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Henry Grattan Building

Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin, DUBLIN 9

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include faculties and departments, student services, lecture theatres, teaching and seminar rooms, academic offices.
  • Facilities and services within the building include;
    Ground Floor - Registry, Bank of Ireland, Student Advice Centre, Student Support & Development services.
    First Floor - Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies (SALIS), School of Communications,
    Second Floor - School of Law and Government, Faculty Office.

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Getting Here (Glasnevin Campus)

  • By Road View
    • From the M50 take the R108 Ballymun Road exit (Junction 4). At the junction take the R108 Ballymun Road south. Continue 2km to the Collins Avenue/Ballymun Road crossroads.
      For DCU Glasnevin campus main entrance and car parks 1 and 2, turn left on to Collins Avenue. DCU is located 700m to the right after the third set of traffic lights on Collins Avenue.
      For DCU Glasnevin campus residences and car parks 3 and 4, continue straight ahead on Ballymun Road for 500m to the traffic lights. DCU is located to the left From City Centre: - Follow the airport road towards the M1. Continue until you reach the junction at Whitehall. At this crossroads, turn left onto Collins Avenue. Continue along Collins Avenue until you pass St. Aidan’s CBS on your left-hand side. DCU is located just after the school.
    • There are two car parks off Collins Avenue: Car Park 1 multi-storey for staff, students, visitors and guests; and Car Park 2 surface car park for staff and student permit holders. There are two car parks off Ballymun Road: Car Parks 3 and 4 for staff and student permit holders.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses 16, 31d, 42d, 44, 70d, 104, 220 and 220A stop on campus by The Helix (Stop # 7571). Buses 109a and 126 stop on Collins Ave (Stop # 135021). Buses 4, 9, 11, 13 stop on Ballymun Road (Stop # 37/4680).
  • By Train View
    • The nearest station Drumcondra is 3.3km away. There is level access to the ticket office and lifts to both platforms. The nearest Dart station is Killester, 5.4km away. There is level access to the ticket office and ramps to the platforms.
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Useful Information (Glasnevin Campus)

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and students within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Car Park 2.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the building.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a multi-storey car park, Car Park 1, for staff, students and visitors at the front of the campus off Collins Avenue.
    • For more details of the Campus parking please refer to the
    • ">Parking - Glasnevin Campus guide.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - "The Street")

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building opposite the McNulty Building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not 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 92cm (3ft).
    • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual heavy double doors adjacent to the automatic door which open outwards. They are 148cm wide.

Outside Access (The Street - Helix Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of The Street, opposite The Helix.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (The Street - I.S.S. Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the foyer, opposite the Information System Services building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of survey the automatic control was not working.
    • There are manual heavy double doors adjacent to the automatic door, with one leaf locked. They are 90cm wide.

Outside Access (Student Advice Centre Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the Henry Grattan building opposite The Restaurant.
    • There is step free 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 double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • There are two sets of manual doors adjacent to the automatic doors.
    • At the time of survey the automatic opener was not working on the outer doors.

Outside Access (Extension Front Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the Main Entrance.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives stepped access to CA124 (postgraduate studies), and lecture rooms CA105 and CA110. Level access to the first floor via lift may be gained through the Henry Grattan main building.
    • The door gives access to a staircase up to the first floor or to ground floor staff access to the Registry.

Outside Access (Extension Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located adjacent to the ISS building, to the rear of the Registry.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).
    • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to classrooms CAG21 and CAG22.
    • There is also a staircase access to rooms CA105 and CA124 and the Henry Grattan Building first floor. Level access via the lift is available through the main entrance.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located opposite Car Park 2.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • 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 path leading up to the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is a steep ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to Lecture Theatre CG12.
    • This level change is on the ground floor and is seen in photographs 1 and 2.
    • 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 some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • There is a portable hearing loop available from the Disability and Learning Support Services.
    • The hearing system is available only on request.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There is stepped access only to the SALIS Academic offices. Please refer to the particular guide.
    • The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences school office is located on the second floor (photographs 15 and 16). There is a 79cm wide door to enter the offices.
    • The School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) office is located on the first floor. Please refer to the particular guided for details of the office and the academic offices.

The Street

  • ‘The Street’ is the main foyer area of the Henry Grattan building outside the Registry and Bank of Ireland.
  • Student Notice Boards are located here and provide up-to-date information about clubs and society events and student support service news, job opportunities, the tandem learning scheme, professional development opportunities and much more.
  • Students can also sit and relax, meet friends and use their laptops.
  • There are vending machines, seating and tables.

Reception (Registry)

  • Registry is located to the left as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • This office is for Information and Registration Enquiries.
    • Registry delivers administrative services to the University community, supports the implementation of academic policies and regulations and manages major student related activities including admissions, registration, examinations and graduation.
    • Telephone: 01 700 5338
    • E-mail: [email protected]
    • Website: https://www.dcu.ie/registry/index.shtml.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:30 - 12:30.
    • Monday 14:30 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:30 - 12:30.
    • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Bank of Ireland)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right as you enter via the main entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 300cm (9ft 10in).

Bank of Ireland

  • Comments View
    • The bank offers banking and financial services to students on campus.
    • Telephone - +353 1 810 1560 / 1 890 365365
    • Website - https://www.bankofireland.com.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Counter (Bank of Ireland)

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Bank of Ireland Entrance.
  • Cash Desk is located to the left as you enter.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this counter.
  • The lighting levels in this area are good.
  • The reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located on the right of the main corridor, straight ahead as you enter via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 60m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.
    • There is a similar staircase by the rear entrance with a handrail on the right. There are two other staircases to the left of the building giving access to G and 1 only. There is a staircase to the extension giving access to floors G and 1 only.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the main corridor straight ahead as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg 8 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 85m (92yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 115cm x 116cm (3ft 9in x 3ft 10in).
  • 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.

Accessible Toilet (CG82)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the Student Advice Centre entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 167cm x 439cm (5ft 6in x 14ft 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 female sanitary and general domestic waste 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 not 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 89cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet (By CAG 21, 22)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • 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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Extension - Rear Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor by classrooms CAG 21 and CAG 22.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 198cm (4ft 10in x 6ft 6in).
    • There is not 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 71cm (2ft 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 not an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general domestic waste 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 not 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 80cm.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor and the second floor.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor corridor, room CG57.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 92m from the Main Entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
  • Comments View
    • There are male toilets in room CG57, C120, C157 and near CA105
    • There are female toilets in room CG63, CG70, CG86, C118, C174 and near CA105 and CA125.
    • There is a shared toilet facility near CA105.