Fore Hall

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

0141 330 3640

timetabling@glasgow.ac.uk

www.gla.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 31/03/2017

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Access Guide

  • The Fore Hall is located on level 2 of the Gilbert Scott Building on the main campus. The opening times vary according to bookings or events taking place.

  • 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 located on South Front.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

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

  • There is/are 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • Designated parking bays are not clearly marked.

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the South Front Chaplaincy entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the South Front Chaplaincy 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 not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Standard bays next to the South Front Chaplaincy entrance to the left can be made available by booking in advance.

  • Drop offs can be made directly in front of the South Front Chaplaincy entrance.

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the South Front.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

  • The width of the door opening is 260cm (8ft 6in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • There are no doors at this entrance.

  • The width of the door opening is 260cm (8ft 6in).

  • The second photograph shows inside the West Quadrangle from this entrance towards the Chaplaincy and Fore Hall.

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

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

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main 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 114cm (3ft 9in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The 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 100cm (3ft 3in).

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  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

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

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.

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

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • Ramped access shown in photographs 2-4 is available from the West Quadrangle entrance round to the further side of the chapel to overcome these steps if the lift is unstaffed.

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  • There is not level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 106cm (3ft 6in).

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 84cm (2ft 9in).

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  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.

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

  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.

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

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • A platform lift overcomes the steps.

  • This entrance gives level access to the rear of Fore Hall.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is infrared.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Infrared hearing assistance equipment is available.

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  • The lift is located immediately beyond the entrance.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are the Chaplaincy entrance to Fore Hall.

  • The lift is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the accessible entrance.

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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 5m (16ft 5in) from the accessible entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located immediately beyond the Hunter Hall West entrance.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 215cm x 270cm (7ft 1in x 8ft 10in).

  • 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).

  • The tap type is push.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • Disposal facilities are 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 the right.

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

  • The hand dryer is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

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

  • The towel dispenser is 135cm (4ft 5in) high.

  • 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.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Wall mounted and drop down rails are not available.

  • The main toilet facility for this area is located opposite the Visitor Centre on Level 1.

  • Please see the separate Detailed Access Guide for further information.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.