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Strathclyde Business School

199 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0QU

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This building is linked to the Sir William Duncan Building.

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 type is underground.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There 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 unaided.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 210.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There are also some parking bays available outside the main entrance.
    • The car park is for permit holders only.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Cathedral Street.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic doors are push pad operated.
    • There are also double, manual doors, 168cm wide, which open towards you, available at this entrance.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • 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 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre of the step(s).

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the entrance foyer.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Car Park 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.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 8m (26ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • Comments View
    • The reception desk is located in the entrance foyer.
    • It is also 6m from the car park 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.

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 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.
  • Comments View
    • There stairs between levels 1-2 are in the entrance foyer.
    • The stairs between levels 2-7 are at both ends of the building.

Lift (Lifts 230 and 231)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the entrance foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6-7.
  • 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 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 122cm x 140cm (4ft 0in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 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 medium.

Lift (Lift 232)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on level 3, right as you exit lifts 230 and 231.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are Levels 2-3-4-5-6-7.
  • The lift is 29m (32yd) from 230 and 231 lifts.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 105cm x 140cm (3ft 5in x 4ft 7in).
  • 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 not 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 medium.

Level Change (Lecture Theatre 2)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located on level 4, behind lifts 230 and 231.
  • There is / are 10 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.
  • Comments View
    • These steps lead to the front of lecture theatre 2.
    • There is level access to lecture theatre 1 on level 3.

Level Change (Level 3 Link to the Sir William Duncan )

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you exit lift 232.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • This ramp only gives access to stairs to access level 3 of the Sir William Duncan Building.

Level Change (Level 4 Link to Sir William Duncan Building)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you exit Lift 232.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 101cm (3ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp has handrails both sides.
    • This link gives access to level 3 of the Sir William Duncan Building.
    • There are steps and a platform lift at the other end of this link.
    • Please see the separate guide for the Sir William Duncan for more details.

Eating and Drinking (Tiki Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 26m (28yd) from the lifts 230 and 231.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • 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, hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The cafe is located on level 5, by Lift 232.
    • The nearest table is 15m from Lift 232.
    • Paper cups and plastic cutlery are available in this cafe.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:30 - 14:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 14:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 14:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 14:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 14:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Student Break Area

  • The student break area is located on level 3, to the right as you exit lifts 230 and 231.
  • It contains seating and vending machines.

Postgraduate Common Room

  • The postgraduate common room is located on level 4, by lift 232.
  • It contains seating and vending machines.
  • There are also steps leading directly into the Tiki Cafe above.

Accessible Toilet (Level 1)

  • 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 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the entrance foyer, between reception and the lift.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • 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 146cm x 250cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 2in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is not 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • 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 the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 119cm (3ft 11in) 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 can 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.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

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 20m (22yd) from the lifts 230 and 231.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you exit lifts 230 and 231.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 199cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 6in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • 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 mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 49cm (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 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

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.