Tower Three

3 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

  • Facilities in this building include:

    NHS Clinics (1 and 2)
    Confucius Institute for Business (3)
    The Centre for the Analysis of Time Series (CATS)
    Box Conference Venue (5)
    LSE Language Centre (6)
    Media and Communications (7)
    Centre for Study of Human Rights (8)
    Institute of Global Affairs (9)
    Grantham Research Institute (10 and 11)

    The LSE does not have any facilities on floors 1 and 2.

  • 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.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Clement's Inn.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • 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) towards you (pull).

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in).

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

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

  • There is level access to this entrance from Towers 1 and 2 and evel access from other towers and the lift from Grange Court.

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  • There is a pedestrian gate, 107cm wide, leading off The Strand (photograph 1).

  • This gate is open 06:00 - 22:00 Monday - Friday, and 10:00 - 18:00 at weekends.

  • There is an intercom at a height of 134cm here.

  • A bollarded path, 105cm wide at its narrowest, leads from the gate up the easy slope along Clement's Inn and around to the entrance to Tower 3.

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  • The Building Reception is located to the right 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 high (110cm+).

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

  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Seating is available in the reception foyer.

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  • 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 medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located ahead as you pass the reception desk.

  • 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 122cm x 133cm (4ft x 4ft 4in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (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 medium.

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

  • There is an easy slope, with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the main corridor.

  • This level change is found in the same location from the first floor upwards. It is located to the left as you exit the lifts. It provides access to access the main corridor. This level change can be seen in photographs 1 and 2.

  • 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 which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

  • 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 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 5m (5yd 1ft) from the second floor lift lobby.

  • This accessible toilet is located opposite the lifts on the second floor.

  • There are identical accessible toilets in the same location from the second 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 inwards and outwards.

  • The door is locked by a lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 255cm (4ft 10in x 8ft 4in).

  • 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 73cm (2ft 5in).

  • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 115cm (3ft 9in).

  • 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 good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are poor.

  • There is a baby changing table available.

  • This is 89cm in height.

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  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor, the second floor, the third floor, the fourth floor, the fifth floor, the sixth floor, the seventh floor, the eighth floor, the ninth floor, the tenth floor and the eleventh floor.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the second floor.

  • 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 second 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 poor.

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