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Adam Smith Business School

University of Glasgow, Gilbert Scott Building, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Partick.

Parking (North Front)

  • 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 located true.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 450cm x 330cm (14ft 9in x 10ft 10in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 33m (36yd 3in) from the north front entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the north front 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 tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View

Outside Access (North Front Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, to the right.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically (towards you).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (North Front 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to level 1, of the Gilbert Scott building, from where the Business School can be accessed directly via the lift.

Outside Access (South Front Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off South Front.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 118cm (3ft 10in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (South Front Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • Comments View
    • This ramp is portable but is left permanently in place to bypass the steps.

Outside Access (Business School Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the West Quadrangle to the rear of the North Front on level 2.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Business School Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 146cm (4ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to level 2 of the Management School.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 20m (22yd) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Level access to reception is via the platform lift.
    • Reception is open between 09.00 and 16.00 Monday to Friday.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There are 3 medium, clearly marked, steps, without handrails, for access to reception from the West Quadrangle entrance or the standard lift on level 2.
  • The platform lift overcomes this level change.
  • There are moderate slopes (width 140cm) leading to the raised sections of levels 3 and 4.
  • There are 3 medium steps, without handrails, for access to the raised section of level 5.
  • Background music is played in the reception area only.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4-5-6.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are staff offices.

Lift (North Front)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately beyond the main North Front entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3.
  • The lift is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the North Front entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • The lift brings you out immediately beyond the West Quadrangle entrance into the Business School.
    • There is a similar lift nearer the West Quadrangle entrance towards the South Front for floors 2-3-4-5.

Lift (Platform - Level 2)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on level 2 beyond the West Quadrangle entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are the West Quadrangle entrance to reception.
  • The lift is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 96cm x 110cm (3ft 2in x 3ft 7in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not 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
    • The distance to the lift was taken from the West Quadrangle entrance/standard lift on level 2.
    • There is a bell, at a convenient height, which will alert staff that use of the platform lift is required.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • The accessible toilet is 20m (22yd) from the Gilbert Scott Building main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on level 2, opposite reception.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 195cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 5in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional adapted toilets on levels 1,3 and 4.

Standard Toilet(s)

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Additional Info

  • Disability awareness training is available for all staff through the Staff Development Service. Other training relating to specific areas of disability awareness, such as curriculum development or a specialised software package is provided from theLearning and Teaching Centre,IT Servicesand theStudent Disability Service.
  • The photograph shows the slope in the corridor on level 4.