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James Weir Building

75 Montrose Street, Glasgow, G1 1XJ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This building is linked internally with the Royal College and Thomas Graham Buildings.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • There are on street pay and display bays available on Montrose Street, outside the building.
  • There is a permit holders University Car Park under the McCance Building, on Richmond Street.
  • The George Street NCP car park is also located on Montrose Street.

Outside Access (Montrose Street Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on 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 95cm (3ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Montrose Street 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 steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the left of the entrance as you face it.
  • There is / are 11 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Montrose Rose entrance.
  • 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.

Outside Access (Level 2 Link From The Thomas Graham Building)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the Thomas Graham Building accessible entrance as you enter.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This link gives access to level 2 of the building, close to lifts 98 and 99.

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.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Lift 88 - Evacuation Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located left as you enter the Montrose Street entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels B-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.
  • The lift is 7m (7yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 150cm (4ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 250cm x 200cm (8ft x 6ft).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do 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
    • This building also includes lift 122, located just inside the level 1 corridor, which is a staff only lift.

Lift (Lifts 98 and 99)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the end of the building next to the Thomas Graham Building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.
  • The lift is 14m (15yd 12in) from the Level 2 Link From The Thomas Graham Building.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 112cm x 210cm (3ft x 6ft).
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • This lift is also 80m from the Montrose Street entrance on level 1.

Lift (Lift 122)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the rear corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.
  • The lift is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main 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 89cm x 109cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 7in).
  • 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 not 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 bright.

Library (Architecture Library)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books on tape or disc.
  • There is not an ordering service.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Comments View
    • The Architecture Library is located on level 3 of the building.
    • There are security barriers, 91cm wide, just inside the entrance to the library.
  • Comments View
    • The Architecture Library is located on level 3 of the building.
    • There are security barriers, 91cm wide, just inside the entrance to the library.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 16:45.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:45.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:45.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 16:45.
    • Friday 10:00 - 16:45.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Level Change (Level 1 link to Thomas Graham Building)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the far end of the ground floor corridor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp has handrails on both sides.
    • This link gives access to level 1 of the Thomas Graham Building.

Level Change (Level 1 link to the Royal College Building)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • Please contact reception.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 94cm (3ft).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located left as you enter the Montrose Street entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp is either kept in situ on the steps, or stored on the wall next to the steps.
    • There is also a link further inside the level 1 corridor (shown in photograph 2), which leads to the rear of the Assembly Hall in the Royal College.
    • This also has 4 steps, but the portable ramp can be used to overcome them.
    • Please ask a member of Security at reception if assistance is required.
    • These links lead to level 4 of the Royal College Building.

Level Change (Level 3 Link to the Royal College Building)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the left as you exit Lift 88.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This link leads to level 6 of the Royal College Building.
    • There is level access from level 2 to level 5 of the Royal College Building, shown in photograph 2.

Other Floors (Advanced Material Research Laboratory (AMRL))

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and AMRL Mezzanine.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • These steps lead up to the Materials Lab on the mezzanine level.
    • There is a platform lift available to overcome these steps.

Lift (Advanced Material Research Laboratory (AMRL) Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the ground floor corridor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-AMRL Mezzanine.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 143cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 8in).
  • 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 not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors (Chemical Analysis Lab)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and Chemical Analysis Mezzanine.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Chemical Analysis Lab.

Accessible Toilet(s) (With Shower)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located on the main corridor to the left as you exit lift 88.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the lift (lift 88).
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 277cm x 238cm (9ft 1in x 7ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • There are coat hooks in the toilet at 107cm and 150cm from the floor.
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The colostomy bag shelf is at a height of 95cm.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 93cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Accessible Shower View
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum 150cm x 150cm turning space.
    • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The adjustable shower head cannot be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 51cm (1ft 8in).
    • Horizontal and/or dropdown rails are available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • The colour contrast between the shower rails and wall is good.
    • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
    • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is good.
    • There is not an emergency alarm for the shower.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet and shower surveyed was JW702c (photographs 1 to 6).
    • Levels 8, 6, 5 and 4 are similar.
    • All are left hand transfer for the toilet and right hand transfer for the shower.
    • There are also accessible toilets on level 2 and 1 in the same location, both left hand transfer but without a shower (photographs 7 and 8).

Accessible Toilet(s) (Without Shower)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you exit lifts 98 and 99 (JW705b surveyed).
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the lifts 98 and 99.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 161cm x 222cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a female sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and general waste (with no lid) disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The colostomy bag shelf is at a height of 94cm.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 92cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Comments View
    • The toilet on level 7, JW705b was surveyed (photographs 1 to 3).
    • There are similar accessible toilets in the same location on level 8 (right transfer) (photograph 4), level 6 (right transfer), level 5 (left transfer), level 4 (right transfer) and two on level 3 (left and right transfer).

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.
  • Comments View
    • There are refuge points located next to lifts 98 and 99, shown in photograph 1, and lift 88, shown in photograph 2.