John McIntyre Conference Centre

The University of Edinburgh, Pollock Halls of Residence, 18 Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh EH16 5AY

0131 651 2189

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www.edinburghfirst.co.uk/venues/john-mcintyre-conference-centre

Guide Last Updated: 27/10/2017

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Access Guide

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling and Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

  • This building is located within the Pollock Halls of Residence site on the Holyrood Park Road off the A7 near Arthur's Seat in the south east of Edinburgh.

  • 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‚Äôs parking regulations. Permits are available for visitors to the university.

  • The nearest bus stops to the campus are for the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Dalkeith Road. Lothian Buses provide a number of services which stop within close proximity to Pollock Halls. These include: 2, 3, 5 ,7 , 8, 14, 29, 30, 31, 33, 37, 47, 49, N3, N30, N31, N37, X29, X31 and X37 The following First Bus services also stop at bus stops on Dalkeith Road: 95A and X95.

  • The Pollock Halls of Residence site is approximately one mile from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, the city's main train station. Buses and taxis are available from the station to the site.

  • The nearest Edinburgh Tram stops are in the city centre, around 1-2 miles away, within reach of the campus using public transport.

  • The car park is located opposite St Leonard's Hall.

  • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are St Leonard's Hall.

  • 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 405cm x 470cm (13ft 3in x 15ft 5in).

  • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.

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

  • There is sloped access to the car park from the St Leonard's Hall or the Reception Building.

  • This car park is not clearly signposted from the St Leonard's Hall building.

  • The nearest designated bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the Reception Building main entrance.

  • There is further parking in the centre of the site, although there are no further Blue Badge bays in this area.

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

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 204cm (6ft 8in).

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

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

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, to the right.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is/are push pad activated.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).

  • 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.

  • To access the Bar @ JMCC venue from here there is a set of heavy double doors which open towards you.

  • The width of the doors to the bar was 96cm as one leaf was locked.

  • This information is for the entrance located leading to the first floor roof terrace.

  • 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 68cm (2ft 3in).

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

  • The step(s) is / are located in the doorway.

  • There is / are 1 step(s) to access the entrance.

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

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

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There is step free access throughout the building.

  • There are not 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 directional signage at key points of circulation routes.

  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.

  • The lighting levels are good.

  • This building does play background music.

  • Music is played in the bar.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The following information is for the refectory.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 49m (53yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 103cm (3ft 5in).

  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.

  • 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 wall only.

  • 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 meals and snacks.

  • There are double doors to the cafeteria which are held open during opening hours from the foyer and Bar @ JMCC.

  • Monday 07:15 - 10:30.

  • Monday 17:00 - 19:30.

  • Tuesday 07:15 - 10:30.

  • Tuesday 17:00 - 19:30.

  • Wednesday 07:15 - 10:30.

  • Wednesday 17:00 - 19:30.

  • Thursday 07:15 - 10:30.

  • Thursday 17:00 - 19:30.

  • Friday 07:15 - 10:30.

  • Friday 17:00 - 19:30.

  • Saturday 10:30 - 14:00.

  • Saturday 17:00 - 19:30.

  • Sunday 10:30 - 14:00.

  • Sunday 17:00 - 19:30.

  • The following information is for the bar.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the bar entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 41cm (1ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 103cm (3ft 5in).

  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.

  • 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 only.

  • 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 and meals.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 99cm x 140cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 not have tactile markings.

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

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • There is a lift for public use.

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

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.

  • The lift is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the conference centre and bar entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 134cm x 142cm (4ft 5in x 4ft 8in).

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not 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 medium.

  • Both building lifts can be used to access the conference facilities.

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

  • The stairs are located to the right as you enter.

  • The stairs are approximately 3m from the main entrance.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • 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 similar stairs adjacent to the conference centre entrance lift shown in photographs 3 and 4.

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 41cm (1ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).

  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.

  • 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 only.

  • 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 event catering.

  • 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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located straight ahead 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 lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 240cm (5ft 5in x 7ft 10in).

  • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not 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 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 104cm (3ft 5in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 fair.

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

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

  • 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 poor.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • 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 25m (27yd 1ft) from the bar entrance.

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

  • 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 lever twist.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 178cm x 227cm (5ft 10in x 7ft 5in).

  • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not 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 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 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 107cm (3ft 6in).

  • 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 poor.

  • 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 poor.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within this accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 83cm (2ft 8in).

  • 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 16m (17yd 1ft) from the conference centre entrance lift.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the right from the lift.

  • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 178cm x 230cm (5ft 10in x 7ft 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 the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not 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 general domestic 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 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 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 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 poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on all floors.

  • A male standard toilet was surveyed.

  • The toilet surveyed is located to the rear of the Bar @ JMCC.

  • 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 26m from the bar 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.