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City Campus Building

City of Glasgow College, City Campus, 190 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0RF

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Introduction

Getting Here

Useful Information

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

Belles Park

  • Belles Park is a open spaced grassed and paved area leading up to the college entrance Level 2 at the side of the campus building.
  • Belles Park is accessed form College Way and Cathedral Street.
  • There are steep pathways which have resin non slip coated surfaces leading up to the college entrance.
  • From Cathedral Street to the left of the main college entrance, there is a blocked paved pathway with steps to the left leading up to the site campus car park.
  • The pathway is steep , wheelchair users would require assistance using this pathway.
  • At the corner of College Way car park entrance fronting Cathedrals Road there are 8 medium steps leading onto the pathway to Belles Park.
  • Belles park is a open spaced area to the side of the college campus.
  • There are no chairs or benches in the park.
  • Access to the college campus using the pathways in Belles Park is steep.

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the side of the building, on level 2.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • There is/are 10 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted but have no markings.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 430cm x 601cm (14ft 1in x 19ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The nearest designated bay is 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff, students and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is City Campus Car Park.
    • The car park is located further towards the city centre, off Cathedral Street.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is NCP George Street Car Park.
    • The car park is located off Montrose Street.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available (within approximately 50m of the building).
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 220cm x 550cm (7ft 3in x 18ft 1in).
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Rottenrow.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 270cm x 700cm (8ft 10in x 22ft 12in).
    • The on street standard parking bay(s) is/are located on Rottenrow and Montrose Street.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in the turning circle of the building car park, near the main entrance.
  • Comments View
    • There are steep gradients on Montrose Street/Rottenrow.

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located on College Way, off Cathedral Street, to the left as you face the City Campus Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are City Campus Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
    • 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 City Campus Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the City Campus Building.
  • Comments View
    • An intercom security barrier is in operation.
    • There are 2 spaces available with a charging point for electric cars in the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Level 2)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, to level 2.
    • There is step free access 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 single.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the car park from Cathedral Street.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located leading up from the slope towards the entrance.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There are heavy 135cm wide revolving doors to the right at this entrance.

Outside Access (Ground Floor Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, on Cathedral Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is a heavy 145cm wide revolving door to the right at this entrance.

Outside Access (Central Courtyard Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading out to the courtyard on level 2.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 101cm (3ft 4in).
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 medium steps without handrails to a raised patio section.
    • There are similar entrances out to this area and to a garden area from level 1.

Reception (Main Reception - Second Floor)

  • The main reception is located to the right as you enter the main entrance at second floor level.
  • The desk is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Comments View
    • Portable pagers for deaf alerts are available from the main reception.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 19:30.
    • Friday 08:00 - 16:45.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 13:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Reception (Ground Floor Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the ground floor entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.

Entrance (Security Gates)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located throughout the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The card reader/lock is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There are the 90cm wide gates at each set of barriers, with standard gates being 50cm wide.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • 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, tactile, braille and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • Portable hearing loops are available from the Disabled Store, located on the first floor of the City Campus Building.

First Aid/Baby Change

  • The first aid room is located off the rear lift corridor on level 2.
  • It is approx. 28m over to the left as you enter the main entrance.
  • There is a 180cm bench available.
  • There is an accessible toilet similar to the main detailed accessible toilet.
  • There is a baby change table which is 97cm high when extended.
  • A wheelchair is available here.
  • A member of staff is required to unlock the main door.

Building & Engineering

  • The Faculty of Building, Engineering and Energy is located to the rear of the building, to the left as you enter the main entrance on level 2.
  • There is an accessible shower to the right from the rear corridor at the Workwear Cafe.
  • There is level access to the level 1 workshops via the rear corridor lifts.
  • The rear lift, shower and changing details are included in the Workwear Cafe guide.

Training Kitchens

  • The training kitchens on level 1 offer height adjustable work benches.
  • There are open changing areas and lockers nearby.
  • There are separate kitchens on the ground floor for the Scholar's Restaurant and City Market venues.

Quiet Reflection Room

  • The student quiet reflection room is located behind the reception desk at second floor level.
  • It is to 20m the right of the main entrance.
  • It is a multi-faith prayer room with wash room and basin, soft seating area and table and curtained off male and female Muslim prayer areas.
  • There is level access to all parts and space for a wheelchair to manoeuvre.
  • Lighting levels are adjustable.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-M-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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 many similar sets of staircases throughout the building.

Other Floors (Atrium Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, LT, 1, 2.
    • The stairs are located at the front of the building rising from the ground floor entrance to the main reception on level 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs offer central handrails.
    • There is a seating area to the left of the stairs between level 1 and 2.
    • The seating consists of double height steps although there are 12 standard steps and a handrail to the left of the seating from level 1.
    • There is level access to the front seating steps and ample room in front of those from level 1.
    • There are 6 steps between the lecture theatre and level 1 if coming this way.

Lift (Central Main Lifts A-H)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, M, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 136cm x 203cm (4ft 6in x 6ft 8in).
  • 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 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 105cm high touch assist screen to help determine which lift to use.
    • It has a tactile help/audio assistance button.
    • There are 4 similar lifts grouped at the front of the building (covering levels G-6), 1 to the right of the building and 2 to the rear right.
    • There is 1 near the rear corridor, 2 halfway along the rear corridor and 1 at the end of the rear corridor.

Lift (Accessible Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right at level 2 as you enter beyond the main reception.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, LT, 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 65m (71yd 3in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, light and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 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.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 similar lifts here.
    • The lifts are 18m from the ground floor entrance.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is not a Changing Places facility available.
  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right as you enter, immediately beyond Student Services.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 86m (94yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Student Services/Students' Association (South West entrance).
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 66m (72yd 6in) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 286cm x 240cm (9ft 5in x 7ft 10in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; a changing table/bench, handrails, a drop down rail, a toilet, a wash basin, a wheel in shower and a manual hoist.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There are further accessible showers near the Workwear Cafe and to the right in The Refectory.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located over to the left as you enter.
    • There are similar accessible toilets in the same location near the lifts on levels 1-10 excluding the mezzanine level and level 7. Some other toilets offer alternating transfer space and lower level mirrors. There are many accessible toilets in different locations throughout the building excluding the mezzanine and lecture theatre levels. Accessible toilets are generally located in the same location on each floor - near the front lifts, rear corridors and by the stairs to the right of the building. Check other guides for detail of these additional toilets by location.
    • 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 by sliding.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 223cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 4in).
    • 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 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is 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 not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a mirror.
    • 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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The level 2 first aid room accessible toilet offers baby change facilities.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 97cm.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s) View
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor, the third floor, the fourth floor, the fifth floor, the sixth floor, the seventh floor, the eighth floor, the ninth floor and the tenth floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed View
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located ahead as you enter, near the main central lifts.
    • 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 20m from the main entrance.
    • 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.