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Garnett Hall

85 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G4 0NG

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  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation in 3 blocks.


  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The nearest mainline station is Queen Street.
  • The nearest underground station is Buchanan Street.


  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • The name of the car park is Cathedral Precinct Car Park.
  • The car park is located off Collins Street.
  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 240cm x 13500cm (7ft x 442ft).
  • Standard marked parking bays are located on Collins Street.
  • 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 generally for staff only, though there are 3 designated bays at the corner of Taylor Street/Rottenrow East.

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 main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a shallow threshold at the entrance.
    • The intercom is 130cm from the ground.
    • The entrances for blocks B and C are the same as this door with similar moderate ramps.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is 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.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.


  • 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 the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are further rooms.

Standard Shower

  • Comments View
    • Showers are located in the main corridors.
    • There is a deep step into the showers.
    • There are similar shower facilities on each floor.
  • Comments View
    • Showers are located in the main corridors.
    • There is a deep step into the showers.
    • There are similar shower facilities on each floor.

Standard Toilet(s)

Accessible Toilet

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

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.