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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Executive and administration offices, student services, Learning Support, lecture theatre and classrooms, Fusion Hair and Beauty salons, Learning Centre and Library, Taste Restaurant, The Refectory student canteen, The Mezz multi-function space, boardroom.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Cumbernauld Campus Nursery.
  • The Main Block is linked to the New Building and the Tech Block by The Street atrium, which houses the Main Reception.
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  • Cumbernauld Campus Nursery.

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.

Entrance (Main Block - West Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the west end of The Street, to the left of reception giving access to the Learning Centre and Library.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 153cm (5ft).
  • 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 steps can be bypassed by using the ramp at the Main Building Central Entrance.

Entrance (Main Block - East Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the Central Entrance giving access to The Refectory.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 163cm (5ft 4in).
  • 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 steps can be bypassed by using the ramp at the Main Building Central Entrance.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • A portable hearing loop is available, obtainable through the ICT helpdesk room 217. Please enquire at reception.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The Sanctuary is a room provided by Cumbernauld College specifically for the use of the Chaplaincy and can also be booked for the use of Islamic prayer.
    • The Sanctuary is located within the Study Area on the Mezzanine Floor.

Lift (Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter via the Main Block central entrance, opposite the east entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and M.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg 2 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Main Block central entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 99cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 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.

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.

Lift (Small Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just beyond the platform lift, by the Green Stairs.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are M, 1, 2 and 3.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 400kg 5 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the platform lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 85cm (4ft 1in x 2ft 9in).
  • 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 not have a hearing enhancement 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 moderate to good.

Standard Changing Room (Second Floor)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the front corridor MB213C (male) and rear corridor MB204 (female).
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • These changing rooms serve different facilities including Taste and Fusion hair and beauty salons.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities (Main Block)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the ground floor rear centre, room MB027 (left transfer);
    on the third floor left from the lift room MB306 (left transfer);
    on the third floor right from the lift room MB322 (left transfer).
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor rear centre, room MB025;
    on the second floor to the right from the lift room MB222, right from the lift room MB210, and in the front corridor room MB221;
    on the third floor to the right from the lift room MB326, front corridor to the right room MB323, and front corridor to the left room MB305.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor rear centre, room MB026;
    on the second floor to the right from the lift room MB225;
    on the third floor front corridor to the right room MB327, and front corridor to the left room MB311.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located on the third floor left from the lift room MB310.

Changing Places (Second Floor MB216)

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located on the second floor rear corridor to the right as you exit the lift.
    • The facility is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the main reception.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 313cm x 348cm (10ft 3in x 11ft 5in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Dropdown rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the cubicle.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • Accessible shower facilities are not available.

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.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Third Floor MB306 - Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the third floor at the east end in the rear corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the main reception.
    • There is pictorial, Braille, tactile and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door may be difficult 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 313cm x 292cm (10ft 3in x 9ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 52cm from floor level.
    • 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 247cm (8ft 1in).
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is not 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 was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 92cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • 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 good.
    • 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 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 88cm.
    • 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 100cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is good.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet facility has additional equipment including mobile hoist, privacy screen and cabinets.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Third Floor MB322 - Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the third floor to the right as you exit the lift in the rear corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the main reception.
    • There is pictorial, Braille, tactile and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door may be difficult 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 312cm x 295cm (10ft 3in x 9ft 8in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 135cm from floor level.
    • 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 247cm (8ft 1in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary 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 good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • 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 not 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 92cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • 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 92cm (3ft).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is good.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 88cm.
    • 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 100cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is good.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • Additional equipment within this toilet facility include a privacy screen and cabinet.

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.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.