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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include library services, Assisted Technology Centre, computer terminals, private and group study facilities, reading room, printing services, collections, archives, special collections, maps, official publications and statistics, café.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Please see University of Glasgow Library for detailed floor plans. Please see University of Glasgow Library Contents Guide for floor by floor contents information.
  • The Assistive Technology Centre is located in Room 529, Level 5. Access and use of terminals and software is restricted and requires assessment and familiarisation training through the Disability Service by calling 0141 330 5497.
  • Please see University of Glasgow Library for detailed floor plans. Please see University of Glasgow Library Contents Guide for floor by floor contents information.

Opening Times (Main Library Building)

  • Monday 07:15 - 02:00.
  • Tuesday 07:15 - 02:00.
  • Wednesday 07:15 - 02:00.
  • Thursday 07:15 - 02:00.
  • Friday 07:15 - 02:00.
  • Saturday 07:15 - 02:00.
  • Sunday 07:15 - 02:00.

Opening Times (Staffed Services)

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:55.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:55.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:55.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:55.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:55.
  • Saturday 13:00 - 16:55.
  • Sunday 13:00 - 16:55.

Opening Times (Reading Room)

  • Monday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 16:30.

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 a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Bute Gardens.
    • The car park is located to the rear of the building accessed by ramped path to the side of the library.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are Blue Badge Bays in the car park to the rear of the Fraser Building opposite the library accessed from Southpark Avenue.
    • The Fraser 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.

Site/Campus Car Park (Bute Gardens Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on Bute Gardens, off Great George Street.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Adam Smith, Hetherington, Library.
    • 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 and signposted.
    • There is/are 6 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 364cm x 470cm (11ft 11in x 15ft 5in).
    • 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 ramped access to the car park from the Adam Smith Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Adam Smith Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Adam Smith Accessible Entrance - Level 3.
  • Comments View
    • Bute Gardens 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 - Accessible)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Hillhead Street.
    • 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 (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in).
  • 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.
  • 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 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Hillhead Street.
    • 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 (by revolving).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 177cm (5ft 10in).
  • 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.
  • 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 5 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is a button to slow the revolving speed both internally and externally at a height of 85cm.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The main reception is located on the right as you enter the building.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are security barriers at the main reception.
    • Standard gates are 50cm wide.
    • There is a wheelchair accessible gate that opens both ways that is 95cm wide.
    • The gate may be operated by key card. The sensors are 90cm high.
    • The gate may also be opened remotely from the main reception.

Reception (Reading Room)

  • The Reading Room is located on level 12.
  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the south lift.
  • 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 a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is a slight slope, with handrails on both sides, for access to the Central Lift on level 2.
    • This slope is seen in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the central stairwell on level 2.
    • This ramp is seen in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There is a slight ramp, with a handrail on the right going up, for access to male, female and accessible toilet facilities and offices on level 12.
    • This ramp is 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.

Other Floors (South Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter through the security barriers, by the south lift.
    • The stairs are approximately 20m 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 Floors (Central Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
    • The stairs are located to the right by the Central Lift as you enter by the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 40m 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 Floors (Level 1)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located directly ahead as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 25m from the main entrance on level 2.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (South Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter through the security barriers.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
  • 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 886kg.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 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 158cm x 153cm (5ft 2in x 5ft).
  • 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.

Lift (Central Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter on level 2.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 1300kg.
  • The lift is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 178cm x 167cm (5ft 10in x 5ft 6in).
  • 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 not 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are manual heavy double doors to enter the lift well on all levels from level 4 to level 11.

Lift (Freight Lift (Staff Only))

  • 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 1, M, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,.8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 750kg.
  • The lift is approximately 75m (82yd 1in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 162cm (3ft 7in x 5ft 4in).
  • 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 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.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is not an ordering service.
  • The library does have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable table and height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes a braille printer.
  • Comments View
    • Computing assistive software available includes MindView, Texthelp (Read & Write Gold), EndNote X7 and Zoomtext 9.

Family Study Lounge

  • The Family Study Lounge is located on the fourth floor at the rear right of the study area to the right as you enter. It is 30m from the central lift.
  • The door into the lounge has a width of 75cm, restricted by a finger guard on the hinge edge.
  • The room contains easy chairs, low tables, children's books and activities, a screened nursing area, water dispenser, PC facilities, desks and chairs. The desks are 70cm high. The computer chairs are swivel chairs, are height adjustable, but do not have armrests.
  • This is an unsupervised area.
  • The room is breast-feeding friendly but there are no baby-changing facilities. The nearest baby-changing facilities are located in the accessible toilet on the fourth floor annexe.

Eating and Drinking (Food In Focus)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the café.
    • The café is located on level 3.
    • There is step-free 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 85cm.
    • The height of the lowered section at the counter is 77cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the counter.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to 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 standard height for the underside of dining tables is 71cm.
    • There are also coffee tables, high tables, sofas, booths and high stools.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 40cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 110cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is laminate.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Access to the additional seating area is via a ramp or 2 medium well marked steps.

Level Change (Food in Focus - Booths)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located on the right as you enter the café area on level 3.
  • 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 next to the ramp in front of the booths.
  • There is/are 2 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Other Floors (Food In Focus - Additional Seating)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the cafe.
    • The stairs are approximately 40m from the central lift.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • This is a spiral staircase.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located in the main study areas on levels 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 (all right transfer), by the reading room on level 12 (right transfer), in the café on level 3 (right transfer), in the annexe on level 4 (left transfer) and in the postgraduate centre on level 5 (right transfer).
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located in the main study areas on levels 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and11, by the reading room on level 12, in the café on level 3, in the annexe on level 4 and in the postgraduate centre on level 5.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located on levels 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 in the staff corridor (staff only).
  • Parent and baby changing facilities are located in the accessible toilet on level 4 in the annexe.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 2)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the building, in the main study area on level 2.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 45m (49yd 8in) 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 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 87cm (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 fair.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 166cm x 222cm (5ft 5in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by storage items.
    • 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 not 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 not a mirror.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is fair.
    • 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 84cm.
    • 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 fair.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 4 Annexe)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 4 in the annexe.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the central lift.
    • 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 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 87cm (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 157cm x 242cm (5ft 2in x 7ft 11in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • 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 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 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.
    • 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 good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, nappy/incontinence items bin and general waste (with lid) 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 not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • 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 poor.
    • 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 110cm.
    • 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.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 90cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located to the left as you pass the security barriers in the main study area.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 45m 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 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There are similar toilets on each level.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The shared toilet is located on level 6 in the staff offices corridor.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 30m from the south lift.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is fair.
    • 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 83cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There are similar shared toilet facilities in the same location on floors 6 to 12.

Assistance Dog Spending Area

  • The spending area facility is external.
  • The spending area is clearly signed.
  • This sign says 'Caution. Guide Dog Fouling Area'.
  • There is ramped/sloped access to the spending area.
  • There is not a clear unobstructed route to the spending area with a clear width of 2m.
  • This is an open gap at this access point.
  • The opening width of the access point is 85cm.
  • The spending area has minimum dimensions of 2m x 3m.
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre (150cm x 150cm).
  • The external spending area gate/entrance is not sheltered/covered.
  • The external spending area is enclosed.
  • The type of flooring/surface in this area is grass.
  • Other features/facilities available in this area include; a waste bin.

Emergency Evacuation Information