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Chapel Dining

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.

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).

Entrance (Chapel Dining)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the end of the old corridor on level 1.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • This is now being used as a classroom - during my visit this room was fully occupied so I could not get access.

Eating and Drinking

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the lounge.
    • The lounge is located on level 1 on the old corridor next to the Hydra Café.
    • There is step-free access to the lounge.
    • For access there are double manual doors which may be difficult to open.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables can be booked in advance.
    • There is a buffet counter.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • The type of food served here is an a la carté menu.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
    • The Chapel Dining lounge is generally used as an overspill for the Hydra Café or for special events only.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 90cm.
    • The type of flooring in this area is tiles and stone.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 65cm.
    • There are also armchairs and bench seats.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is wood.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is seating to the sides with armrests. There is a medium step up to this seating.

Level Change (Serving Area)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located within the Hydra Café on level 1.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located within the Hydra Café on level 0 or on stair A on levels 2 and 3.