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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

  • Services / facilities within the building include teaching and training rooms, conference suites and rooms.
  • Comments View
    • The New Building is located on the south side of The Street at the east end near the East Entrance.
    • For a copy of the campus map please click here.
    • Cumbernauld Campus Map.

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 (New Building)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on The Street, on the south side of the building, at the east end by the East Entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Inside Access (Ground and First Floors)

  • 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 (on request only).
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The portable loop is available upon prior request at the main reception, or from the ICT Helpdesk room 217.
  • 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 Student Advisor and Student Funding Office is located on the ground floor to the left as you enter via New Building entrance.

Other Floors (Front Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located on the right as you enter (photographs 1 to 6).
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the New Building entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on all 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.
    • There is a similar staircase at the rear of the building (photographs 7 to 12).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2 and 3.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg 8 persons.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the new building entrance.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 125cm x 138cm (4ft 1in x 4ft 6in).
  • 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 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.

Reception (Business Suite Reception)

  • The Business Suite Reception is located on the third floor directly ahead as you exit the lift.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are moderate to good.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access (Second Floor Business Suite)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop (on request only).
  • The portable loop is available upon prior request at the main reception, or from the ICT Helpdesk room 217.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • A number of suites are available. Some rooms can be subdivided or combined to create smaller or larger spaces.

Level Change (Second Floor)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the second floor to the rear of the Business Suite reception.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 127cm (4ft 2in).

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the ground floor main corridor, room 005 (left transfer);
    on the first floor main corridor room 105 (left transfer); and
    on the second floor main corridor room 205 (left transfer).
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor main corridor, room 009;
    on the first floor main corridor room 109; and
    on the second floor main corridor room 209.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor main corridor, room 011;
    on the first floor main corridor room 111; and
    on the second floor main corridor room 211.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor (005) - Left Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor main corridor on the right.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the New Building entrance.
    • 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, written text and tactile 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 175cm x 205cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 9in).
    • 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 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type 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 was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • 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 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • 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 92cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 112cm.
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is good.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar left transfer accessible toilet facilities in the same location on the second and third floors (photos 7 to 10).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor main corridor on the right.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m from the New Building 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.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 92cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • These facilities are shown in photographs 1 to 10, with identical facilities on the first floor in the same location. There are similar male and female standard toilets on the second floor but with (photographs 11 to 16).

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.