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Summary

  • Building View
    • Services / Facilities within the building include; School of Law www.dundee.ac.uk/law School of Psychology www.dundee.ac.uk/psychology.
    • The building is divided into two areas. When facing the front of the building the left hand side of the building is the School of Law, whilst the right hand side is the School of Psychology, with an annexe extension to the far right rear housing the Psychology Research Wing.
  • Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities View
    • Accessible toilet facilities are located on level 1 - 1.26 (Transfer Both Sides) and on level 2 - 2.31 (Left Transfer).
    • Female standard toilet facilities are located on level 3 - 3.09, with additional female toilet facilities on level 1 - 1.28 (stepped access), on level 2 - 2.11 (staff only), on level 2/3 - Annexe M.2.01 (stepped access), on level 3/4 - Annexe M.3.01 and on level 4 - 4.03 (staff only).
    • Male standard toilet facilities are located on level 1 - 1.27 with additional male toilet facilities on level 1 - 1.51 (staff only), on level 2 - 2.09, on level 2/3 - Annexe M.2.02 (stepped access), on level 3 - 3.03 (staff only), on level 3/4 - Annexe M.3.02 and on level 4 - 4.09.

Getting Here (City Campus)

  • By Road View
    • The postcode for the Tower Building, the main administration building and campus entrance at the City Campus, is DD1 4HN. The campus is located between Perth Road and Hawkhill, to the west of Dundee city centre. Dundee can be accessed via the A90 from the North and West or the A92 from the east and south.
    • Car parking on the city campus is for staff permit holders only Monday to Friday 08:00 to 17:30. Staff, students, or visitors with a local authority issued Blue Badge may park for free, without a permit, in designated accessible parking bays only. Official visitors should contact the department they are visiting to arrange a temporary permit. Non permit holders may park out with the standard parking times by paying an appropriate fee via the RingGo app. Fees for non-permit holders are applicable Monday to Friday from 17:30 to 00:00 and Saturday and Sunday from 08:00 to 00:00.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the campus.
    • The nearest bus stops on the south side of the campus are located on Perth Road. Bus routes 5, 5A, 16, 16B, 17, 36C, 39, 73, 73A and 204 all serve these stops. The nearest bus stops on the north side of the campus are located on Hawkhill. Bus routes 6, 22, 51 and 922 serve these stops.
    • For more information on Stagecoach bus services please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Train View
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking (Scrymgeour Rear Car Park)

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all except permit and Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the building, to the left off Cross Lane.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 290cm x 470cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to one side but not at the rear.
    • The marked zone is 90cm wide.
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Rear Entrance - Accessible.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Park Place Car Park.
    • The car park is located off Cross Lane to the right.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is South Tay Street Pay and Display.
    • The car park is located on South Tay Street.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 330cm x 450cm (10ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Park Place off Perth Road.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 230cm x 360cm (7ft 7in x 11ft 10in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Park Place off Perth Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Park Place Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off Cross Lane to the east of the campus.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Scrymgeour Building, UoD Computer Centre, Dental School and Hospital, Fulton Building.
    • 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 260cm x 570cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides and rear.
    • The marked zone is 90cm wide.
    • 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 step free access from this car park.
    • Buildings are not clearly signposted from this car park.
    • There is not a campus map available within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 80m (87yd 1ft) from the Dental School Main Entrance.
    • There is additional parking, including Blue Badge parking, available to the rear of the Scrymgeour Building.
  • Comments View
    • Parking in University car parks and on the City Campus is limited to permit holders only between 08:00 and 17:30 Monday to Friday, with the exception of Blue Badge holders. Standard permit holders may park without payment at any time in a standard parking bay.
    • Blue Badge holders may park for free, without a permit, in designated accessible parking bays only.
    • Blue Badge holders may not park out with designated accessible spaces, or on single or double yellow lines. Parking in a standard parking bay requires a permit, even with a Blue Badge.
    • Non permit holders may park between 17:31 to 00:00 (or time of car park closure) Monday to Friday, or 08:00 to 00:00 Saturday and Sunday, upon payment of the appropriate fee on-line or by phone through RingGo. Details may be found on the university website.
    • Other permit and payment options are available as detailed on the website.
    • Parking is free between 00:00 and 08:00 Monday to Sunday for everyone. Please note however some car parks have limited opening hours, and gates will be closed out with those times.
    • Full details may be found on the university web page Car Parking www.dundee.ac.uk/guides/car-parking .

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building off Park Place.
    • This entrance gives access to level 2.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Scrymgeour Building - School of Social Sciences'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to either side of the entrance.
    • There is/are 15+ step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Lift View
    • There are two sets of steps to either side of the entrance. The handrail is on the left to the right side steps, and on the right to the left side steps. There is no handrail to the top two steps.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building off the car parl.
    • This entrance gives access to Level 1.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 94cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • There is a push pad/button to exit the main automatic doors.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 94cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right side of the building.
    • This entrance gives access to level 1.
    • The entrance area/door is not clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 97cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • There is a push pad/button to exit the main automatic doors.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 94cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm.
    • 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) automatically (towards you).
    • There is a push pad/button to enter and exit the main automatic doors.
    • The entry push pad or push button is 84cm from floor level.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 94cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 98cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • Lift View
    • The ramp is short and steep.

