Adam Smith Business School

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

0141 330 7515

business-school@glasgow.ac.uk

www.gla.ac.uk/schools/business/

Guide Last Updated: 31/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • 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.

  • The name of the nearest underground station is Hillhead.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is at the front of the venue.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 450cm x 330cm (14ft 9in x 10ft 10in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 33m (36yd 3in) from the north front entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the north front 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 a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.

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

  • There are designated bays for disabled staff, students and visitors across the campus. Students and staff who are Blue Badge holders automatically receive a parking permit free of charge. Please see the University of Glasgow parking notes for further details.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

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

  • There is not a second set of doors.

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • This entrance gives access to level 1, of the Gilbert Scott building, from where the Business School can be accessed directly via the lift.

  • This information is for the entrance located off South Front.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 118cm (3ft 10in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically (towards you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.

  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is portable.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • This ramp is portable but is left permanently in place to bypass the steps.

  • This information is for the entrance located in the West Quadrangle to the rear of the North Front on level 2.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 146cm (4ft 9in) wide.

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

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

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 146cm (4ft 9in).

  • This entrance gives access to level 2 of the Management School.

  • The reception desk is 20m (22yd) from the front entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Level access to reception is via the platform lift.

  • Reception is open between 09.00 and 16.00 Monday to Friday.

  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are 3 medium, clearly marked, steps, without handrails, for access to reception from the West Quadrangle entrance or the standard lift on level 2.

  • The platform lift overcomes this level change.

  • There are moderate slopes (width 140cm) leading to the raised sections of levels 3 and 4.

  • There are 3 medium steps, without handrails, for access to the raised section of level 5.

  • Background music is played in the reception area only.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1-2-3-4-5-6.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.

  • There is a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are staff offices.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located immediately beyond the main North Front entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the North Front entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • The lift brings you out immediately beyond the West Quadrangle entrance into the Business School.

  • There is a similar lift nearer the West Quadrangle entrance towards the South Front for floors 2-3-4-5.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located on level 2 beyond the West Quadrangle entrance.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are the West Quadrangle entrance to reception.

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

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 96cm x 110cm (3ft 2in x 3ft 7in).

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

  • There are separate entry and exit doors in 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 controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

  • The distance to the lift was taken from the West Quadrangle entrance/standard lift on level 2.

  • There is a bell, at a convenient height, which will alert staff that use of the platform lift is required.

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • The accessible toilet is 20m (22yd) from the Gilbert Scott Building main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on level 2, opposite reception.

  • There is level access to the 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 195cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 5in).

  • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).

  • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • 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 in the accessible toilet.

  • 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 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 sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There are additional adapted toilets on levels 1,3 and 4.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on level 2, opposite reception.

  • The female toilets are 21m (23yd) from the Gilbert Scott Building main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located on level 2, opposite reception.

  • The male toilets are 22m (24yd) from the Gilbert scott Building main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

  • There are additional standard toilets located on levels 1,3 and 4.

  • 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 theLearning and Teaching Centre,IT Servicesand theStudent Disability Service.

  • The photograph shows the slope in the corridor on level 4.