Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

1 Sheffield Street, London WC2A 2EY

020 7405 7686

www.lse.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 15/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Basement: LSESU Venue
    Ground Floor: LSESU Activities Resource Centre
    First Floor: LSESU Media Centre
    Second Floor: LSE Residential Services and Advice Service
    Third Floor: LSESU Gym
    Fourth Floor: LSE Careers.

  • 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.

  • This information is for the entrance located on Sheffield Street.

  • 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) automatically (towards you).

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

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

  • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

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

  • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • The second set of doors are shown in photograph 5.

  • The building reception is located ahead of you as you enter through the main entrance.

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main 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 medium.

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

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

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Seating is available in the reception area.

  • 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 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 areas.

  • 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 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 medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • 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 to the right as you pass reception.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • 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 95cm x 195cm (3ft 1in x 6ft 5in).

  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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.

  • The LSESU Reception is located on the third floor, to the left on exiting the lift lobby.

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the third floor lift lobby.

  • 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 medium.

  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).

  • 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 bar.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the bar entrance into the ground floor lift lobby.

  • 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 not clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The Three Tuns is located on the ground floor.

  • 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.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the cafe entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 96cm (3ft 2in).

  • 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 not presented in contrasting colours.

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

  • The Denning Learning Cafe is on the first floor.

  • 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.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the sixth floor lift lobby.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).

  • 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 not presented in contrasting colours.

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

  • The Weston Cafe is on the sixth floor.

  • There is a door to an outside seating area (as shown in photograph 5).

  • The door is 79cm in width and has a small lip on the threshold.

  • LSESU Venue Ticket Office is located on the ground floor, past the lifts.

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the ground floor lift lobby.

  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the lift.

  • There is step free access to this reception area.

  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.

  • 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.

  • The LSESU Venue is a concert hall located on the basement level.

  • There is some seating and tables available.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to navigate around the hall.

  • There is a staircase leading to a mezzanine level.

  • It has 15+ medium steps, which are clearly marked.

  • There are handrails on both sides.

  • These can be seen in photographs 5 and 6.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the first floor lift lobby.

  • This accessible toilet is located adjacent to the shared toilets on the first floor.

  • There are identical accessible toilets on floors B-G-2-3-4-5.

  • 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 210cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • 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 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 45cm (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 fair.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the first floor.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the second floor, the third floor, the fourth floor and the fifth floor.

  • There are male standard toilets facilities on the basement floor.

  • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the first floor.

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

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 10m from the first floor lift lobby.

  • 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.

  • There is sufficient standing space in the cubicle for ambulant disabled people.

  • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.