Drury Lane Building

Strand Campus, 26-29 Drury Lane, London WC2 5RL

0207 848 3456

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www.kcl.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 01/08/2014

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include the English Language Centre, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, Centre for e-Research, Global Child Dental Health Task Force, Information Services and Systems, Pensions and Policy Institute, and the Health, Safety and Environmental Protection Office.

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

  • This venue is situated in the Strand Campus.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Charing Cross.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest underground station is Covent Garden.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • The name of the car park is NCP Covent Garden.

  • The car park is located off Parker Mews.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

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

  • Standard marked parking bays are located on the road outside the venue.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 144cm (4ft 9in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is portable.

  • Please contact reception staff.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 103cm (3ft 5in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in the doorway.

  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The desk does not have a lowered section.

  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are varied.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is located beyond the lobby on the ground and first floors.

  • The ramp or slope is steep.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on the right of the lobby.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from main entrance.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 82cm x 110cm (2ft 8in x 3ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 controls do not have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • 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 34m (37yd 7in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located towards the rear of the building.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 91cm (2ft 12in).

  • The door weight is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 195cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 5in).

  • 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 66cm (2ft 2in).

  • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 not a hand dryer.

  • 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 poor.

  • 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.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on the third floor.

  • The female toilets are 25m (27yd) from the lift.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located on the second floor.

  • The male toilets are 25m (27yd) from the lift.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • 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.