Princes Square

Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 3JX

01412 210 324

enquiries@princessquare.co.uk

www.princessquare.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 27/01/2017

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Access Guide

  • Monday 10:00 - 19:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 19:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 19:00.

  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00.

  • Sunday 11:00 - 17:00.

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Queen Street.

  • The nearest underground station is Buchanan Street.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • The name of the car park is Mitchell Street Car Park.

  • The car park is located off Mitchell Street.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

  • There is a designated drop off point.

  • The drop off point is located at the rear of the venue off Spingfield Court/Princes Court.

  • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.

  • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

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  • 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) automatically (towards you).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • 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 permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • There are 2 similar sets of doors here.

  • There is also a third central entrance which leads directly onto an escalator.

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to and beyond the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building, on Princes Court.

  • There is 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played throughout the venue.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are 3 deep steps down to an additional lower courtyard area.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Escalator(s) can be used to access other floors.

  • The floors which are accessible by escalator are LG-G-1-2-3.

  • The escalators steps are not clearly marked.

  • The foot and head of the escalators are clearly marked.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are further stairs to the rear of the building which are medium height and do not follow a curve.

  • There is a further escalator from the central entrance at the front to the 1st floor.

  • There is 1 medium height step at the central door to the front escalator.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the centre of the shopping and food court areas.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3.

  • The lift is approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 136cm x 148cm (4ft 6in x 4ft 10in).

  • 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • There are 2 further lifts to the rear of the building at either side.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • 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 24m (26yd 9in) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the building.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 178cm x 197cm (5ft 10in x 6ft 6in).

  • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 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 alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are non-infectious waste disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There are further accessible toilets throughout the different floors including one offering transfer space to the left.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the rear of the venue.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 24m (26yd 9in) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).

  • This is by lift.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the rear of the venue.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located adjacent to the standard toilets.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

  • This is by lift.

  • There are further standard toilets throughout the centre.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.