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Marine Skills Centre

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

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in the Riverside Campus in Glasgow.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • 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 Main Teaching Tower Building.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Drop Off Point
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located below the link bridge by the side entrance of the Main Teaching Tower Building.
  • Comments
    • Parking is also available in the Glasgow Central Mosque car park in Mosque Avenue off Ballater Road.
    • It is open to the public Saturday to Thursday and has a fixed price of £3 for the day (Nov 2017).

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 (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 184cm (6ft).

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading to the entrance.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access
    • 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 21m (22yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the main corridor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 245cm x 265cm (8ft x 8ft 8in).
    • There is not 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 175cm (5ft 9in).
    • 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 not 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There is an accessible wheel in shower available.
    • The flip down chair is 48cm high.
    • There are grab rails and drop down rails available.
    • The toilet and shower were being used for storage at the time of research, although a member of staff could remove the items.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of the building.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There are changing facilities and level access showers available here.
    • The doors to the showers are 60cm wide.

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.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.