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Triangle Restaurant

Level A, Merchiston Building, Merchiston Campus, Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4NU

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This restaurant is located on the lower floor (level A) to the rear of the Merchiston Building.
    • It is adjacent to the accessible entrance and a few metres from lift 4 in the main entrance foyer.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Merchiston Campus is located to the south west of the city centre area where parking is still strictly controlled. The nearest main roads are the A702 or the A70 to the north which link the city bypass to the city centre.
    • There is a small car park including some Blue Badge designated bays to the rear of the Merchiston Building, off Mardale Crescent. There is on-street parking to the front of the main building on Colinton Road and 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
    • The majority of buses are operated by Lothian Buses. Up to the minute "real time" bus timetable information is now available at the majority of bus stops across the city. All buses are described as easy access and have designated wheelchair space. Bus route 45 serves the Colinton Road bus stops. Alternatively the Holy Corner bus stops on Bruntsfield Place A702, about 300m from the campus, are served by bus routes 11, 15, 16, 23, 36, 45, 101, 101A, 101S, 102, 102S, and night buses N11 and N16.
  • By Train View
    • Merchiston Campus is 1.2 miles from Haymarket Station, and 2.1 miles from the central Edinburgh Waverley Station. Edinburgh has rail links throughout the UK. The East Coast mainline links Edinburgh to London King’s Cross. There is also a sleeper service. There are also major links to other cities across the country, including express services to Glasgow, and links to York, Newcastle, Manchester, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. All trains arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, while many also stop at Haymarket in the West End.
  • By Tram View
    • Regular trams run between York Place in the city centre and Edinburgh Airport. The nearest tram stop to the Merchiston Campus is at Haymarket, next to the railway station.
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Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear of the main building, off Mardale Crescent.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Merchiston Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 372cm x 400cm (12ft 2in x 13ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Merchiston Building accessible rear entrance.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Merchiston Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 62m (67yd 2ft) from the accessible rear entrance.

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, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is Merchiston Campus car park.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the main building, off Mardale Crescent.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 375cm x 490cm (12ft 4in x 16ft 1in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Colinton Road.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 240cm x 490cm (7ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Colinton Road and Mardale Crescent.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Comments View
    • A parking permit is required to park in the rear University car park.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 14:45.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 14:45.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 14:45.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 14:45.
  • Friday 08:00 - 14:45.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the central courtyard.
    • 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 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 129cm (4ft 3in).
  • 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 or 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 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 clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • To access the courtyard area from the front of the building on Colinton Road there is an easy ramp leading down with handrail on both sides.
    • The ramp through the courtyard tunnel is 120cm wide, shown in photographs 7 and 8.
    • There are 5 clearly marked steps which the ramp bypasses on either side of the library entrance to the courtyard here.
    • The steps offer handrails on both sides and tactile paving at the top.
    • Photographs 9 and 10 show the separate steps.

Outside Access (Accessible Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building, to the lower floor, level A.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • 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 double.
    • The width of the door opening is 127cm (4ft 2in).
  • 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 the right going up the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • There are 15+ steps up to the main entrance courtyard area to the right of this entrance.
    • This entrance provides access to the Triangle Restaurant and lift 4, which bypasses the steps.
    • Lift 4 leads up to level B (main entrance/reception level) and Upper B level.

Lift (Lift 4 - Entrance Foyer)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead as you enter via the main entrance, to the rear of the foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are A, B and UB.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg, 8 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 135cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 5in).
  • There are 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 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 moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The lift is 6m from the accessible rear entrance on the lower floor.

Other Floors (Entrance Foyer)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are A, B.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 11m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The handrail is on the right beyond the landing.

Entrance (Café Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the lower floor, level A, below the foyer.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 151cm (4ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 sets of similar doors on either side here.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the café entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 39cm (1ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 68cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level B, opposite the iPoint reception in the main building entrance foyer, via Lift 4.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located to the right as you face the restaurant entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m from the rear accessible entrance to the main building.
    • 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 79cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There are male standard toilet facilities in the main building on each level.