London College of Communication - Design Block

London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SB

020 7514 6500

info@lcc.arts.ac.uk

www.arts.ac.uk/lcc

Guide Last Updated: 27/09/2017

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  • Services / facilities within the building include Lower Ground Floor - Interaction & Interface Design Studios, Lens Based Technology DLG 01 - DLG 12 Ground Floor - Archives and Special Collections, Well Gallery, DG 01 - DG 09 First Floor - Design Studios, Student Project & Assessment Hand In Room, D1 01 - D1 15 Second Floor - Postgraduate Design Studios, D2 01 - D2 14 Third Floor - Illustration & Visual Media Studios, D3 01 - D3 13 Fourth Floor - Head of College Office, D4 01 - D4 10.

  • The Design Block can be accessed via The Street. Head into the Workshop Block and take the lift to the first floor. Exit the Workshop Block onto The Street and enter the Design Block via the Design Block Main Entrance. However, there is no lift in the Design Block. To access the other floors, enter the Media Block and use the lift there. The re-enter the Design Block on the other floor.

  • The entrance is located on the first floor of the London College of Communication. The Design Block can be accessed via The Street. Head into the Workshop Block and take the lift to the first floor. Exit the Workshop Block onto The Street and enter the Design Block via the Design Block Main Entrance.

  • Related link London College of Communication - Workshop Block.

  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/university-of-the-arts-london/london-college-of-communication---workshop-block

  • Related link London College of Communication - Media Block.

  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/university-of-the-arts-london/london-college-of-communication---media-block

  • The building is located off Newington Butts, which is part of the A3. It is just inside, but right on the edge, of the Congestion Zone.

  • There is a small car park for pre arranged visitors and staff to the right of the College site, inside the Congestion Zone. There is permit holder only parking off Oswin Street, also in the Congestion Zone.

  • Along Newington Butts there are Bus stops S, T, P and V. Stop S serves routes 35, 40, 133, 136, 333, 343, 415, N133, N343 Stop T serves routes 45, 100, 155, 196 and P5. Stop P serves routes 133, 155, 196, 333, 415, N133 and N155. Stop V serves routes 12, 68, 148, 171, 176, 468, N68, N89, N155 & N171.

  • The nearest national rail train station is Elephant and Castle. This station is managed by Thameslink. The College buildings are approximately 100m from the building, and are accessed via the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre.

  • Elephant and Castle Tube Station is located nearby. It is part of the Bakerloo and Northern Line via London Kings Cross and Bank.

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.

  • The car park can be used by staff.

  • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.

  • The car park is located to the right of the College.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.

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

  • 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 entrance to the car park and the intercom can be seen in photograph 1. These bollards are lowered when staff are contacting via the intercom.

  • People can be dropped of within the car park provided they use the intercom to have the bollards lowered.

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  • This information is for the entrance located off Newington Butts.

  • 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 single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The 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 106cm (3ft 6in).

  • 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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  • The Information and Facilities Reception is located to the left as you enter.

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 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 bright.

  • 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 are barriers immediately beyond the reception desk, a larger gate with a width of 100cm and smaller gates 53cm wide.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the left past the entrance barriers.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

  • There are no doors at this entrance.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 400cm (13ft 1in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides going up.

  • There is level access to the Workshop Block off The Street on the first floor.

  • The entrance width is 250cm.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located ahead as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Workshop Block entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 105cm (3ft 3in x 3ft 5in).

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

  • 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 not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not 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.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of The Street.

  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access 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 108cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

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

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides going up.

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

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

  • It is necessary to pass through this entrance and the Design Block to reach the Media Block.

  • It is in turn necessary to use the Media Block lift to reach all other floors of the Design Block step free.

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  • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.

  • There is an easy ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to DLG 01 - DLG 09 & DLG 11a.

  • The ramp can be seen in photograph 1.

  • 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 clearly written 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 the majority of corridors.

  • The lighting levels are good.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • The stairs are located to the right of the building.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards and on the ground floor.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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.

  • There is another similar staircase like the one described above to the left.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the Design Block on the first floor.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

  • The width of the door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in).

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the middle of the Media Block.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 230cm (3ft 6in x 7ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 106cm (3ft 6in).

  • 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 have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.

  • The lift does 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.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the Media Block on the lower ground floor.

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

  • The main 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 160cm (5ft 3in).

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to the right just inside the entrance.

  • There is / are 8 step(s) to access the entrance.

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

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

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There is a lift to access this entrance.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just inside the lower ground floor entrance.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lower ground floor entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 78cm x 86cm (2ft 7in x 2ft 10in).

  • 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.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Media Block.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

  • The main 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 176cm (5ft 9in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

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

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides going up.

  • The width of the ramp is 176cm.

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  • The main access to all of these area is via a set of stairs located in front of you on entrance to the Design Block. This can be seen in photograph 1.

  • However there is a more accessible route to all these areas.

  • To access the Archives & Special Collections step free it is necessary to report to main reception so that a member of staff can open up and lead you to the accessible route on the ground floor of the Design Block.

  • To access the Well's Gallery, DG 02 & DG 03 you will need to travel through Archives & Special Collections via the route described above and head down the a singular shallow step which can be seen in photograph 2. There is no step free access to these areas.

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  • Archives & Special Collections is located in the Archives area.

  • The desk is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the ground floor entrance.

  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the entrance.

  • There is step free 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 a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor.

  • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.

  • The main 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 124cm (4ft 1in).

  • 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 or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp is 142cm.

  • There is an alternative entrance to the right of this one with a ramp to the right (photographs 3 and 4).

  • There are identical entrances to access the third floor step free (photographs 5 and 6).

  • There are similar entrances on the fourth floor with no ramps (photograph 7).

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  • The nearest accessible toilets are located in the Media Block.

  • There are female standard toilets facilities on all floors.

  • There are male standard toilets facilities on all floors.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located in the stairwell to your left on entrance on the ground floor.

  • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 11m from the ground floor 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.

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