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Parker House to Kydd Building Main Reception

Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG

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Introduction

  • Parker House is owned and managed by a private company (iQ Student Accommodation) and is available to students of all local universities and colleges in Dundee.
    It has 498 bedrooms, with around half set aside for Abertay students. The modern, purpose-built building offers en-suite facilities in every bedroom and is a five-minute walk from campus.
  • The route is from Parker House, down Parker Street, along Dudhope Crescent Road, under the A991 North Marketgait through the subway, past the West Bell Car Park, down Constitution Road past the Library, and left into Bell Street to enter the university at the main entrance to the Kydd Building.
    The distance of the route is approximately 380m and should take approximately 5 to 7 minutes. There are three road crossings to be made, two of which are cul de sacs and the other being the entry slip road to the West Bell Street car park.
    There are manly slopes along the route, with some steeper sections, and long easy slopes down to the underpass. Some assistance may be required.
    Some paths are narrow and only suitable for a single wheelchair.
    The surface along the route includes concrete slab paving, tarmac and block paving.
  • Kydd Building link (new tab) - click here.

Parker House to Parker Street

  • This section is approximately 30m long.
  • From the Parker House reception entrance, exit to the street (photographs 1 and 2). There is a slight slope down and the paving is red tarmac.
  • At the pavement turn right to go down Parker Street on the right hand (west) pavement past a dropped kerb on your left (photograph 3).
  • The path steepens and the paving changes to grey tarmac (photograph 4). The width of the pavement is approximately 180cm wide. Care should be taken as there are raised inspection covers and uneven tarmac (photographs 5 to 7).
  • Continue down the street until the path bends round to the right at the junction with the main road (photograph 8).
  • Half way around the curve, prepare to turn sharp right to cross Parker Street at the dropped kerb on the left, before the railings begin (photograph 9).

Parker Street Crossing

  • Cross Parker Street at the crossing at the junction with the main road.
  • Parker Street is a cul de sac and generally quiet.
  • The road is two way with a traffic island in the middle, with dropped kerbs to each pavement.
  • There is no textured paving at the dropped kerbs.
  • The crossing is uneven tarmac.
  • There is a slight lip to each dropped kerb.
  • There is a slight slope from left to right.
  • The traffic comes from the right as you cross to the island, then from the left as you cross to the far side.
  • After crossing, turn right to then go round the corner to the left to continue along Dudhope Crescent Road (photograph 10).

Parker Street to Dudhope Crescent Road

  • This section is approximately 75m long.
  • After crossing Parker Street turn right then follow the path to the left along Dudhope Crescent Road (photograph 1).
  • There are railings on the right and bushes on the left (photograph 2).
  • The pavement is approximately 150cm wide. There is a slight slope up and the tarmac paving is cracked and uneven in places (photograph 3).
  • Continue along the pavement past a lamppost that reduces the width to approximately 120cm (photographs 4 to 6).
  • After 20m textured paving across the pavement marks a pelican crossing to the right (photograph 7). Carry straight on past the crossing to the point where the pavement splits in front of the Elim Pentecostal Church on the left (photographs 8 and 9).
  • Bear right to take the right hand (south) pavement, keeping the railings on your right, then bear left to continue along Dudhope Crescent Road (photographs 10 and 11).
  • There is a slight slope up as the railings end and lawns begin on the left.
  • Continue past a fixed bin and wheelie bins on the right to the corner at the junction to the right of the car park slip road (photographs 12).
  • The bins reduce the pavement to approximately 90cm wide.
  • At the junction prepare to cross straight over (photograph 13).

Car Park Slip Road Crossing

  • Continue straight ahead to cross the car park slip road.
  • The road is two way with dropped kerbs to each pavement. There is no textured paving on the dropped kerbs.
  • 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 the slip road to the subway.

Dudhope Crescent Road to Constitution Road

  • This section is approximately 125m long.
  • After crossing the slip road turn right then follow the path to the left down the slip road with the grass bank and trees on the left (photograph 1).
  • The pavement is tarmac, steep at the bend, then a long slight slope down toward the subway (photograph 2).
  • At the bottom of the slope the pavement bends right to go under the main road via the subway (photographs 3 and 4), past steps on your left (photograph 5).
  • Follow the pavement through the subway (photographs 6 and 7).
  • At the end of the subway, turn left to continue on the path past the car park (photograph 8).
  • The paving changes to concrete slabs and there is a slight slope up (photograph 9).
  • The path then bears right under a road bridge with a wall on the left and cobbles on an embankment on the right (photographs 10 and 11).
  • After the bridge continue up the slight slope along the path (photographs 12 to 14).
  • There is a grass bank on the left and a hedge on the right.
  • At the end of the path there is a stone wall on the left (photograph 15). Prepare to turn left to cross Constitution Road via the ramp in front of parking bays on the right (photograph 16).

Constitution Road Crossing

  • Cross Constitution Road at the ramp to the private parking bays on the right, marked by block paving (photographs 1 to 2).
  • The crossing is uneven with tarmac laid to a camber with cobbles to both gutters (photographs 3 and 4). Constitution Road is two way and a cul de sac so relatively quiet.
  • Cross the road to the dropped kerb in front of the double gates opposite (photographs 4 and 5). Then turn right to go down Constitution Road.
  • There is no textured paving at the dropped kerbs. The crossing is uneven tarmac. There is a slight lip to each dropped kerb.
  • There is a slight slope from left to right.
  • The traffic comes from the right as you cross to the island, then from the left as you cross to the far side.
  • After crossing, turn right to then go around the corner to the left to continue along Dudhope Crescent Road (photograph 6).

Constitution Road to Kydd Building Reception

  • This section is approximately 120m long.
  • After crossing Constitution Road turn right to go down the road on the left hand (east) pavement (photographs 1 and 2).
  • The paving at the dropped pavement is concrete which then becomes concrete slabs. The pavement is approximately 170cm wide, has a medium height brick wall on the left and has a slight slope down.
  • The width is reduced by a sign post to 118cm, by a parking ticket machine to 120cm, and by a sign post with a litter bin to 100cm (photographs 3 to 5).
  • After about 40m the wall ends and there are some steps and railings on the left (photograph 6). Continue past the steps to the junction of Constitution Road and Bell Street / West Bell Street.
  • A lamppost near the corner narrows the path to 120cm (photograph 7).
  • Turn left at the corner to go down Bell Street on the left hand (north) pavement, passing between an electrical cupboard on the left and low silver bollard on the right (photograph 8).
  • The pavement continues as concrete slabs and is level (photograph 9).
  • After 10m there is an access road to the car park on the right (photograph 10). Traffic is two way in and out of the car park.
  • There are dropped kerbs to both sides without textured paving, with slight lips (photographs 11 to 12).
  • Cross the service road and continue straight ahead on Bell Street (photograph 13).
  • The paving is concrete slabs that are uneven in places with a slight slope down, which, after about 25m, changes to concrete tiles (photograph 14).
  • After 35m turn left to enter the Kydd Building accessible entrance (photograph 15). The main reception is on the left (photograph 16).