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John Arbuthnott Building - Hamnett Wing

161 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0RE

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This buiding is linked to the John Arbuthnott Building - Robertson Trust Wing.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The nearest mainline station is Glasgow Queen Street.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Buchanan Street.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • The car park is located true.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 600cm (8ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is for Permit Holders only.
    • There is on street parking available on Taylor Street.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Taylor Street)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 134cm (4ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door is push pad operated, and opens towards you.
    • There is also an automatic revolving door at this entrance, which contains a button to slow it down for wheelchair users.

Level Change (Main Entrance - Taylor Street)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 9m (29ft 6in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception is located straignt ahead from the main entrance.

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 varied.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the Computer Room on level 1.
    • Photograph 2 shows one of the meeting rooms available on level 3.
    • There are also meeting rooms located on level 1, to the left of the entrance foyer as you enter.

Social Learning Centre

  • The Social Learning Centre is on level 1, to the rear of the reception area.
  • It contains fixed and movable tables, chairs and vending machines.
  • There are also social areas on levels 2 and 3, by the lifts.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4-5-6.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Lifts 297 and 298)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the entrance foyer, left as you face reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from 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 95cm x 200cm (3ft 1in x 6ft 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • The dimensions above are for lift 297.
    • Lift 298 is slightly larger, being 134 x 260cm with a a door width of 128cm.

Lift (Lift 295 - Fire Fighting Lift)

  • The lift is located past the Social Learning Centre.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • The lift is 28m (31yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 130cm (3ft 11in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a further lift in this building.
    • Lift 296 is a goods lift on the opposite side of the building to Lift 295.

Level Change (Level 3 Link to Robertson Trust Wing)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the bridge leading to the Robertson Trust Wing.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a further moderate ramp, 132cm wide, just inside the Robertson Trust Wing.
    • Both these ramps have handrails both sides.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 1, on the far side of the lifts, opposite the meeting rooms.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 218cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 2in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical toilets on all other levels.
    • The toilets on levels 3-6 have the transfer space on the left.
    • There are two adapted toilets on level 2, with transfer spaces on either side.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located on level 1, just past the reception desk.
    • The female toilets are 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located on level 1, on the far side of the lifts.
    • The male toilets are 19m (21yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are toilets available on all levels.
    • The toilets on levels 1 and 2 contain cubicles with grab rails fitted and doors that open outwards.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • There are refuge points located next to Lift 295 and Lift 296 on all levels.