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Craiglockhart Building

Craiglockhart Campus, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1DJ

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Introduction

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Craiglockhart Campus is located to the south west of the city centre area where parking is still strictly controlled.
      The nearest main roads are the A70 to the west and the A702 to the east which link the city bypass to the city centre.
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    • There is a campus car park off Glenlockhart Road to the front of the building for permit holders and visitors with Blue Badge bays to the side of the Craiglockhart Building.
      There is on-street parking in the surrounding streets. Parking charges may vary depending upon which side of the street is used, see signage for details and restrictions.
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  • By Bus View
    • Several Lothian Buses services from the city centre stop close to the campus.
      Services 4, 10, 27 and 45 stop on Colinton Road at the "Craiglockhart Campus" bus stop.
      Service 36 stops on Glenlockhart Road at the "Craiglockhart Campus" bus stop.
      There is no direct bus service from Edinburgh Airport to the campus.
      Service 100 from the airport (Stance D) stops at Haymarket Station.
      Transfer to Dalry Place, and take Service 4 to "Craiglockhart Campus".
      Up to the minute "real time" bus timetable information is now available at the majority of bus stops across the city.
      Information panels provided next to the majority of bus stops let you know when the next bus services will be arriving, or if there has been a delay.
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  • By Train View
    • Slateford station is just under a mile from the campus.
      Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket stations are situated in the city centre.
      From Waverley Station Lothian Buses 4 or 10 from Princes Street or 45 from North Bridge link to the Craiglockhart Campus.
      From Haymarket Station Lothian Bus 4 from Dalry Road links to the Craiglockhart Campus.
      Edinburgh has rail links throughout the UK.
      The East Coast mainline links Edinburgh and London King’s Cross in around 4 hours.
      Glasgow is about 45 minutes by train. York, Newcastle, Inverness or Aberdeen can be reached in about 2 hours.
      All trains arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, although some trains also stop at Haymarket, which is a smaller station in the West End.
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  • By Tram View
    • The nearest Tram station is Balgreen Tram Station, 1.9 miles from the campus, linking to the Airport and the City Centre.
      Haymarket Station is more convenient with a direct bus link, by Lothian Buses route 4.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Craiglockhart Campus - Car Parks A to G)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front and to the sides of the Craiglockhart Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Craiglockhart 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 not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the main entrance and accessible entrance.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the building.
  • Comments View
    • The parking is divided into 7 car parks, A to G.
    • There is Blue Badge parking and a drop off area in Car Park H to the right side of the building.
    • A parking permit is required to park in the university car parks. There is an annual charge for parking permits.
    • Visitors, apart from Blue Badge holders, are requested to contact the university in advance.

Level Change (Front of Building)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the building by Car Park C.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • These steps may be avoided by using Car Park H and the drop-off area to the right.

Building Parking (Car Park H - Blue Badge Parking)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located to the right side 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 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 510cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 9in).
    • 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 23m (25yd 6in) from the accessible entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Craiglockhart Campus.
    • The car park is located to the front and side 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 a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in Car Park H at the front of the building.
  • Comments View
    • Car Park H is the upper car park next to the right side of the building.
    • A parking permit is required to park in the university car parks. There is an annual charge for parking permits.
    • Visitors, apart from Blue Badge holders, are requested to contact the university in advance.
    • Blue Badge holders (local council or university) may park in Car Park H without prior notice.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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 double.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in).
  • 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.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is a path at the base of the ramp that gives slight sloped access to the Blue Badge parking in Car Park H and drop off area.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the front right of the building near the Blue Badge parking.
    • There is ramped/sloped or 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) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated when exiting.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • 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 to the right as you face 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.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Chapel Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 1 at the rear of the old building next to Chapel Dining.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • 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 single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of 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.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up the step(s).

Outside Access (Rivers Suite Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the right side of the building in Car Park H.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • A key code is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 width of the door opening is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Reception (iPoint)

  • IPoint is located on the left as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 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 high (110cm+).
  • 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 not a hearing assistance system.

