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Charles Oakley Laboratories

Charles Oakley Laboratories, Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow, G4 0BA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include SEBE Department of Engineering, SEBE Department of Energy & Environmental Technology, Glycologic Limited, Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences and the Carnegie Lecture Theatre.
  • Ground Floor - Carnegie Lecture Theatre, workshops, SEBE laboratories, Print Design Services, Central Stores
    1st Floor - George Moore link (level), Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, SEBE Department of Engineering, Department of Energy & Environmental Technology, Glycologic Limited, Audio and Video studio, laboratories
    2nd Floor - George Moore link (stepped), Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Department Office, laboratories.

Rooms and Spaces Links (Levels G, 1)

Rooms and Spaces Links (Levels 2)

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 21:30.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 21:30.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 21:30.
  • Friday 06:30 - 20:30.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 16:30.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 16:00.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The University is located on Cowcaddens Road, easily accessible from Junction 16 (Westbound) or Junctions 15 & 17 (Eastbound) of the M8 motorway.
    • Campus parking is only available for permit holders and visitors only.
      There is Blue Badge parking available between the rear of the Saltire Centre and from the Carnegie Lecture Theatre and the PhD Building.
      Public parking available at the Concert Square car park on Cowcaddens Road diagonally opposite the University. Additional public parking is also available at the Buchanan Galleries on Killermont Street.
      There is pay and display street parking on Milton Street at the rear of the campus, time limited to 3 hours.
  • By Bus View
    • The university is situated opposite the Buchanan Bus Station which is served by routes 4, 9, 9A, 10A, B10, C10, 27, 54, 68, 71, 71A, 72, 77, 87, 88, 88A, 88C, 89, 89A, 89B, 213, 240, 240X, 255, 263, 267, 334, 336, 336, 500, 532, 537, 590, 592, 539, 542, 548, 588, 590, 592, 618, 900, 901, 906, 906X, 907, 914, 915, 916, 923, 926, 976, 977, G9, G10, L1, M8, M9, M11, M20, X1, X3, X7, X8, X11, X23, X24, X25, X25A, X26, X27, X28, X34, X36, X39, X44, X71, X74, X76, X77, X77N, X78, X79, X85, and X87.
      There are additional bus stops on North Hanover Street within 50m of the Student Association Building served by routes 27, 71, 87, 128, 329, CB1, X23, 88, 88A, 88C, 89, 89A and 89B.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest national railway station is Queen Street, which is 0.5 miles (11 minutes) from the university via North Hanover Street.
      Glasgow Central Station is also not far, 0.7 miles (14 minutes) via West Nile Street.
      However, all of the central Glasgow stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest subway is Cowcaddens Underground Station, 0.4 miles (7 minutes) west of the university via Cowcaddens Road.
      However, Buchanan Street Underground Station is popular as it is located in the main shopping area and is about 0.4 miles (8 minutes) south of the university via West Nile Street and Buchanan Street.
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Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park (Main Campus Parking)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the rear of the campus site accessed from Cowcaddens Road.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Saltire Centre, George Moore Building and the PhD Centre.
    • 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 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.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped access to the car park from the main campus buildings.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Saltire Centre.
  • Comments View
    • To get to the car park follow the access road from Cowcaddens Road to the left.
    • The designated drop off point is immediately to the right at the main car park access gate, between the Hamish Wood and Britannia buildings.

Site/Campus Car Park (Blue Badge Parking)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located between the rear of the Saltire Centre and Charles Oakley Laboratories.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Saltire Centre and Charles Oakley Laboratories.
    • 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 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 495cm x 595cm (16ft 3in x 19ft 6in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is ramped access to the car park from the Oakley Laboratories Main Entrance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the Carnegie Lecture Theatre entrance.
  • Comments View
    • To get to the car park follow the access road from Cowcaddens Road and then to the right behind the Saltire Centre.
    • The designated drop off point is immediately to the right at the main car park access gate, between the Hamish Wood and Britannia buildings as shown in photograph 4.
    • There is additional Blue Badge parking next to the Students' Association Building and the Arc Health and Wellbeing Facility, entered by a security gate from North Hanover Street.

Outside Access (Archway Shared Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building beneath the George Moore link archway.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This door gives common access to Charles Oakley Laboratories Main Entrance and the common staircase entry to the George Moore Building.

Entrance (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor centre of the building beyond the Archway Shared Entrance.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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 156cm (5ft 1in).

Outside Access (Carnegie Lecture Theatre)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the building in the Blue Badge car parking area.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 136cm (4ft 6in).
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does have handrails.
    • The handrails are on the right going up.
    • The width of the ramp is 119cm (3ft 11in).
  • 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 have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.

Entrance (George Moore Link - First Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor at the bridge link to the George Moore building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • 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 154cm (5ft 1in).

Entrance (George Moore Link - Second Floor)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor at the bridge link to the George Moore building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • 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 154cm (5ft 1in).
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 4 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides going up.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is a moderate ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the first floor left hand end of the building and lift.
    • This ramp is in the first floor main corridor between the first floor link entrance and the lift end of the building (photographs 1 and 2). There is a similar ramp in the second floor main corridor.
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to rooms C204 - C207.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • These steps are down from the ramp and are shown in photographs 3 and 4.
    • There is/are 6 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to rooms C231 - C236 including the male and female standard toilets on the second floor.
    • The step(s) is/are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • These steps are at the top of the ramp and are shown in photographs 5 and 6. There are a further four steps to access the rear of lecture theatre C236.
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not 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 is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • Access to rooms C122 - C128 is restricted by key card only.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the left hand end of the building, to the left as you enter the Carnegie Lecture Theatre entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the lift lobby on the first floor and on the second floor.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Carnegie Lecture Theatre 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 107cm x 139cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 have a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not 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 medium.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • The stairs are located centrally between the George Moore and Charles Oakley Buildings.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the archway shared entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on the ground floor, on the first floor and on the second floor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • There are two fire escape staircases at each end of the building linking 1st floor and 2nd floor. Photographs 1-4 show the main staircase. Photographs 5-8 show the fire escape staircases.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Rooms C231 - C236, C204 - C207.

Accessible Toilet (Main Entrance)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor on the right as you enter the main entrance.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 160cm (6ft 3in x 5ft 3in).
    • There is not 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 122cm (4ft).
    • 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 disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 medium.

Accessible Toilet (C007)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Carnegie Lecture Theatre entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter next to the standard toilets.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 201cm x 225cm (6ft 7in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is not 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 134cm (4ft 5in).
    • 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 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 open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (C112 - C113)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor and the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located on the first floor room C113.
    • 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 45m from the lift or 35m from the George Moore link.
    • 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 varied.
  • Comments View
    • The standard toilets at second floor level have stepped access.

Standard Toilet(s) (C005 - C006)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located to the left as you enter the Carnegie Lecture Theatre entrance.
    • 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 13m from the Carnegie Lecture Theatre.
    • 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.