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Level 2 Entrance and Main Reception

City of Glasgow College, City Campus, Level 2, 190 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0RF

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • The main entrance is located to the left of the building on level 2.
    • There is level access to the main entrance from the building car park and drop-off.
    • There is ramped access to the building car park and main entrance from street level.
    • The main reception is to the right as you enter the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the main reception from street level ground floor entrance via the accessible platform lift.
    • The main reception is to the left from the accessible platform lift.
    • The front ground floor lifts can also provide step free access from the ground floor entrance via Cafe Zero.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

Getting Here

  • By Road
    • The city campus is located in central Glasgow, off Cathedral Street which is fairly close to the M8 motorway.
    • There is Blue Badge parking beside the building on level 2. There is an on-site car park for permit holders nearby. Blue Badge and standard on-street parking is available nearby. A public car park is available nearby.
  • By Bus
    • The campus can be accessed via a number of bus routes, including buses X3, X11, X19, X25/A, X28, X37, X39, X85, X86, X87, 13/A, 19/A, 38/A/B/C/E, 57/A, 213, 240X, 832, 833, 834, 837, 839, 840, 866.
  • By Train
    • The nearest railway station is Queen Street. However, all of the central Glasgow stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground
    • The nearest subway station is Buchanan Street.
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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.

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park
    • The car park is located off Cathedral Street on College Way 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
    • 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
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access
    • 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
    • An intercom security barrier is in operation.
    • There are 2 spaces available with a charging point for electric cars in the car park.

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • There are steep gradients on Montrose Street/Rottenrow.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Level 2)

  • Entrance
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, to level 2.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/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.
  • Ramp/Slope
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the car park from Cathedral Street.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
    • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Step(s)
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located leading up from the slope towards the entrance.
    • There is / are 15+ step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments
    • There are heavy 135cm wide revolving doors to the right at this entrance.

Reception (Main Reception - Second Floor)

  • The main reception is located to the right as you enter the main entrance at second floor level.
  • The desk is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Clear signage for the reception area is visible from the entrance.
  • There is step free access to this reception area.
  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.
  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
  • There is a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.
  • The desk is staffed.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Comments
    • Portable pagers for deaf alerts are available from the main reception.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main reception.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter opposite the first aid room.
    • 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 by sliding.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 222cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 104cm (3ft 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.
    • There is a/are female sanitary disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 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 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)

  • Standard Toilet Surveyed
    • A shared standard toilet was surveyed.
    • The toilet surveyed is located in the main reception area.
    • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.
    • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 25m from the main entrance.
    • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.