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Adam House

The University of Edinburgh, Central Campus, 3 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1HR

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Introduction

  • Basement - Basement Lecture Theatre
    Ground Floor - Studio
    First Floor - Studio
    Second Floor - Studio
    Third Floor - Studio.

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Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
  • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on on Chambers Street.

Site/Campus Car Park (Minto House)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located behind Minto House.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Minto House.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is cobbled.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are not available.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Chambers Street.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Chamber Street.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • A key fob is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the right of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.
    • There is / are 3 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
    • The lift does not bypass the ramp.

Lift (Accessible Entrance Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in front of you on entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 106cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 6in).
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Reception (Reception)

  • Adam House Reception is located to your right on exiting the lift.
  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance lift.
  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is not staffed.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There is an easy ramp, with no handrails, for access to the ground floor studio.
    • The ramp can be seen in photograph 1.
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3.
    • The stairs are located in front of you on entering the building by the accessible entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the accessible entrance lift.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor and on the first floor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do not have handrails.
    • There is a landing.
    • There is a similar set of stairs to the right of the building with handrails to the right. These can be seen in photograph 2. These stairs do not go to the basement floor.
  • Comments View
    • There are single doors to leave the lift lobby and stairwell on the basement and second floors.
    • The doors mentioned lead directly into the studio present on each floor.
    • The door to the basement floor leads into the Lecture Theatre.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to your right at the top on exiting the entrance lift.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on the ground floor and on the first floor.
  • The lift is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance lift.
  • 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 115cm x 115cm (3ft 9in x 3ft 9in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are single doors to leave the lift lobby and stairwell on the basement and second floors.
    • The doors mentioned lead directly into the studio present on each floor.
    • The door to the basement floor leads into the Lecture Theatre.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the basement floor.
    • There are shared standard toilets facilities on the third floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the lift lobby and stairwell on the basement floor.
    • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 4m from the lift.
    • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.
    • The step(s) is / are located to access the urinals.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do not have handrails.