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Engineering Building

Riverside Campus, 21 Thistle Street, Glasgow, G5 9XB

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in the Riverside Campus in Glasgow.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Argyle Street.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Bridge Street SPT Subway.

Building Parking

  • The building does not have its own dedicated parking.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Riverside Campus.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the building off Ballater Street on Thistle Street.
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located under the link bridge from the Main Teaching Tower Building.

Site/Campus Car Park (Riverside Campus)

  • Car Park
    • The car park is located at the rear of the campus on Thistle Street off Ballater Street.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Main Teaching Tower Building and Engineering Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 452cm x 550cm (14ft 10in x 18ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
  • Drop Off Point
    • 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
    • There is level access to the car park from the campus buildings.
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the side entrance of the Main Teaching Tower Building.
  • Comments
    • An intercom security barrier is in operation at the campus entrance.
    • Within the car park there are 4 electric car charging points.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • 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 104cm (3ft 5in).

Outside Access (Internal Entrance - 1st Floor)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the refectory within the Main Teaching Building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments
    • The door can be extended to 120cm wide.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments
    • There are lowered desks and various other lowered equipment including a lathe and milling machine in the workshop.

Eating and Drinking (Workwear Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the internal entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • 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 hot and cold snacks and meals.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 09:30 - 11:00.
    • Monday 11:30 - 13:30.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 11:00.
    • Tuesday 11:30 - 13:30.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 11:00.
    • Wednesday 11:30 - 13:30.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 11:00.
    • Thursday 11:30 - 13:30.
    • Friday 09:30 - 11:00.
    • Friday 11:30 - 13:30.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • 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.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear right of the building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is approximately 24m (26yd 9in) 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 137cm x 202cm (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 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • 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 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a shared 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 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 295cm (5ft 1in x 9ft 8in).
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • 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 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • 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 contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There is a similar toilet to the rear of the first floor.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located near the internal entrance on the first floor.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the internal entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments
    • There are additional lockers available on the link bridge from the Main Teaching Building.
    • The male changing rooms are located towards the far end of the link bridge in the Main Teaching Building and the female changing is located on the left beyond the Workwear Cafe.
    • The doors to the individual changing cubicles and shower cubicles are 59cm wide.
    • The Hygiene Suite near the male changing room offers a wheel in shower and changing bench, please see the Main Teaching Building guide for details.

Standard Toilet(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.