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Birkbeck Court

105 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G4 0NP

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COVID-19 Information (University of Strathclyde)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation in 17 blocks.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • 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 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 250cm x 600cm (8ft x 19ft).
    • The nearest designated bay is 160m (174yd 3ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 180m (196yd 2ft) 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 block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • 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 barrier is opened to allow drop off nearer accommodation blocks during the first week.
    • Controlled car parking within the accommodation village is usually for staff only, though there are 3 designated bays at the corner of Taylor Street/Rottenrow East.

Level Change (South Steps)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to the blocks.
  • There is / are 12 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to most of these blocks from Cathedral Street to the North.

Level Change (East Steps)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up towards University Centre and Block 17.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Outside Access (Block 16 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 87cm (2ft) wide.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 87cm (2ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The intercom is 130cm from the ground.
    • The entrances for other blocks are the same as this door, although most have 1 deep step.
    • Block 3 has 2 deep steps.
    • Block 16 does not have any steps.
    • Block 17 has steps to a first floor entrance.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Laundry Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the laundry building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 76cm (2ft) wide.

Level Change (Laundry Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Level Change (Blocks 11, 12 Entrances)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to block 11 and 12.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • Block 11 has 2 deep steps leading down to the path then one up to the door.
    • Block 12 has 3 deep steps leading down to the path then one up to the door.

Level Change (Blocks 14, 15 Entrances)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrances.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.

Level Change (Block 17)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are adjustable.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the entrance to living areas.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are adjustable.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Accommodation

  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Flashing alarms and Vibrating pillows is available.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • 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.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are further rooms.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not 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 not Text Relay aware.