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McCance Building

16 Richmond Street, Glasgow, G1 1XQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Finance, Student Experience, IT Services, Principal's Office, Senior Officers Suite, HR, Corporate Services, Convenor of Court, Communications Office, Alumni and Development, Government and Public Policy, the Conservatory Cafe, computer labs and teaching rooms.
  • Related link Collins Building.
  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/en/access-guide/collins-building
  • Comments View
    • This building is linked to the Collins Building on level 2.

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 (Basement)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • The car park is located in the basement.
    • The car park type is underground.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is for Permit Holders only.

Parking (Richmond Street Car Park)

  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • The car park is at the front of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 3.1m x 4.5m (10ft 2in x 14ft 9in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 42m from the accessible entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 43m from the accessible entrance.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a dropped kerb/non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • The patron does have to cross a road.
  • The road is not generally busy.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • The car park is for Permit Holders only.
  • There is also parking available at the Graham Hills Building.
  • There are on street pay and display bays available on Richmond Street and Montrose Street.
  • The George Street NCP car park is also located on Montrose Street.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Richmond Street - Access To Level 1)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, off Richmond Street.
  • The main door(s) open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance - Richmond Street - Access To Level 1)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located at the front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 11 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic door opens towards you.
    • It can be made double width manually.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the entrance from Richmond Street.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are automatic doors at the end of the corridor from the accessible entrance, leading to the Student Experience and Finance areas.

Reception (Student Experience - Level 1 Atrium Space)

  • The desk is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Accounts and Cash Offices - Level 1 Atrium Space)

  • The desk is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Friday 10:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Advice Centre - Level 1 Atrium Space)

  • The desk is 41m (44yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • The bottom 3 steps only have a handrail on the right hand side going up.

Lift (Lift 92)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the corridor from the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4.
  • The lift is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 115cm x 159cm (3ft 9in x 5ft 3in).
  • There are 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 does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are separate doors for level 1 only, and the lift can also be accessed from the main entrance foyer, 10m from the main entrance.

Level Change (Level 2)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the far end of the building from Lift 92.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Room 301 - Lecture Theatre 1

  • This room is located on level 3.
  • There is level access to the front of this room from lift 92, via platform lift 91.
  • The seats and tables are fixed, with designated spaces for wheelchair users at the front.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available, there are no seats with arm rests available, but all seats have backs.
  • The room contains a lecturn which is height adjustable.
  • There is level access to the AV controls, which are located on the lecturn.
  • The room contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.

Lift (Lift 91 - Level 3)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the far side of Lecture Theatre 1, outside Room 301.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the Lift 92.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 87cm x 137cm (2ft 10in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift overcomes the 3 medium, well marked steps, with handrails both sides, to access the front of Lecture Theatre 1.
    • It is also 27m from the level 3 accessible toilet.
    • The lift's maximum loading weight is 225kg.

Room 319 - Lecture Theatre 2

  • This room is located on level 3.
  • There is level access to the front of this room from lift 92.
  • The seats and tables are fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available, there are no seats with arm rests available, but all seats have backs.
  • The room contains a lectern which is not lowered or height adjustable.
  • There is level access to the AV controls, but these are located at the rear of the lectern, so may not be accessible to all.
  • The room contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.
  • The room is 31m from Lift 92 and the level 3 adapted toilet.

Room 303 - Lecture Theatre 3

  • This room is located on level 3.
  • There is level access to the front of this room from lift 92.
  • The seats and tables are fixed, with designated spaces for wheelchair users at the front.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available, there are no seats with arm rests available, but all seats have backs.
  • The room contains a lectern which is not lowered or height adjustable.
  • There is level access to the AV controls, but these are located at the rear of the lectern, so may not be accessible to all.
  • The room contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.
  • The room is 32 m from Lift 92 and the level 3 adapted toilet.

Room 321 - Computer Labs

  • This room is located on level 3 of the building.
  • There is level access to this room from lift 92.
  • The seats and tables are not fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available, the seats do not have arm rests, but do all have backs.
  • The room does not contains a lecturn.
  • There is level access to the AV controls, which are 134-143cm high.
  • The room does not contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.
  • The room is 47m from Lift 92 and the level 3 adapted toilet.

Room 402 - Teaching Room

  • This room is located on level 4 of the building.
  • The seats and tables are not fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available, the seats do not have arm rests but do all have backs.
  • The room does not contain a lectern.
  • There is level access to the AV controls, which are 125cm – 130cm high.
  • The room does contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is not adjustable.
  • The room is 8m from Lift 92.

Room 407 - Computer Lab

  • This room is located on level 4 of the building.
  • This room is accessed via a shallow, clearly marked step, with no handrail, at the entrance.
  • The seats and tables are not fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available, the seats do not have arm rests, but do all have backs.
  • The room does not contains a lecturn or AV controls.
  • The room does not contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.
  • There is also an area at the end of the room containing a printer and document reader, which is accessed by a further clearly marked shallow step.
  • The room is 19m from Lift 92.

Room 464 - Teaching Room

  • This room is located on level 4 of the building.
  • The seats and tables are not fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available, the seats do not have arm rests but do all have backs.
  • The room does not contain a lectern.
  • There is level access to the AV controls, which are 116cm – 121cm high.
  • The room does not contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is not adjustable.
  • The room is17m from Lift 92.

Foyer

  • The foyer just inside the main entrance is also used as a teaching area.
  • There is level access from the accessible entrance.
  • It does not contain seating, tables, a lectern or AV controls.
  • It has adjustable lighting.
  • The foyer is 19m from the accessible entrance, and 12m from the level 1 adapted WC.

Accessible Toilet (Level 1 - Room 103)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right hand side of the corridor leading from the accessible entrance, next to Lift 92.
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 230cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 69cm (2ft 3in).
    • 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 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.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • 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 medium.

Accessible Toilet (Level 3)

  • 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.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Lift 92.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you exit Lift 92, next to the cafe.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 236cm (5ft 2in x 7ft 9in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 117cm (3ft 10in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an easy ramp at the entrance to this toilet.

Accessible Toilet (Level 4)

  • 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.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 49m (53yd 1ft) from the lift 92.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the rear of level 4.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 230cm x 200cm (7ft 7in x 6ft 7in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The toilet here is a Clos O Mat toilet.

Standard Toilet(s) (Level 3)

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.