101 New Cavendish Street

University of Westminster, New Cavendish Street, London W1W 6XH

020 7911 5000

studentadvice@westminster.ac.uk

www.westminster.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 07/03/2017

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  • Services / facilities within the building include Finance; Human Resources; Safety, Health and Wellbeing; Central London Assessment Services (CLASS); Information Services; Planning Office; Disability Services; Scholarships and Student Funding; Education Abroad; Student Advice Service; Career Development Centre; Student Accommodation; Couselling Services; Academic Registrar's Department; International Partnerships Office; Research Office; Ceremonies and Conferment; Quality and Standards; Student Regulations; Admissions; International Development Office; Recruitment and Marketing.

  • The University occupy the first and second floors of this building.

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

  • This venue is situated in the Cavendish campus.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Euston.

  • The nearest underground station is Great Portland Street.

  • 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 not available.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • On street parking is available outside the building, although there are no clearly marked bays.

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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 main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 250cm (8ft 2in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 250cm (8ft 2in).

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the lobby.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.

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

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 195cm (3ft 11in x 6ft 5in).

  • 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 have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does 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 medium.

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  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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

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

  • The desk/counter is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There are reception desks opposite the lifts on the first and second floors.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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

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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 35m (38yd 10in) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, to the right as you exit the lifts.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 225cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 5in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail 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 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 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 good.

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

  • 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 bright.

  • There is also an accessible toilet on the first floor to the left as you exit the lifts.

  • This has the transfer space on the left (shown in photograph 2).

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left of the building, on the first floor.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the lift.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are also toilets on the right hand side of the building on the first floor.

  • The toilets contain cubicles with grab rails fitted and doors that open outwards.

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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.

  • Staff are Text Relay aware.