Tower Two

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

020 7955 7229

www.lse.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 11/07/2017

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Access Guide

  • First Floor: Teaching Rooms and LSE Treatment Clinic
    Second Floor: Teaching Rooms
    Third Floor: Teaching Rooms, Disability and Wellbeing Service
    Fourth Floor: PC Rooms, Student Counselling Service, Student Wellbeing Service
    Fifth Floor: Canada Blanch Centre
    Sixth Floor: Department of Media and Communications
    Seventh Floor: Department of Media and Communications
    Eighth Floor: LSE Cities
    Ninth Floor: Research Centre Meeting Suite
    Tenth Floor: Institute of Global Affairs
    Eleventh Floor: Grantham Research Institute
    Twelfth Floor: LSE Media Studio.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you pass through the security barriers.

  • There is/are 6 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).

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

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

  • These stairs only access the meeting rooms behind the reception desk.

  • There is no level access to these rooms.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12.

  • 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.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located ahead 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 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 80cm x 122cm (2ft 7in x 4ft).

  • The clear door width is 131cm (4ft 4in).

  • 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.

  • 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 is shown in photographs 1 and 2.

  • There is an easy slope, with no handrails, for access to the corridor to your right as you exit the lifts.

  • There are identical level changes in the same location from the first floor upwards. This level change is shown in photographs 3 and 4.

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

  • This level change is shown in photographs 5 and 6.

  • 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 areas.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the far end of the teaching corridor.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the teaching corridor and this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 133cm (4ft 4in).

  • There are identical doors connecting to Tower 1 in the same location from the first floor upwards.

  • The Disability and Wellbeing Service is located on the third floor, to the right as you exit the lift.

  • The desk is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.

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

  • There is ramped 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 a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • The hearing system is available only on request.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • Although officially located in Tower Three, this service is accessed from the third floor of Tower Two.

  • There are double, push pad operated automatic doors, 124cm wide, at the entrance to the service, with an easy ramp, 140cm wide, just inside.

  • This area contains individual consultation rooms. One of the rooms has a flashing smoke detector.

  • For more information, please see the Disability and Wellbeing Service homepage.

  • Although officially located in Tower Three, these services are accessed from the fourth floor of Tower Two, to the right as you exit the lift.

  • There are double, push pad operated automatic doors, 124cm wide, at the entrance to the services, with an easy ramp, 140cm wide just inside.

  • At the time of the survey (June 2017), the services had just relocated and were still in the process of setting up.

  • There will be a reception and individual consultation rooms available.

  • A portable hearing loop is also available.

  • For more information, please see the Student Counselling Service homepage.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you exit the stairwell on the twelfth floor.

  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.

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

  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • This step provides access to a short walkway to the music studio on the twelfth floor.

  • There is then a single, heavy door with an opening width of 54cm.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is located immediately to the left as you pass through the security barriers.

  • There are also accessible toilets on floors 3, 6 and 10.

  • 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 by sliding.

  • The door is locked by a lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 213cm x 220cm (6ft 12in x 7ft 3in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 161cm (5ft 3in).

  • 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 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 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.

  • 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 a/are cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.

  • There is a horizontal grab rail to the left of the seat.

  • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are poor.