Outside Access (Annexe)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the far right side of the building at the front of the annexe extension.
    • This entrance gives access to Psychology Research Wing level 1.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Psychology Research Wing'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 97cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • This entrance gives access to the Psychology Research Wing only. There is staircase access to other floors from this entrance only.
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Entrance (Annexe Link Entrance - Level 2)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 2 at the far right (south) rear corner of the main building.
    • This entrance gives access to level 2 of the Annexe Psychology Research Wing.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'This Way to Psychology Annexe Lab (2A.01)'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • There is a push pad/button to enter and exit the main automatic doors.
    • The entry push pad or push button is 94cm from floor level.
    • The exit push pad or push button is 92cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.

Other Floors (Main Stairs)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter via the Rear Entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the Rear Entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Levels 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.
  • Other Information View
    • This staircase is to the left (north) side of the central core. There is a similar staircase on the same corridor to the right (south) side of the central core but with the handrail on the left.

Other Floors (South Stairs)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located on the left as you enter by the Side Entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the Side Entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Other Floors (North Stairs)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter via the Rear Entrance - Accessible, at the north end of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the Rear Entrance - Accessible.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are levels 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Other Floors (Annexe)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter via the Annexe Entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 1m from the Annexe Entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2,, M, 3, M, 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.

Lift (Lift 29)

  • The lift is located to the left as you enter via the Rear Entrance.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Rear Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 800kg 10 persons.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is medium.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is medium.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 130cm x 139cm (4ft 3in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are moderate to good.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on level 2.
    • The reception point is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point, via lift.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 110cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 74cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a clear knee recess beneath the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 21/03/2022.
    • The hearing loop was working at the time of testing.
    • There is wayfinding signage available at/close to the reception.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet and vinyl.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is not a waiting area close to the reception point.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is stepped access to the Scrymgeour Hall undercroft and the annexe mezzanine toilets and level 3.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • There are corridors/walkways with a surface width of less than 120cm (excluding any permanent obstructions over a small distance).
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is vinyl, stone and carpet.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • There are seats without armrests at regular intervals.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does not play background music in communal areas.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system in the communal areas of the building.

Ramp(s) / Slope(s) and Step(s) (Level 1 Right - Main Corridor)

  • Ramp / Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope located on level 1 on the main corridor, to the right (south) end of the building.
    • The ramp/slope is used to access the level 1 main corridor.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) located on level 1 on the main corridor, to the right (south) end of the building.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the level 1 main corridor.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Step(s) (Level 1)

  • Stepped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located off the main corridor by the main staircase.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the rear central corridor to the ladies toilet facilities.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • Stepped Level Change 2 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located on level 1 within the ladies toilet facilities 1.28.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access the Ladies Toilets.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Annexe Lab (2A.01))

  • Signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible on or near the door.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s) from the corridor.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is not step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a single step up to the speaker's area at the front.
  • The height of the speaker's desk/table is 75cm.
  • The speaker's desk/table is not height adjustable.
  • There is not staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 69cm and 71cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • There is fixed flip down seating in rows with fixed bench desks to the centre of the room and fixed computer desks to the perimeter of the room with stackable chairs without armrests. Wheelchair access to the Annexe Level 2 is by the main lift. Turn right as you exit the main lift. The Annexe Lab (2.01) is 50m from the lift, via the Annexe Link entrance on level 2.

Scrymgeour Hall

  • Scrymgeour Hall is situated on Level 2, in the central core to the rear of the main reception.
  • It is a study space, set on a split level, with a variety of bench seating, sofa seating, high stools, and seats with and without armrests.
  • The balcony area and spiral staircase are currently out of use.
  • Lighting is moderate to good.
  • The flooring is carpeted and patterned in some areas, that people with visual impairment may perceive as steps.
  • There is a fire escape staircase on either side of the hall to ward the rear giving access to level 1 fire exits only. There is a wheelchair refuge at the top of each staircase.
  • Level 1, the undercroft, of the Scrymgeour Hall is not currently out of use.

Step(s) (Scrymgeour Hall)

  • Stepped Level Change 1 View
    • There is a/are step(s) located at the rear of the hall.
    • The step(s) is/are used to access a raised study and seating area.
    • There is/are 6 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
    • The left hand steps have a handrail on the left. The right hand steps have a handrail on the right.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 1 (1.26) - Transfer Both Sides)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter via the rear entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the rear entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is low.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is low.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 255cm x 341cm (8ft 4in x 11ft 2in).
    • The accessible toilet does 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 both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space on the left is 103cm.
    • The lateral transfer space on the right is 106cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a waste disposal bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is low.
    • There is not a/are not wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with lid) and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 113cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a wall which acts as a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • 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 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is medium.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot 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 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is medium.
    • There is not a hand dryer.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 2 (2.31) - Left Transfer)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you exit the lift at the far south end of the building.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens inwards and outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is low.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is low.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 400cm x 231cm (13ft 1in x 7ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 104cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to 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 331cm (10ft 10in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is low.
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are general waste (with lid) and pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 98cm.
    • The shelf is located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • 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 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is medium.
    • 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 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 66cm.
    • 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 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is low.
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • Comments View
    • The towel dispenser was broken and sitting on the shelf by the wash basin.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The male toilet is located on level 1, to the left as you enter via the Rear Entrance - Accessible.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the Rear Entrance - Accessible.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 87cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • The male toilets in the annexe are stepped access only.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The female toilet is located on level 3 (3.09), to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s), via lift.
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m from the lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is low.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 88cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are good.
    • There are similar female toilets on level 1, but with stepped access only. The female toilets in the annexe are stepped access only.