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John Arbuthnott Building - Robertson Trust Wing

27 Taylor Street, Glasgow, G4 0NR

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This building is linked to the John Arbuthnott Building - Hamnett 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 (Taylor Street On 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 outside the Hamnett Wing, on Taylor Street.
    • 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.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is for Permit Holders only.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on Taylor Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • A University Card is required to use this door.
    • There is also a manual revolving door available at this entrance.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The easy ramp leads to the entrance from the designated parking bay and Cathedral Street.
    • There is a moderate ramp or 8 steps leading down to the entrance from Taylor Street.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

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 deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Lift 765)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the entrance foyer as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • The lift is 13m (14yd) 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 145cm x 132cm (4ft 9in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not 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 low.

Lift (Lift 766)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the far end of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 62m (68yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 145cm x 132cm (4ft 9in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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 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
    • Lift 767 is similar to this, and is located in the centre of the building.

Level Change (Level 3 Link to Hamnett Wing)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you exit Lift 765.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 132cm (4ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp leads from Lift 765 to the bridge link to the Hamnett Wing.
    • The bridge also contains a moderate ramp, 130cm wide.
    • These ramps have handrails both sides.

The Cresswell Parke-Davis Lecture Theatre - 101

  • This room is located on level 1 of the building, directly to the left of the main entrance as you enter.
  • It is accessed by a moderate ramp, which leads to the rear of the room where there are designated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • The seats and tables are fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available, one chair has arm rests, but all chairs have backs.
  • The room contains a lectern and AV controls at the front of the room, which is not accessible.
  • The lectern is height adjustable.
  • The room contains a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.
  • The room is 15m from the main entrance, 10m from Lift 765 and 13m from the level 1 adapted toilet.

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 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the main entrance foyer, opposite lift 765.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 216cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 1in).
    • 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 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • 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 fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar adapted toilets in the same location on levels 2-5.
    • The toilet on level 5 has a larger cubicle (shown in photograph 2).

Standard Toilet(s)

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.