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Mcarthur Pavilion

The University of Edinburgh, Peffermill Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5LE

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • There are two entrances into the Peffermill Playing Fields from Peffermill Road.
    • There are two car parks available off Peffermill Road.
  • By Bus View
    • Peffermill is situated close to the city centre and can be reached using public transport via bus routes 2, 14, 21, 30 and 42.
  • By Train View
    • The Peffermill Playing Fields are 2.2 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. 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 (Main Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Peffermill Road.
    • 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) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 5 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 335cm x 490cm (10ft 12in x 16ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Car Park Access View
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Peffermill Playing Fields.

Useful Information

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in front of the pavilion.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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 double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).
    • 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.
    • There is / are 1 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 entrances one to the left of the building and one to the right of the building.
    • The female changing rooms are located through the door to the left. This can be seen in photographs 1 & 2.
    • The male changing rooms are located through the door to the right of the building. This can be seen in photographs 3 & 4.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
    • There are not 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 low colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is no internal access between the left and the right of the building.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the changing rooms.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right of the venue.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the male entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are four changing rooms to the left of the building.
    • There are six changing rooms to the right of the building.

Toilet with Adaptations

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are male toilets to the right of the building.
  • There are female toilets to the left of the building.
  • There are shared toilets to the left of the building.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to your right on entrance.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • 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.