More... Paddington    

Paddington

Paddington-participated in the preparation of an access report and advised on design details relating to stairs, escalators and lifts.

More... Ascot Racecourse redevelopment    

Ascot Racecourse redevelopment

Ascot-the major redevelopment requiring the close cooperation between all members of the design team and ADC's main contribution was to enable disabled racegoers reasonable access to all parts of the project.

More... Whites St James Street    

Whites St James Street

Whites-the introduction of the DDA (Equality Act) required private clubs to improve access whilst recognising the buildings listed status.

More... Boodles    

Boodles

Boodles - the introduction of the DDA (Equality Act) required private clubs to improve access whilst recognising the buildings listed status.  ADC advised the architects on how to improve wayfinding to the Ladies Side and to the proposed accessible bedroom.

More... Royal Geographical Society Kensington Gore    

Royal Geographical Society Kensington Gore

RGS-ADC's participation apart from access into the existing building was to advise the architect on access issues into the new gallery overlooking Exhibition Road.

More... Eton College    

Eton College

Eton College-3 new teaching blocks and a lecture theatre off Keats Lane involved ADC advising on access issues relating to change of levels externally and vertical travel issues internally.

More... Regents Place Euston Road    

Regents Place Euston Road

Regents Place-major office development.  ADC prepared an access report for the planning application.

More... Kensington Palace, Sunken Gardens    

Kensington Palace, Sunken Gardens

Kensington Palace-the renovation and development of the East Wing including a landscaped approach from the Broadwalk raised a number of access issues.

More... Household Cavalry Museum Horseguards    

Household Cavalry Museum Horseguards

Household Cavalry Museum-the creation of the Household Cavalry Museum within the stables attached to Horseguards required close liaison between the design team and ADC.

More... Unison HQ Euston Road    

Unison HQ Euston Road

Unison HQ-appointed by Michael Squire Architects to advise on access issues affecting disabled people.

More... Royal Academy of Music Marylebone Road    

Royal Academy of Music Marylebone Road

Royal Academy of Music-ADC advised on the proposals to refurbish the Sir Jack Lyons theatre.

More... ICA Gallery Pall Mall    

ICA Gallery Pall Mall

ICA Gallery-the creation of the ICA Gallery within Carlton House Terrace overlooking the Mall gave ADC the opportunity to improve access without compromising the architectural integrity of Carlton House Terrace as a whole.

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Introduction
 
Access Design Consultants (ADC) was formed in 1994 to provide disability access services in relation to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) subsequently the Equality Act (2010).
 
In practice we work closely with the design team at the early stage of a project by carrying out access appraisals of their proposals or access audits of existing buildings in order to ensure that the provisions of the Equality Act and other guidelines are complied with.  Recently we find that we are submitting Access Statements to accompany planning applications and/or building control approval. It is often the case that full compliance with the Equality Act is not always possible and therefore Access Statements are required to justify non-compliance.