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Wolfson Hall Residence

University of Glasgow, West of Scotland Science Park, 2317 Maryhill Road, Glasgow, G20 0TH

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Parking (C Block)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located true.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 340cm x 470cm (11ft 2in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 11m (12yd 1in) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Maryhill.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest Underground Station is Hillhead.
    • Wolfson Hall Residence is situated in the West of Scotland Science Park on the Garscube Campus.
    • The residence has 5 accomodation blocks, of which 2 have an adapted room.

Outside Access (Main Reception Entrance)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Reception Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the paved surface in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 230cm (7ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to the adapted rooms in C Block and D Block via this entrance.

Outside Access (Clyde Block (C9))

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Clyde Block (C9))

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance from the car park.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 174cm (5ft 9in).

Reception

  • The reception desk is 6m (19ft 8in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception counter is open between 08.00 and 22.00 Monday to Thursday, 08.00 - 17.00 on Friday and 17.00 - 22.00 on Sunday during core tennancy periods.
    • A member of staff is always on call at other times.
    • Security staff man the counter during the night.

Inside Access

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

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are additional accomodation rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There stairs are located in the Clyde Block.
    • There are identical staircases in the other blocks.

Accessible Toilet (Main Reception)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The accessible toilet is 12m (13yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located off the left side of the foyer as you enter.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 290cm (4ft 9in x 9ft 6in).
    • 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).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
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Standard Toilet(s) (Main Reception)

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 2 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • The accessible facilities are located in the Clyde (C9) and Doon (D6) Blocks.
    • The bed is 54cm (1ft 9in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 22cm (0ft 9in).
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 150cm x 310cm (4ft 11in x 10ft 2in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The height of the sink is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors.
    • The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The type of shower controls used are twist/turn.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do not have level access.
  • Comments View
    • The room detailed is C9 in the Clyde Block.
    • There is an emergency alarm next to the roll in shower but it is more than 10cm from the ground.
    • There are 2 rooms which have been adapted for hearing impaired students and are equipped with vibrating pillow and flashing alarms.
    • These rooms are C306 and E18.

Emergency Evacuation Information

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Comments View
    • There is an assistance dog toilet available on campus for students, staff and visitors.
    • Disability awareness training is available for all staff through the Staff Development Service. Other training relating to specific areas of disability awareness, such as curriculum development or a specialised software package is provided from theLearning and Teaching Centre,IT Servicesand theStudent Disability Service.
    • The photograph shows the adapted room (C9) in the Clyde Block.

Additional Info

  • The photograph shows the roll in shower in the adapted room (C9).