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The Melting Pot HQ, 5 Rose Street

The Melting Pot Studio @ The Crags Centre

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Getting here Getting here
Accessing the building Parking
Coworking space Accessing the building
Venue hire spaces Studio space
Catering Toilets and facilities
Fire safety and first aid Catering
Fire safety and first aid


The Melting Pot HQ, 5 Rose Street

Getting here

The Melting Pot HQ is located near all public transport links and within a 5 minute walk from Edinburgh’s Waverley Station and Edinburgh Bus Station.

Edinburgh is renowned for having one of the best local bus services in Europe. The majority of buses make their way in to the city centre and drive along Princes Street and/or along St Andrew Square, just a couple of minutes’ walk from us. You may find  Lothian Buses’ online journey planner useful

Accessing The Building

The Melting Pot is situated on the 4th floor of Thorn House. We try to ensure we are as accessible as possible.

If there’s something you want to know but can’t find on our website, please let us know by phone or email – we’d really appreciate it! We’ll answer your questions as soon as possible and use your feedback to improve our website and accessibility at The Melting Pot.

Entering the building

We are located on Rose Street, which is cobbled. Our entrance is sandwiched between The Abbotsford (pub) and Fopp (music/film/book store), opposite the rear entrance to Marks & Spencer’s. There’s an A-board outside our door during working hours.

The entrance to our building, Thorn House, is level with Rose Street and there are no steps leading to the doorway. There is a small ridge to the main door, which is about 5cm high.

If you think finding or reaching our entrance will be a challenge, please let us know in advance of your event. We will do our best to ensure there is a member of staff available to help.

Intercom

There is a locked glass door in the lobby of our building. Visitors use an intercom system to gain entry. The keypad is 1 metre from the floor.

To ring The Melting Pot buzzer, press “B” then “3”on the keypad to the right of the glass door. A member of staff will greet you via the intercom so you can tell them which organisation/event you are visiting.

There is a sensor to the left of the keypad. An orange light will flash when the phone line is open. A green light will flash when the door is open.

There are currently no braille facilities available. The keypad is formatted similarly to a phone with a lump on the 5 button (top row: 1/2/3, second row: 4/5/6, third row: 7/8/9, fourth row: A/0/B)

The glass door opens towards you.

To the 4th floor

Stairs – there are eight flights of stairs with handrails either side. The stairwell is well lit with both natural and artificial lights.

Lift – we have a standard-sized 8-person lift which is well lit and has a handrail. The 4th floor button is 1.1m from the ground.

The bottom row of buttons (left to right): manually open the lift doors, manually close the lift doors, ring the attention bell.

The buttons to the floors in the building are formatted as: on the left hand side there are 3 buttons for floors (from bottom to top) -1/1/3 and on the right hand side there are 3 buttons (from bottom to top) for floor 0 (ground)/2/4 (The Melting Pot!). Each button has a raised symbol next to it.

The dimensions of the lift are as follows:

Door = 80cm (W) x 200cm (H)

Car = 107cm (W) x 135cm (D) x 200cm (H).

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Coworking Space

The floor of The Melting Pot is made from hardwood (no carpet). The Melting Pot itself is a single floor with no steps but some slopes.

Toilets

We have two toilets at The Melting Pot and one is accessible. It has handrails either side of the toilet, a lowered sink, toilet (41cm off the ground), non-slip floor and widened doorway (90cm) to allow wheelchair access. There should be enough room for a wheelchair to turn around.

This bathroom does not currently have a Red Roy Cord.

Service dogs

The Melting Pot welcomes service dogs and will happily offer a bowl of water.

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Venue Hire Spaces

Our Workshop Space is fitted with an induction hearing loop, which uses the telecoil “T” setting found on most hearing aids. Hearing aid users can stand anywhere in the space and use the “T” setting on their hearing aid to tune into the hearing loop. The hearing loop works for multiple users at the same time. This system comes with hand held and tie-clip microphones.

Workshop Space = 93 square metres. Door width 90cm

Our Meeting Room is equipped with a Soundshuttle counter hearing loop. The portable loop sits in the centre of the Meeting Room table and can be used by multiple hearing aid users at the same time. We are more than happy to set this up upon request. It’s best to ask us in advance of the meeting but it does not take long to set up.

Meeting Room = 18 square metres

Catering

Given sufficient notice, The Melting Pot’s suppliers can cater for most dietary requirements.

The food will be clearly labelled and any specific dishes will be pointed out to the facilitator.

We welcome any guidance (as specific as possible!) when it comes to dietary requirements. We want to make sure everyone enjoys their food.

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Fire Safety and First Aid

First aid

There will be a trained first aider available throughout your event.

Fire safety

There is one evacuation chair shared by the Thorn House building.

Your event host will go through the fire evacuation procedure with the facilitator before your event begins.

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The Melting Pot Studio @ The Crags Centre

Getting here

The Melting Pot Studio @ The Crags Centre is located near all public transport links and within a 17 minute walk from Edinburgh’s Waverley Station

Edinburgh is renowned for having one of the best local bus services in Europe. The majority of buses make their way in to the city centre and drive along Princes Street and up the Bridges. You may find  Lothian Buses’ online journey planner useful

Parking

The Crags Centre offers free parking to permit holders, which are available on request. There are 2 disabled parking spaces available next to the entrance, which can also be reserved in advance.

If you’d like to request a parking permit or reserve a disabled parking space, please contact your Events Host before your event takes place on 0131 243 2626 or [email protected]

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Accessing The Building

Entrance

The Melting Pot Studio @ The Crags Centre is located on the ground floor and accessible by intercom. Press the intercom button once, which is located 128cm off the ground, your Event Host will then greet you and open the door.

The main entrance doors open towards you and are 74cm wide. These are double doors which can be opened to allow easy access.

Reception

The reception area is located at the other side of the main entrance. This area is publicly used so may occasionally be busy. There are 4 sets of tables and chairs in this area, 3 of which are on wheels and can be easily moved.

Your Event Host will be there to greet you on arrival and direct you to The Studio.

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Studio Space

Studio access

The main doors to The Studio are opposite the main entrance on the same level, these are folding doors which can be opened by your Event Host upon request to allow access to large wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There is another door located to the in the top-left corner of the studio which enters the main corridor wher the bathrooms are situated.

Main doors = 73cm

Side door = 75cm

Studio space

The Studio is fitted with flat wooden floors and very spacious at 10m x 8m. The room will be set up before arrival and your Event Host will be happy to help move any furniture upon request.

Temperature of the room can be controlled by portable heaters, built in radiators and windows. There is also air conditioning available

Dimensions = 10 metres x 8 metres

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Toilets & Facilities

The toilets are located along the main corridor at the side of The Studio. The toilets are gendered with adjacent changing rooms and showers which are often used by people using the main sports hall.

There is a disabled toilet available fitted with a red roy cord as well a baby changing facilities.

Hearing loop

The Studio is equipped with a hearing loop which runs round the perimeter of the room and is compatible with most hearing aids

Please inform your Event Host if you’d like this set up before your arrival.

Service dogs

The Melting Pot Studio @ The Crags Centre welcomes service dogs and will happily offer a bowl of water

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Catering

Given sufficient notice, The Melting Pot’s suppliers can cater for most dietary requirements.

The food will be clearly labelled and any specific dishes will be pointed out to the facilitator.

We welcome any guidance (as specific as possible!) when it comes to dietary requirements. We want to make sure everyone enjoys their food.

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Fire Safety and First Aid

First aid

Your Event Host on the day will be a trained first aider and available throughout your event.

Your event host will go through the fire evacuation procedure with the facilitator before your event begins.

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