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Hamish Wood Building

Hamish Wood Building, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Glasgow School for Business and Society, staff dining room, teaching rooms, lecture theatres and academic offices.
  • Level 0 - Lecture theatre / conference hall W011, staff dining room
    Level 1 - Glasgow School for Business and Society, Undergraduate Programmes Office, Postgraduate Programmes office, access to Saltire Centre
    Level 2 - Department of Business Management, Management Innovation Operations offices
    Level 3 - Department of Law, Economics, Accountancy and Risk Law
    Level 4 - Department of Economics and International Business
    Level 5 - Deans Office, GCU Learning Development Centre, access to Saltire Centre
    Level 6 - Department of Social Sciences, Media and Journalism
    Level 7 - Department of Business Management, Human Resources, Sports, Events and Tourism Management
    Level 8 - PhD student offices.

Rooms and Spaces Links (Floors G and 1)

Rooms and Spaces Links (Floors 2 and 3)

Rooms and Spaces Links (Floors 4 and 5)

Rooms and Spaces Links (Floors 6, 7 and 8)

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 21:30.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 21:30.
  • Friday 06:30 - 20:30.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 16:00.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The University is located on Cowcaddens Road, easily accessible from Junction 16 (Westbound) or Junctions 15 & 17 (Eastbound) of the M8 motorway.
    • Campus parking is only available for permit holders and visitors only.
      There is Blue Badge parking available between the rear of the Sir Alex Ferguson Library and from the Carnegie Lecture Theatre and the PhD Building.
      Public parking available at the Concert Square car park on Cowcaddens Road diagonally opposite the University. Additional public parking is also available at the Buchanan Galleries on Killermont Street.
      There is pay and display street parking on Milton Street at the rear of the campus, time limited to 3 hours.
  • By Bus View
    • The university is situated opposite the Buchanan Bus Station which is served by routes 4, 9, 9A, 10A, B10, C10, 27, 54, 68, 71, 71A, 72, 77, 87, 88, 88A, 88C, 89, 89A, 89B, 213, 240, 240X, 255, 263, 267, 334, 336, 336, 500, 532, 537, 590, 592, 539, 542, 548, 588, 590, 592, 618, 900, 901, 906, 906X, 907, 914, 915, 916, 923, 926, 976, 977, G9, G10, L1, M8, M9, M11, M20, X1, X3, X7, X8, X11, X23, X24, X25, X25A, X26, X27, X28, X34, X36, X39, X44, X71, X74, X76, X77, X77N, X78, X79, X85, and X87.
      There are additional bus stops on North Hanover Street within 50m of the Student Association Building served by routes 27, 71, 87, 128, 329, CB1, X23, 88, 88A, 88C, 89, 89A and 89B.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest national railway station is Queen Street, which is 0.5 miles (11 minutes) from the university via North Hanover Street.
      Glasgow Central Station is also not far, 0.7 miles (14 minutes) via West Nile Street.
      However, all of the central Glasgow stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest subway is Cowcaddens Underground Station, 0.4 miles (7 minutes) west of the university via Cowcaddens Road.
      However, Buchanan Street Underground Station is popular as it is located in the main shopping area and is about 0.4 miles (8 minutes) south of the university via West Nile Street and Buchanan Street.
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Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Main Campus Parking)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the rear of the campus site accessed from Cowcaddens Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Sir Alex Ferguson Library, George Moore Building and the PhD Centre.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped access to the car park from the main campus buildings.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Sir Alex Ferguson Library.
  • Comments View
    • To get to the car park follow the access road from Cowcaddens Road to the left.
    • The designated drop off point is immediately to the right at the main car park access gate, between the Hamish Wood and Britannia buildings.

Site/Campus Car Park (Blue Badge Parking)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located between the rear of the Sir Alex Ferguson Library and Charles Oakley Laboratories.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Sir Alex Ferguson Library and Charles Oakley Laboratories.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 495cm x 595cm (16ft 3in x 19ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do 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.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped access to the car park from the Oakley Laboratories Main Entrance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the Carnegie Lecture Theatre entrance.
  • Comments View
    • To get to the car park follow the access road from Cowcaddens Road and then to the right behind the Sir Alex Ferguson Library.
    • The designated drop off point is immediately to the right at the main car park access gate, between the Hamish Wood and Britannia buildings as shown in photograph 4.
    • There is additional Blue Badge parking next to the Students' Association Building and the Arc Health and Wellbeing Facility, entered by a security gate from North Hanover Street.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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 161cm (5ft 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 163cm (5ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The main entrance is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • The inner entrance is shown in photographs 3 and 4
    • There are a second set of similar automatic doors opposite the first set of doors. These are shown in photographs 5 and 6.

Outside Access (North East Entrance - Rear Door)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the North East Entrance lobby, at the rear left corner of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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 push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second similar manual door next to the automatic door.

Outside Access (North East Entrance - Side Door)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the North East Entrance lobby at the rear left corner of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 141cm (4ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Outside Access (North West Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear North West corner of the building on the right to the single storey extension.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 167cm (5ft 6in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • Although marked as a fire exit, this manual door is also used as an entrance.

Outside Access (East Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building on the Saltire Centre side.
    • There is ramped/sloped access 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 158cm (5ft 2in).
    • 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 left and right when looking at the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Outside Access (West Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor near Lecture Theatre W011.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.

Entrance (Saltire Centre Links)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at level 1 toward the rear of the building (level 5 similar).
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 163cm (5ft 4in).
  • 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 easy.
    • The ramp or slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers at the top of the ramp that reduce the width to 80cm.
    • There is a similar link at floor 5 to the Saltire Centre level 4. The width is reduced to 78cm at this level.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the ground floor rooms, toilets and lifts.
    • This ramp is shown on photographs 1 and 2. This ramp is on the main corridor from the main entrance lobby at the front of the building, to the left on entrance.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the lift lobby.
    • The ramp is shown on photographs 3 and 4. This ramp is between the ground floor main corridor and the toilets and lift lobby area, leading to the East side entrance. There is a similar level change at the rear of the building as shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (Lantern)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and M.
    • The stairs are located at the rear right of the main entrance lobby.
    • The stairs are approximately 22m from the main entrance.
    • There are 14 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 rises to the first floor and then to the mezzanine with access to the Lantern Room.
  • Comments View
    • The Entrance Lobby platform lift bypasses these stairs.

Other Floors (Main Centre Stairwell)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
    • The stairs are located in the middle of the building by the main lifts.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the East Side Entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are similar staircases at both the front and rear of the building serving all floors. Photographs 1-5 show the centre stairs. Photographs 6-10 show the front and rear stairs.

Lift (Lantern)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the right rear of the main entrance lobby.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 loop 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • This lift gives access to the Lantern Room only at level 2.

Lift (Main Lifts)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right centre of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the side entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 198cm x 158cm (6ft 6in x 5ft 2in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does have a hearing loop 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 bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the side entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the cross corridor between the main lift lobby and side entrance and the main lecture theatre.
    • The accessible toilet is located straight ahead as you enter.
    • There is a similar accessible toilet cubicle located at the rear left of the main entrance lobby.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 174cm x 251cm (5ft 9in x 8ft 3in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor, the fourth floor, the sixth floor and the seventh floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor, the fourth floor, the fifth floor and the eighth floor.
    • There are shared toilet cubicles on level 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 marked 'staff'.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the ground floor by the main lift lobby.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 18m from the side entrance.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are standard toilet facilities on the third and seventh floor in the main stairwell undergoing refurbishment.