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New College Lanarkshire, Cumbernauld Campus, Town Centre, Cumbernauld, Glasgow, G67 1HU

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COVID-19 Information (New College Lanarkshire)

Introduction

  • The Educational Learning Support Service provides disability needs assessments and ongoing support. The service is located in the Main Block within the Student Services area on the ground and first floors along with Interview Rooms (MB017, MB018), and assessment rooms with assistive technology on the first floor (MZ124, MZ123).
  • The service helps in providing and discussing any assistive technologies to help and improve student life and educational opportunities.
  • Related link Cumbernauld Campus Main Block.
  • Https://www.accessable.co.uk/new-college-lanarkshire/cumbernauld-campus/access-guides/main-block

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • New College Lanarkshire is located on the south side of Cumbernauld town centre, next to the Antonine Shopping Centre. on North Carbrain Road, accessed from the main A8011 Central Way that runs through Cumbernauld Town Centre, by MacKintosh Way to the west or Yule Way to the east.
    • There are three car parks for visitors, students and staff - East Car Park, West Car Park and South Car Park. All car parks are accessed off North Carbrain Road. There are Blue Badge Bays in both the East Car Park and West Car Park.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the campus.
    • The nearest stops are on North Carbrain Road, served by bus routes 343 and X25A. Most buses stop on the A8011 Central Way north of the campus, including bus routes 35, 45, 38C, 49, 147, 147A, 247, 335, 403, X24, X25, X27, X28, X36, X37 and intercity buses 909, M8 and M9. Buses are run by a variety of companies included Stagecoach and First Group.
    • For more information on bus services in Cumbernauld please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Train View

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Outside Access (College Entrance and Reception)

Entrance (Main Block - Central Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the middle of the Street to the right of reception.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The automatic door(s) is / are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in).
  • 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 bypasses the steps.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp/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.
    • The width of the ramp is 117cm.
  • 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.
    • 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 going up.
  • Comments View
    • The Main Block - Central Entrance gives access to the Student Services area, and corridor to the Learning Centre and Library to the right, and to The Refectory student canteen to the right.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, M, 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located straight ahead as you enter via the Main Block west entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m from the Main Block west entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • 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.
    • These are the Green Stairs (photographs 1 to 6). There is a similar staircase, the Yellow Stairs serving the same floors, on the other side of the Student Services area to the east (photographs 7 to 10).
      There are two other similar staircases to each end of the building, the Blue Stairs at the west end (photographs 11 to 14) and the Red Stairs at the east end (photographs 15 to 18), with restricted access at ground floor (Blue Stairs) and first floor levels (Blue and Red Stairs).

Lift (Main Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the centre rear of the building, opposite the Main Block central entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2 and 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 675kg 9 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Main Block central entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 138142cm (3ft 11in x 4532ft 3in).
  • 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 has 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 good.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The portable induction loops are located in the Learner Support office MB016.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The office MB016 is shown in photographs 1 to 3. The assessment rooms are seen in photographs 4 to 8 (room MZ123) and photographs 9 to 13 (room MZ124). Interview room 2, room MB018 is also used as a safe place / quiet room and is shown in photographs 14 to 15.
    • All doors open away from you (push) and are 86cm wide.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor MB027 - Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, to the centre, at the rear of the Student Services area by the main lift.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Main Block - Central Entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a gender neutral toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is tactile, written text and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 143cm x 200cm (4ft 8in x 6ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary, nappy/incontinence items bin and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 94cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is good.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is fair.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor in the Student Services area, MB205 and MB206.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m from the Main Block - Central Entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 92cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There are similar standard toilet facilities on the second and third floors.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Staff do receive deaf awareness 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 cannot be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.