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James Weir Building

75 Montrose Street, Glasgow, G1 1XJ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • This building is linked internally with the Royal College and Thomas Graham Buildings.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • There are on street pay and display bays available on Montrose Street, outside the building.
  • There is a permit holders University Car Park under the McCance Building,on Richmond Street.
  • The George Street NCP car park is also located on Montrose Street.

Outside Access (Montrose Street Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on 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 95cm (3ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Montrose Street Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located to the left of the entrance as you face it.
  • There is / are 11 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Montrose Rose entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

Outside Access (Level 2 Link From The Thomas Graham Building)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the Thomas Graham Building accessible entrance as you enter.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This link gives access to level 2 of the building, close to lifts 98 and 99.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Lift 88 - Evacuation Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located left as you enter the Montrose Street entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels B-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.
  • The lift is 7m (7yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 150cm (4ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 250cm x 200cm (8ft x 6ft).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This building also includes lift 122, located just inside the level 1 corridor, which is a staff only lift.

Lift (Lifts 98 and 99)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the end of the building next to the Thomas Graham Building.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.
  • The lift is 14m (15yd 12in) from the Level 2 Link From The Thomas Graham Building.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 112cm x 210cm (3ft x 6ft).
  • There are 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 controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift is also 80m from the Montrose Street entrance on level 1.

Lift (Lift 122)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the rear corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.
  • The lift is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main 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 89cm x 109cm (2ft 11in x 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Library (Architecture 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 on tape or disc.
  • There is not an ordering service.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Comments View
    • The Architecture Library is located on level 3 of the building.
    • There are security barriers, 91cm wide, just inside the entrance to the library.
  • Comments View
    • The Architecture Library is located on level 3 of the building.
    • There are security barriers, 91cm wide, just inside the entrance to the library.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 16:45.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:45.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:45.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 16:45.
    • Friday 10:00 - 16:45.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Level Change (Level 1 link to Thomas Graham Building)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the far end of the ground floor corridor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp has handrails on both sides.
    • This link gives access to level 1 of the Thomas Graham Building.

Level Change (Level 1 link to the Royal College Building)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • Please contact reception.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 94cm (3ft).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located left as you enter the Montrose Street entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp is either kept in situ on the steps, or stored on the wall next to the steps.
    • There is also a link further inside the level 1 corridor (shown in photograph 2), which leads to the rear of the Assembly Hall in the Royal College.
    • This also has 4 steps, but the portable ramp can be used to overcome them.
    • Please ask a member of Security at reception if assistance is required.
    • These links lead to level 4 of the Royal College Building.

Level Change (Level 3 Link to the Royal College Building)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the left as you exit Lift 88.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • This link leads to level 6 of the Royal College Building.
    • There is level access from level 2 to level 5 of the Royal College Building, shown in photograph 2.

Other Floors (Advanced Material Research Laboratory (AMRL))

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-AMRL Mezzanine.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • These steps lead up to the Materials Lb on the mezzanine level.
    • There is a platform lift available to overcome these steps.

Lift (Advanced Material Research Laboratory (AMRL) Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the ground floor corridor.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-AMRL Mezzanine.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 143cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 8in).
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Other Floors (Chemical Analysis Lab)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-Chemical Analysis Mezzanine.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the Chemical Analysis Lab.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 31m (33yd 2ft) from the Montrose Street entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located just off the level 1 corridor, to the rear of reception.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens sliding.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 145cm x 192cm (4ft x 6ft).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 83cm (2ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 45cm (17in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3").
    • The hand dryer is 101cm (3ft) high.
    • 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 3").
    • The toilet roll holder is 108cm (3ft) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
    • The sink is 81cm (2ft) high.
  • 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 grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar accessible toilets in the same location on levels 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. These have larger cubicles as they also contain accessible showers. They also have coat hooks, shelves and functional alarms.
    • There are also accessible toilets at the far end of the building, by lifts 98 and 99, on levels 3 - 8. The toilets on levels 3, 4, 6 and 7 have the transfer space on the right.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the accessible toilets close to lift 88.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (19in).

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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Comments View
    • There are refuge points located next to lifts 98 and 99, shown in photograph 1, and lift 88, shown in photograph 2.