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Ground Floor Entrance and Reception

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

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The ground floor entrance and reception are located on Cathedral Street at the front left of the building.
    • The accessible platform lift to the lecture theatre and level 2 is located in this area near the main atrium stairs.
    • There are also larger standard lifts to other floors in the ground floor corridor after Cafe Zero.

Getting Here

Useful Information

Opening Times (Reception)

  • 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.

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 (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.

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.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
  • 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.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, LT and 2.
    • The stairs are located at the rear of the ground floor entrance lobby rising to the main reception on level 2.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the ground floor entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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
    • This staircase rises past the lecture theatre to the main reception area on level 2.
    • These stairs offer central handrails.
    • There is a seating area to the side 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 (Accessible Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the ground floor entrance lobby.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, LT and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the ground floor entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The lift door is manual, heavy and opens outwards.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 151cm (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 not 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 two lifts rising via the lecture theatre to level 2 (main reception area).

Level Change (Cycle Store)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading down to the bicycle storage area.
  • There is/are 2 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

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 25m (27yd 1ft) from the ground floor entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter at the rear of the cafe.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 169cm 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 101cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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).
    • 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 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 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.

Standard Toilet(s)