London College of Fashion - High Holborn

272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY

020 7514 6010

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Guide Last Updated: 30/08/2016

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Access Guide

  • Services include:.

  • Lower Ground Floor - Learning Technology Support, including seminar rooms and an open access IT area.

  • Ground Floor - Blueprint Cafe, UAL Showroom and the lecture theatre.

  • Floor 2 - Lecture halls, seminar and tutorial rooms.

  • Floor 3 - Lecture halls, seminar and tutorial rooms.

  • The rest of this building is occupied by UAL University Services.

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in London.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Farringdon.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest underground station is Holborn.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

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

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 200cm x 500cm (6ft 7in x 16ft 5in).

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located Red Lion Street, opposite the main entrance.

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

  • Standard marked parking bays are located Red Lion Street, opposite the main entrance.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off High Holborn.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The intercom is 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 single.

  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The push button to activate the doors is located on the wall to the left as you face the entrance.

  • The automatic doors may not always be operational, so please use the intercom to contact reception if assistance is required.

  • The doorway can be made double width by opening the manual door to the left.

  • There is also a manual revolving door available at this entrance, to the right of the automatic door.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

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

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Monday 08:00 - 19:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 19:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 19:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 19:00.

  • Saturday 08:00 - 19:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • The hearing loops are located in the Learning Technology Centre Pods A and B on the lower ground floor.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is a lowered section at the counter.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 104cm (3ft 5in).

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are hand held and wall.

  • Menus are available in Braille.

  • Menus are available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are not clearly written.

  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

  • There is a Student Union shop selling confectionary and University brand clothing to the right of the bar.

  • 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.

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  • 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).

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

  • There is space for an assistance dog.

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

  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre.

  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.

  • The steps have handrails on the left going up.

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

  • There is fixed furniture 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 not even.

  • The lecture theatre is located on the ground floor on the far side of the Blueprint Cafe, and is shown in photographs 1 and 2.

  • There are also 7 lecture halls located on floors 2 and 3 (one is shown in photograph 3). These do not have any staggered seating or fixed furniture.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9.

  • There are 15+ steps between 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 ahead of you as you enter the main entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.

  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 167cm (4ft 1in x 5ft 6in).

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

  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There are three lifts available.

  • The two on the right go to all floors except level 9.

  • The lift on the left goes to floors G-5-6-7-8-9, and has a moderate slope in front of it on all of these levels.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the side of the cafe, past the accessible toilets and female toilets.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.

  • The lift is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 130cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 3in).

  • The clear door width is 79cm (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 have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There is a moderate 147cm wide ramp in the corridor leading to the lift.

  • The lift does not provide step free access to the lower ground floor.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located straight ahead as you exit the main lifts.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • 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.

  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located next to the steps.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 129cm (4ft 1in x 4ft 3in).

  • The clear door width is 102cm (3ft 4in).

  • 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 Braille markings.

  • The lift does not have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There is a moderate ramp to access the lift on the lower side.

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  • Learning Technology Support is located on the lower ground floor.

  • Step free access is via the platform lift from the main lifts.

  • It offers assistance with software, UAL Systems passwords and printing.

  • There are also open access computers located here, and meeting pods A and B, which have hearing loops available.

  • There are security barriers just inside this area, 93cm wide.

  • Monday 08:30 - 21:45.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 21:45.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 21:45.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 21:45.

  • Friday 08:30 - 21:45.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lower ground floor lift.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

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  • This room is located on the lower ground floor in Learning Technology Support, to the left as you enter the area.

  • The door leading into Pod A is light, opens inwards and is 86cm wide.

  • The tables in the room are moveable and 67cm high.

  • There are four ergonomic chairs with armrests available.

  • There is a large TV in the room.

  • There is a fixed hearing loop in this room.

  • The light switches are within 120cm of the floor.

  • The room is 19m from the lower ground floor platform lift, and 18m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • This room is located on the lower ground floor in Learning Technology Support, to the left as you enter the area.

  • The door leading into Pod B is light, opens inwards and is 86cm wide.

  • The tables in the room are moveable and 67cm high.

  • There are two erganomic chairs with armrests available and two without armrests available.

