Dawson Hall

Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ

020 7882 5555

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Guide Last Updated: 16/11/2016

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Access Guide

  • The Charterhouse Square campus is located on the edge of the City of London, just off Goswell Road / A1.

  • Parking on campus is for staff and visitors, including Blue Badge holders. Permits are required.

  • The campus can be accessed via bus 4 (Archway Station to Waterloo Station), 56 (Whipps Cross to St Pauls) and 153 (Finsbury Park to Liverpool Street Station). Bus routes 55 (Lea Bridge Road to Oxford Circus) and 243 (Wood Green to Waterloo Station) also pass very close by.

  • Farringdon Station, on the Thameslink Line, is close to this campus. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.

  • The nearest tube stations are Barbican and Farringdon on the Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines.

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.

  • The car park can be used by staff.

  • There are no parking charges.

  • The car park is located in front of the building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.

  • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 500cm (8ft 2in x 16ft 5in).

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

  • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The other Blue Badge bay is located in front of The Wolfson Institute and is clearly marked.

  • This information is for the entrance located off Charterhouse Square.

  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.

  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The bell is at a height of 128cm.

  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The intercom is at a height of 142cm.

  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).

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

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp is 126cm (4ft 2in).

  • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.

  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 4 step(s) to access the entrance.

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

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the left going up.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.

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

  • 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 left going up.

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

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located between the entrance doors.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 88cm x 126cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 2in).

  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The lift door is manual, light 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 not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does not 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 bright.

  • There is a small ramp to access the lift.

  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The photograph shows the entrance foyer.

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The security reception is open 24 hours.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Floor 7.

  • The stairs in photograph 3 are those from the sixth floor to the seventh floor.

  • They are much narrower and are not clearly marked.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to your left on entrance to the Dawson Building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Dawson Hall entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 121cm x 133cm (3ft 12in x 4ft 4in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There are not 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 not 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.

  • To access the lift you will need to go through two double doors with a width of 168cm that are heavy and pull to open. They are located 5m from the main Dawson Hall entrance.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • 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 21m (22yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the LG floor.

  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 223cm x 197cm (7ft 4in x 6ft 6in).

  • 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 160cm (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 coat hook.

  • Wall mounted 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.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There are mirrors.

  • 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 48cm (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).

  • The height of the hand dryer is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in).

  • 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 height of the wash basin is 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 grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a flashing fire alarm in the toilet.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located on the lower ground floor down the corridor to your left when you exit the lift.

  • 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 22m from the main 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.