Getting around Campus, Transport & Parking


GCU has a relatively flat campus and all buildings are in close proximity of each other. Most teaching areas are accessible by lift/stair lift and entrances to all buildings have automatic doors and ramps where applicable.

More detailed information regarding physical features of the campus and access to individual buildings can be found on the AccessAble.

If you require further information about access in and around campus, the Disability Team will be happy to assist you in identifying convenient routes between and within buildings.

As the campus is very centrally located, with good public transport links, students are generally discouraged from bringing their cars to GCU. However, individuals who have a ‘Blue Badge’ can apply for a parking permit and are exempt from charges. They are however required to provide proof of their Blue Badge to the Transport Office located on the ground floor of the George Moore Building room X016 to be issued a parking permit. This will allow them to park on University property and occupy a disabled users parking bay. 

The bays are located at various buildings around campus. At the Britannia and behind the Saltire Building being the largest. If you are intending to park via the North Hanover car park entrance you will require a fob key. Please note that parking bays are not allocated to specific permit holders and that they are not always available at places and times required throughout the day. For more information please contact the Disability Team. 


Caledonian Court is our on-campus student accommodation, offering shared accommodation in self-contained flats for 6-8 persons. Applicants to Caledonian Court are invited to notify the Accommodation Office of any additional requirements they may have. Students with specific accommodation requirements, arising from the impact of disability, are given priority in the allocation of places in the student residences.

Disabled toilet facilities are available in all the main teaching and service buildings on campus. Some require a ‘radar key’ to gain access. You can obtain a radar key from reception in each of the main campus buildings or, if you are a student who will require the use of a key on a continuing basis, from the Disability Team.

Disabled toilets can be found on all floors (except where otherwise indicated) in the following buildings:

  • ARC Sports Centre,
  • Britannia Building
  • Charles Oakley Building (ground floor only)
  • George Moore Building (Ground, 1st, 4th and 7th floors only)
  • CPD Centre
  • Govan Mbeki Building
  • Hamish Wood Building (ground floor only)
  • Teaching Block (ground floor only)
  • 164 Milton Street (ground & 2nd floors only)
  • North Hanover Street
  • Saltire Centre
  • William Harley Building

Further information is available on the AccessAble webpages.


Access Able gives you the detailed information you need to work out if a place is going to be accessible to you. They provide Detailed Access Guides tell you all about a venue's access. They are 100% facts, figures and photographs.

At GCU teaching areas can be accessed by either lift or stair lift and entrances to all buildings have automatic doors, and ramps where applicable.

More detailed information regarding physical features of the campus and access to individual buildings on campus can be found in the individual accessibility guides.