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University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel

University of Glasgow, West Quadrangle, Gilbert Scott Building, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Partick.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Hillhead.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located on South Front.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • Designated parking bays are not clearly marked.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the South Front Chaplaincy entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the South Front Chaplaincy entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • Standard bays next to the South Front Chaplaincy entrance to the left can be made available by booking in advance.
    • Drop offs can be made directly in front of the South Front Chaplaincy entrance.

Outside Access (West Quadrangle - Chapel South Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located near the chaplaincy offices and Chapel Forehall.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 123cm (4ft).
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in).

Level Change (West Quadrangle - Chapel South Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading up beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • 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 the right going up.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • The lift does not bypass the ramp/slope.

Lift (West Quadrangle - Chapel South Entrance)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located before the steps.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the West Quadrangle Chapel Entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 73cm x 85cm (2ft 5in x 2ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments
    • There is an alternative ramped access via the West Quadrangle - Chapel North Entrance.

Outside Access (West Quadrangle - Chapel North Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the West Quadrangle, near the business school.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in).

Level Change (West Quadrangle - Chapel North Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading up beyond 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.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 126cm (4ft 2in).
  • Comments
    • A notice at the top of the ramp suggests seeking assistance for the gradient, an emergency number 0141 330 4444 is provided.
    • There is an easy slope in front of the entrance.

Outside Access (The Square Chapel Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of The Square into level 2.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments
    • There are similar entrances at either side of the Chapel from The Square.

Level Change (The Square Chapel Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not 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 the left going up.
  • Comments
    • The photographs show the two staircases to each side.
    • The steps to the door on the left have a right handrail.
    • The steps to the door on the right offer a handrail to the left.

Inside Access

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

Level Change (Aisle Seating)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading up to raised side aisle seating.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Level Change (Altar)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading up to the alter.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Accessible Toilet (Chaplaincy)

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the Chaplaincy staff entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the staff corridor of the Chaplaincy.
    • There is level access to the 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 330cm (4ft 11in x 10ft 10in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted 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 are mirrors.
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • The staff corridor has a buzzer entry system.
    • There is a further accessible toilet on the level below towards the North Front entrance of One A The Square.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments
    • There are standard (and accessible) toilets throughout the Gilbert Scott Building near the Hunterian Museum lift on this level, or on the level below in One A The Square cafe/brasserie.
    • There are baby changing facilities in the accessible toilet at the Hunterian Museum lift.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Comments
    • There is an assistance dog toilet available on campus for students, staff and visitors.
    • Disability awareness training is available for all staff through the Staff Development Service. Other training relating to specific areas of disability awareness, such as curriculum development or a specialised software package is provided from the Learning and Teaching Centre, IT Services and the Student Disability Service.