Parish Hall

Sheffield Street, London WC2A 2HA

020 7405 7686

www.lse.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 18/07/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include teaching rooms LG.03, 1.02 and 2.03.

  • 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 not available.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

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

  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

  • The ramp is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • A small lip on the threshold of the entrance is shown in photograph 4.

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

  • There is stepped access 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 96cm (3ft 2in).

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

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

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

  • There is / are 1 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 (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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

  • There are not 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 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.

  • There are 3 teaching rooms in this building, LG.03 (photographs 1 and 2), 1.02 (photograph 3) and 2.03 (photographs 4 and 5).

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1 and 2.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.

  • The stairs are located just inside the main entrance.

  • There are 10 steps between 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 separate staircase that provides access to the lower ground floor (as shown in photograph 2). This is located immediately beyond the north entrance and there are only 12 medium steps. There are also separate staircases used to exit the teaching rooms, however, those with mobility impairments will use the lift to exit.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor on the far side of teaching room 1.02.

  • 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 outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft 6in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 220cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 3in).

  • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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 sensor.

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • 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 102cm (3ft 4in).

  • 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.

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  • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor, the first floor and the second floor.

  • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the lower ground floor next to the lift.

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

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

  • 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.

  • There are 2 shared toilets on the lower ground floor by the lift (shown in photographs 1 and 2) and 1 shared toilet on the second floor (shown in photograph 3).

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