London College of Fashion - John Prince's Street

20 John Prince's Street, London W1G 0BJ

020 7514 7400

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Access Guide

  • Services include:.

  • Ground Floor - Main Reception.

  • Foor 1 - Gallery, Canteen, Library, Reprographics.

  • Floor 2 - Student Administration, Student Study Support, International International Recruitment.

  • Floor 3 - Archives.

  • Floor 4 - Beauty Reception.

  • Floor 5 - IT Open Access.

  • Floor 6 - Teaching Rooms, Roof Terrace.

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

  • This venue is situated in London.

  • The nearest National Rail station is London Charing Cross.

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

  • The nearest underground station is Oxford Circus.

  • 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 on Great Portland Street.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

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

  • 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 towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 202cm (6ft 8in) wide.

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

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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.

  • There is a moderate ramp just beyond the entrance.

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

  • There is not 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.

  • The reception is located on a ramp so that to access it you are standing on a gradient.

  • At the top of the ramp the height of the desk is less then 76cm.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are in front of you upon entrnace.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • 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 in front of you upon entrance.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

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

  • The lift is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 109cm x 149cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).

  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There is a small moderate ramp to access the lift.

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  • The Fashion Space gallery displays modern fashion photography.

  • It is situated 7m from the entrance lift on the first floor.

  • The door width to the gallery is 140cm.

  • Monday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 18:00.

  • Saturday 12:00 - 16:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the canteen entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 107cm (3ft 6in).

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

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

  • Monday 08:30 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 16:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is located down the corridor directly in front of you as you exit 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 128cm (4ft 2in).

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

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

  • There is / are 4 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 medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • Thislevel change allows access to the main lift, library and most other facilities within the building.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to your right upon exiting the entrance lift on level 1.

  • There is / are 4 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 medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • These stairs give access to male and female standard toilets as well as the RHS East, RHS Centre and RHS West lecture theatres.

  • The lecture theatres can also be accessed by the Terrace stairs or using the level 1 main level change.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the level 1 main level change.

  • There is / are 4 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 deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the left going up.

  • These steps lead to RHS West, RHS Centre and RHS East, the RHS Events Office, Learning Technology Support Office and the RHS Garden.

  • To access the RHS Garden there is an additional deep step.

  • This area can also be reached by using the main level 1 level change.

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  • There is an ordering service.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A large text keyboard and height adjustable chair is / are available.

  • Accessible computer software includes Read and Write Gold, and Inspiration.

  • There are security barriers upon entering the library with a width of 99cm.

  • There is a silent study room and a group study room on the second floor.

  • Monday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Saturday 11:15 - 17:00.

  • Sunday 12:15 - 18:00.

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  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the library entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located to the right upon entering the library.

  • There is / are 15+ 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 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).

  • The stairs grant access to the second floor and a lower section of the library.

  • There are only three steps to the lower section.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located next to the stairs.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.

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

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

  • 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 have Braille markings.

  • 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 ramp to access the lift on the lowered section.

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

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

  • There is / are 3 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 medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the library lift.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • This is by lift.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • This reception is located on the second floor of the library.

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  • Located down the corridor to the right of the library entrance, this room offers photocopying, laminating, binding and printing services.

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

  • The step(s) is / are located at the end of the corridor to the right of the library.

  • There is / are 4 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 medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

  • 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.

  • The services / areas on the floors which are not accessible are the sixth floor roof terrace and teaching rooms.

  • There are two almost identical staircases, one in the east side of the building and one in the west.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to your right after exiting the level 1 main level change.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the entrance lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 180cm x 110cm (5ft 11in x 3ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • 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 have Braille markings.

  • 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 an identical lift by the second other main staircase down the corridor to the right of the level 1 main level change.

  • There are stairs leading up to this identical lift on level 1.

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

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

  • There is / are 3 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 medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • These stairs lead to the rear lift and west staircase.

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  • The lift is located to your left upon exiting the main lift next to the west staircase.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 31m (33yd 2ft) from the main lift.

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

  • The clear door width is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • 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 have Braille markings.

  • 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.

  • On level 1 there are three deep steps before accessing the lift.

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  • The desk is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the east lift.

  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • The desk is located in front of you when you exit the east lift on the second floor.

