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Garscube Sports Complex

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

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include The Justin Langham Fitness Suite, an exercise studio, a committee and meeting room, changing, shower and locker facilities, social area with vending machines.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include sports pitches and walking areas.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 22:20.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 22:20.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 22:20.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 22:20.
  • Friday 10:00 - 22:20.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:50.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:50.

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 have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by anybody.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • 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 330cm x 495cm (10ft 10in x 16ft 3in).
    • 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 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • 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 South Car Park.
    • The car park is located in the Garscube Estate giving access to the cricket square and pitches 5 and 6.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) both ways.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • 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 a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance - Outdoor Sports Facilities)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 134cm (4ft 5in).
    • A key code is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the card reader/lock is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is 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 double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Entrance (Balcony)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 1 at the rear in the Social Area.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) by sliding.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a/are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in the entrance.
    • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are shallow (2cm - 10cm).

Reception

  • Garscube Sports Complex Reception is located on the left as you enter.
  • 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 bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • 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 portable loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the hearing system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 100cm wide accessible security gate which is card activated or released by staff at reception. The reader is 102cm high. The gate opens both ways.
    • There is a 53cm turnstile at the reception with card activation. The reader is 100cm high.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(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 varied.
    • This building does play background music.
    • Music is played in the fitness suite, changing rooms, social area and level 0 corridors.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors (Reception Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 0 and 1.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the reception area.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the lower ground 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.
    • There are two other staircases at each end of the building (photographs 5 to 10).

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left beyond the reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 0 and 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 630kg.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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 not 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.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the right as you enter.
    • The fitness suite is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is the university.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes chest press, seated row, weight pulldowns, chin assist, weight benches.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • There is a slight ramp at threshold level to the entrance door.
    • The weights bench press is on a shallow 7cm platform.
    • There is additional fitness equipment in the exercise studio next door.

Outdoor Sports Facilities

  • The sports centre is surrounded by outdoor sports facilities including 2 all weather synthetic pitches, 6 grass pitches, 3 tennis courts, cricket oval, walking and jogging routes. There is level access via sloped or ramped paths or steps from the changing facilities.
  • The facilities are split across the campus to either side of the river.
  • Paths are generally gravel or grass with slight slopes and isolated steep sections.
  • The tennis courts are at the far west side of the campus in the Garscube Estate. There are Blue Badge bays next to the tennis courts.

Eating and Drinking (Self Service Social Area)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the self-service area.
    • The self-service area is located on level 1 to the right as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the self-service area.
    • For access there are double manual doors which may be difficult to open.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables can be booked in advance.
    • Staff cannot bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are not available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is not available.
    • Drinking straws are not available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times, the volume can be adjusted if requested.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • 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 high tables and high stools.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 105cm.
    • Some tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Access to the additional seating area is via the balcony entrance.
    • There are metal tables and chairs with armrests on the balcony.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Accessible toilet facilities are located in the accessible changing room 14 on level 0 and behind the reception on level 1.
  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located to the left as you enter on level 1 and on level 0 by the main staircase;.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located in changing rooms 3 and 4 (male or female depending on use).
  • Parent and baby changing facilities are located in the accessible toilet facilities on level 1.

Standard Changing Room (Changing Room 1 (Female) and 2 (Male))

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level 1 to the left as you enter.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the fitness suite.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are level access shower cubicles available in these changing rooms. A shower chair is available in each changing room.

Standard Shower (Changing Rooms 1 and 2)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the female and male changing rooms 1 and 2.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There is a shower chair available for use with these showers.
    • There are also stepped communal showers with a medium step.

Standard Changing Room (Changing Rooms 3 and 4)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level 0.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the rear entrance - playing fields.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • These changing rooms may be male or female.
    • There are standard toilet facilities available in these changing rooms.
    • There is a stepped communal shower and separate stepped individual shower cubicle with drop down seat. The step is medium to each.

Standard Shower (Changing Rooms 3 and 4)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on level 0.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are communal showers and an individual cubicle with drop down seat in both changing rooms. There is a medium step into both communal and individual showers.

Standard Changing Room (Changing Rooms 6 to 13 - Communal)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right as you exit the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the rear entrance - playing fields.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • These changing rooms are communal with communal level access showers.

Standard Shower (Changing Rooms 6 to 13 - Communal)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the communal changing rooms 6 to 13.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Changing Room (Level 0)

  • There is not a Changing Places facility available.
  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on level 0 to the right as you exit the lift.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the rear entrance - playing fields.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 345cm x 575cm (11ft 4in x 18ft 10in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; a changing table/bench, a toilet and a wheel in shower.
  • Other fixtures/facilities available include; 2 portable changing/treatment benches, lockers, hairdryers, bench seating and coat hooks.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 0 - Toilet and Shower)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 0 in the accessible changing room 14.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • 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 no 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 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 178cm x 266cm (5ft 10in x 8ft 9in).
    • 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 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a 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 disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The toilet has a backrest and a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side 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 not a hand dryer.
  • 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 height of the shower head is 210cm (6ft 11in).
    • The adjustable shower head can be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is no seat for the shower.
    • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • The colour contrast between the shower rails and wall is poor.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is fair.
    • There is an emergency alarm for the shower.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
  • Comments View
    • There is both a fixed shower with twist/turn controls and a separate adjustable height shower with detachable head and level controls.
    • A shower chair can be provided on request.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Level 1)

  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 1 to the left as you enter past the reception.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 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 Braille, tactile, 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 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 200cm x 235cm (6ft 7in x 7ft 9in).
    • 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 147cm (4ft 10in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail, however it is not 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 was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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 no lid) 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.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 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 is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side 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 95cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 143cm (4ft 8in).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • 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.
  • 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 94cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on level 1 to the left as you enter.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 141m 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 similar toilet facilities on level 0 (photographs 7 to 12). There are additional similar standard toilet cubicles in changing rooms which may be male or female.

Emergency Evacuation Information