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Meadowside Halls to Kydd Building Main Reception

Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG

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COVID-19 Information (Abertay University)

  • The information in this section was taken in January 2021.
  • Due to the increase in Covid cases, the majority of teaching at Abertay will be online only until after the Easter break on Monday 19 April.
  • Undergraduates who went home for Christmas should not return to Dundee until on-campus teaching resumes.
  • Students should not return to term-time accommodation to collect personal belongings at this time.
  • The Library remains open for those who can't study from home but study spaces must be booked in advance. Opening hours are Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. No browsing of book stock is allowed but books not available via the e-library can be ordered via a click and collect system.
  • Students with an essential reason to return in January or February will be asked to take lateral flow Covid tests and can book using the same link as before Christmas. Please only book once you're sure when you will return and as close to your return date as possible.
  • All students in halls of residence should keep their accommodation provider updated on their travel plans.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .
  • Additional information about the measures in place for Covid-19 can be found here (new tab) .


  • Meadowside is the closest student residence to the campus. It is located on Bell Street like the main university buildings. Purpose built for student accommodation, Meadowside has 69 bedrooms divided into nine-bedroom flats. Every bedroom is en-suite, and every flat has a large kitchen and living area. Meadowside also has a ‘barrier free’ flat, specifically designed for students with specific physical needs.
  • The route is from Meadowside Halls on Bell Street along the left (south) side pavement, crossing Bell Street at the main entrance to the Kydd Building. The distance of the route is approximately 220m and should take approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
    There are easy slopes along the route, which is generally level.
    The surface along the route includes concrete slab paving.
    Bell Street is a no through road and so is not generally busy.
  • Kydd Building link (new tab) - click here.

Meadowside Hall to Euclid Crescent

  • This section is approximately 90m long.
  • From the Meadowside Hall entrance, exit to the street (photographs 1 to 2).
  • Turn left on Victoria Road, taking the left hand (south) pavement (photographs 3 and 4).
  • There is a slight slope up. The paving is concrete slabs which becomes concrete. The paving is uneven (photographs 5 and 6) and is approximate 200cm wide.
  • There is a parking ticket machine and a lamppost on the right (photograph 7).
  • Go past the Bonar House entrance on the left and continue on the pavement as Victoria Road becomes Bell Street. The concrete becomes concrete slabs which are uneven (photographs 8 to 9).
  • A sign post (No Through Road) reduces the width of the pavement to 145cm (photograph 10).
  • Continue past the Robert Ferguson Building (High School) on the left past a sign post at the kerb side, until the pavement narrows from the left (photographs 11 to 14).
  • The pavement narrows to 129cm at the narrowest point with a lamppost (photograph 15).
  • Continue on to the corner of Bell Street and Euclid Crescent (photographs 16 to 18).

Euclid Crescent Crossing

  • Continue straight ahead to cross Euclid Crescent (cul-de-sac).
  • The road is two way with dropped kerbs to each pavement.
  • The crossing is uneven tarmac. There is a slight lip to each dropped kerb.
  • After crossing, bear right to then go round the corner to continue down Bell Street on the left hand (south) pavement.

Euclid Crescent to Bell Street Crossing

  • This section is approximately 110m long.
  • From Euclid Crescent continue up Bell Street on the left hand (south) pavement.
  • There is a slight slope up and the rear of Dundee High School buildings on the left (photographs 1 to 2).
  • The pavement width is reduced to 130cm because of a lamppost (photograph 3).
  • Care should be taken at raised inspection covers with concrete surrounds which are a trip hazard (photographs 4 to 5).
  • A second lamppost reduces the pavement to 110cm before the pavement widens again at the end of the building and a high wall continues on the left (photographs 6 to 8).
  • Continue to the end of the wall to the road junction. A sign post and lamppost reduce the width to 152cm (photograph 9).
  • At the corner prepare to turn right to cross the street (photograph 10).

Bell Street Crossing

  • At the corner prepare to turn sharp right to cross Bell Street toward the tunnel access and dropped kerb.
  • The road is two way with dropped kerbs to each pavement.
  • The crossing is uneven tarmac. There is a slight lip to each dropped kerb.
  • After crossing turn left to continue up Bell Street on the right hand (north) pavement.

Bell Street to Kydd Building Main Reception

  • This section is approximately 15m.
  • Turn left after crossing up the dropped kerb to continue past the main entrance to the Kydd Building (photograph 1).
  • The slope is a bit steep at the dropped kerb (photograph 2). The paving is concrete tiles and there is a sight slope up.
  • Go past the revolving door entrances (photograph 3) then, after about 10m, turn right to enter the building via the accessible door (photographs 4 to 5).
  • The main reception desk is on your left as you enter (photograph 6).