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McCall Building

University of Glasgow, Garscube Estate, Bearsden Road, Glasgow, G61 1QH

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Introduction

Getting Here (Garscube Campus)

  • By Road View
    • The University of Glasgow Garscube Campus is located to the north west of Glasgow city centre. It is divided in two by the River Kelvin with West of Scotland Science Park to the East and Garscube Estate to the West.
      From Carlisle and the south, exit M74 on to the M73, joining the M8 at the Old Monkland junction. Take J16 A804 then A81 north toward Bearsden. The campus is about 4 miles north west.
      From the west, the Erskine Bridge and the Airport, from the M8, take J25 A739 for the Clyde Tunnel and continue north, via Anniesland. The campus is about 4miles north.
      Other routes serving the University include the Great Western Road A82, about 1 mile south of the campus via the A739.
    • Car parking at the University Campuses is limited and a Vehicle Management and Enforcement Scheme is in operation.
      There is free parking on the West of Scotland Science Park.
      There is permit holders only parking on the Garscube Estate.
      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 service 15 links the city centre and the main Gilmorehill Campus with the Garscube Campus. The Henderland Road stop on the A739 Switchback Road is the nearest stop to the west of the campus. Other services include the 118 and the SimpliCITY 6B.
      First Groups buses SimpliCITY services 60 and 60A links the city centre and the east side of the campus. The Science Park stop on the A81 Maryhill Road is closest. Alternatively, the Garscube Bridge stop links to the west side of the campus. Other services include 17, A1, X10 and X10A.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station to the west side of the campus is Westerton to the west of the campus approximately 0.7 miles away (15-18 minutes) via Henderland 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 campus is Maryhill approximately 0.7 miles away (15 - 18 minutes) via Maryhill Road to the Acre Road roundabout. There is ramped access to the platforms but no accessible ticket office or ticket machines. There is no portable ramp access to trains. There is an induction loop at the booking office.
  • 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 the Mary Stewart Car Park.
    • The car park is located off the main service road opposite the Mary Stewart Building.
  • 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 240cm x 500cm (7ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on the service road.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Mary Stewart Car Park)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located opposite the Mary Stewart Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Mary Stewart 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 and block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 500cm x 600cm (16ft 5in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors, Blue Badge holders, staff permit holders and student permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • 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 Mary Stewart Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Mary Stewart Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 33m (36yd 3in) from the lower floor entrance.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right end of the building.
    • 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 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Out of Hours Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right end of the building next to the main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key code is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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.

Entrance (Mary Stewart Ground Floor Link)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor at the rear.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 122cm (4ft).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in the doorway.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The width of the ramp is 90cm.

Entrance (Mary Stewart Link First Floor Link)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor rear.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is one set of manual, heavy, double doors between the Mary Stewart Link 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 174cm (5ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is on the mezzanine level of the Mary Stewart building.
    • There are steps up to this entrance within the Mary Stewart Building. The lift in the McCall building bypasses this staircase.

Reception (McCall Building Reception)

  • The McCall Building Reception is located on the right as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) 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

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the ground floor corridor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a standard lift which overcomes the steps.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the Mary Stewart first floor link entrance and the annexe link entrance.
    • The width of the ramp is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the second floor lower corridor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is no level access on the second floor lower corridor.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no 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.

Other Floors (Main Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located on the left as you enter via the main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m 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 not 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 second staircase from first to second floor upper corridor at the other end of the building near the Mary Stewart Link entrance.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the second floor lower corridor.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the main corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Mary Stewart ground floor link 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 108cm x 140cm (3ft 7in 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 has 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.

Lecture Theatre(s) (McCall Lecture Theatre)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • The height of the lectern is 99cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the lecture theatre(s) ranges between 70cm and 71cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • The lecture theatre is located on the first floor main corridor.

Outside Access (First Floor Rear - Annexe Balcony Link)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor at the rear.
    • 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • 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 not have handrails.
    • The width of the ramp is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an external fire escape staircase at this location to ground floor level. This exit gives access to the Ilay Lecture Theatre in the first floor annexe.

Outside Access (First Floor Annexe Entrance - Ilay Lecture Theatre)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at first floor level on the external balcony link to the Ilay Lecture Theatre in the first floor rear annexe.
    • There is stepped 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) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located between the entrance and the lecture theatre.
    • There is / are 5 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 not have handrails.

Lecture Theatre(s) (Ilay Lecture Theatre)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is not step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a steep ramp/slope for access to the lecture theatre(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not have handrails.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • There is/are 1 medium height (11cm - 17cm) step(s) for access to the lecture theatre(s).
  • The step(s) is not/are not clearly marked and does/do not have handrails.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are not designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is not space for an assistance dog.
  • There is not step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a slight ramp on the inside of the lecture entrance.
  • The height of the lectern is 110cm.
  • The lectern is not height adjustable.
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Female standard toilet facilities are located on the first floor main stairwell landing, and on the second floor room 214 in the lower level corridor down the steps.
  • Male standard toilet facilities are located first floor main corridor.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located on the second floor in the Dumgoyne and Capsie corridor.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the Mary Stewart building level 1.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female toilet is located on the first floor of the main stairwell.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 35m from the lift.
    • 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 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The male toilet is located in the first floor corridor to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m from the lift.
    • 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 81cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Emergency Evacuation Information