  • There are several standard chairs without armrests available.

  • There is a wheelchair available in this room.

  • There is a large TV in the room.

  • There is a fixed hearing loop in this room.

  • The light switches are within 120cm of the floor.

  • The room is 24m from the lower ground floor platform lift, and 23m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you exit the rear lift.

  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.

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

  • The step(s) is / are deep.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • These steps lead to Learning Technology Support from the rear lift.

  • There are also 3 medium steps with handrails on both sides that are not marked leading to standard showers. These are located to the left of the rear lift as you exit.

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  • This room is located on the lower ground floor in Learning Technology Support, to the right as you enter.

  • The door into the room is light, opens inwards and is 85cm wide.

  • The desk has a height of 71cm and is not moveable.

  • The chairs are ergonomic with armrests.

  • The light turns on automatically upon entry.

  • The room is located 10m from the lower ground floor platform lift, and 8m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • The room is located through the door to your left when you exit the lift and then turn right once you are through it.

  • The door is light, opens away from you and has a width of 88cm.

  • The tables are not easily moveable and have a height of 70cm.

  • The chairs are a mixture of standard and ergonomic with and without armrests.

  • The buttons to turn the lights on and off are at a height of 113cm.

  • The room is 6m from the main lifts and 10m from the first floor accessible toilet.

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  • The room is located in the student union area located through the doors to your right when you exit the lift on floor 1.

  • Then once you are through that door head right.

  • It is located on the far side of the student union area.

  • The room is also used as an office.

  • The door is light, opens away from you and 88cm.

  • The height of the table is 79cm and the chairs are a mixture of standard and ergonomic, with armrests and without.

  • The light switch is at a height of 115cm.

  • The room is 20m from the floors main lifts and 23m from the accessible toilet.

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  • The meeting room is located through the doors to your right upon exiting the lift.

  • It is then located through the doors to the left of the student reception.

  • There is one fixed table with a height of 70cm and another computer table with a height of 82cm.

  • The chairs are mostly standard with armrests but there is one ergonomic chair by the computer.

  • The light switch is within 120cm of the floor.

  • The room is 32m from the lift and 28m from the first floor accessible toilet.

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  • The room is located through the door to the right upon exiting the lift.

  • Once through the door it is is to the right of reception.

  • The door opens away from you, is heavy and has a width of 85cm.

  • The seating is a large soft seat with a height of 42cm.

  • The lights turn on automatically upon entry.

  • The room is 16m from the main lifts and 12m from the accessible toilet.

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  • The meeting room is located to the left of the receptions on the fourth floor.

  • The door is heavy, opens towads you and has a width of 86cm.

  • The table is very heavy and is 68cm high.

  • The chairs are standard with no armrests.

  • The room has a computer for use in it.

  • The room is 30m from the main lifts and 26m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • The room in located in the language centre on the fourth floor.

  • The door is heavy, opens away from you and is 86cm in width.

  • The table is moveable and has a height of 67cm.

  • There are three chairs in the room, one is ergonomic and has armrests the other two are standard without armrests.

  • The light switches are within 110cm of the floor.

  • The room is 24m from the main lifts and 20m from the accessible toilet.

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  • The meeting room is located through the door to the right of the accessible toilet on the fifth floor.

  • The door is light, push and 82cm wide.

  • The table is not easily movable and is 69cm from the floor.

  • The chairs are standard and have armrests.

  • The light comes on automatically when the door is opened.

  • The room is 11m from the floors main lifts and 9m from the accessible toilet.

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  • The room is located on the fifth floor to your right upon exiting the lift.

  • The door is push, heavy and has a width of 87cm.

  • The table has a height of 69cm and is too heavy to move easily.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • There is a TV available.

  • The room is 21m from the floors main lifts and 17m from the accessible toilet.

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  • The room is located to your right upon exiting the lift.

  • Once you go through the door to your right upon exiting the lift you will need to go right and then left.

  • The door is heavy, opens away from you and has a width of 87cm.

  • The room has a table too heavy to be moved easily.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The light switch is within 120cm of the floor.

  • The room is 18m from the floors main lifts and 14m from the accessible toilet.

