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James Watt Building (South)

University of Glasgow, Engineering Way, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the School of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering Department, Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering Department, Doctoral Training Centre, James Watt Nanofabrication Centre (restricted access).

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Getting Here (Gilmorehill Campus)

  • By Road View
    • The University of Glasgow Gilmorehill Campus is located to the west of Glasgow city centre.
      From Carlisle, Newcastle and the south, exit M74 on to the M73, joining the M8 at the Old Monkland junction.
      M8 exits for the University are J18 if travelling from the south, Edinburgh and the north and J19 if coming from Glasgow Airport and the west.
      Other main routes serving the University include Great Western Road (A82, north of campus), Clydeside Expressway (A814, south) and Byres Road (B808, west).
    • Car parking at the University Campuses is limited and a Vehicle Management and Enforcement Scheme is in operation.
      There is limited pay and display on street parking across the campus and a long stay pay and display public car park in Lilybank Gardens.
      There are designated bays for disabled staff, students and visitors across the campus car parks. Please see University of Glasgow parking notes for further details.
  • By Bus View
    • Buchanan bus station is the main bus terminus in Glasgow for inter city coach services.
      First Group buses Simplicity services 4 and 4A , bus routes 15 and 370 and Stagecoach bus services X25, X25A, X76 and X77 all stop on University Avenue by the Main Gate opposite the library.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station to the University is Partick to the west of the campus approximately 0.9 miles away (18 minutes) via Byres Road. There is step free access throughout the station via lifts and ramp access for trains. There is an induction loop at the booking office.
      The nearest train station to the east of the University campus is Charing Cross approximately 0.9 miles away (19 minutes) from Bank Street via Woodlands Road. There is step free access throughout the station via lifts and ramp access for trains. There is an induction loop at the booking office.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest underground station is Hillhead on Byres Road. The station has stepped and escalator access to platforms only.
      The nearest underground station to the east of the campus is Kelvinbridge, The station has stepped and escalator access to platforms only.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all except Blue Badge holders.
    • 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 available.
    • There is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 480cm (16ft 5in x 15ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • 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 Gilmorehill Main Campus.
    • The car park is located across the Main Campus.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 200cm x 550cm (6ft 7in x 18ft 1in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Engineering Way.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Gilmorehill Main Campus)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off University Avenue, on North Front, Engineering Way, South Front, Science Way and The Square.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Main Building, Thomson Building, James Watt Building, Stair 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 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 550cm (11ft 6in x 18ft 1in).
    • 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 building entrances.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Main Building.
  • Comments View
    • There are Blue Badge bays for disabled staff, students and visitors across the campus. There are Blue Badge bays by the South Front West Quad entrance, South Front Court and Senate entrance, North Front Business School entrance, Stair Building, McIntyre Building, North Front Gift Shop and Visitor Centre and The James Watt Building.
    • There is additional parking by the Kelvin Building and the Graham Kerr Building Hunterian Zoology Museum on Science Way.
    • Parking is free and permits not required on from 5:00pm to 8:30am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.
    • Please see the University of Glasgow parking notes for further details.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Engineering Way.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 147cm (4ft 10in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).
  • 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 slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the ramp.

Reception

  • James Watt South is located on level 3 in the main entrance lobby.
  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are medium.
  • 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.

Getting Around (Levels 2 to 4)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 7 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the rear corridor on level 3, main entrance level.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • These steps are seen in photographs 1 and 2. The steps on the left collapse to form the platform lift.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the rear stairwell.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is no level access to the stairwell at this level. The steps are seen in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There is/are 9 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to rooms 442, 447 and 448 off the main corridor on level 4.
    • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
    • These steps are seen in photographs 5 and 6.
    • 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 directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some 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 varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • There are hearing assistance systems located in lecture theatres in rooms 354, 355, 361 and 375.
    • Staff are not trained to use the hearing system.

Lift (Platform Lift 6)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the rear corridor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 250kg.
  • The lift is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 78cm x 185cm (2ft 7in x 6ft 1in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of 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 enhancement system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Getting Around (Levels 5 to 8)

  • Access View
    • There is a slight ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to room 548 - IT Support - and rear of room 544 - Computer Lab.
    • This ramp can be seen in photographs 1 and 2. There is a similar ramp within room 544 to access the main corridor.
    • There is/are 4 clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the left going up, for access to room 630 - Meeting Room and the shared toilet standard facility.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • These steps, next to the East Staircase, are seen in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There is/are 8 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to rooms 802 to 807.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is no level access to level 8. These stairs are seen in photographs 5 and 6.
    • 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 directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some 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 varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Level Change (Postgraduate Research Lab Rooms 526 to 533)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the front corridor to access rooms 526 to 533.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 135cm (4ft 5in).

