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Inclusive Design Specification

As part of the recent UCL 2034 strategy, UCL committed to the creation of ‘an accessible, publicly engaged organisation that fosters a lifelong community’ - open and accessible to all.

This document is designed to provide guidance to UCL’s staff, consultants and contractors on the inclusive design standards which UCL seeks to achieve across its estate.

Content 

  • Internal Environment
  • General Aims
  • Emergency Egress
  • Building Entrances Aims
  • Reception Areas Aims
  • Vertical Circulation
  • General – Aims
  • Gradients and Ramps – Aims
  • Steps and Stairs – Aims
  • Handrails – Aims
  • Lifts – Aims
  • Horizontal Circulation
  • General Aims
  • Circulation Routes – Aims
  • Lobbies
  • Doors
  • Finishes
  • General Aims
  • Walking Surfaces
  • Signage and Wayfinding
  • Lighting - Aims
  • Acoustics and Communications Systems - Aims
  • Controls - Aims
  • Visual Contrast - Aims
  • Glazing - Aims 
  • Specific Areas
  • General Aims
  • Study Areas – Hubs, Classrooms, Common Rooms and Labs – Aims
  • Theatres and Audience Seating – Aims
  • Display Areas / Cases – Aims
  • Libraries – Aims
  • Sports Buildings
  • Residential Buildings
  • Toilet and Shower Facilities – Aims
  • Accessible Toilets – Aims
  • WC Cubicle for Ambulant Disabled People – Aims
  • Enlarged Cubicles – Aims
  • Urinals
  • Changing and Shower Facilities – Aims
  • Changing Places Facility – Aims
  • Families – Aims
  • Quiet Contemplation Facilities – Aims
  • External Environment
  • General
  • Pedestrian Movement – Crossing Points – Aims
  • Pedestrian Routes – Aims
  • Seating and Street Furniture - Aims
  • Shared Surfaces - Aims
  • Tactile Paving and Dropped Kerbs – Aims
  • Relief Facilities for Assistance Dogs – Aims
  • Smoking Shelters - Aims
  • Vehicular Facilities – Drop-off and Pick-up - Aims
  • Car Parking - Aims
  • Cycle Facilities - Aims

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1 May 2015