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  • This is a small meeting room located to your right on exiting the lift.

  • Once you go through the door to your right it is on the left.

  • The door is push, light and has a width of 82cm.

  • The table is 70cm high and is moveable the chairs are standard with armrests.

  • There are no light switches in the room. Lights turn on automatically upon entering.

  • The room is 11m from the main lifts and 9m from the accessible toilet.

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  • The meeting room is located to your right when you exit the lift.

  • The meeting room has two entrance doors with a width of 82cm.

  • The table has a height of 70cm and are moveable.

  • There is a large TV and visual projector.

  • All chairs are standard and have armrests.

  • There are no audio visual control panels.

  • The light switch is within 120cm of the floor.

  • The room has a partition in it so that it can be changed to have one large meeting room and one small one.

  • The room is 13m from the floors Main lifts and 9m from the nearest accessible toilet.

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  • The meeting room is located on the seventh floor.

  • The door is light, opens away from you and has a width of 86cm.

  • The tables in the room are fixed and 69cm high.

  • All chairs have armrests.

  • There is a TV and projector available.

  • The light switch is 105cm from the ground.

  • The room is 18m from the floors main lifts and 14m from the accessible toilet.

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  • The room is located on the seventh floor.

  • The door opens away from you, is light and has a width of 82cm.

  • The table is 70cm high.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The light controls are within 120cm of the floor.

  • The room is 21m from the floors main lifts and 18m from the accessible toilet.

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  • The room is located on the seventh floor.

  • The door opens away from you, is light and has a width of 85cm.

  • The table is 72cm high and the chairs are mainly ergonomic with armrests alongside a few standard chairs.

  • The light controls are within 120cm of the floor.

  • There are two computers available in this room.

  • The room is 24m from the floors main lifts and 21m from the accessible toilet.

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  • The room is located on the seventh floor.

  • The door is opens away from you, is light and has a width of 80cm.

  • The table is 69cm high and the chairs are ergonomic with armrests.

  • The light controls are within 120cm of the floor.

  • The room is 23m from the floors main lifts and 19m from the accessible toilet.

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  • The meeting room is located in the meeting rooms section to your right upon exiting the lift.

  • The doors into the room are light, push to open and have a width of 80cm.

  • The tables are moveable.

  • The chairs are standard and have no armrests.

  • The room is 13m from the lift and 9m from the accessible toilet on floor 7.

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  • The boardroom is located up the ramp to your right when you exit the lift on the ninth floor.

  • The door to the room is light, opens away from you and is 82cm in width.

  • The room has moveable tables with wheels and a height of 71cm.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • It has a lectern with a height of 103cm and a wall touch panel with a height of 147cm.

  • The lighting of the room is adjustable and the controls are within 120cm.

  • The room is 15m from the main lifts and 16m from the nearest standard toilets.

  • There are no accessible toilets on this floor.

  • The nearest accessible toilet is 4m from the main lifts on lower floors 2-8.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the boardroom from the lift.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • 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.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 148cm (4ft 10in).

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  • 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.

  • The accessible toilet is 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the cafe.

  • There is level access to the 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).

  • 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 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not 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 fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are not mirrors.

  • 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 a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink 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 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 medium.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located by the accessible toilet.

  • The female toilets are 33m (36yd 3in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located to the right as you enter the cafe.

  • The male toilets are 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • 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 main lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on floor 3, opposite the main lifts.

  • Additional accessible toilets are located on the lower ground floor and also some on floors 4 to 9 which are occupied by University Services.

  • 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 91cm (2ft 12in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 217cm (4ft 10in 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 84cm (2ft 9in).

  • 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 fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 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 fair.

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

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is another accessible toilet with similar specifications on floor 3, except the transfer space is on the left hand side.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located on the second floor, opposite the main lifts.

  • The female and male toilets are 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main lifts.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • There are standard toilets available on all floors.

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  • Shower facilities are available.

  • The showers are located on the lower ground floor.

  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

  • There is a deep step to access the shower.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.

  • For more information about requesting Braille, large print or BSL services, please contact Student Disability Service: email: disability@arts.ac.uk

  • Tel: +44(0) 20 7514 6157.