George Square, 50

The University of Edinburgh, Central Campus, 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JU

0131 650 1000

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Access Guide

  • Ground Floor - Main Reception Desk, Teaching Rooms: G.01; G.02; G.05; G.06, Lecture Theatre: G.03, Screening Room: G.04
    First Floor - Computing Labs 1.01 and 1.02, Study Resource Library 1.05, Project Room 1.06, Undergraduate Teaching Organisation, Graduate School, Postgraduate Computing Labs
    Second Floor - Student Support Office: Room 2.32, Academic Staff for English Literature, Teaching Fellows, eaching Rooms: 02.03; 02.13; 02.14; 02.29; 02.30; 02.39; 02.54;
    Third Floor - Academic Staff for Division of European Languages (DELC), Portuguese Centre, eaching Rooms: 03.03; 03.13; 03.14; 03.29; 03.30; 03.39; 03.54;
    Fourth Floor - School Offices (including Head of School office: 4.01), Academic Staff for: Asian Studies; Celtic & Scottish Studies; Translation Studies; Film Studies; Film in the Public Space, Postgraduate Computing Labs.

  • The Central Area is located on the south side in the city centre. Traffic congestion can be a problem, and parking is strictly controlled.

  • A number of University car parks are located in the Central Area. The Transport and Parking Office of the University of Edinburgh manages parking at the University. University car parks are for the use of permit holders only, and are subject to the university’s parking regulations. Permits are available for visitors to the university.

  • Buses from all over the city travel to the Central Area of the university. The University also provides a shuttle bus for staff and students between the Central Area and the King's Buildings. 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.

  • The Central Area of the university is 0.7 miles from Edinburgh Waverley Station. It should be noted that some of the walking routes may feature paths with steep gradients or steps given the landscape. 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.

  • The car park is located to the left of Appleton Tower, accessed off Chapel Street.

  • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are Appleton Tower, 50 George Square.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 240cm x 480cm (7ft 10in x 15ft 9in).

  • The dimensions of the designated bays do vary in size.

  • 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 provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.

  • Signs are clearly presented.

  • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.

  • There is sloped access to the car park from the Chapel Street.

  • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Appleton Tower Building.

  • The nearest designated bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Appleton Tower Building.

  • Permits are not free and will need to be purchased from the University.

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  • The car park is located to the rear of the David Hume Tower.

  • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the David Hume Tower.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 490cm x 630cm (16ft 1in x 20ft 8in).

  • 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 provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.

  • Signs are clearly presented.

  • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.

  • There is sloped access to the car park from the David Hume Tower Learning Hub.

  • This car park is not clearly signposted from the DHT Lower Ground Teaching Hub.

  • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the David Hume Tower Learning Hub Windmill Lane entrance.

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  • The car park is located on Buccleuch Place.

  • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the UOE Business School, Gerge Square Lecture Theatre and 17, 19-25, 30-34 Buccleuch Place.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • The car park surface is cobbled.

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.

  • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 200cm x 500cm (6ft 7in x 16ft 5in).

  • 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 provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.

  • Signs are clearly presented.

  • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).

  • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.

  • There is sloped access to the car park from the UOE Business School.

  • This car park is not clearly signposted from the UOE Business School.

  • The nearest designated bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the George Square Lecture Theatre Buccleuch Place entrance.

  • There is also permit holder and standard pay and display parking located along the length of Buccleuch Place.

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  • This information is for the entrance located off George Square.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

  • 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 double.

  • The width of the door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in).

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • 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 154cm (5ft 1in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.

  • There is stepped access at this entrance.

  • 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 65cm (2ft 2in).

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • 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 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.

  • The step(s) is / are located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • There is / are 5 step(s) to access the entrance.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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  • The 50 George Square Reception is located in front of you on entrance.

  • The desk is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.

  • There is step free access to this reception area.

  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.

  • The reception desk/counter is high (110cm+).

  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.

  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • The hearing assistance system is not signed.

  • Monday 08:00 - 21:30.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:30.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 21:30.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:30.

  • Friday 08:00 - 21:30.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).

  • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.

  • There is clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.