Other Floors (East Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 30m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.
    • The East Staircase is seen in photographs 1 to 4.
      There is a similar staircase to the left (West) as you enter that serves levels 2 to 7 only (photographs 5 to 8).
      There is a similar smaller staircase to the left at the front of the building (south) that serves levels 2 to 6 only (photographs 9 to 12).
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are level 8 corridor and offices.
  • Comments View
    • There are no handrails to the bottom level 2 flight of steps on the East Staircase. The handrails are continuous on other staircases.

Other Floors (Rear Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
    • The stairs are located on the rear corridor before the rear extension wing.
    • The stairs are approximately 50m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • 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.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are level 2, level 3R and level 8 all rooms.
  • Comments View
    • Level 4 landing is accessible only through laboratories from the main lift.

Lift (Main Lift 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main 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 150cm x 125cm (4ft 11in x 4ft 1in).
  • 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 not have a hearing enhancement system.
  • The lift does 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 medium.

Lift (Goods Lift 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a goods lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2, 3, (4), 5, 6 and 7.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 2032kg.
  • The lift is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 195cm (6ft 5in).
  • The lift door opens by sliding and is heavy.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 207cm x 290cm (6ft 9in x 9ft 6in).
  • 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 not have a hearing enhancement 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 low.

Reception (School of Engineering - Teaching Office)

  • The Teaching Office is located in room 620 on level 6.
  • The desk is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • 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 high (110cm+).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • 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 11:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Print Unit Reception)

  • The Print Unit Reception is located on level 2 to the left as you exit the lift.
  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the lift.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 12:30.
    • Monday 13:30 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 12:30.
    • Tuesday 13:30 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 12:30.
    • Wednesday 13:30 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 12:30.
    • Thursday 13:30 - 16:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 12:30.
    • Friday 13:30 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking (Common Room)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the self-service area.
    • The self-service area is located on level 3.
    • There is step-free access to the self-service area.
    • For access there are double manual doors which are permanently held open.
  • Service and Menus View
    • There is a touchscreen ordering service available.
    • Staff cannot bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • The type of food served here is vending drinks and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are not available.
    • This area does not play background music.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
    • There are also high tables and booths.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 88cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Entrance (Rear Extension Wing)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the rear staircase.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There are two sets of manual, heavy, double doors between the main entrance and this entrance.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 147cm (4ft 10in).
  • 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 13 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the step(s).

Getting Around (Rear Extension Wing)

  • Access View
    • There are not 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 directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some 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 varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is stepped access only to the rear extension wing, rooms 329 to 339 and rooms 414 to 430.

Other Floors (Rear Extension Wing)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 3R and 4R.
    • The stairs are located on the left as you enter through the rear extension entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the rear extension entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • This staircase is shown in photographs 1 to 4.
      There is a similar staircase at the rear of the building as shown in photographs 5 to 8.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are rooms 329 to 339 and rooms 414 to 430.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on level 3 (rear corridor) - left transfer; on level 6 (rear stairwell) - right and left transfer.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located on levels 3, 5 and 7.
  • Female standard toilet facilities are located on levels 3, 5, 6 and 7.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located on levels 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 3 Rear Corridor)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the rear corridor on the left after the platform lift 6.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the platform lift 6.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet, via lift.
    • 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 good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 194cm x 225cm (6ft 4in x 7ft 5in).
    • 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 the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 122cm (4ft).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • 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).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 102cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 6 Rear Staircase)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 6 in the rear stairwell.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main lift.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the main reception on level 3.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 597cm x 193cm (19ft 7in x 6ft 4in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 120cm from floor level.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • 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 200cm.
    • The lateral transfer space on the right is 220cm.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a push button flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • 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.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the toilet.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The colostomy bag shelf is at a height of 106cm.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • 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).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • 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 79cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head cannot be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • The colour contrast between the shower rails and wall is good.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the shower.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on level 3 to the left as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • 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 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There are male and female standard toilet facilities on most floors. On level 5 (main corridor) there is an ambulant cubicle in the male toilet facility.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The shared toilet is located on level 4 to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m from the main lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • 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 80cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • There are similar shared toilet facilities on levels 5, 6 and 7.

Standard Toilet(s) (Rear Extension Wing)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located in the rear corridor on level 3R of the rear extension wing.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m from the rear extension wing entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • 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 79cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is stepped access only into the rear extension wing.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located on level 4R of the rear extension wing.
    • There is stepped access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 32m from the rear extension wing staircase.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 79cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The urinals were out of order at the time of survey. There is stepped access only into the rear extension wing.

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