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Mary Burton Building

Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Management and Languages - Department of Management.
  • Comments View
    • The Mary Burton Building shares a link with the Cameron Smail Library Building.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in the Riccarton Campus.
  • The nearest mainline station is Curriehill.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The Riccarton Campus is located on the western edge of Edinburgh.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is on the far side of the Business Executive Centre.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The details here are for Car Park G. A permit is required to park here.
    • Visitor parking is located in Car Parks A and B.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the Business Executive Centre.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception (School Office)

  • The reception desk is 64m (70yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Monday 13:30 - 16:45.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Tuesday 13:30 - 16:45.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Wednesday 13:30 - 16:45.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Thursday 13:30 - 16:30.
    • Friday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Friday 13:30 - 16:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Undergraduate Office)

  • The reception desk is 47m (51yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Monday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 12:30.
    • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1.
    • There are 8 steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is not a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located directly in front of the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1.
  • The lift is 4m (13ft 1in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 140cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 5m (16ft 5in) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 133cm x 246cm (4ft 4in x 8ft 1in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The sink is 82cm (2ft 8in) high.
  • 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.