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 16:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • The desk is 11m (12yd 1in) from the east lift.

  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The desk is located on the second floor to your left when you exit the east lift.

  • Monday 09:30 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 09:30 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 09:30 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 09:30 - 16:00.

  • Friday 09:30 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • The desk is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the east lift.

  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The reception is located to your left when you exit the east lift on the Second Floor.

  • 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 desk is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the east lift.

  • There is not level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • 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 desk is 13m (14yd 8in) from the west lift.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • Monday 09:00 - 19:45.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 19:45.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 19:45.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 19:45.

  • Friday 09:00 - 19:45.

  • Saturday 10:45 - 18:00.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • This is a large computer room to your right when you exit the main lift on the fifth floor.

  • It contains two study pods as well as printing and photocopying facilities.

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  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is not 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 designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre.

  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.

  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.

  • 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 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).

  • 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.

  • This room is one of three sections of the Rootstein Hopkins Space, which can be opened up to make one large space.

  • There is step-free acces to the space using the platform lift to the first floor then the main level change ramp.

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  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is not 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 is space for an assistance dog.

  • There is not staggered seating within the lecture theatre.

  • 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 not fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).

  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 69cm and 75cm.

  • 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 step-free access to these spaces using the platform lift to the first floor then the main level change ramp.

  • These spaces can be opened up, together with the East Space to make one large space.

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  • The room is located to your right at the top of the first floor main level change.

  • The door opens away from you, heavy and 82cm wide.

  • The table is in a fixed position and is 69cm high.

  • All chairs have armrests.

  • There is a lectern with a height of 102cm that is movable.

  • The light switches are 138cm high.

  • The room is 36m from the entrance floor lift and 13m from the accessible toilet.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the door to the room.

  • The ramp or slope is steep.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 93cm (3ft 1in).

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

  • The door is heavy, opens away from you and has a width of 76cm.

  • The table is in a fixed position and is 70cm high.

  • The chairs have no armrests.

  • The light switch is at a height of 150cm.

  • The room is 4m from the east lift and 10m from the nearest male standard toilet.

  • It is 39m from the nearest female standard toilet.

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  • The room is located along the corridor to your left when you exit the east lift.

  • The door is heavy, opens away from you and has a width of 70cm.

  • The table is in a fixed position and at a height of 70cm whilst the chairs are standard without armrests.

  • The light switch is at a height of 125.

  • The room is 15m from the east lift and 16m from the nearest male standard toilet.

  • It is 23m from the nearest female standard toilet.

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  • The room is located in the IT Open Access on floor 5.

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

  • The table is 72cm high and is in a fixed position.

  • The chairs have no armrests.

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

  • The room is 7m from the west lift and 9m from the nearest male standard toilet.

  • It is 34m from the nearest male standard toilet.

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  • The room is located in the IT open access to your left as you exit the lift on the fifth floor.

  • The door opens away from you, is heavy and 78cm in width.

  • The computer tables are 68cm high.

  • There is a more circular table in the corner of the room with a height of 70cm.

  • The light switch is at a height of 113cm.

  • The room is 8m from the west lift and 10m from the nearest male standard toilet.

  • It is 35m from the nearest male standard toilet.

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  • The quiet room is located at the rear of the staff room.

  • The door opens towards you, is light and 90cm wide.

  • The table is movable and has a height of 41cm.

  • The seating is a sofa with armrests and an armchair.

  • The light switch is within 120cm.

  • It is 34m from the entrance lift and 13m from the accessible toilet.

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

  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).

  • The ramp or slope is located just inside the staff room.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 6cm (2in).

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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 26m (28yd 1ft) from the entrance lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located to your right after coming up the level 1 main level change.

  • There is not 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 93cm (3ft 1in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 203cm x 231cm (6ft 8in x 7ft 7in).

  • 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 165cm (5ft 5in).

  • 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.

  • The emergency 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 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.

  • 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 good.

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

  • 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 to your right just before the entrance to the library.

  • The female toilets are 57m (62yd 1ft) from the entrance lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.

  • The male toilets are located to your left as you exit the west lift on the third floor.

  • The male toilets are 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The female and male toilets are located to the left at the top of the level 1 main level change.

  • The female and male toilets are 29m (31yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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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 generally on duty.

  • This service can be requested.