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Kelvin Hall

University of Glasgow, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include lecture theatre, seminar rooms, Fitness Suite, Sports Hall, standard and accessible changing rooms, standard and accessible toilets and a café.

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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 not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is not a site/campus car park within approximately 200m.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Bunhouse Road Car Park.
    • The car park is located Bunhouse Road.
  • 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 270cm x 580cm (8ft 10in x 19ft).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Bunhouse Road.
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 260cm x 580cm (8ft 6in x 19ft).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Bunhouse Road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Kelvin Hall Building car parking is managed by the University's Central Services, which requires you to have a parking permit.
    • Blue Badge holders receive a permit free of charge.
    • 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 - Kelvin Hall)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building to the right.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 167cm (5ft 6in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 167cm (5ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • 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).

Level Change (Reception - Foyer Area)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right beyond the main entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located beyond the main entrance.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • 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).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Reception

  • Kelvin Hall is located straight ahead when you enter.
  • The desk is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main entrance via the ramp/steps.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is ramped or stepped 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 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 a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • There is a touch screen.

Getting Around (Kelvin Hall)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a slight slope, with no handrails, for access to first floor corridor outside dance studio 1.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • 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 good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (Kelvin Hall)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the venue opposite lecture theatre G59.
    • The stairs are approximately 136m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell from the first floor upwards.
    • 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.
    • There is a similar set of stairs opposite the Glasgow Club Fitness Suite.

Lift (Kelvin Hall)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby from the first floor upwards.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 190m (207yd 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 152cm x 140cm (4ft 12in 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.
  • 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 medium.

Eating and Drinking (Kelvin Hall Cafe)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located to the right of the reception desk in the foyer area.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the café.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a counter where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Staff can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; written wall menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Staff can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 95cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
    • The height of the tray counter/rail is 74cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 71cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 93cm.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 71cm.
    • There are also high tables and booths.
    • 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 vinyl.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Getting Around (Sports Halls)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the area.
    • 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 good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The sports halls are located to the left of the reception desk.
    • There are heavy double doors 160cm wide that open towards you to enter the sports halls.

Standard Changing Room (Sports Hall)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the left of the reception desk opposite the gymnastics sports hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 110m (120yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the gymnastics sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The female standard changing room is located in the same area.
    • Within the standard change rooms is a drop down bay change table 90cm high.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the standard male and female changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Parent Baby Room

  • The parent baby change rooms is opposite the sports hall entrances
  • There is a door that opens inwards 98cm wide.
  • Within the room there is a sink 83cm high with push style mixer tap.
  • A drop down baby changing table 90cm high and a bench style seat 50cm high are within the baby change room.
  • The room measures 290cm x 290cm with sufficient turning space for wheelchair users.

Entrance (Glasgow Club - Fitness Suite)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the main corridor of Kelvin Hall.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The entrance into the Glasgow Club fitness suite is by automatic card reader.
    • The entrance barriers open automatically .
    • Access to the fitness suite services is beyond the entrance.

Fitness Suite (Glasgow Club)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located opposite the Glasgow Club entrance.
    • The fitness suite is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Glasgow Club entrance.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is Glasgow Club in house.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes multi gym, rowing machine, upper body machines.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Inside Access (Glasgow Club)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors (Glasgow Club)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G and 1.
    • The stairs are located beyond the Glasgow Club entrance to the right.
    • The stairs are approximately 7m from the Glasgow Club entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the first floor.
    • 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.

Lift (Glasgow Club)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located beyond the Glasgow Club entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1000kg.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Glasgow Club 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 152cm x 140cm (4ft 12in 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.
  • 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 medium.

Accessible Changing Room (Fitness Suite Male)

  • There is a Changing Places facility available.
  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located beyond the Glasgow Club entrance.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Glasgow Club entrance.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 72m (78yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 270cm x 231cm (8ft 10in x 7ft 7in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; a toilet, a wash basin and a wheel in shower.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The female accessible changing room is located within the standard female changing room.
    • The female changing room is 6m beyond the entrance to the left.

Accessible Shower (Fitness Suite Male)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located male accessible changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available include; accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (Fitness Suite Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right beyond the Glasgow Club entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Glasgow Club entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 72m (78yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The female changing rooms are located to the left beyond the Glasgow Club entrance.

Standard Shower (Fitness Suite Male)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the standard male changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar facilities within the standard female changing rooms.

Entrance (National Library)

  • Entrance View
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • 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 135cm (4ft 5in).

Inside Access (National Library)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Changing Places facilities are located to the left of the reception desk opposite the sports halls.
  • Accessible toilet facilities are located on the ground floor corridor, the first floor corridor and the Glasgow Club ground floor accessible changing room.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on the ground floor corridor, in the ground floor changing rooms, in the Glasgow Club ground floor changing rooms, and the Glasgow Club First floor corridor.
  • Parent and baby changing facilities are located on the ground floor corridor opposite sports hall and gymnastics hall.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located to the left of reception desk opposite gymnastics hall.
    • The facility is approximately 117m (127yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 433cm x 294cm (14ft 2in x 9ft 8in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 79cm (2ft 7in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 306cm (10ft).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
    • It is a push button style alarm.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • Accessible shower facilities are available.
    • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip-down seat.
    • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet was out of use at the time of the survey.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the building.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 190m (207yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to 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 good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 153cm x 242cm (5ft x 7ft 11in).
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush 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 and general waste (with lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 140cm from the floor.
  • 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.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • 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 good.
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • 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 good.
  • 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 can 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet to the left of the reception desk on the ground floor.
    • The toilet is 63m form the main entrance, this toilet is smaller without the shower, and does not have a 150cm x150cm turning space.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located off the main corridor.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 83m 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 74cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Emergency Evacuation Information