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Route 4: Cass Business School (106 Bunhill Row) to Northampton Square

Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 0HB

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Introduction

  • The following information is for the route between Cass Business School and Northampton Square.
  • This route is approximately 1.5km long.
  • This route takes approximately 18 minutes.
  • This route heads north on Bunhill Road and Bath Street, along Lever Street and up Goswell Road and Sebastian Street to Northampton Square.
  • The majority of the pavement surfaces are concrete block or tarmac paving.
  • The hazards on this route include busy road crossings, narrow pavements and no drop kerbs on some road crossings.
  • The crossing indicators at traffic lights are activated by push buttons. These are between 100cm and 106cm in height.

Cass Business School

  • There is step free access via the main entrance.
  • There is step free access inside the building via lifts between floors.
  • There are Teaching rooms, Computer Rooms, Meeting Rooms and Lecture Theatres within the Building.
  • There is also a cafĂ© and the Cass Business School Library.
  • There are accessible toilets on each level.
  • There is no designated building parking.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Bunhill Row.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (by revolving).
    • The width of the door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a single door to the left of this which can be used to access the building. This can be seen in photograph 2.

Cass Business School to Dufferin Street

  • From the Cass Business School exit left along Bunhill Row for 55m.
  • The pavement surface is concrete block paving with frequent manhole covers.
  • There is a slight uphill gradient to the road.
  • Cross Lambs Passage.
  • There is no dropped kerb on the near side. The drop is 10cm (photograph 2).
  • The road is quiet and surfaced with tarmac.
  • The far side kerb is dropped and surfaced with brick blocks and manhole covers.
  • Continue along Bunhill Row for 120m.
  • The pavement surface is split with brick block paving on the left and concrete block paving on the right.
  • The concrete block paving gets progressively narrower (photograph 4 and 5).
  • Cross Dufferin Street.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides, the near side surfaced with brick block and far side surfaced with tarmac.
  • The road has a tarmac surface and is quiet.

Dufferin Street to Banner Street

  • Walk along Bunhill Way for 36m.
  • Pavement surface is divoted tarmac and manholes.
  • A signpost drops reduces pavement width to 140m (photograph 1).
  • Cross Chequer Street.
  • There are dropped kerbs surfaced with divoted tarmac and tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The crossing combines both Chequer Street and Braithewaite House car park.
  • The road is quiet and surfaced with tarmac.
  • Carry on down Bunhill Way for 88m.
  • The pavement is surfaced with divoted tarmac and manhole covers.
  • A section of dropped kerb (photograph 5) is located 42m from the Chequer Street crossing with tactile paving leading into the road.
  • A further 4m on is another section of dropped kerb (photograph 6) for car access to the Braithewaite Building. There may be occasional cars using this.
  • The pavement colour changes to light brown concrete (photograph 8), 10m from Banner Street.
  • There is a section of dropped kerb and tactile paving to the right as you approach the crossing.

Banner Street Crossing to Old Street

  • Cross Banner Street.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile paving on both sides. A level central island (photograph 2) is located in the road, with brick paving.
  • The road is tarmac and usually quiet.
  • Carry on along Bunhill Row for 66m towards Old Street.
  • This section or pavement was surrounded by scaffolding (photographs 4 and 5) at the time of survey.
  • The width of remaining pavement is 145cm. The surface is tarmac with manhole covers.
  • There is a noticeable gradient sloping towards the road.
  • The last 10m of pavement changes to concrete block paving.
  • There is tactile paving (photograph 6) to the right for a road crossing.
  • Cross Old Street.
  • This crossing is traffic light controlled with a traffic island in the middle (photograph 7 and 9).
  • The traffic lights are push button with a rotating cone located on the bottom of the box.
  • There is no audible warning.
  • Both sides of the crossing have dropped kerbs and tactile paving.
  • The traffic island is level with continuous tactile paving.
  • The road has a tarmac surface and a cambered surface sloping down to the pavement on each side.
  • The traffic approaches from the right on the near side and the left on the far side of the traffic island.

