Community and Co-Location

Building Access and Facilities

You will find information on our facilities team and building access here.



Our Facilities Team is here to coordinate the delivery of all frontline services, reception facilities, health and safety and interaction with University Estates and Information Services expertise.  Providing a one stop shop type service, this team works to coordinate all of your accommodation related needs and enquiries ensuring an efficiency of approach and single point of contact.  

Building access and reception

Building access available from Monday to Saturday between 7am-10pm via swipe door (card and pin needed) or from Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm via main revolving door.

Reception is fully staffed and available to assist with any queries anytime from Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm, should you require assistance out with that time then please contact University Security section or call 0131 650 2257.

IT/AV Support

Bayes Centre offers IT/AV support within the business hours of 8.30am - 4.30pm from Monday to Friday. Please contact Bayes IT Support via email: to request help or report an issue.

Room bookings, events and catering

To make a general meeting room booking please email the Bayes Centre reception with dates/times and number of guests or for events enquiries please email

Should you wish to arrange catering please contact: or


Please alert The Bayes Centre reception of any incoming visitors, especially those with accessibility issues. For those visiting full day we can offer visitors access card to allow entry via G-floor turnstile gate and also a temporary Wi-Fi password for ‘Central’ network.

Fault reporting

For any fault reporting (such as: faulty handles, broken light, toilet not working and other) please contact and it will get reported to our maintenance services.  

Booking desks

Bayes bookable desks are available for Bayes Members, Partners and Accelerator. Please find all information on bookable desks here:The Bayes Centre: Bookable Desks | The University of Edinburgh

Kitchens, toilets and breakout spaces

Kitchens, toilets and breakout spaces are all shared and the Bayes Centre Team does not take any responsibility for any food/drink left behind in those areas. Please leave each area as you would hope to find them and report any issues via the Bayes Centre Reception.

Waste and Recycling

Shared mix recycling and general waste bins are available throughout the building with additional glass recycling offered in the kitchens.


Any mail/parcels will be delivered to the pigeon hole with the company name/office number on it. Large items will be left at reception for collection.

Branding of building areas

To arrange branding please contact

Cycling facilities

Cycle store and showers are available in the basement- should you need your card activated for the cycle store please email: Transport and Parking


Health and Safety

Fire safety

A fire alarm test takes place every Thursday at 11.30am. During the test there is no requirement to exit the building but at any other time if you hear the alarm then you must self-evacuate immediately and head to the assembly point. Follow the signage to the nearest fire escape, push fire door open and go left to the assembly point; or use the quickest route out. Please take note of the nearest exit when working in the building. 

Please ensure that you have read the Fire Action Plan for the building. 

Should there not be any fire stewards available on site then call Security on 0131 650 2257 (line open 24/7) to confirm that it is safe to get back into the building. Often alarms are silenced but not reset, it is always wise to confirm prior to returning.  Reception staff is Fire Steward and First Aid trained. There is a manual sign in sheet available on the entrance to each kitchen, for other Fire Stewards and Aiders to add their name when in the building and able to assist in emergency.

Please view the Bayes Centre's Health & Safety Policy below.

First Aid

First Aid kits are available on each level, outside the kitchen, placed on the wall beside the sitting area. Please do report any injuries or incidents to . There is a defibrillator available at reception. Fire evacuation chairs are located on level G and 5.



The Bayes Centre is fully mechanically ventilated with 24/7 fresh air flow and therefore no need to keep the windows open to ventilate manually.