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Sighthill Learning Resource Centre Café

Level 1, Sighthill LRC, Sighthill Building, Sighthill Campus, Sighthill Court, Edinburgh, EH11 4BN

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The café is located on level 1 of the Learning Resource Centre, in Block E of the Sighthill Building (main entrance/reception level).

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 10:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Useful Information

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Sighthill Campus is located to the west of the city centre and offers a site car park.
      The campus is accessed off the A71 (Calder Road), close to the city bypass and M8 motorway.
    • The main car park is located to the rear side of the building in front of the sports centre.
      There are further designated blue badge bays adjacent to the building and a visitors car park opposite.
      Drop-offs can be made in front of the building.
  • By Bus View
    • Buses from various areas over the city travel to Sighthill Campus/Calder Road. The majority of buses are operated by Lothian Buses. Up to the minute "real time" bus timetable information is now available at the majority of bus stops across the city. Information panels provided next to the majority of bus stops let you know when the next bus services will be arriving, or if there has been a delay.
  • By Train View
    • Sighthill Campus is 1 mile from Edinburgh Park Station, and 5.2 miles from the central Edinburgh Waverley Station. Edinburgh has rail links throughout the UK. The East Coast mainline, which links Edinburgh and London King’s Cross, is the UK's fastest intercity railway: you can travel between the cities in around 4 hours. Or, if you prefer to travel overnight, a sleeper service runs between London Euston and Edinburgh Waverley 6 nights a week. There are great links to other cities too. The journey to Glasgow only takes 45 minutes, while York, Newcastle, Inverness or Aberdeen can be reached in about 2 hours. All trains arrive at Waverley Station in the centre of the city, although some trains also stop at Haymarket, which is a smaller station in the West End, nearer the Merchiston Campus.
  • By Tram View
    • Edinburgh Park Station is also a tram station for access to the city centre or airport, 1 mile from the campus.
  • Useful Links View

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located to the rear side of the building, in front of the sports centre.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Sports Centre (ENGAGE) and the Sighthill 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 clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 480cm x 600cm (15ft 9in x 19ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by permit holders.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Sighthill Building.
    • This car park is clearly signposted from the Sighthill Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 29m (31yd 2ft) from the Sighthill Building car park entrance.

Building Parking

  • The building does have its own dedicated parking.
  • Building Car Park View
    • The car park can be used by permit holders and Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located to the right 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 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 480cm x 600cm (15ft 9in x 19ft 8in).
    • 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 75m (82yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the building is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • 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 students within approximately 200m.
    • The name of the car park is Sighthill Campus car park.
    • The car park is located to the rear side of the building, in front of the sports centre.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • There is not 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 single.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
    • The ramp is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a manual revolving door available at this entrance.
    • This entrance gives access to the first floor of the central atrium (Block A).

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear side of the building, at the main car park.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is an intercom.
    • There is not 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 single.
    • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a third set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
    • The first automatic door is push pad operated and opens towards you.
    • There is also a manual revolving door available at this entrance.
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor of Block B.

Lift (Lifts 6 and 7)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right as you enter, in Block D, next to the entrance to the LRC.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 130cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
    • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 12m from the main entrance.
    • 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 throughout each of the blocks.

Entrance (Learning Resource Centre Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you enter the Sighthill Building, in Block E.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single (with an unlocked extension leaf).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 107cm wide security gates beyond the entrance.
    • There are similar entrances on the upper floors.
    • Level 5 is accessed only via the internal lifts or stairs and has similar sets of doors to either side.

Entrance (Café Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter the LRC.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the café.
  • 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.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the café entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 69cm.
  • 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 hand held and wall.
  • 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 hot and cold snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest accessible toilets are located in the main building or on the upper floors of the LRC.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located in the main building or on the upper floors of the LRC.