The Lakatos Building

7 Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HJ

020 7405 7686

www.lse.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 05/01/2017

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Access Guide

  • Ground Floor: Staff Common Room
    First Floor: Student Feedback Office
    Second Floor: Academic Offices and Seminar Rooms
    Third Floor: Academic Offices and Seminar Rooms
    Fourth Floor: Academic Offices and Seminar Rooms Student Common Room
    Fifth Floor: PhD Study Room.

  • 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 at the front of the building.

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

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

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

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 56cm (1ft 10in).

  • 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 shallow.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

  • The step(s) is/are located immediately in front of you as you enter the building.

  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.

  • There is a lift to access this area/service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • These steps go down from the entrance to the ground floor.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located immediately in front of you as you enter the building.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • 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 90cm x 127cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 2in).

  • The clear door width is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.

  • 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 medium.

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.

  • 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 the left going up.

  • There is not a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located immediately ahead as you enter the ground floor corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • 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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 140cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 79cm (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 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 medium.

  • 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 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 good.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • 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 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, next to the staff common room.

  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 210cm (4ft 11in 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 67cm (2ft 2in).

  • 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 not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • 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 the right.

  • 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 41cm (1ft 4in).

  • 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 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 fair.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the third floor, the fourth floor and the fifth floor.

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

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

  • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the fifth floor.

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

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