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Teviot Row House

The University of Edinburgh, Central Campus, Teviot Row, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ

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Introduction

  • Basement Floor - Billiard and Pool Rooms
    Lower Ground Floor - The Library Bar
    Ground Floor - Garden, Reception, Teviot Print Shop
    First Floor - The New Amphion, Study
    Second Floor - Dining Room, Lounge Bar, Middle Reading Room
    Third Floor - Balcony Room, Debating Hall, Loft Bar and Roof Terrace.

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

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located within the central courtyard off Teviot Place.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Old Medical School.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Teviot Place.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Old Medical School.
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Doorway 1 entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Parking here is by prior arrangement only.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Bristo Square.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 150cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 204cm (6ft 8in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in).
  • 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 9 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.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Potterrow.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The bell is at a height of 78cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 118cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in).
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The intercom is located next to the lift.
    • There is a pillar between the first and second set of entrance doors with a width of 104cm between it and the wall. The pillar can be seen to the left of photograph 3.

Lift (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 142cm (2ft 11in x 4ft 8in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a buzzer at a height of 78cm next to the lift.
    • There are small easy ramps to enter and exit the lift.

Reception (Teviot Row Student Union Reception)

  • Teviot Row Student Union Reception is located to your left on entrance.
  • The desk is 11m (12yd 1in) from the accessible 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 hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • 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.

Getting Around (Basement and Ground Floor)

  • There is/are 1 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the Sport's Bar Pool Area.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is an easy ramp, with a handrail on the left going up, for access to the Sport's Bar Pool Area.
  • The width of the ramp is 118cm (3ft 10in).
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The step can be seen in photograph 1. The ramp can be seen in photograph 2. There is a threshold to enter the bar.
  • There is/are 8 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the external eating area from the lower ground floor.
  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
  • This can be seen in photographs 3 & 4. There is a door after 5 steps. It has a low height of 158cm and a width of 60cm.
  • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to lower ground library bar additional seating.
  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
  • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played in the bar and cafe areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy step to access the area behind the Library Bar.
    • There is a staircase to get between the areas of the Library bar on the lower ground and ground floors.

Getting Around (First, Second and Third Floor)

  • There is/are 1 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to additional loft Bar Seating.
  • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
  • The step can be seen in photograph 1.
  • There is/are 2 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to additional seating and Roof Terrace.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • These can be seen in photograph 2.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played in the bar and cafe areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Entrance (Teviot Print Shop)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the reception.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Opening Times View
    • 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.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-LG-G-1-2.
    • The stairs are located at the end of the corridor in front of you on entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on the basement floor, on the first floor and on the second floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
    • There are spiral staircases that access floors LG-G-2-3. These are clearly marked medium steps with a handrail on both sides. One is located between the first and second sets of doors at the accessible entrance. The other is to the right of the entrance corridor. There is also a spiral staircase between the lower ground floor and the ground floor of the Library Lounge. There is also a set of stairs between the New Amphion on the first floor and the Lounge Bar on the second floor.
  • Comments View
    • There are 7 steps between the basement and lower ground floors.
    • There are 15+ steps between the lower ground floor and the ground floor.
    • There are 13 steps between the ground floor and the first floor.
    • There are 9 steps between the first and second floor.

Lift (Main Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located along the corridor in front of you on entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3-4.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards, on the ground floor and on the lower ground floor.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the accessible 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 95cm x 142cm (3ft 1in x 4ft 8in).
  • There are 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 a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The highest control is at a height of 130cm.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are double doors to exit the lobby on the basement floor.

Eating and Drinking (Sport's Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 64cm (2ft 1in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • The standard height for tables is 95cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • Comments View
    • There is a threshold to enter the bar as shown in photograph 5.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 12:00 - 00:00.
    • Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00.
    • Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00.
    • Thursday 12:00 - 00:00.
    • Friday 12:00 - 00:00.
    • Saturday 12:00 - 00:00.
    • Sunday 12:00 - 00:00.

Eating and Drinking (Library Bar)

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 12m (13yd 4in) from the accessible entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is a selection of burgers, pasta, pizza and soups.
  • Comments View
    • The lounge is located on the lower ground and the ground floor. There are steps between the floors within the lounge.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 11:00 - 01:00.
    • Tuesday 11:00 - 01:00.
    • Wednesday 11:00 - 01:00.
    • Thursday 11:00 - 01:00.
    • Friday 11:00 - 03:00.
    • Saturday 11:00 - 03:00.
    • Sunday 11:00 - 01:00.

Eating and Drinking (The New Amphion)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is not ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The New Amphion has a separate bar with a hand held drinks menu that is clearly written in contrasting colours.
    • The New Amphion is located next to the study area where the tallest and shortest tables are located. There is a threshold between the two.
    • Both the New Amphion and the Study have a separate upper floor unconnected to the rest of the building. These are accessed by sets of 15 medium steps with handrails on either side.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 11:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking (Lounge Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift on the second floor.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 109cm (3ft 7in).
  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

Eating and Drinking (Loft Bar and Roof Terrace)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Comments View
    • The roof terrace is located off the loft bar and can be seen in photograph 4.

Accessible Toilet (Lower Ground Floor)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the lower ground floor lift lobby.
    • There is level access to this 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 184cm x 164cm (6ft x 5ft 5in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste, general domestic waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • 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 not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 123cm (4ft).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot 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).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change in the cubicle at a height of 97cm.

Accessible Toilet (Second Floor)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the second floor lift lobby.
    • There is a similar toilet on the third floor in the same location. It has dimensions of 162cm x 188cm.
    • There is level access to this 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 187cm x 186cm (6ft 2in x 6ft 1in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab 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 is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 height of the towel dispenser is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 131cm (4ft 4in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin 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 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor.
    • There are male standard toilets facilities on the basement floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located next to the middle reading room on the second floor.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 14m from the lift.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is no step free access to reach the male standard toilets on the ground floor. These are accessed by six deep steps.