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Curran Building

101 St James Road, Glasgow, G4 0NS

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Andersonian Library, the Orbit Cafe, Accounting and Finance, IT Services and IT Labs, a Reflection Room and The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthontics.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The nearest mainline station is Glasgow Queen Street.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Buchanan Street.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • The car park is located in the basement.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 230cm x 580cm (7ft 7in x 19ft).
    • Designated parking bays are clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main lift.
    • 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 have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 200cm (6ft 7in).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • This car park is accessed from Cathedral Street.
    • There is also an external car park for this building, located near the corner of St James Road and Stirling Road.
    • This does not contain any designated bays.
    • Both car parks are for Permit Holders only.
    • There are also Blue Badge bays located on St James Road by the Lord Hope Building.
    • Standard pay and display parking bays are available to the side of this building on St James Road.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the Lord Hope Building.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 109cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments
    • This entrance gives access to level 2 of the building.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the front and either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments
    • The slopes lead to this entrance from Cathedral Street and St James Road.

Outside Access (Library Accessible Entrance - 100 St James Road)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments
    • A University Card with special permission added is required to access this entrance.
    • This will be provided for all staff and students who need to use this.

Level Change (Library Accessible Entrance - 100 St James Road)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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.
  • Comments
    • The ramp overcomes the step mentioned here, and has a handrail on the left hand side going up.
    • There are also a further 4 deep steps with handrails both sides just inside the entrance.
    • These are overcome using platform lift 226.

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 varied.

Eating and Drinking (Nourish - Main Entrance)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments
    • The Orbit Cafe is located to the right of the main entrance as you enter.
    • The cafe also contains vending machines.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Wednesday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Thursday 08:30 - 19:00.
    • Friday 08:30 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 10:30 - 16:00.
    • Sunday 10:30 - 16:00.

Eating and Drinking (Starbucks/Nourish 2 Go - Main Entrance)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is takeaway drinks and snacks.
  • Comments
    • This counter is close to the main Nourish cafe where tables are available.

Level Change (Library from Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located straight ahead from the main entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ 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 a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments
    • These lead from the main entrance and level 2, to the library area of level 3.
    • They are overcome by using lift 245.

Lift (Library from Main Entrance - Lift 245)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 2 and 3.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 100cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 3in).
  • 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
    • This lift overcomes the steps leading up to the library from the main entrance.
    • A key is required to operate this lift, which will be issued to staff and students who need to use it.
    • The doors leading to this lift and the steps from the main entrance are automatic.

Lift (Lift 226 - Library Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just inside the library accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the library accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 80cm x 140cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • 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.
  • Comments
    • There is a short moderate ramp in front of this lift on the entrance level.

Lift (Rear Library Lift - Evacuation Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the library.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Lift 226.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • 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 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 medium.

Lift (Lift 242 - Evacuation Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the main entrance as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 173cm x 158cm (5ft 8in x 5ft 2in).
  • The clear door width is 109cm (3ft 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 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
    • There is a moderate ramp in front of this lift leading from the car park on level 1.

Other Floors (Stairs A)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4-5-6.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
  • Comments
    • These stairs are located to the right of the main entrance as you enter.
    • There are similar stairs on the opposite side of the building, and in the library.

Reception (Security Reception)

  • The desk/counter is 11m (12yd 1in) from the lift 245.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Security Gates

  • At the top of the steps before entering the library there are four security gates.
  • There are two standard gates that are 53cm wide.
  • There are two wider accessible gates that are 92cm wide.
  • A student card would be required to gain access through this point.

Reception (Library Enquiries Desk)

  • The desk/counter is 35m (38yd 10in) from the library lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • This desk also incorporates the library lending desk and IT helpdesk.

Reception (Levels 3 and 4 Enquiries)

  • The Enquiries desk is located near the stairs on levels 3 and 4.
  • The desk is 35m (38yd 10in) from the rear library lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not 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 a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Reception (Level 5 Archives)

  • The Archives Reception is located to the front of level 5.
  • The desk is 95m (103yd 2ft) from the rear Library lift.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is not 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 staffed.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access (Library)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • Photograph 2 shows the turnstiles, 53cm wide, and gate, 105cm wide, to access the library from lift 245 and the stairs from the main entrance.

Library (The Andersonian Library)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • Comments
    • Photograph 2 shows the lockers on level 2.

Assistive Technology Room

  • The Assistive Technology Room is located on level 2, in the library, to the level as you enter from the accessible entrance or library lift.
  • It is 32m from lift 226.
  • It is accessed by double, push pad operated automatic doors, 149cm wide.
  • It contains auxiliary aids, such as alternative keyboards and mice, CCTCs and a Braille Embosser.
  • The computers here have the following assistive software available :-
  • Read & Write GOLD, MindGenius, Jaws, ZoomText, Kurzweil 1000 and Kurzweil 3000.

Level Change (Library Level 1)

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

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 42m (45yd 2ft) from the Lift 226.
    • This accessible toilet is located on level 2, in the far corner from the accessible entrance and lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 233cm x 245cm (7ft 8in x 8ft).
    • 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 180cm (5ft 11in).
    • 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 general domestic waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There are also accessible toilets available on all other levels on the library.
    • The toilet on level 1 has a coat hook and a functional alarm.
    • The toilet on level 3 requires a RADAR key, which can be obtained from the Library Enquiries desk, and contains a Clos-o-mat toilet.
    • The toilet on level 4 contains a ceiling track hoist and a changing bench.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 2, by Stairs A.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 4, by Stairs A.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There are also male toilets available on level 5 by Stairs A.

Outside Access (The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthontics)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the Lord Hope Building.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • Comments
    • There is an intercom, 148cm high, at this entrance.

Level Change (The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthontics)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the front and either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments
    • The slopes lead to this entrance from Cathedral Street and St James Road.

Reception (The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthontics)

  • The desk/counter is 14m (15yd 11in) from the Prosthetics and Orthontics entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access (The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthontics)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Accessible Toilet (The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthontics)

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the Prosthetics and Orthontics entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter, opposite the changing rooms.
    • There is a second adapted toilet available here, with a smaller cubicle and the transfer space on the right only.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 400cm (5ft 7in x 13ft 1in).
    • 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 both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space is 74cm (2ft 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 general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • This toilet also contains a shower.

Accessible Shower (The National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthontics)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the larger adapted toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the right as you enter.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the Prosthetics and Orthontics entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments
    • There are refuge points by all sets of stairs on all levels in this building.