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Sir William Duncan Building

130 Rottenrow, Glasgow, G4 0GE

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This building is linked to the Strathclyde Business School.

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 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 level changes with no dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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
    • This car park is for Permit Holders only.
    • There are on street pay and dispaly parking bays available on Rottenrow, including 2 bays for Blue Badge holders outside the Henry Dyer Building.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This door is normally used as a fire escape, and is kept locked and alarmed.
    • Please contact the university in advance if this entrance is required.
    • This entrance gives access to level 2 of the building.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 125cm (4ft 1in).

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on Rottenrow.
  • The main door(s) open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 12 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Cafe Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear side of the building to level 2.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 127cm (4ft 2in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Cafe Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance past the John Arbuthnott Building.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading down to the entrance.
  • There is / are 9 step(s) to the area / service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are steps faced further apart leading down to the right.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • Hearing loops are fitted in the Department of Economics Room 212 and the Millenium Room on level 2.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Lift 219)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the far side of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
  • The lift is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the accessible 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 116cm x 130cm (3ft 10in 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 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 medium.

Reception (unmanned)

  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Lift 219.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception desk is located opposite the main entrance, in the foyer area next to the link to the Strathclyde Business School.

Level Change (Millenium Room)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on level 2, at the entrance to the room.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Eating and Drinking (Nourish @Urban Bean)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is main meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The cafe is located on level 2.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 15:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 15:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 15:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 15:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 15:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Student Rest Areas

  • There are vending machines on level 2 outside the cafe and computer room.

Level Change (Link to Strathclyde Business School)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp or slope is located on the bridge, past the stairs and lift.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 101cm (3ft 4in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading up to the bridge to the Business School.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • The lift does not bypass the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp has handrails both sides.
    • The steps can be overcome using Lift 220.
    • This link is in the main entrance foyer area, next to the reception desk.
    • It gives access to level 4 of the Strathclyde Business School.

Lift (Lift 220)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located by the steps leading to the Business School link.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Lift 219.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 74cm x 116cm (2ft 5in x 3ft 10in).
  • 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
    • The lift is a platform lift with a weight loading of 140kg.

Accessible Toilet (Level 2)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located outside the cafe and Room 212.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 178cm x 178cm (5ft 10in x 5ft 10in).
    • 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 104cm (3ft 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 not 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 44cm (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 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 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 also unisex adapted toilets available on levels 4-7.
    • These all have the transfer space on the right, and have alarm cords that are not within 10cm of the floor.

Accessible Toilet (Level 3)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 11m (12yd 1in) from the Lift 119.
    • The accessible toilet is located next to the link to the Strathclyde Business School.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 137cm x 200cm (4ft 6in 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • 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 48cm (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 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 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 grab rails and wall is good.
    • 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
    • There are separate male and female adapted toilets on levels 2,3,4,5,6 and 7. The female toilet is similar, except it has the transfer space on the left, and has disposal facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located on level 2, outside the cafe.
    • The female and male toilets are 36m (39yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are also male and female toilets available on level 4, female only toilets on levels 3 and 6, and male only on levels 5 and 7.

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.