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Bower Building

University of Glasgow, Botany Gate, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Partick.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest Underground Station is Hillhead.
    • The Bower Building is situated in Botany Gate on the main campus.
    • Level access is available via the east side of the Bower Building.
    • There is restricted access so it is necessary to have an access card or staff accompaniment.

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.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
  • On street Blue Badge parking is located immediately outside the west door.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 designated parking bays for Blue Badge holders immediately outside the west door.
    • The dimensions of the bays are 290cm x 390cm.
    • The bays are 70 metres from the accessible entrance.
    • There are designated bays for disabled staff, students and visitors across the campus. Please see the University of Glasgow parking notes for further details.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 140cm (4ft 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 double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located infront of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 more steps immediately beyond this entrance, which a medium steps and well marked.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • It is necessary for this door to opened from inside unless the person has a swipe card.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The photograph on the right shows the gate at the entrance to the pathway that leads to the accessible entrance. The gate has a width of 85cm.

Reception (Main Entrance)

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • This reception counter was unmanned at the time of research.
    • There is a phone on the low counter for contacting relevant laboratories.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is infrared.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate ramp (width 82cm) for access to a laboratory on level 2.
    • The ramp overcomes 2 medium, clearly marked steps without handrails.
    • The infrared hearing system is fitted in room 248 (seminar room).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • This is the main staircase which is situated in the centre of the building. There are additional stairs on the west side of the building.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 210cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 11in).
  • 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 Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Outside Access (West Door)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 79cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (West Door)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (School of Life Sciences Office)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 76cm (2ft 6in).

Reception (School of Life Sciences Office)

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the School of Life Sciences Office entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Level access to the reception can be gained via the accessible entrance.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 1, left as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 270cm x 190cm (8ft 10in x 6ft 3in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 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).
    • 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).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional adapted toilets located on levels 2,3,4 and 5.

Standard Toilet(s)

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Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Comments View
    • Disability awareness training is available for all staff through the Staff Development Service. Other training relating to specific areas of disability awareness, such as curriculum development or a specialised software package is provided from theLearning and Teaching Centre,IT Servicesand theStudent Disability Service.
    • The photograph shows the access to the raised section of level 2.