Garrod Building

Queen Mary University of London, Whitechapel, London E1 2AD

020 7882 5555

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Guide Last Updated: 13/09/2016

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Access Guide

  • Ground Floor - Dean of Students, ICT Suite, Milton Lecture Theatre, Old Library, Student Common Room, Student Room
    First Floor - Doniach Common Room, Senior Common Room, Senior Rooms 1.21-1.32, Thomas Yates Gallery, Warden Team Offices
    Second Floor - Centre for Medical Education, Dental Skills Centre, Hill Centre, Institute of Health Sciences Education Directors Office, Meeting Room 2.06-2.07, Senior Rooms 2.35 - 2.44 & 2.48
    Third Floor - Community Based Medical Education (East), Meeting Room 3.18 (East), Seminar Rooms 3.03-3.06 (South), Seminar 3.15 (East).

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  • The Whitechapel campus is located just off the Whitechapel Road / A11. This road links the City of London with the A12. The A12 then links to the North Circular Road (and the A11 off that) and the M25.

  • There is no College car park on this campus. Only on-street parking is available.

  • The campus can be accessed via bus 25 (Oxford Circus to Ilford), 205 (Paddington Station to Bow Church DLR Station), 254 (Aldgate Bus Station to Caledonian Road) and D3 (Bonner Road, Bethnal Green to the Isle of Dogs). The National Express Coach to Stanstead Airport also stops on Whitechapel Road close to the campus.

  • The nearest railway stations are Liverpool Street Station and Fenchurch Street Station. However, all of the London Terminal stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.

  • Whitechapel tube station is located on the opposite side of Whitechapel Road from the campus. It is served by the District, Hammersmith and City and Overground lines.

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 600cm (6ft 7in x 19ft 8in).

  • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Turner Street.

  • There is a designated drop off point.

  • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located Turner Street.

  • This information is for the entrance located off Turner Street.

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

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

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

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

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

  • There is / are 5 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 medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the venue.

  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at 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 166cm (5ft 5in).

  • 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 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 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • 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.

  • 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 medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The desk/counter is 31m (33yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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 height of the counter is 109cm.

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

  • The desk/counter is 24m (26yd 9in) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The height of the desk is 109cm.

  • Monday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:30 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.

  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.

  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).

  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.

  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is not space for an assistance dog.

  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 76cm and 87cm.

  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.

  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).

  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).

  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located to the rear of the building.

  • There is/are 7 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).

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

  • 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 to your left on entrance.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 112cm x 157cm (3ft 8in x 5ft 2in).

  • The clear door width is 116cm (3ft 10in).

  • 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 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 medium.

  • To power up the lift there is a handle at the height of 205cm.

  • There is a small easy ramp to access the lift on the lower level.

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

  • 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 the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

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

  • There are separate staircases from the second floor to third floor south and east. The areas accessed via the third floor east stairs are not accessible via the lift. This staircase can be seen in photographs 3 & 4.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located next to the accessible toilet.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 131cm x 150cm (4ft 4in x 4ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 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.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located on the first floor.

  • There is / are 9 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are bright.

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

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located to your right when you exit the lift.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the left going up.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 122cm (4ft).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located next to the ramp.

  • There is/are 3 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 right going up.

  • This area can also be accessed if you head left when exiting the lift. However to do so you will need to overcome three deep steps with no handrails (as shown in photograph 3).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located on the second floor.

  • There is/are 7 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).

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

  • 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 on the second floor.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 84cm x 124cm (2ft 9in x 4ft 1in).

  • 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 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 low.

  • To power up the lift there is a handle at the height of 200cm.

  • Upon exiting the lift on the lower level there is a small slope.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located on the second floor.

  • There is/are 4 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located on the second floor.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 107cm (3ft 6in).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the stairs.

  • There is/are 4 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 both sides.

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

  • There is/are 3 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 an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

  • 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 17m (18yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor next to the main lift and main staircase.

  • 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 outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 162cm x 200cm (5ft 4in x 6ft 7in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is not 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 93cm (3ft 1in).

  • 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 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 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).

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

  • 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 lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to your right when you exit the lift.

  • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 212cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 93cm (3ft 1in).

  • 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.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • 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 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).

  • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

  • 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 located to your right when you exit the lift on the second 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 lever twist.

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

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 174cm x 215cm (5ft 9in x 7ft 1in).

  • 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 107cm (3ft 6in).

  • 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 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).

  • 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 contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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 signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to your left when you exit the lift on the third floor.

  • 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 outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 144cm x 209cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 10in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is not clear 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 60cm (1ft 12in).

  • 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 alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency 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 both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the hand dryer is 109cm (3ft 7in).

  • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall 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 the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor, the third floor and the fourth floor.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located to your right on entrance.

  • 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 10m from the accessible entrance.

  • 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.