entrance into the back of the lecture theatre located on the opposite side.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located within lecture theatre LG09.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lecture theatre entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 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 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 Lincolns Inn Fields entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter via the Lincolns Inn Fields entrance on the ground floor.

  • There are additional similar accessible toilets located on the lower ground, ground, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th floors. The even numbered floors have the transfer space on the left (example shown in photograph 2). The odd numbered floors have their transfer space on the right. The 8th floor accessible toilet has its transfer space on the right.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 91cm (2ft 12in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 135cm x 230cm (4ft 5in x 7ft 7in).

  • 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 81cm (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 fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 49cm (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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 122cm (4ft).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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.

  • The additional ground floor accessible toilet, located to the left as you enter via the Kingsway entrance, has a baby changing table (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).

  • Shower facilities are available.

  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the male and female standard toilets on the basement floor.

  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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

  • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor, the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor, the third floor, the fourth floor, the fifth floor, the sixth floor, the seventh floor and the eighth floor.

  • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor to the right as you enter via the Lincolns Inn Fields entrance.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 13m from the Lincolns Inn Fields entrance.

  • 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.

  • Photographs 2 and 3 show the male standard toilets on the third floor. These are representative of the standard toilets on most floors of the building.