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Modular Building

Craiglockhart Campus, Colinton Road, Edinburgh , EH14 1DJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include modular building with teaching rooms over two floors.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located as you enter the building, then turn left, pass through the double manual doors until you reach Room 1/121, then turn right and in the first alcove on the right is the Accessible Toilet (room 1/125).
    Another Accessible Toilet is available on floor 2, access to this toilet is via the lift.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located as you enter the building, turn left, pass through the double manual doors until you reach Room 1/121, turn right and in the Female Toilet (room 1/123) is on your left.
    The Male Toilet (room 124) is in front of you.
    Another Male and Female Standard Toilet is available on floor 2, access to these toilets is via the lift..

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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Modular Building Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • 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 easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in).
  • 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 not 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 not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The second set of internal doors are on your left as you enter the building and lead to the teaching rooms and toilets on floor 1.
    • Another set of internal doors are on your right and these doors lead to the lift and stairs to floor 2.

Getting Around

  • 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 and pictorial 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 good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located within the lift lobby.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, double doors which are easy to open to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • 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.
    • There is another set of similar stairs at the other end of the building, these lead from floor 2 to the fire escape doors to the outside of the building.
  • Comments View
    • To access the stairs turn to your right as you enter the building and go through the manual double doors.
      These doors are easy to open but open towards you and have an opening width of 180cm.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located through the double doors to your right as you enter the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, double doors which are easy to open to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 500kg.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, opens outwards and may be difficult to open.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 135cm (3ft 11in x 4ft 5in).
  • 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is good.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left hand Transfer - Floor 1)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located near room 1/122 beside the standard toilets.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 163cm x 270cm (5ft 4in x 8ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are 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 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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.
    • 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 is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 99cm (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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 83cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 129cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is good.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Left Hand Transfer - Floor 2)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the floor 2 at the opposite end of the building to the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 52m (56yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • There is no lock for the toilet door.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm.
    • 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 140cm x 275cm (4ft 7in x 9ft).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are 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 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button 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.
    • 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 is fully functional.
    • 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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 sensor.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second basin which is 82cm from the floor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located next to room 1/122, besides to male standard toilet.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located opposite the accessible toilet.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 50m from the building 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.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located besides the female toilets.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 55m from the the building 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.
    • Both the male and the female toilets have a accessible and an enlarged cubicle.
  • Comments View
    • There are male and female toilets on floor two.