Hive

Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

020 7882 8800

admissions@qmul.ac.uk

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Guide Last Updated: 14/09/2016

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Access Guide

  • The Mile End campus is located just off the Mile End 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 are Blue Badge bays located throughout the campus, which can be used by anyone with a valid Blue Badge. Car parking is available on campus for staff permit holders. Temporary permits are available for visitors and contractors by prior arrangement.

  • The campus can be accessed via bus 25 (Oxford Circus to Ilford), 205 (Paddington Station to Bow Church DLR Station) and 339 (Shadwell Station to Leytonstone Station).

  • 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.

  • The campus is located between Mile End (on the Hammersmith and City, District and Central lines) and Stepney Green (on the Hammersmith and City and District lines) underground stations.

  • The car park is located between Queens' Building and G.O. Jones Building.

  • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the G.O. Jones Building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 467cm x 484cm (15ft 4in x 15ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.

  • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.

  • There are no parking charges.

  • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.

  • Signs are clearly presented.

  • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.

  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

  • There is sloped access to the car park from the Mile End Road.

  • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Mile End Road.

  • The nearest designated bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the G.O. Jones main entrance lift.

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  • This information is for the entrance located in front of the building.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

  • 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 double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the Students Union Hub.

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).

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

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

  • There is / are 15+ 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 have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The entrance to the Students Union Hub is a set of heavy double doors that are pull to open (as shown in photograph 2).

  • There is a keycard swipe at a reachable height.

  • If you want to travel between the G.O. Jones area and the student union area of the Hive it will be necessary to leave the building via one of these sets of doors and enter the other.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the Students Union Hub.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).

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  • The counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the student entrance.

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

  • There is not is a touchscreen.

  • There is not a bell to attract attention.

  • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.

  • The height of the counter is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • The height of the counter is high (110cm+).

  • There is not a lowered section.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is not level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • Photographs 1 & 2 show the area located on the first floor of the Students Union Hub.

  • Photographs 3, 4 & 5 show the area on the first floor of the G.O. Jones Building.

  • There are vending machines available in the G.O. Jones Area.

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

  • The step(s) is/are located in the area of the Hive on the first floor of the G.O. Jones Building.

  • 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 deep (18cm+).

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

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

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

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the G.O. Jones area.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • 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 92cm x 140cm (3ft x 4ft 7in).

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

  • 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 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 not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The controls are lower then 90cm.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There is a small slope to access the lift.

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  • There are accessible toilets nearby in both the Student Union Hub and the G.O. Jones Building. Please see relevant guide for more details.

  • There are Standard toilets nearby in both the Student Union Hub and the G.O. Jones Building. Please see relevant guide for more details.