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Roxburgh Street, 1-7

The University of Edinburgh, Central Campus, 1-7 Roxburgh Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9TB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include meeting rooms, training rooms and staff offices.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Useful Information

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Central Area is located on the south side in the city centre. Traffic congestion can be a problem, and parking is strictly controlled.
    • A number of University car parks are located in the Central Area. The Transport and Parking Office of the University of Edinburgh manages parking at the University. University car parks are for the use of permit holders only, and are subject to the university’s parking regulations. Permits are available for visitors to the university.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses from all over the city travel to the Central Area of the university. The University also provides a shuttle bus for staff and students between the Central Area and the King's Buildings. The majority of buses are operated by Lothian Buses. Up to the minute "real time" bus timetable information is now available at the majority of bus stops across the city. Information panels provided next to the majority of bus stops let you know when the next bus services will be arriving, or if there has been a delay.
  • By Train View
    • The Central Area of the university is 0.7 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Station. It should be noted that some of the walking routes may feature paths with steep gradients or steps given the landscape. Edinburgh has rail links throughout the UK. The East Coast mainline, which links Edinburgh and London King’s Cross, is the UK's fastest intercity railway: you can travel between the cities in around 4 hours. Or, if you prefer to travel overnight, a sleeper service runs between London Euston and Edinburgh Waverley 6 nights a week. There are great links to other cities too. The journey to Glasgow only takes 45 minutes, while York, Newcastle or Aberdeen can be reached in about 2 hours. All trains arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, although some trains also stop at Haymarket, which is a smaller station in the West End.
  • Useful Links View

Site/Campus Car Park (Drummond Street)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Drummond Street.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Old Infirmary Building, Drummond Annexe and 1-7 Roxburgh Street.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 470cm x 470cm (15ft 5in x 15ft 5in).
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the Drummond Street.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Geography (Old Infirmary) Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Geography (Old Infirmary) Building.

Building Parking (Roxburgh Street)

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 500cm (6ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Roxburgh Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The on street parking is pay and display.
    • There is a maximum 4 hour stay.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • A key code is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • 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 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are two additional similar entrances (one into Roxburgh 1 and one into Roxburgh 7) that are only used by staff.
    • These additional entrances are shown in photographs 5 and 6.
    • Both entrances require a swipecard to gain access.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The main reception is located to the left as you enter.
  • The desk is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Access between Roxburgh 1-7 is possible internally on the basement, first and second floors.
    • There is access internally between Roxburgh 1-5 on the ground floor but not to Roxburgh 7.
    • The floors within the building are generally uneven.
    • There are also a number of deep and medium stepped level changes throughout the building located along the connecting corridors on all floors.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter, opposite the reception.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor, on the first floor and on the second floor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The staircase referred to above is located in Roxburgh 5. There are 2 additional similar staircases located in Roxburgh 1 and Roxburgh 7 (as shown in photographs 2 and 3). These both also access all floors.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are facilities on the basement, first and second floors.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest available accessible toilet is located on level 2 (ground floor) of the Geography (Old Infirmary) Building.
    • Please see the Geography (Old Infirmary Building) guide for further details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the basement floor, the first floor and the second floor.
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the basement level.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.