Bower Building

University of Glasgow, Botany Gate, Glasgow G12 8QQ

0141 330 2000

disability@glasgow.ac.uk

www.gla.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 31/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.

  • This venue is situated in Glasgow.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

  • The nearest mainline station is Partick.

  • The nearest Underground Station is Hillhead.

  • The Bower Building is situated in Botany Gate on the main campus.

  • Level access is available via the east side of the Bower Building.

  • There is restricted access so it is necessary to have an access card or staff accompaniment.

  • 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.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located immediately outside the west door.

  • There are 2 designated parking bays for Blue Badge holders immediately outside the west door.

  • The dimensions of the bays are 290cm x 390cm.

  • The bays are 70 metres from the accessible entrance.

  • 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 theUniversity of Glasgow parking notesfor further details.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located infront of the entrance.

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

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • There are 2 more steps immediately beyond this entrance, which a medium steps and well marked.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.

  • It is necessary for this door to opened from inside unless the person has a swipe card.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • The photograph on the right shows the gate at the entrance to the pathway that leads to the accessible entrance. The gate has a width of 85cm.

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the front entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is low height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This reception counter was unmanned at the time of research.

  • There is a phone on the low counter for contacting relevant laboratories.

  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is infrared.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a moderate ramp (width 82cm) for access to a laboratory on level 2.

  • The ramp overcomes 2 medium, clearly marked steps without handrails.

  • The infrared hearing system is fitted in room 248 (seminar room).

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

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • This is the main staircase which is situated in the centre of the building. There are additional stairs on the west side of the building.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the main corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are 1-2-3-4-5.

  • The lift is 23m (25yd) from accessible entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 210cm (3ft 7in x 6ft 11in).

  • There is not 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 controls do have Braille markings.

  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

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

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located beyond the entrance.

  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.

  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • There is level access into the venue.

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

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 77cm (2ft 6in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in) wide.

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the School of Life Sciences Office 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 the reception can be gained via the accessible entrance.

  • 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 37m (40yd) from the accessible entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on level 1, left as you exit the lift.

  • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 270cm x 190cm (8ft 10in x 6ft 3in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is not a push button style of alarm.

  • 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 47cm (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 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 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 located on levels 2,3,4 and 5.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located on level 1, left as you exit the lift.

  • The female toilets are 31m (34yd) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located on level 1, left as you exit the lift.

  • The male toilets are 32m (35yd) from the accessible 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 2,3,4 and 5.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • 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 access to the raised section of level 2.