Hetherington Building/Language Centre

University of Glasgow, Bute Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RS

0141 330 6521

languagecentre@glasgow.ac.uk

www.gla.ac.uk/langcent

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 name of the nearest underground station is Hillhead.

  • The Language Centre is located on level 1 of the Hetherington Building, in Bute Gardens, on the main campus.

  • Monday 08:00 - 21:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • 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 type is open air/surface.

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

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 500cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 5in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main 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.

  • 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.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on the right as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.

  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the front entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the front entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is not level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is infrared.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Infrared hearing assistance equipment is available within 118, 129, 130 and 133.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located on level 1 leading to the language centres.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in large print.

  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.

  • There is not an ordering service.

  • The Language Centre Library has separate contact details.

  • Phone - 0141 3304117, Fax - 0141 330 4114

  • E-mail - lc-librarian@arts.gla.ac.uk

  • The library is open Monday to Thursday 09.00 - 21.15 and Friday 9.00 - 16.45.

  • The maximum loan is for 1 week.

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

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

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 14m (15yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the foyer.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft 0in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 150cm (5ft 3in x 4ft 11in).

  • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 not mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).

  • 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 towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.

  • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The sink is 90cm (2ft 11in) high.

  • 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 separate adapted cubicles in both the standard male and female toilets.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located at the rear of the foyer.

  • The female toilets are 14m (15yd) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located at the rear of the foyer.

  • The male toilets are 23m (25yd) 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.

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