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Kelvin Hall

1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AW

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Partick.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Kelvinhall.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Bunhouse Car Park.
    • The car park is located off Bunhouse Road to the right of the building.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 247cm x 545cm (8ft 1in x 17ft 11in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Bunhouse Road, across from the main entrance.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 265cm x 480cm (8ft 8in x 15ft 9in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Bunhouse Road.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, to the right.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in).
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 181cm (5ft 11in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not 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 left going up.
  • Comments
    • There is tactile paving at the bottom of the steps.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 68m (74yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • 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.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you enter.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you enter.
  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • 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.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • There is a hearing loop available in the cafe.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the fitness suite.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments
    • Some areas of Kelvin Hall are not accessible to the public.

Level Change (Quiet Room)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading down to the left off the main corridor.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 70m (76yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • 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 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 cafe has a fixed hearing loop fitted.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 08:00 - 18:30.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:30.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:30.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 18:30.
    • Friday 08:00 - 18:30.
    • Saturday 08:00 - 16:30.
    • Sunday 08:00 - 16:30.

Showcase

  • Exhibits cannot be audio described.
  • Tactile signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Braille signage for exhibits is not available.
  • Touch tours are available.
  • The availability of touch tours depends on exhibition.
  • Video tours are not available.
  • The exhibits were located along the main corridor and still being installed at the time of survey.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite
    • The fitness suite is located to the right off the main corridor.
    • The fitness suite is 123m (134yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 89cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General)
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes weight training equipment, recumbent cycles, treadmill.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments
    • There are security gates before the fitness suite which are 65cm wide with a wider 106cm gate on the right.

National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall comprising the Moving Image Archive and Digital Collections

  • Comments
    • The National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall is located at the rear of the main corridor.
    • This is mainly a digital video/moving images based facility.
    • There are individual display areas with headphones for some displays.
    • There are viewing booths and a comfortable viewing room.
    • There are captions available on most screenings, although signed and audio described screenings are not largely available.
    • There are computing viewing facilities which offer a large text keyboard and rollerball mouse.
    • There are height adjustable tables and chairs.
    • There are several meeting rooms available.
    • Lighting levels are adjustable.
    • Appointments outwith the standard opening times can be arranged including Mondays and Wednesday mornings.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday Closed.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:30.
    • Wednesday 13:30 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 16:30.
    • Friday 10:00 - 16:30.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Lecture Theatre(s)

  • Directional and locational signage for the lecture theatre(s) is not available in upper and lower case lettering that is clearly visible.
  • The corridor outside the lecture theatre(s) is sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is step free access into the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the lecture theatre(s).
  • The door(s) for the lecture theatre(s) is/are not push pad activated.
  • There are designated spaces for wheelchair users within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The designated spaces for wheelchairs users are located at the front.
  • There is level access to the designated seating from an entrance.
  • There is space for an assistance dog.
  • There is step free access to the speaker's area at the front of the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is staggered seating within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The steps to the staggered seating do not have handrails.
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is some fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the lecture theatre(s).
  • Floor coverings in the lecture theatre(s) are even with no trip hazards.
  • Comments
    • There are seminar rooms opposite the lecture theatre.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the main corridor, adjacent to the fitness suite.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 125m (136yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 146cm x 140cm (4ft 9in x 4ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • 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 medium.
  • Comments
    • There is a similar lift to the rear of the building which has signed information on the wall and can access the second floor.
    • There is a staff lift nearer the front opposite reception which can be used with staff authorisation.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • 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.
    • There are further stairs to the rear.

Level Change (First Floor)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the rear of the first floor.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Changing Places

  • Location and access
    • The facility is located round to the left from reception.
    • The facility is approximately 108m (118yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 297cm x 434cm (9ft 9in x 14ft 3in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 188cm (6ft 2in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 300cm (9ft 10in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is adjustable.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available at the wash basin.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The facility has a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
    • Accessible shower facilities are available.
    • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and handrails.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There is an/are accessible changing room(s) available.
  • The accessible changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the main corridor adjacent to the fitness suite.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 120m (131yd 8in) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the fitness suite.
  • The accessible changing room(s) is/are approximately 52m (56yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room(s) are 265cm x 230cm (8ft 8in x 7ft 7in).
  • The fixtures/facilities available in the accessible changing room(s) include; handrails, a drop down rail, a toilet, a wash basin and a wheel in shower.
  • There is level access to the accessible changing room(s).
  • Comments
    • There are 2 accessible changing rooms near the fitness suite.
    • There is a further accessible toilet with wheel in shower on the second floor.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • 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 85m (92yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located off the main corridor.
    • There is a further accessible toilet to the rear left of the building offering transfer space on the right. There are similar accessible toilets on the first and second floors.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 163cm x 200cm (5ft 4in x 6ft 7in).
    • 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 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • 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 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 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
    • 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 toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located round to the left from reception.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 106m (115yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 68m (74yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the gymnasium.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Comments
    • There are further standard changing rooms near the fitness suite and on the first floor.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments
    • The first floor changing rooms do not offer shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Location of Standard Toilet(s)
    • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the lower ground floor, the first floor and the second floor.
  • Standard Toilet Surveyed
    • A male standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located off the main corridor.
    • 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 85m 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.
  • Comments
    • Baby changing facilities are available to the left from reception.
    • The baby change table once extended is a height of 90cm.

Emergency Evacuation Information

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 normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.