First Bath Street Crossing to Peerless Street

  • Cross Bath Street.
  • There is concrete block and tactile paving on each side of the crossing with steep dropped kerbs.
  • This crossing is traffic light controlled.
  • The visual warning on the traffic lights is push button operated with a rotating cone underneath the control box.
  • The road is occasionally busy and the surface is brick block.
  • An alternative uncontrolled crossing place (photographs 3 and 4) is available. There is tactile paving with a level access, across the road for 15m on each side of Bath Street.
  • Head up Bath Street for 160m.
  • The pavement is concrete block paving.
  • The street is on a slight incline.
  • 30m along Bath Street is a section of dropped kerb (photograph 5).
  • This section is brick block surfaced.
  • 70m along Bath Street is a rack of bicycles with a dropped kerb on each end of the rack (photographs 6, 7 and 8).
  • The first dropped kerb is brick block paved and the second is concrete slab.
  • A further 25m along the pavement is a section of tactile paving, indicating a raised road crossing (photograph 9).

Peerless Street Crossing to Lever Street

  • Cross Peerless Street.
  • The road is raised for a level crossing (photographs 1 and 2) and both sides have tactile paving.
  • The road is surfaced with brick blocks.
  • 5m after the Peerless Street crossing, cross over to other side of Bath Street.
  • There is tactile paving on both sides. The road is raised for a level crossing (photographs 4, 5 and 6).
  • Road is surfaced with brick block paving.
  • Continue up Bath Street for 45m.
  • Pavement is surfaced with concrete block paving and manholes.
  • Cross Galway Street.
  • There is a level road crossing (photograph 8) with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The road is quiet and surfaced with brick block paving.
  • Continue on Bath Street for 55m.
  • The pavement is surfaced with concrete block and infrequent manholes.
  • Turn left on to Lever Street.

Lever Street to Mora Street Crossing

  • Head down Lever Street for 140m.
  • The pavement is surface with concrete block paving with infrequent manhole covers.
  • The pavement is 140cm wide with a medium slope towards the road.
  • There is a section of dropped and tarmacked pavement (photographs 2 and 3), 20m down Lever Street. This is for building garage access and a resident carpark.
  • There is a dropped kerb on the nearside, the far side has a lip of around 4cm; being deeper towards the road and shallower towards the buildings.
  • 30m along Lever Street are two lampposts (photograph 4) which narrow the pavement to 129cm and 140cm respectively.
  • Cross the car park entrance, 110m along Lever Street (photographs 5 and 6).
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides with concrete block paving.
  • The road is surfaced with tarmac.
  • At the end of the pavement cross Lever Street.
  • There are dropped kerbs on both sides with tactile paving on the far side (photographs 8 and 9).
  • After crossing Lever Street turn immediately left to cross Mora Street.
  • Cross Mora Street (photographs 9 and 10).
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides.
  • The road is tarmac and quiet with traffic coming from the right only.

Mora Street to Hull Street Crossing

  • From the Mora Street Crossing carry on down Lever Street for 35m.
  • The pavement is 130cm wide and surfaced with concrete block paving.
  • Cross Dingley Place.
  • There is a dropped kerb and tactile paving on both sides of the crossing (photographs 2 and 3).
  • The road has a tarmac surface and is quiet.
  • Continue down Lever Street for 30m.
  • The pavement is surfaced with concrete block paving.
  • Cross Ironmonger Row.
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of the crossing (photographs 5 and 6).
  • The road has a tarmac surface and is usually quiet.
  • Continue on Lever Street for 50m.
  • The pavement has concrete block paving and a slight uphill gradient.
  • There is a driveway for a building (photograph 8) 30m further on from Ironmongers Row. The driveway is brick block paved with level access across the pavement.
  • Cross Hull Street.
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving for the crossing (photographs 9 and 10).
  • The road has a tarmac surface and is quiet.