  • There is clearly written and pictorial directional signage at key points of circulation routes.

  • There is some flooring in corridors which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.

  • 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 a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Hearing loops are located in Lecture Theatre G.03, Screening Room G.04, G.01, G.02, G.05 & G.06.

  • There are push pad automatic doors into postgraduate research 4.38 and the nearby refuge points on the fourth floor.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.

  • The stairs are located to your left on entrance.

  • The stairs are approximately 2m from the main entrance.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are not 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 similar staircases in front of you and to the left when entering the building by the main entrance. They have single manual doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors except the fourth floor where they are push pad automatic.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to your right as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.

  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 146cm x 132cm (4ft 9in x 4ft 4in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (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 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.

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  • The Literatures, Languages & Cultures Undergraduate Office is located in front of you on exiting the lift lobby on the first floor.

  • The desk is 13m (14yd 8in) from the main lift.

  • The reception area is clearly visible from the lift.

  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.

  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.

  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).

  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • The hearing assistance system is signed.

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • The Graduate Schools office Reception is located to the left of the stairs from the first floor to the second floor.

  • The desk is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • Clear signage for the reception area is not visible from the lift.

  • There is step free access to this reception area, via lift.

  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.

  • The reception desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Monday 10:00 - 12:00.

  • Monday 14:00 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00.

  • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00.

  • Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 12:00.

  • Thursday 14:00 - 16:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 12:00.

  • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to your right when you exit the lift lobby on the first floor.

  • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.

  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).

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  • Study Resource Library 1.05 Reception is located to your right on entrance to Study Resource Library 1.05.

  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Study Resource Entrance.

  • The reception area is clearly visible from the entrance.

  • There is step free access to this reception area.

  • The lighting levels in the reception area are bright.

  • The reception desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).

  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low counter.

  • The desk is not staffed.

  • There is not a bell to attract attention.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • If you require a video, DVD or Blue Ray you will need to ask for it at reception and it will be collected for you.

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  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in audio format.

  • There is not an ordering service.

  • The library does have computers with accessible software.

  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.

  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.

  • This is a reference only library.

  • Large text keyboards and rollerball mice can be provided on requested.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 210cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 11in).

  • 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 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • 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 female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is not a toilet roll holder.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 82cm (2ft 8in).

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

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

  • 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.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the building.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 225cm x 200cm (7ft 5in x 6ft 7in).

  • 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 both sides.

  • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.

  • 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 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 female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is not a toilet roll holder.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 84cm (2ft 9in).

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

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

  • 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.

  • There is a baby change at a height of 82cm in the toilet.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the main lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the corridor on the first floor.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 178cm x 172cm (5ft 10in x 5ft 8in).

  • There is a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a lateral transfer space.

  • 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 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 female sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 internal door and wall is good.

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

  • 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.

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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 next to the standard toilets and showers.

  • There is a similar toilet in the same location on the third floor. This has a baby change at a height of 96cm. There is also a similar toilet on the fourth floor.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 175cm (5ft 9in x 5ft 9in).

  • There is not 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.

  • 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 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 female sanitary and open waste paper bin 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 not 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 85cm (2ft 9in).

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

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

  • 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.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to your right when you exit the lift lobby.

  • There is a similar toilet on the third floor.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 168cm (7ft 3in x 5ft 6in).

  • 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 both sides.

  • The lateral transfer space is 102cm (3ft 4in).

  • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the toilet.

  • 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 female sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 not 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 not a toilet roll holder.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 84cm (2ft 9in).

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

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

  • 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.

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  • Shower facilities are available.

  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located next to the male and female toilets on floors 2, 3 and 4.

  • There is an easy step to access the shower as shown in photograph 2.

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  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor, the third floor and the fourth floor.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located to your left as you enter.

  • There is a female standard toilet in the same location.

  • There is step free access to the standard toilet(s) surveyed from the entrance.

  • The standard toilet surveyed is approximately 21m from the main entrance.

  • There is not a/are not cubicle(s) suitable for ambulant disabled people in the standard toilet(s) surveyed.

  • Lighting levels in the standard toilet surveyed are good.

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