Counter (Security)

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Security is located on the left as you enter via the main entrance.
  • 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 high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around (Old Building)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to rooms 1.20 to 1.30 on level 1.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • These steps are seen in photograph 1. There are 6 similar steps with handrails to access rooms 1.55 to 1.60 on level 1 to the left as you enter via the accessible entrance. These steps are seen in photograph 2.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to rooms 2.51 to 2.68 on level 2.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a steep ramp, with a handrail on the left going up, for access to rooms 2.51 to 2.68 on level 2.
    • The width of the ramp is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp is seen in photograph 3 and the steps in photograph 4. There is a similar level change with steps and ramp at the rear of level 2 to access rooms 2.26 to 2.42 (photographs 5 and 6). There are similar level changes on level 3 to access rooms 3.55 to 3.72 (photograph 7) at the front and rooms 3.29 to 3.49 (photograph 8) at the rear.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to rooms 4.21 to 4.29 at the front end of level 4.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps are seen in photograph 9. There are 4 similar steps to access room 4.30 (photograph 10). There are 3 similar steps to the rear to access rooms 4.09 to 4.18 (photograph 11). There are 4 similar steps to access room 4.08 (photograph 12).
    • 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 some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • There are fixed induction loops in the Riady Lecture Theatre, Lindsay Stewart Lecture Theatre and teaching rooms 1.06, 1.08, 2.09, 3.05 and 3.09. There are portable induction loops in Meeting Rooms 1.05 and 1.05A and in the Rivers Suite Siegfried Room.
    • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • All inductions loops were working well apart from the loop in room 3.05 which was not working and the loop in the Riady Lecture Theatre was turned off. The portable loop in room 1.05A could not be tested.
    • There was signage for an induction loop in room 2.07 but there was none present.

Other Floors (Old Building - Stair D)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, M, 4.
    • The stairs are located at the front of the older part of the building, ahead as you enter via the accessible entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the accessible entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor, on the second floor and on the third floor.
    • 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 right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • Stair D is seen in photographs 1 to 4. Stair C is a similar staircase to the rear right serving floors G, 1, 2, 3, M, 4 with the handrail on the left (photographs 5 to 8). Stair B is a wider staircase at the front of the old main corridor serving floors 1, 2, 3 with handrail on the left (photographs 9 to 12). Stair A is a similar wider staircase toward the rear of the old main corridor serving floors 1, 2, 3 with handrail on the right (photographs 13 to 16). There is a single flight in the centre of the old corridor on level 3 serving floors 3, 4 with handrail on the left (photographs 17 to 18). There is a single flight in the centre of the old corridor on level 4 serving floors 4, 5 with handrail on the left to access rooms 5.01 to 5.03 (photographs 19 to 20).
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are rooms 1.20 to 1.30; rooms 4.08 to 4.18, 4.21 to 4.30; rooms 5.01 to 5.03;.

Lift (Old Building - Lift L35)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right off the old corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg 13 persons.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 210cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 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.

Getting Around (New Building)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are not 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 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 fixed loop.
    • There are fixed induction loops in rooms 1/06, 1/08, 2/09, 3/05, 3/09 and in the Riady Lecture Theatre. Other induction loops within the building in the Lyndsay Stewart Lecture Theatre and the Robertson Trust Library are dealt within their particular guides. There are portable induction loops in rooms 1/05 and 1/05A. These were not tested.
    • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.

Other Floors (New Building - Stair 1)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0, 1, 2, 3.
    • The stairs are located directly ahead as you enter via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 22m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • This staircase is seen in photographs 1 to 8. Stair 3 is at the front end of the new corridor serving floors 0, 1, 2, 3 (photographs 9 to 12)). Stair 4 is at the rear end of the new corridor on level 2 serving floors 2, 3 with emergency exit only at level 1 direct outside (Photographs 13 to 16).
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are fire escape on stair 4 at level 1.

Lift (New Building - Lift L36)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg 13 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 210cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 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.

Rivers Suite

  • The Rivers Suite function and conference facilities are located on level 1 of the Old Building.
  • There are two rooms - the Siegfried Room and the Wilfred Room - that have an interconnecting door.
  • Access to the Siegfried Room is by heavy double doors that open toward you. They are 144cm wide.
  • Access to the Wilfred Room is by heavy single door that open towards you. The door is 94cm wide.
  • Chairs with armrests are available. Tables are 68cm to 73cm high.
  • There are audio/visual and wifi facilities available.
  • There is an adjustable height lectern.
  • There is a portable induction loop which was tested and working.

