Level 0, the Ground Floor

Overview

From the north side of Morrison Street, you go under a canopy then either through one of two revolving doors or the access door to your left (west) of these. There's a push button to your right (east) of the access door. Note that this access door opens automatically from the inside.

You go onto tactile flooring then onto carpet. The Strathblane Hall is in front of you, whilst the Concierge Desk is to your left (west). The area to your right of the entrance is often blocked by a portable barrier. This area is staffed during events.

The Concierge Desk

The Concierge Desk is a semi-circular desk, which juts north into the Strathblane Hall. There's a display case of EICC souvenirs for sale behind the desk.

As you follow the desk round (west then south), you come onto Marble flooring. The escalators are to your left. The one to Level 1 is north of that to Level -1. The direction of these escalators varies according to demand. There's a glass wall in front (south) of this area, followed by display cabinets.

The Strathblane Hall

This is the area between the Main Entrance (south) and the two ends of the Level 0 Passage (north). The Strathblane hall itself contained a range of portable furniture at the time of our survey.

In the middle of this area are four large pillars, the space between which is quite often used as the Delegate Registration Area.

Beyond the recess to the escalators, the left-hand wall curves to your right as you approach the west end of the passage.

Left-Hand Side, Going Away from the Escalators

  first single push door into Level 0 VIP Lift Foyer
pillar
second single push door to Level 0 VIP Lift Foyer
cloak room on left (southwest)

The Cloak Room has three serving hatches, though only the first one is normally open. The wall gradually curves right, past windows, before continuing north into the Level 0 Passage.

North Side, Going East

  west end of Level 0 Passage
Business and Media Centre
blank double door
blank door
Delegates Registration Area to right
blank door
wall juts out
blank double door
blank wall
east end of Level 0 Passage

Right-Hand Wall, Going South

  blank wall
wall retreats
blank wall
north single push door to South Fire Exit
pillar
south single push door to South Fire Exit
blank door
wall curves right
Coffee Pod, you face southeast to the counter
TV on wall, showing news
blank door
wall curves right
pillar
map of building
signage and orientation guides
recess to Main Stairs

East Side

  blank wall with planter

South Side

  blank wall

West Side, Going North

  stairs down
stairs up

South Side, Going West

  planter
pillar
glass wall with planter
east revolving entrance door
pillar, about four metres from the doors
west revolving entrance door
pillar, about two metres to your right
automatic access exit door (push button to east from outside)
wall juts out
Concierge Desk

The Level 0 Passage, Going Anti-Clockwise

You leave the Strathblane Hall going north.

Left-Hand (Inner) Side

  blank door
through pull double doors
first entrance to Kilsyth Room
stretch of blank wall
through push double doors
stretch of blank wall
second entrance to Kilsyth Room
stretch of blank wall
first entrance to Moorfoot Room
through push double doors, now going west, into the Lomond Foyer
beyond the Lomond Foyer
through pull double doors
second doors to Moorfoot Room
stretch of blank wall
first entrance to Tinto Room
stretch of blank wall
through pull double doors
stretch of blank wall
second entrance to Tinto Room
through push double doors
recess with seating, coffee tables etc.
counter
four phone booths, middle two have phones
paper rack
blank door
display of clocks showing various time zones

The Right-Hand (Outer) Side

  blank wall
through pull double doors
information screens, just beyond first entrance to Kilsyth Room
first single push door to East Fire Exit and staff stairs
pillar
second single push door to East Fire Exit and staff stairs
through pull double doors
entrance to Sutra Room
stretch of blank wall
pillar, just beyond second doors to Kilsyth Room
blank door, just beyond first entrance to Moorfoot Room
through push double doors, going west, into the Lomond Foyer
Beyond the Lomond Foyer
through pull double doors
blank door, beyond second entrance to Moorfoot Room
pillar
stretch of blank wall
information screens, just beyond first entrance to Tinto Room
through push double doors
blank door
first single push door to North Fire Exit
pillar
second single push door to North Fire Exit
two blank doors
window, beyond second entrance to Tinto Room
through push double doors, going south into Strathblane Hall
windows
display cabinet
cloak room counter

The Lomond Foyer

The Level 0 Passage broadens to the north into an area with a glazed wall overlooking Conference Square. This is looking towrds the Sheraton Hotel.

East Side, Going North

  double doors from Level 0 Passage, normally open
blank wall

North Side, Going West

  windows onto Conference Square, planters in front
fire exit, doors with crash bars
windows
fire exit, doors with crash bars
windows, planters in front

West Wall, Going South

  double blank door
water cooler
double doors from Level 0 Passage, normally open

There is a pillar in the middle of this foyer.

South Side, Going East

  double blank door from Moorfoot Room, normally covered
blank wall
fire point
leaflet rack, orientation guides
map of building
blank wall

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