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Corporate Suite

City of Glasgow College, Main Teaching Tower Building, Riverside Campus, 21 Thistle Street, Glasgow, G5 9XB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Corporate Suite, meeting rooms, caf├ęs and coffee shops and student services.
  • The Corporate Suite is located on the 7th floor of the Main Teaching Tower Building Riverside Campus. When you exit the lifts the Corporate Suite is to the left hand corner.
  • There are standard and accessible toilets on all floors.
  • Related link Main Teaching Tower Building.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/main-teaching-tower-building-glasgow

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Riverside Campus is located on the outskirts of Glasgow City Centre across from the River Clyde.
      The M8 Motorway is close to the Riverside Campus.
    • There is Blue Badge parking beside the building.
      There is an on-site car park for permit holders nearby.
      Blue Badge and standard on-street parking is available nearby on Nelson Street and Norfolk Street.
      A public car park is available nearby at Bridge Street and across the River Clyde on Howard Street and Clyde Street.
  • By Bus View
    • The campus can be accessed via a number of bus routes, including buses X3, X11, X19, X25/A, X28, X37, X39, X85, X86, X87, 13/A, 19/A, 38/A/B/C/E, 57/A, 213, 240X, 832, 833, 834, 837, 839, 840, 866.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Argyle Street. However, all of the central Glasgow stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest Subway station to the College Campus is Bridge Street, approximately half a mile away.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by visitors, permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 452cm x 530cm (14ft 10in x 17ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the side entrance of the Main Teaching Tower Building.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Site Campus Car Park.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Riverside Campus.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located below the Link Bridge, besides the side entrance of the Main Teaching Tower Building.

Site/Campus Car Park (Riverside Campus)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Main Teaching Tower Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Main Teaching Tower Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted and have markings which are faded.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 530cm (13ft 1in x 17ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Main Teaching Tower Building and the Halls of Residence Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the side entrance of the Main Teaching Tower entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is access from Ballater Street/ Norfolk Street at the rear of the Riverside Campus.
    • An intercom security barrier is in operation at the campus entrance.
    • Within the car park there is 1 electric car charging point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building opposite the river Clyde.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • To the left has you face the entrance there are 2 revolving doors to access the building.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 123cm (4ft).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • To the left of the entrance there is a revolving door to access the building also at this entrance.

Security Barriers Foyer Area

  • There are a set of security barriers in the foyer to the front of the foyer lift.
  • Access to the lifts is via the security barriers.
  • The security barriers are 9m from the side entrance.
  • There are 4 security barriers 50cm wide and 1 barrier 90cm wide.
  • Access is required by ucard pass only.
  • The barrier gates are clear glass with green lights within.
  • The lights turn red as the gates close again.

Lift (Foyer Area)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1600 Kg.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the side entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 155cm x 210cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 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 enhancement 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.
  • Comments View
    • Access to the lift is via the security barriers fronting the lift area.
    • Beyond the barriers there are 3 lifts giving access to all floors.

Other Floors (Rear Lobby Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
    • The stairs are located beyond the foyer area security barriers the left of the rear lobby lift.
    • The stairs are approximately 28m from the side entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Entrance (Corporate Suite)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the 7th floor of the Main Teaching Tower Building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A UCard is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance to the Corporate Suite is opposite the lifts to the left. 4m from the left entrance.

Getting Around (Corporate Suite)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The fixed loop is located in the Conference Suite.
    • The hearing system is available only on request.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a boardroom table 72cm high.
    • There is a small kitchen area.
    • The corporate room R.07.024 has a single door 90cm wide that opens away from you.
    • The balcony is no longer in use.

Accessible Toilet (Corporate Suite)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is written text and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the Corporate Suite entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the Corporate Suite entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens by sliding.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 166cm x 314cm (5ft 5in x 10ft 4in).
    • 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 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 113cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • There is a fair colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (Corporate Suite)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left when you enter the Corporate Suite entrance.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 10m from the Corporate Suite entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.