Sardinia House

52 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LZ

020 7405 7686

www.lse.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 15/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include staff offices for the departments of economic history, international history the LSE residential services, the institute of public affairs, student facilities and meeting rooms.

  • 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.

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

  • There is ramped/sloped and stepped 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 145cm.

  • A key card is required for access at this entrance.

  • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection 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 double.

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

  • 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 or slope does not bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

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

  • The width of the ramp is 140cm (4ft 7in).

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

  • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • There is / are 5 step(s) to access the entrance.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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  • The main office for the Institute of Public Affairs is located on the ground floor.

  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance to ground floor lift.

  • Clear signage for the reception area is 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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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 stair lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 100cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 3in).

  • 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 not 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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  • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.

  • 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 all corridors.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

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

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor, on the second floor, on the third floor, on the fourth floor and on the fifth floor.

  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance to ground floor lift.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 130cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 3in).

  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between 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 an additional staircase located to the left as you enter that accesses the basement floor (as shown in photograph 2).

  • There are single manual light doors on of the landing areas of the staircase between floors 4 and 5, and floors 5 and 6.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance to ground floor lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter at the far end of the main office.

  • 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 inwards.

  • 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 150cm x 240cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 10in).

  • 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 91cm (2ft 12in).

  • 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 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 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 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 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 accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you exit the lift.

  • There are similar accessible toilets on the third, fourth and sixth floors, however all of these have a transfer space on the right hand side (example shown in photograph 2).

  • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 230cm (4ft 11in 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 87cm (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 fully functional.

  • 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 47cm (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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot 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 fair.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.

  • 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 ground floor, the mezzanine floor, the second floor, the third floor and the fourth floor.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the basement floor, the first floor and the fifth floor.

  • There are shared toilets on the stairwell landings between all floors except between the basement and ground floors.

  • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor at the far end of the main office.

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

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 32m from the main entrance to ground floor 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.

  • Photograph 2 shows an example of the standard toilets located on the stairwell landings.

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