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CCA (Centre for Contemporary Art)

350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Exhibition Halls, Galleries, Workshop Rooms, Cinema/Theatre, Saramago Restaurant & Terrace Bar and a Gift Shop.

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 00:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 00:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 00:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 00:00.
  • Saturday 10:00 - 00:00.
  • Sunday 12:00 - 00:00.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Charing Cross.
  • The nearest underground station is Cowcaddens.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 250cm x 650cm (8ft 2in x 21ft 4in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Pitt Street.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 220cm x 700cm (7ft 3in x 22ft 12in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Pitt Street.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is also standard parking on Pitt Street which has a steep incline.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on Sauchiehall Street.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 94cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up in the doorway.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a 2-way cycle lane in the centre of the pavement in front of the venue to be aware of, as shown in photograph 9.
    • There is a cycle lane crossing point along to the right of the venue, as shown in photograph 10.
    • There is tactile paving at the crossing only.

Outside Access (Scott Street First Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Scott Street at the side of the building, leading to the first floor.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 174cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with an open extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up Scott Street from the left as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located leading up to the entrance.
    • There is/are 9 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Outside Access (Saramago Bar First Floor Terrace Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, to the bar from the first floor terrace.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 124cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar doors to the rear of the terrace which have a shallow step in the doorway.
    • Both sets of doors access the same areas so the step can be bypassed.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the cafe and bar.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Cinema

  • The cinema has 1 screens.
  • All screens have level access.
  • Seating and additional access information View
    • Films are mainly mainstream and art.
    • Films are not rotated to allow access to all films.
    • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
    • Designated spaces are situated at the front of the cinema.
    • Wheelchairs may be left with you.
    • A companion may sit near you.
    • Companions sit beside you.
    • It is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the accessible toilet to the furthest screen.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system is a fixed loop.
    • Staff are not trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • A deposit is not required for the hearing assistance system.
    • Subtitles are available.
    • Assistance dogs are allowed in the cinema.
    • There is a wheelchair to borrow.
  • Comments View
    • The first 2 rows have level access.
    • The other rows are accessed via 1-4 clearly marked medium height steps, without handrails.

Eating and Drinking (Saramago Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located to the right as you enter via the main entrance.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 63cm.
  • 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 hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not 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.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) 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 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.

Eating and Drinking (Saramago Terrace Bar)

  • The following information is for the cafĂ©/bar.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 67cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • 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

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear left of the restaurant.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 153cm x 240cm (5ft x 7ft 10in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary, non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 135cm and 150cm from the floor.
  • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet adjacent to this, shown in photographs 8 and 9.
    • There is a further accessible toilet and baby changing table on the first floor, to the left from the lift, shown in photographs 11 to 15.
    • There is a smaller ambulant toilet with grab rails and a dropdown rail but no transfer space to the rear of the the second floor, shown in photographs 16 to 18.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (First Floor Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading down beyond the toilets doorway.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.