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Chaplaincy Offices

University of Glasgow, Gilbert Scott Building - West Quadrangle, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • 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.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Hillhead.

Parking

  • 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 on South Front.
    • 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 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • Designated parking bays are not clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the South Front Chaplaincy entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the South Front Chaplaincy 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 not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Standard bays next to the South Front Chaplaincy entrance to the left can be made available by booking in advance.
    • Drop offs can be made directly in front of the South Front Chaplaincy entrance.
    • There are designated bays for disabled staff, students and visitors across the campus. Please see the University of Glasgow parking notes for further details.

Outside Access (West Quadrangle - South Face Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the South Front.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 260cm (8ft 6in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 260cm (8ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • The second photograph shows inside the West Quadrangle from this entrance towards the Chaplaincy and Fore Hall.

Level Change (West Quadrangle - South Face Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Outside Access (West Quadrangle - Left Chaplaincy Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left from the West Quadrangle - South Face Entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (West Quadrangle - Left Chaplaincy Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading up between the doors.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (West Quadrangle - Left Chaplaincy Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are WQ, 2.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the West Quadrangle Chaplaincy entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 110cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 7in).
  • 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 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift requires assistance from staff with the key by prior arrangement.
    • There is a similar lift to the other side of the chaplaincy with a door width of 65cm which is 73cm wide and 85cm deep and offers a flip down seat 48cm high.

Outside Access (West Quadrangle - Right Chaplaincy Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left from the West Quadrangle - South Face Entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 123cm (4ft).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Level Change (West Quadrangle - Right Chaplaincy Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between the two doors.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are low.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (West Quadrangle - Right Chaplaincy Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the West Quadrangle - Right Chaplaincy Entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the West Quadrangle - Right Chaplaincy Entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 75cm x 84cm (2ft 6in x 2ft 9in).
  • 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 low.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the chaplaincy office corridor.
    • Photograph 2 shows the forehall and offices doors.
    • Photograph 3 shows the corridor link to the chapel.
    • Photograph 4 shows the internal doors to the chapel.

Chapel Forehall

  • The chapel forehall (Room 256) is located behind the chaplaincy offices, to the south side of the chapel.
  • It is a multi-function room that is used for ceremony preparation, meetings and other functional use.
  • Access is via the West Quadrangle entrances, with lift access. There is level access between the Forehall and the chaplaincy offices and the Memorial Chapel.

Accessible Toilet (Chaplaincy Offices)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the West Quadrangle - Left Chaplaincy Entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 162cm x 334cm (5ft 4in x 10ft 11in).
    • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space 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 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 113cm (3ft 8in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There are standard (and accessible) toilets throughout the Gilbert Scott Building near the Hunterian Museum lift on this level, or on the level below in One A The Square cafe/brasserie.
    • There are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet at the Hunterian Museum lift.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Comments View
    • There is an assistance dog toilet available on campus for students, staff and visitors.
    • 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 the Learning and Teaching Centre, IT Services and the Student Disability Service.