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Stenhouse Building

173-199 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0RQ

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The nearest mainline station is Glasgow Queen Street.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Buchanan Street.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Comments
    • There are on street pay and display parking bays available on Rottenrow.
    • There are University car parks for Permit Holders available at the Strathclyde Business School and the Henry Dyer Building.
    • Please see the separate guides for these buildings for more details.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Cathedral Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments
    • There is also a 140cm wide manual revolving door round to the left here.
    • This entrance gives access to level 1 of the building.

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 to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • 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.
  • Comments
    • The ramp does not offer handrails for the first section.
    • There is an alternative easy ramp leading up from the left of the building which bypasses the 4 steps without handrails there.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear, leading from Rottenrow.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 69cm (2ft 3in).

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading down to the entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • 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).
  • Comments
    • The initial steps down from Rottenrow do not offer handrails or tactile paving.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is 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 not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments
    • There are two lowered sections. The one to the right offers a clear knee recess.

Inside Access

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

Lecture Theatre(s) (SW105)

  • 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 not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs 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.

SW104

  • This room is located on level 1 (ground floor).
  • There is level access to this room from the main entrance.
  • No seats and tables are fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available, there are no chairs with arm rests available, and all seats have backs.
  • The room does not contain a lectern.
  • There is level access to the AV controls which are at a suitable height for all.
  • The room does not contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.

SW106

  • This room is located on level 1 (ground floor).
  • There is level access to this room from the main entrance.
  • No seats and tables are fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available, there are no chairs with arm rests available, and all seats have backs.
  • The room does not contain a lectern.
  • There is level access to the AV controls which are at a suitable height for all.
  • The room does not contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.

SW108

  • This room is located to the rear of level 1 (ground floor).
  • There is a glass wall and door to the room.
  • There is level access to this room from the main entrance.
  • No seats and tables are fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available, there are no chairs with arm rests available and all seats have backs.
  • The room does not contain a lectern.
  • There is level access to the AV controls which are at a suitable height for all.
  • The room does not contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.

SW109

  • This room is located to the rear of level 1 (ground floor).
  • There is level access to this room from the main entrance.
  • There is a glass wall and door to this room.
  • No seats and tables are fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available, there are no chairs with arm rests available and all seats have backs.
  • The room does not contain a lectern.
  • There is level access to the AV controls which are at a suitable height for all.
  • The room does not contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
    • The stairs are located to the left as you enter.
    • The stairs are approximately 10m 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 staircases at the opposite end of the building.

Lift (Lifts 123 and 126)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located straight ahead from the accessible entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are levels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 130cm (4ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • The clear door width is 88cm (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 bright.

Lift (Lift 124)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the far end of level 1, past Events & Conferenc.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 110cm (3ft 4in x 3ft 7in).
  • The clear door width is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • 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 not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

SW203 - Postgraduate Computing/Trading Simulation Lab

  • This room is located on level 2.
  • There is level access to this room from the lifts.
  • Some tables are fixed but no seating is fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available. There are no chairs with arm rests available and all seats have backs.
  • The room does not contain a lectern.
  • There is level access to the AV controls which are at a suitable height for all.
  • The room does not contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.

Lecture Theatre(s) (SW204)

  • 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 not a hearing assistance system for the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is a visual fire alarm beacon in the lecture theatre(s).
  • There is fixed furniture within the lecture theatre(s).
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • A height adjustable table/bench is not available.
  • There are no chairs 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.

SW205 Postgraduate Computer Lab

  • This room is located to the rear of level 2.
  • There is level access to this room from the lifts.
  • No seats and tables are fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available. There are no chairs with arm rests available, and all seats have backs.
  • The room does not contain a lectern.
  • There is level access to the AV controls which are at a suitable height for all.
  • The room does not contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.

SW429 - Meeting Room

  • This meeting room is located to on level 4.
  • There is level access to this room from the lifts.
  • No seats or tables are fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available. There are no chairs with arm rests available and all seats have backs.
  • The room does not contain a lectern.
  • There is level access to the AV controls which are at a suitable height for all.
  • The room does not contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.

SW415

  • This room is located to the rear of level 4.
  • There is level access to this room from the lifts.
  • No seats and tables are fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available. There are no chairs with arm rests available and all seats have backs.
  • The room does not contain a lectern.
  • There is level access to the AV controls which are at a suitable height for all.
  • The room does not contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.

SW520

  • This room is located on level 5.
  • There is level access to this room from the lifts.
  • No seats and tables are fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available. There are no chairs with arm rests available and all seats have backs.
  • The room does not contain a lectern.
  • There is level access to the AV controls which are at a suitable height for all.
  • The room does not contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.

SW601b

  • This room is located to the rear of level 6.
  • There is level access to this room from the lifts.
  • No seats and tables are fixed.
  • There are no height adjustable tables available. There are no chairs with arm rests available and all seats have backs.
  • The room does not contain a lectern.
  • There is level access to the AV controls which are at a suitable height for all.
  • The room does not contain a hearing loop.
  • The lighting is adjustable.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • 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 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 223cm (7ft 3in x 7ft 4in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • 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 the right.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot 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 cannot 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 poor.
    • 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet (Upper Floors)

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • 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 3m (3yd 10in) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, to the right from the lift.
    • There are toilets on each floor located in the same location. The level 3 and 6 accessible toilets offer clos-o-mat style toilets with built in rails on either side as well as a vertical grab rail on the rear wall.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 99cm (3ft 3in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 220cm (5ft 5in 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 98cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • 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 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 3, by the main stairs.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lifts 123 and 126.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on level 5, by the main stairs.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lifts 123 and 126.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There is also a female toilet on level 2 and a male toilet on level 4 by the far stairs next to Lift 124.
    • These are 48m from lifts 123 and 126.
    • There are further standard toilets on the landing between floors on both sets of stairs.

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 generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.