Tower One

1 Clement's Inn, Mobil Court, London WC2A 2AZ

020 7405 7686

www.lse.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 29/06/2017

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Access Guide

  • Ground Floor: Lecture Theatre, Teaching Rooms
    First Floor: Teaching Rooms
    Second Floor: Teaching Rooms
    Third Floor: Teaching Rooms
    Fourth Floor: Graduate Admissions
    Fifth Floor: ARD Systems
    Sixth Floor: Student Recruitment
    Seventh Floor: Research Division
    Eighth Floor: Social Policy
    Ninth Floor: LSE Ideas
    Tenth Floor: Middle East Centre
    Eleventh Floor: Centre for the Analysis of Time Series.

  • 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 step free access at this entrance.

  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • 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.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

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

  • A key card with the relevant permission is required to operate the automatic door.

  • Visitors can use the pad to alert reception to open the door.

  • There are manual revolving doors to the left of the accessible door.

  • Towers 1 and 2 share the same entrance.

  • Tower 1 is to the right as you enter the reception (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).

  • Tower 2 is to the left as you enter the reception (as shown in photographs 5 and 6).

  • There are security barriers and an accessible security barrier to gain access to Tower 1.

  • The accessible barrier is located to the left of the security barriers and has a width of 89cm.

  • There are similar security barriers to access Tower 2.

  • The Building Reception is located directly ahead as you enter the building.

  • 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.

  • There is 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.

  • All chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.

  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not 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 drinks only.

  • This cafe is located in the entrance foyer.

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

  • There is an easy slope, with no handrails, for access to the lift lobby on the ground floor.

  • This level change can be seen in photographs 1 and 2.

  • There is an easy slope, with no handrails, for access to the seminar rooms on the third floor.

  • There are identical level changes in the same location from the third floor upwards. These are located to the left as you exit the lift. This level change can be seen in photographs 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 not a hearing assistance system.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all 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 a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left as you pass through the security barriers.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • There are manual, heavy, double 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 131cm x 142cm (4ft 4in x 4ft 8in).

  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 medium.

  • This information is for the entrance located on every floor, to the right as you exit the lift.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the Tower 1 lift lobby and this entrance.

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

  • The doors are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 127cm (4ft 2in) wide.

  • 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 2m (2yd 7in) from the first floor lift lobby.

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

  • There are identical accessible toilets in the same location from the first floor upwards.

  • 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 lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 149cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).

  • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 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 not 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 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 fair.

  • 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 fair.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located off the first floor lift lobby.

  • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.

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

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 5m 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.