Hull Street to King Square

  • Walk down Lever Street for 50m.
  • Pavement is concrete block paving.
  • Cross the access road for the Thistle City Barbican.
  • There is level access if you cross via the car park area to the right.
  • Continue down Lever Street for 30m.
  • The pavement has concrete slab paving.
  • Cross Central Street.
  • This crossing is traffic light controlled.
  • The traffic lights are push button operated with rotating cones under the control boxes and audible warnings.
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on each side of the crossing.
  • There is a traffic island with level access.
  • There is tactile paving to the left as you approach the crossing for a different set of traffic lights.
  • Continue walking down Lever Street for 65m.
  • There is brick block paving for 25m followed by concrete block paving.
  • There is tactile paving to the left after the crossing for a separate road crossing.
  • There are 3 dropped kerbs between 30m and 60m from Central Street; they are equally spaced and have no tactile paving.
  • Cross King Square.
  • This is a level crossing with tactile paving on both sides.
  • The road has a brick block surface and is usually quiet.

King Square Crossing to Sebastian Street Crossing

  • Walk down Lever Street for 160m.
  • The pavement has concrete block paving.
  • Cross Goswell Road.
  • This is a traffic light controlled crossing.
  • The traffic lights are push button operated with rotating cones on the bottom of the control box and audible warnings.
  • There are dropped kerb and tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • There is a level traffic island (photograph 6) with tactile paving.
  • The road has a tarmac surface and is busy with traffic coming from the right at the near side and from the left at the far side of the road.
  • Turn left on to Goswell Road.
  • Walk up Goswell Road for 50m.
  • The pavement is concrete block paving.
  • Scaffolding off an adjacent building narrows the pavement to 100cm in width.

Sebastian Street to Ashby Street

  • Cross Sebastian Street and continue along Goswell Road and cross Ashby Street a distance of approximately 100m.
  • To cross Sebastian Street there are tactile drop kerbs on either side of the tarmac road as can be seen in photograph 1 and 2.
  • After crossing the road continue along Goswell Road the surface of which is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • There is a slight uphill gradient and a gradient towards the road along the pavement.
  • There is a section of pavement where at the time of survey due to the placement of bins and the location of a tree the width of the pavement was reduced to 110cm. This can be seen in photograph 5.
  • After approximately 60m from the Sebastian Street crossing there is a small brick block paved service road in to Goswell Place which can be seen in photograph 6.
  • Just before reaching Ashby Street there is a section of tactile paving for a crossing across Goswell Road which you will need to overcome and head onwards to the crossing across Ashby Street. The tactile paving can be seen in photograph 7.
  • After this you will encounter the crossing across Ashby Street.
  • There are tactile drop kerbs either side of the tarmac road. This can be seen in photograph 8.
  • Upon crossing the road you will need to turn left along Ashby Street.

Ashby Street to Northampton Square

  • Head along Ashby Street for approximately 80m.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • As you enter Ashby Street the width of the pavement is only 120cm. This area can be seen in photograph 1.
  • There is a slight gradient towards the road as you head down Ashby Street.

Northampton Square to University Building Main Entrance

  • At the end of Ashby Street, turn to your right and head towards the main entrance to the University Building.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving.
  • There is a slight uphill gradient.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off Northampton Square.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 204cm (6ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an alternative entrance to the left of this entrance which opens automatically towards you. The entrance has a width of 164cm.
    • There is a swipe-card to use this entrance and an intercom at a height of 110cm.

University Building

  • There is level access throughout the University Building via lifts.
  • The building provides level access into the Drysdale Building via lift on the ground floor.
  • Level access into the Drysdale Building and the Tait Building are on the first floor. Ramped access into the College Building is also on the first floor.
  • Services include a cafe/cafeteria facilities, Student Services, library facilities, teaching rooms and lecture theatres.
  • There is no designated parking for this building.