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James Goold Hall

64 Rottenrow East, Glasgow, G4 0NG

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COVID-19 Information (University of Strathclyde)

Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation in 2 blocks.
  • Comments View
    • Block A is predominantly used to house postgraduate students, and contains 5 rooms adapted for wheelchair users.
    • Block B houses both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and has 2 rooms adapted for wheelchair users.

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.

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff within approximately 200m.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is Rottenrow East car park.
    • The car park is located in Rottenrow East and Weaver Street.
    • This is a permit holder only car park with two Blue Badge bays outside James Goold Hall on Rottenrow East. Blue Badge holders may apply to Estates for a permit to use Blue Badge bays in university parking areas.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
    • The name of the car park is Cathedral Precinct Car Park 4.
    • The car park is located off Collins Street, next to the Barony Hall.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 230cm x 500cm (7ft 7in x 16ft 5in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Collins Street.
    • These parking bays are pay and display. Blue Badge holders may park free of charge and without time limit at parking meters on-street and 'pay-and-display' on-street parking.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Site/Campus Car Park (Rottenrow East)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located Rottenrow East and Weaver Street.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are James Goold Hall, Lord Todd Building, Forbes Hall, Thomas Campbell Court, James Young Hall.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the buildings.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the buildings.
    • The nearest designated bay is 120m (131yd 8in) from the Accommodation Services Reception in the Lord Todd Building.

Outside Access (Block B Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on Weaver Street.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Block B 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a steep slope to the left as you face the entrance.

Outside Access (Block A Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, on Rottenrow East.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Block B 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Level Change (Block B)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located just inside the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 118cm (3ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • This ramp leads from the entrance to the ground floor rooms and the lift.
    • There is level access in Block A.

Inside Access

  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the kitchen, with lowered hob and sink, standard sink, standard cooker, grill and oven, and communal living space.

Accommodation

  • Location of Accessible Accommodation View
    • The establishment provides 7 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
    • There is not level access from an accessible entrance.
    • The room number viewed was B1.2.
    • The width of the door to the room is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the clear floor space are 200cm x 250cm (6ft 7in x 8ft 2in).
    • The bed is 60cm (1ft 12in) high.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 33cm (1ft 1in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are lowered sink and hob and worktop (83cm) with space under. Cooker with low level grill.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
  • Accessible Bathroom View
    • The information relates to the ensuite.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 170cm x 190cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 3in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door to the bathroom is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The measurement of lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • Disposal facilities are not available.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The type of shower controls used are lever.
    • There is no shower seat.
    • There are handrails available for the shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom View
    • The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is good.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are low to moderate.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
    • Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
    • The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
    • There is / are 7 accessible room(s) with a wheel in shower.
  • Ground Floor Rooms View
    • Ground floor rooms do have level access.
    • None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • All other adapted rooms contain standard toilets in the adapted ensuites.
    • Standard room ensuites have an 8cm threshold in the doorway.

Other Floors (Block B)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar steps in Block A, except with the handrail on the right, and they access floors (-1)-G-1-2-3-4-5.

Lift (Block B)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the top of the ramp.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from Block B 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 96cm x 132cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 4in).
  • 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar lift in Block A, except it accesses floors (-1)-G-1-2-3-4-5.

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.