1 THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH. 16 Buccleuch Place. A GUIDE TO ACCESS AND FACILITIES. Address: 16 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, E,H,8, 9,L,N. Telephone number: Campus map link:
2 Alternative Format. If you require this document in an alternative format (e.g. large print) please contact the Estates and Buildings Department or telephone or write to: Estates and Buildings, The University of Edinburgh, Design Group Office, 11 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, E,H,1 1,N,P. Page 1.
3 Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan. Note: A Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) is required for all staff and students unable to self-evacuate in an emergency. Provision for staff/students/visitors who are unable to self-evacuate is the responsibility of the organiser of the class/lecture/event/meeting. While the School is responsible for preparing this, staff and students requiring assistance should confirm the evacuation arrangements. Page 2.
5 Disabled Access Guide for 16 Buccleuch Place. This building has not been designed for, or adapted for use by persons in wheelchairs. Wheelchair users and persons who have difficulty with mobility or are infirm are advised to arrange access with their host prior to arrival. Standard toilets are available. Introduction. 16 Buccleuch Place houses the Business School Undergraduate Resource Centre. Please note that 16 Buccleuch Place is a secure building which requires a university smartcard to access. Visitors are therefore advised to report to the main Business School reception which is located in 29 Buccleuch Place. A Guide to Access for the Business School is available from: Location. 16 Buccleuch Place is located within what is referred to as the Central Campus of the University of Edinburgh which is well served by public transport. The building is within approximately one mile of the city centre and is within approximately three quarters of a mile of the main student residences at Pollock Halls. The nearest railway line is at Waverley Station in the city centre. The nearest bus stops are located on Buccleuch Street and Chapel Street in excess of 200 metres of 16 Buccleuch Place. Numerous bus services stop on these streets (see map on the following page). Details of timetables are available from Lothian Buses, from their offices within the city and online from: Persons arriving by vehicle can access Buccleuch Place via Buccleuch Street (see map on the following page). Persons with mobility difficulties and wheelchair users are able to access the building at the main entrance which is located on Buccleuch Place (see map on the following page). Wheelchair access is possible using temporary ramps but is limited to the ground floor and is not recommended without assistance. Page 4.
6 16 Buccleuch Place Location Map. Page 5.
7 16 Buccleuch Place Perspective View Page 6.
8 Parking. Within the Central Campus there are numerous parking spaces. Anyone wishing to park within a university bay must display a valid parking permit. This includes staff, students, visitors and contractors. There are several university parking bays, including a disabled bay, located on Buccleuch Place to the rear of George Square Theatre (see location map). These bays are located approximately 100 metres from the main entrance, the bay surface comprises granite setts and there are no drop kerbs to the adjacent footpaths. Parking bays image. Disabled parking bay image. There is a university car park located to the rear of 16 Buccleuch Place off Meadow Lane (see location map). This car park is located approximately 60 metres from the main entrance and contains a disabled parking space which is identified by signage. However, please note that this car park is unsuitable for use by wheelchair users who intend to access 16 Buccleuch Place as the surface comprises stone chippings and pedestrian access from this car park to the main entrance is via a narrow footpath which incorporates three steps. Rear car park image. Disabled parking space image. If you do not hold a valid permit and require use of a university bay, it is recommended that contact is made with Transport & Parking prior to your journey (see contact information page). Page 7.
9 There is ample City of Edinburgh Council pay and display street parking located along Buccleuch Place. The street surface comprises granite setts and there are limited drop kerbs to the adjacent footpaths. Pay and display parking bays image. Outside Access. 16 Buccleuch Place is only accessible via the main entrance which is located at the front of the building on Buccleuch Place. There is a disabled call point located at street level before the main entrance which can be used to gain assistance. Disabled call point image. Page 8.
10 A single step leads up to the main entrance. The entrance door is heavy, opens inwards and has a step at the base. There is a doorbell located before and to the left of the entrance door which can also be used to gain assistance, however, this is located beyond the aforementioned single step. Main entrance image. Wheelchair access is possible at the main entrance using temporary ramps which are stored within the entrance corridor of 15 Buccleuch Place and can be made available upon request. Temporary ramps image. If you require use of the temporary ramps, it is recommended that contact is made with either the servitors based at David Hume Tower or your host prior to arrival (see contact information page). Page 9.
11 Reception. There is no reception within 16 Buccleuch Place, although there is a reception located within the Business School at 29 Buccleuch Place which serves 16 Buccleuch Place. For information prior to your visit please contact this reception on: A Guide to Access for the Business School is available from: Lift. There is no lift. Stairs. All floors are accessible by stairs. - All stairs have colour contrasting nosings and a handrail to one side. - The stairs which provide access to the basement floor are not recommended for persons with mobility difficulties. - The lighting level in the stairwells is good. Stairs up to first floor image. Stairs down to basement floor image. Toilets. There is no accessible toilet. Standard male and female toilets are located on the basement and first floors (see floor plans). Page 10.
12 This floor comprises: This floor comprises: This floor comprises: Wheelchair access to and within this building is not currently recommended Room Directory. First Floor. ENDS Carbon Room. Offices. Ground Floor. Presentation Room. Study Room A. Study Room B. Basement Floor. Computer Rooms. Page 11.
13 Floor Plans. - The following two pages contain building floor plans. This page contains the basement floor plan. Page 12.
14 - This page contains the ground floor plan. Page 13.
15 - This page contains the first floor plan. Page 14.
16 Opening Hours. There is 24 hour swipe card access to the Business School Resource Centre for authorised university staff and students. Main Business School Reception (29 Buccleuch Place). Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. Saturday. Sunday. 8:30am-5pm. 8:30am-5pm. 8:30am-5pm. 8:30am-5pm. 8:30am-5pm. Closed. Closed. Contact Information. Business School: School Office. Telephone number: Business School: Main Reception. Telephone number: David Hume Tower Servitors Office: Telephone number: Transport & Parking: Telephone number: University Switchboard: Telephone number: Page 15.
17 Links. University Homepage. Campus Maps. Bookable Rooms Guides. Student Disability Service. Business School. Transport & Parking. City of Edinburgh Council Parking. Page 16.
18 THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH 16 Buccleuch Place September 2014
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