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Route from P5 to Hafan Car Park (Green Route)

Aberystwyth University, P5 Building, Penglais Campus, Aberystwyth, SY23 3UX

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COVID-19 Information (Aberystwyth University)

  • The information in this section was taken in March 2021.
  • Building opening times will vary depending on COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.
  • There have been no changes to the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • In buildings where teaching takes place, one-way systems have been introduced, with some designated entrances and exit points.
  • One-way systems will be in force during the changeover period between teaching activities (generally between ten to and ten past the hour).
    Individuals with accessibility requirements, however, are not required to follow building one-way systems, and continue to be able to enter, exit and navigate buildings via the most accessible routes.
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Introduction

  • This is a route from Penbryn 5 to Hafan Campus car park.
  • This route is approximately 400m long, this should take approximately 5 minutes to complete on foot.
  • This route is along university access roads and passes the Parry Williams, Arts Centre and Students Union.
  • The main hazards on this route are busy pedestrian paths and uncontrolled crossings.

Penbryn 5 to Arts Centre

  • Comments View
    • Exit Penbryn 5 (P5) to the right up the easy ramp.
    • This ramp has an even brick block paved surface and is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • At the top of the slope bear right along pavement.
    • There is a level even tarmac surface.
    • After approximately 10m cross the Blue Badge bay parking area.
    • There is tactile paving and dropped kerbs on each side of the parking area
    • After approximately 5m turn left at the tactile paving to cross the university access road. this tactile paving is shown in photographs numbers 4 and 5.
    • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides and is shown in photographs 6 and 7.
    • Turn right after the crossing.
    • The pavement is uneven, level and has a tarmac surface.
    • Approximately 60m along the pavement there is a dropped kerb with tactile paving on the right of the pavement.
    • Pass the tactile paving and continue along the side of the carpark as the pavement bears slightly left.
    • Turn right at the building in front of you to follow the pavement and cross the car park
    • There is a dropped kerb and tactile paving on both sides of the car park crossing.
    • This crossing is shown in photographs 12, 13, 14 and 15.
    • Turn left after crossing the car park.
    • The pavement is level and even with a concrete slab surface in this area.
    • After approximately 20m head down the steep slope, shown in photographs 17 and 18, into the Arts Centre.
    • Access through the Arts Centre can provide step free access to the Students Union and the Hugh Owens Library.
  • Comments View
    • Exit Penbryn 5 (P5) to the right up the easy ramp.
    • This ramp has an even brick block paved surface and is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • At the top of the slope bear right along pavement.
    • There is a level even tarmac surface.
    • After approximately 10m cross the Blue Badge bay parking area.
    • There is tactile paving and dropped kerbs on each side of the parking area
    • After approximately 5m turn left at the tactile paving to cross the university access road. this tactile paving is shown in photographs numbers 4 and 5.
    • This crossing has tactile paving and dropped kerbs on both sides and is shown in photographs 6 and 7.
    • Turn right after the crossing.
    • The pavement is uneven, level and has a tarmac surface.
    • Approximately 60m along the pavement there is a dropped kerb with tactile paving on the right of the pavement.
    • Pass the tactile paving and continue along the side of the carpark as the pavement bears slightly left.
    • Turn right at the building in front of you to follow the pavement and cross the car park
    • There is a dropped kerb and tactile paving on both sides of the car park crossing.
    • This crossing is shown in photographs 12, 13, 14 and 15.
    • Turn left after crossing the car park.
    • The pavement is level and even with a concrete slab surface in this area.
    • After approximately 20m head down the steep slope, shown in photographs 17 and 18, into the Arts Centre.
    • Access through the Arts Centre can provide step free access to the Students Union and the Hugh Owens Library.

Arts Centre to Hafan Car Park

  • Comments View
    • Exit the Arts Centre via the cinema exit.
    • This area is even and level and has a concrete slab pavement which becomes brick block paving.
    • Cross the Blue Badge bay parking area approximately 50m from the entrance.
    • This area is shown in photograph 4.
    • The pavement area around the end of the path is only partially pedestrianised and so slow moving vehicles may be in this area.
    • Approximately 60m from the Arts Centre and on the far side of the Blue Badge bay area, take the ramp off the parking area.
    • The visitors car park is located directly ahead and can be accessed via the path on the right.
    • There is 1 medium height step to access the ramp.
    • This ramp is steep with a hand rail on right as you go up for first section.
    • This ramp has an uneven concrete surface.
    • The entrance and beginning of the ramp is shown in photographs 5, 6 and 7.
    • Bear left to follow the sloped path.
    • The path is 90cm wide with a steep, uneven, concrete surface.
    • After approximately 40m turn right on to a loose stone path, as shown in photographs 10 and 11.
    • This area has a steep gradient and an uneven surface.
    • The loose stone path curls around to the right and leads into the Hafan car park access road.
    • Upon entering the road turn left to enter the Hafan car park.
    • This area has a tarmac surface and has frequent traffic during peak times.
    • There are no designated Blue Badge bays or specific pedestrian routes within the car park.
  • Comments View
    • Exit the Arts Centre via the cinema exit.
    • This area is even and level and has a concrete slab pavement which becomes brick block paving.
    • Cross the Blue Badge bay parking area approximately 50m from the entrance.
    • This area is shown in photograph 4.
    • The pavement area around the end of the path is only partially pedestrianised and so slow moving vehicles may be in this area.
    • Approximately 60m from the Arts Centre and on the far side of the Blue Badge bay area, take the ramp off the parking area.
    • The visitors car park is located directly ahead and can be accessed via the path on the right.
    • There is 1 medium height step to access the ramp.
    • This ramp is steep with a hand rail on right as you go up for first section.
    • This ramp has an uneven concrete surface.
    • The entrance and beginning of the ramp is shown in photographs 5, 6 and 7.
    • Bear left to follow the sloped path.
    • The path is 90cm wide with a steep, uneven, concrete surface.
    • After approximately 40m turn right on to a loose stone path, as shown in photographs 10 and 11.
    • This area has a steep gradient and an uneven surface.
    • The loose stone path curls around to the right and leads into the Hafan car park access road.
    • Upon entering the road turn left to enter the Hafan car park.
    • This area has a tarmac surface and has frequent traffic during peak times.
    • There are no designated Blue Badge bays or specific pedestrian routes within the car park.