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Graham Kerr Building

University of Glasgow, Science Way, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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Introduction

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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 have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located in front of the Graham Kerr 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 signposted but have no markings.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 210cm x 600cm (6ft 11in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • 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 Gilmorehill Main Campus Car Park.
    • The car park is located around the main campus buildings off University Avenue.
  • 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 is further parking and a Blue Badge bay outside the Kelvin Building opposite.

Site/Campus Car Park (Gilmorehill Main Campus)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located off University Avenue, on North Front, Engineering Way, South Front, Science Way and The Square.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Main Building, Thomson Building, James Watt Building, Stair 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.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 550cm (11ft 6in x 18ft 1in).
    • 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 sloped access to the car park from the building entrances.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Main Building.
  • Comments View
    • There are Blue Badge bays for disabled staff, students and visitors across the campus. There are Blue Badge bays by the South Front West Quad entrance, South Front Court and Senate entrance, North Front Business School entrance, Stair Building, McIntyre Building, North Front Gift Shop and Visitor Centre and The James Watt Building.
    • There is additional parking by the Kelvin Building and the Graham Kerr Building Hunterian Zoology Museum on Science Way.
    • Parking is free and permits not required from 5:00pm to 8:30am Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday.
    • Please see the University of Glasgow parking notes for further details.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Science Way.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of less than 2cm.
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small rounded 3cm step in front of the entrance doors.
    • There are security doors at this entrance that are permanently open during normal working hours.

Outside Access (Rear Courtyard Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on level 2 to the side of the building next to the reception.
    • 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Second Set of Doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 7 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the left going up the step(s).

Reception (Janitor's Station)

  • The Janitor's Station is located in the main entrance foyer on level 2.
  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the stair lift.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are moderate to good.
  • 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 bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • 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 3 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the main building reception area.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • The platform lift also gives access down to the basement level 1.
      These steps are seen in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is/are 3 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to room 321 and the upper staircase to rooms 401 to 422.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • These steps are seen in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to rooms 316 to 320 and stairs to rooms 423 to 429 and 510 to 517.
    • The width of the ramp is 92cm (3ft).
    • There are twin ramps in the corridor as 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 high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is infrared.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the main lecture theatre room 224.
    • Staff are not trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Level 1 - Bioelectronics is a restricted access area for permitted personnel only.

Lift (Stair Lift 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the main entrance foyer stairwell.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 230kg.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 77cm x 105cm (2ft 6in x 3ft 5in).
  • The lift does not 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a call button on the left as you enter via the main entrance to summon assistance for use of the lift. The button height is 112cm.

Other Floors (Main Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located in the main entrance foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are all rooms on levels 3 and 4.
  • Comments View
    • The handrail on the flight from level 1 is on the left.
    • A stairlift overcomes the staircase from level 1 to level 2 (entrance level).

Other Floors (Rear Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 2 and 3.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 60m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, single doors which may be difficult to open to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are level 3 and above.
  • Comments View
    • There is a key code access lock on level 2.

Other Floors (Rooms 401 to 422)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located on the left of the level 3 staircase.
    • The stairs are approximately 50m from the main staircase.
    • There are 9 steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single 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 the left going up.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Rooms 401 to 422.

Other Floors (Rooms 423 to 429)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 3 and 4.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the level 3 main corridor.
    • The stairs are approximately 60m from the main staircase.
    • There are 6 steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
    • There is not a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There is a chair lift on these stairs.

Lift (Chair Stair Lift 1)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of level 3 giving access to level 4.
  • The lift is a chair stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 3 and 4.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • The weight limit for the lift is 115kg.
  • The lift is approximately 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The lift does not 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 not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Other Floors (Rooms 510 to 517)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 4 and 5.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the building.
    • The stairs are approximately 6m from the Chair Stair lift 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are level 5.

Location of Toilet/Changing Facilities

  • Female and male standard toilet facilities are located on level 2, entrance level, to the left as you enter.
  • Shared standard toilet facilities are located on level 4 rooms 415 and 416; on level 4 rear room 430A.

Standard Shower (Room 415)

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located on the level 4 corridor adjacent to the shared WCs.
  • There is not level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the Kelvin Building opposite the Graham Kerr Building on Science Way.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is 25m from the main entrance, round to the left beyond the janitor's office reception.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located on level 2 to the left as you enter.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • 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 twist/turn.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • These toilet facilities are seen in photographs 3 to 8 (male) and 9 to 12 (female).
  • Toilet Facilities 2 View
    • The shared toilet is located on level 4, room numbers 416 and 417.
    • There is stepped access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m from the stairs to Rooms 401 to 422.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is tactile 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.
    • These cubicles are seen in photographs 13 to 20.
      There is a similar facility to the rear of the building, room 430A (photographs 21 to 24).

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