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Easter Bush Vet Centre (Farm Animal Practice)

The University of Edinburgh, Easter Bush Campus, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD

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Introduction

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Easter Bush Campus is located off Bush Farm Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH25 9RG.
    • There are car parks around Easter Bush Campus with permit holder parking available for staff, students, visitors and clients.
      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.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses stop at the Veterinary Teaching Building.
      The following Lothian Buses serve the Easter Bush Campus directly.
      You should board at the bus stops outside the Veterinary teaching building.
      Lothian Buses Service 15 / X15, Lothian Buses Service 37, Lothian Buses Service 67.
      Bus stops at Gowkley Moss/Easter Howgate Farm Lothian Buses N37, X37 and 47 serve the Easter Bush Campus at Gowkley Moss. You should board at the Gowkley Moss Roundabout bus stop on A701 Seafield Road. This is approximately 20 minutes walk from the Easter Bush Campus.
      Stagecoach bus service 101 & 102 serves the Easter Bush Campus at Easter Howgate Farm. You should board at the Easter Howgate Farm bus stop on A702. This is approximately 20 minutes walk from the Easter Bush Campus. Lothian Buses Service N37, Lothian Buses Service X37, Lothian Buses Service 47, Stagecoach Western Service 101 & 102.
  • By Train View
    • The Easter Bush Campus is approximately eight miles from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station. Buses can be taken from the station to the campus.
      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.
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Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by visitors and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Easter Bush Centre (Farm Animal Practice) Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the Equine Reception.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The intercom is at a height of 141cm.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection 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 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • 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 easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • The width of the ramp is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The card reader and keypad are at a height of 134cm. This is only needed before 09:00 and after 17:00 because the door is unlocked between these times.

Entrance (From Sir Alexander Robertson - CVTM)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the Sir Alexander Robertson (CVTM) Building.
    • 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) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance doors.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 11 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 entrance is located between the ground and first floor of the Sir Alexander Robertson (CVTM).
    • The steps in front of the entrance can be seen in photograph 3.
    • After entering the building there are an additional 11 clearly marked medium steps with a handrail on the right. These can be seen in photograph 4.

Reception

  • The Farm Animal Practice reception is located to your left on entrance.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Easter Bush Centre (Farm Animal Practice) 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 a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception is located through a door to your left on entrance. This can be seen in photograph 2.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • 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 clearly written 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G - 1.
    • The stairs are located to your right on entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 2m from the Easter Bush Centre (Farm Animal Practice) Main Entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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 a landing.
    • There are similar steps to the rear of the building. Here there are also 11 steps leading down to a link to the Sir Alexander Robertson (CVTM) Building.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your right on entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Easter Bush Centre (Farm Animal Practice) Main Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 91cm (2ft 12in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the first floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the rear of the building on the first floor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 39m 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.