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AN - Ashton

Bath Spa University, Newton Park, Newton St Loe , Bath, BA2 9BN

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Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Leave the M4 at junction 18 and join the A46 southbound. After 9 miles, leave the A46 at the roundabout and take the third exit onto the A4 into Bath. After one mile, at the traffic lights for the A36 turnoff, proceed into the left-hand lane and turn onto Cleveland Place. Drive over Cleveland Bridge and proceed along Bathwick Street. At the traffic lights, turn right onto the A36 Sydney Place and continue along the A36 Darlington Street.
      At the roundabout, take the second exit onto the A36 Pulteney Road. Continue along the A36 through Widcombe and onto Claverton Street. At the roundabout, and after going under the railway arches, take the second exit onto the A36 Lower Bristol Road. Continue along the A36 Lower Bristol Road and join the dual carriageway (A4);
      Take the second exit at the "Globe Inn" roundabout to join the A39. The campus entrance is immediately on your left;
    • Staff and students require permits to park on site and each car park is pay and display.
  • By Bus View
    • Regular bus services run to Newton Park, from Bath, Bristol and the wider region.
      The U5 and U6 FirstBus services from Bath city centre run every 10 minutes during term times, and every half hour during off-peak season.
  • By Train View
    • The closest train station is Bath Spa railway station. The train station is just a short walk to the bus station where you can continue your journey.
  • Useful Links View

Useful Information

Site/Campus Car Park

  • Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the Michael Tippet Building.
    • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Michael Tippet Building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • There is/are 10 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 370cm x 460cm (12ft 2in x 15ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the designated bays do not vary in size.
  • Charges and Restrictions View
    • This car park can be used by visitors and permit holders.
    • Parking charges apply for all users.
    • Signs are provided to give information on parking charges/restrictions.
    • Signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment machines are located throughout the car park.
    • Payment can be made by phone.
  • Drop Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point in this car park.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
  • Car Park Access View
    • There is sloped access to the car park from the Ashton Building.
    • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Ashton Building.
    • The nearest designated bay is 75m (82yd 1in) from the Ashton Building.
  • Comments View
    • The payment machines were covered and not in use at the time of survey.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is/are 2 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to AN.G05 and AN.G07.
    • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • There are not doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
  • Getting Around View
    • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.
    • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • This building does not play background music.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the Compton Building.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the Compton Building.