Museum (The War Poets Collection)

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Touch tours are not available.
  • Video tours are not available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a wheelchair to borrow.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Riady Lecture Theatre)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the back.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is not step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is staggered seating down to the speaker's platform and 3 well marked medium steps without handrails on to the platform.
  • The speaker's desk/table is height adjustable.
  • The height of the lectern is 96cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do have handrails.
  • The steps have handrails on the right going up.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 69cm and 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is a second central set of steps without handrails.

Lift (Fitness Suite)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately opposite as you enter via the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg 2 persons.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not 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
    • There is a slight ramp on level 0 as shown in photographs 5 and 6.

Reception (Fitness Suite)

  • Fitness Suite is located on level 0.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the Fitness Suite lift.
  • 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 medium.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the lower ground floor.
    • The fitness suite is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Fitness Suite lift.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • There is a main gym, fitness studio and three therapy rooms.
    • The fitness suite is leased out to a private sport therapy company.

Level Change (Fitness Suite)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the doorway to the fitness studio.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Changing Room (Fitness Suite)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the ground floor opposite and behind the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the fitness studio.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Standard Shower (Fitness Suite)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Shower (Level 0 - Fitness Suite)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located to the right as you exit the lift.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available include; hairdryer, shower curtains, coat hook.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Shower (level 4)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the old corridor on level 4.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • This is a unisex facility.
    • There are two shower heads, one adjustable, one detachable.
    • There is a deep step into the shower tray.
    • There is a 51cm high drop down seat in the shower and a 46cm high drop down seat next to the tray.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located in the New Building:
    level 0 room 0/17
    level 1 room 1/14
    level 2 room 2/14
    level 3 room 3/17

    in the Old Building:
    level G in the fitness studio
    level 1 room 1.31 (Hydra Café)
    level 4 room 4.01
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located in the New Building:
    level 0 room 0/16
    level 1 room 1/13
    level 2 room 2/13
    level 3 room 3/16

    in the Old Building:
    level 0 Fitness Suite Female Changing Room
    Level 0 room 0.47 (Hydra Café)
    level 2 room 2.25 (Stair A)
    level 3 room 3.20 (Stair B)
    level 4 room 4.36
    .
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located in the New Building:
    level 0 room 0/15
    level 1 room 1/12
    level 2 room 2/24
    level 3 room 3/15

    in the Old Building:
    level 0 Fitness Suite Male Changing Room
    Level 0 room 0.42 (Hydra Café)
    level 2 room 2.18 (Stair B)
    level 3 room 3.28 (Stair A)
    level 4 room 4.37.
  • Parent and baby changing facilities are located in the accessible toilet facilities on level 1 in the Hydra Café (Old Building).

Accessible Toilet(s) (New Building - Level 1)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 1 in the new corridor to the left as you enter via the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial, written text and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 202cm x 161cm (6ft 8in x 5ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 134cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the left of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) to the right of the toilet and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 122cm and 177cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Comments View
    • A mobile hoist is available on level 1.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Old Building - Level 1 - Hydra Café)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 1 in the Old Building, to the left as you enter the café.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 90m (98yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial, written text and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 270cm x 236cm (8ft 10in x 7ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, nappy/incontinence items bin and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 127cm and 186cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 95cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head cannot be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).
    • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the shower.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 98cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a mobile hoist available in this accessible toilet and shower.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Old Building - Level 0 - Fitness Suite)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you exit the Fitness Suite lift on level 0.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Fitness Suite lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 209cm x 163cm (6ft 10in x 5ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 137cm (4ft 6in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the toilet.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 103cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Old Building - Level 4)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 4 room 4.01 in the Old Building, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift L35.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial, written text and tactile signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is poor.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 296cm (4ft 10in x 9ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 118cm and 186cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 88cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is good.

Standard Toilet(s) (New Building)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located in the new corridor on level 1 to the left as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 37m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There are similar toilet facilities on all levels in the same location in the new building.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located in the new corridor to the left as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 43m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There are similar toilet facilities on all levels in the same location in the new building.

Standard Toilet(s) (Old Building)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located on level 2 in the front main stairwell B, room 2.18.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m from the lift L35.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female toilet is located on level 2 in the rear main stairwell a, room 2.25.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 23m from the lift L35.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar toilet facilities on level 0, level 3 and level 4.