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Merchant Square

71-73 Albion Street, Glasgow, G1 1NY

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Queen Street.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 01:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 01:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 01:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 01:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 01:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 01:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 01:00.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are low.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located adjacent to the square.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 1.
  • The lift is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 110cm (4ft 11in x 3ft 7in).
  • 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 have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located adjacent to the square.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 200cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is not 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 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
  • 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Comments View
    • There are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located adjacent to the square.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located adjacent to the square.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.