Bute and Randolph Halls

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

0141 330 3640

disability@glasgow.ac.uk

www.gla.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 31/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include Visitor Centre Shop, Concert Hall, Hunterian Museum and the Kelvin Gallery.

  • 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.

  • Bute and Randolph Halls are located on level 4 of the Gilbert Scott Building on the main campus.

  • Level access to the halls is via the Hunterian Museum.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located outside the John McIntyre Building.

  • The convenient dropoff point is located directly outside the Hunterian Museum entrance

  • There are 2 designated parking bays for Blue Badge holders which are located opposite the Hunterian Museum entrance, outside the John McIntyre Building.

  • The dimensions of the bay are 290cm x 460cm and it is 19 metres away from the 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 the University of Glasgow parking notes for further details.

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  • The convenient drop off point is located immediately outside the main South Front entrance.

  • There are 6 designated parking bays for Blue Badge holders located outside the main South Front entrance.

  • The designated bays are 3 meteres from the main South Front entrance and 35 metres away from the alternative South Front accessible Quadrangle entrance to the left.

  • 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.

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  • This information is for the entrance located near the Hunterian Musuem Lift on Level 2 located within the West Quadrangle.

  • There is not 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 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open (no doors).

  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

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  • 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 easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading up from the front of the building into West Quadrangle.

  • There is / are 15+ step(s) to the area / service.

  • The lighting levels at the steps are low.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

  • The lift does bypass the steps.

  • The lift does not bypass the ramp.

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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 doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in) wide.

  • Level access to Bute and Randolph Halls is via the Hunterian Museum Lift.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Randolph Hall is situated to the rear of Bute Hall.

  • There is level access between the halls.

  • Bute Hall has both infrared and induction loops fitted.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are the balcony from the floor.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

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

  • There is not a landing.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are the balcony seating in Bute Hall.

  • There are 4 medium, clearly marked, steps, without handrails, for access to the spiral staircase which leads to the balcony in Bute Hall.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located just beyond the Hunterian Museum entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 13m (14yd 8in) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 216cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 1in).

  • 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 Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • The level 1 doors to this lift may be locked when the museum is not open.

  • There is an alternative lift at the North Front entrance to the right near the cafe near the Business School which also leads to the West Quadrangle.

  • There is also a rear lift from the South Front.

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  • 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 17m (18yd 1ft) from the entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located on level 2, to the left 3m as you exit the 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 locking handle.

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

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 140cm (4ft 7in).

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a coat hook.

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

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There are mirrors.

  • 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 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a sink.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located to the rear of Randolph Hall, on level 5.

  • The female toilets are 95m (103yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located to the rear of Randolph Hall, on level 3.

  • The male toilets are 95m (103yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

  • The distance to the standard toilets was taken from the Bute Hall entrance.

  • There are additional standard toilets beside the lift on level 2.

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