University of Bath in London

83 Pall Mall, St. James's, London SW1Y 5ES

01225 384 411

pallmallbookings@bath.ac.uk

www.bath.ac.uk/locations/83-pall-mall/

Guide Last Updated: 29/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include a conference room, meeting rooms and meeting areas.

  • The University of Bath Executive Education department occupies the sixth floor only of the building at 83 Pall Mall.

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • Pall Mall is located in St James's in the centre of London, with Piccadilly to the north, The Mall and St James's Park to the south, Trafalgar Square to the east and Green Park to the west. It is located within the Congestion Charge Zone.

  • There is no parking for this building. On street parking is available on Pall Mall and St James's Square. The nearest public car parks are Trafalgar Car Park off Cockspur Court and The Cavendish off Duke Street St James's. Both of these are over 300 metres from the building.

  • There are bus stops on Pall Mall close to the building (Pall Mall St James's Palace) which are served by routes 9 and N9.

  • The nearest mainline station is Charing Cross, approximately 800 metres (half a mile) to the east, past Trafalgar Square. All of the London mainline stations can be easily reached from this building using public transport.

  • The nearest underground stations are Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines), Embankment (Bakerloo, Circle, District and Northern), Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly) and Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria).

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.

  • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

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

  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 170cm x 420cm (5ft 7in x 13ft 9in).

  • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Pall Mall in front of the building and also on St James's Square.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The on street standard bays are pay by phone for 4 hours.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Pall Mall.

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

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

  • The intercom is at a height of 145cm.

  • A key card is required for access at this entrance.

  • The card reader/lock is not 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) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

  • The width of the door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) both ways.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

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

  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.

  • The ramp is portable.

  • Please contact the University or the building in advance.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp is 74cm (2ft 5in).

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

  • The step(s) is / are located between the 2 sets of doors at the main entrance.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.

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

  • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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  • The Building Main Reception is located just inside the main entrance.

  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) 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.

  • Opposite the reception desk there are barriers, 65cm and 92cm wide, requiring a card to access.

  • There is also a gate, 100cm wide opened by reception, to access the lift and stairs.

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

  • The stairs are located opposite the building reception, past the barriers and the lifts.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • 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 opposite the building reception, past the barriers.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

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

  • 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 130cm x 143cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 8in).

  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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 bright.

  • There are 3 lifts located here.

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  • There is step free access throughout the area.

  • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the main part of the University area from the lift.

  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to the main part of the University area from the lift.

  • The width of the ramp is 111cm (3ft 8in).

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

  • The step is located straight ahead as you exit the lifts (photograph 1).
    At the top of this step is a single heavy door, opening away from you, 73cm wide, which can be made double width (photograph 2).
    A University Card is required to open the door, but there is an intercom, 143cm high, next to the door. The ramp is located to the right as you exit the lift (photograph 3).
    There is a single, heavy door, opening towards you, 92cm wide, at the top of the ramp. Again, a University Card is required to open the door. There is a card reader, 100 cm high, next to the door (photograph 4).

  • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.

  • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.

  • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.

  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.

  • The lighting levels are good.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • The hearing loop is fitted in the main conference room (shown in photographs 5 and 6).

  • Photograph 7 shows the boardroom.

  • Photograph 8 shows the meeting area.

  • Photographs 9, 10 and 11 show the main breakout area, which contains meeting pods with screens, seating, drinks machines and a kitchen.

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  • University Reception is located straight ahead from the lift, via the step.

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.

  • There is ramped and stepped access to this reception area.

  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.

  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).

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

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Step free access to reception from the lift is via the ramp to the right as you exit the lift, then the breakout area and the conference room.

  • The reception desk is 37 metres from the lift using this route.

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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 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located directly to the left of the main entrance as you enter.

  • 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 twist lock.

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

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 242cm (6ft 3in x 7ft 11in).

  • There is 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 123cm (4ft).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is sensor.

  • 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 a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • 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 the right.

  • 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.

  • 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 poor.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located to the right as you exit the lift, opposite the ramp leading to the rest of the University area.

  • 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 lifts.

  • 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.

  • There are standard toilets on all floors by the stairs and lifts, including the ground floor.

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