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Refectory

City of Glasgow College, Main Teaching Building, Riverside Campus, 21 Thistle Street, Glasgow, G5 9XB

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 15:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 15:30.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 15:30.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 15:30.
  • Friday 08:00 - 15:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • The Riverside Campus is located on the outskirts of Glasgow City Centre across from the River Clyde.
      The M8 Motorway is close to the Riverside Campus.
    • There is Blue Badge parking beside the building.
      There is an on-site car park for permit holders nearby.
      Blue Badge and standard on-street parking is available nearby on Nelson Street and Norfolk Street.
      A public car park is available nearby at Bridge Street and across the River Clyde on Howard Street and Clyde Street.
  • By Bus View
    • 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 View
    • The nearest railway station is Argyle Street. However, all of the central Glasgow stations are within reach of the campus using public transport.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest Subway station to the College Campus is Bridge Street, approximately half a mile away.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by visitors, permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the building.
    • 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 4 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 452cm x 530cm (14ft 10in x 17ft 5in).
    • 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 21m (22yd 2ft) from the side entrance Main Teaching Tower Building.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user.
    • The dropped kerb between the car park and the building does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park surface is tarmac and block paving.
  • Site/Campus Car Parks View
    • There is a site/campus car park for staff and visitors within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Site Campus Car Park.
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Riverside Campus.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • 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 below the Link Bridge besides the side entrance of the Main Teaching Tower Building.

Site/Campus Car Park (Riverside Campus)

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the rear of the Main Teaching Tower Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Main Teaching Tower 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 available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are signposted and have markings which are faded.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 530cm (13ft 1in x 17ft 5in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.
    • There are no parking charges that apply on the day.
    • Signs are not provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • 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 View
    • There is level access to the car park from the Main Teaching Tower Building and the Halls of Residence Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 21m (22yd 2ft) from the side entrance of the Main Teaching Tower entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is access from Ballater Street/ Norfolk Street at the rear of the Riverside Campus.
    • An intercom security barrier is in operation at the campus entrance.
    • Within the car park there is 1 electric car charging point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building opposite the river Clyde.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection 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 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 5 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 View
    • To the left has you face the entrance there are 2 revolving doors to access the building at this entrance.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection 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 123cm (4ft).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The ramp or slope does not bypass the step(s).
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • Comments View
    • To the left of the entrance there is a revolving door to access the building also at this entrance.

Security Barriers Foyer Area

  • There are a set of security barriers in the foyer to the front of the foyer lift.
  • Access to the lifts is via the security barriers.
  • The security barriers are 9m from the side entrance.
  • There are 4 security barriers 50cm wide and 1 barrier 90cm wide.
  • Access is required by ucard pass only.
  • Beyond the barriers access is available to the lifts.

Lift (Foyer Area)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located beyond the side entrance to the right.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the side entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 155cm x 210cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 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 View
    • Access to the lift is via the security barriers fronting the lift area.
    • Beyond the barriers there are 3 lifts giving access to all floors.

Other Floors (Rear Lobby Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
    • The stairs are located beyond the foyer area security barriers the left of the rear lobby lift.
    • The stairs are approximately 28m from the side entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the stairwell on all floors.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.

Entrance (Refectory)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of the main teaching tower.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 227cm (7ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • The refectory is located on the first floor of the Main Teaching Tower building.
    • When you exit the lifts, the refectory is to your left.
    • There are no doors to enter the refectory.
    • There is an opening to the left 146cm wide and an opening to the right 227cm wide to access the refectory area.

Getting Around (Refectory)

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is clearly written directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Eating and Drinking (Refectory)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the foyer lift entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 76cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not 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 hold and cold meals and snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located next to the rear lobby lift on the first floor.
    • There is also an accessible toilet in the Hygiene Room to the left of the foyer lift, this will require a member of staff to open the room.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets from the refectory are the shared toilets to the right of the foyer lifts on the first floor.
  • There are also standard toilets opposite the rear lobby lifts.