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Route 5: School of Health Sciences (Myddelton Street Building) to Northampton Square

Northampton Square, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 0HB

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Introduction

  • This route is from the Myddleton Street Building to Northampton Square.
  • The distance for this route is approximately 450m.
  • This route is approximately 6 minutes.
  • This route leads along Myddleton Street, down St John Street and through Wycliff Street to Northampton Square.
  • The hazard on this route is a moderately busy road crossing.

Myddleton Street Building

  • This building has step free access to all floors via lifts.
  • This building has accessible toilets.
  • This building has its own underground carpark.
  • This building has step free access from the carpark to the street.

Outside Access

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Myddelton Street at the front of the building.
    • There is step free access at this entrance, via lift.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • There is a / are step(s) at this entrance.
    • The step(s) is / are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is / are 9 step(s) to access the entrance.
    • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).
    • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
    • The step(s) is / are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Lift View
    • There is a lift to access this entrance.
    • The lift does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The lift requires a member of reception to use it. There is an intercom to attract the attention of a member if staff from the street.
    • There is also a manual revolving door at the top of the steps at the main entrance.

Myddleton Street Building to Myddleton Street Crossing

  • Exit the Myddleton Street Building to the left and walk down Myddleton Street for 55m.
  • There is concrete block paving.
  • Immediately to the left of the building as you exit is a driveway for the Myddleton Street Building carpark (photograph 1).
  • This section has a dropped kerb and is surfaced with brick block paving.
  • 30m down Myddleton Street are two signposts (photograph 2) which narrow the pavement to 140cm.
  • Cross Gloucester Way (photographs 3 and 4).
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • Around each side of the crossing the pavement surface is brick block paving.
  • The road is surfaced with tarmac and is quiet.
  • Immediately after crossing turn right to cross Myddleton Street.
  • Cross Myddleton Street (photographs 5 and 6).
  • This is a zebra crossing.
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The road is quiet and surfaced with tarmac.

Myddleton Street Crossing to St John Street Crossing

  • Turn right from Myddleton Street crossing and walk down Myddleton Street for 110m.
  • The pavement is surfaced with stone slab paving, may be slippery when wet.
  • There is a slight gradient down towards the road.
  • Cross St John Street.
  • This is a traffic light controlled crossing.
  • There are dropped kerbs and tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The traffic lights are push button controlled with rotating cones under the control boxes.
  • The control boxes for the traffic lights are 100 and 101cm off the ground.
  • The traffic lights have an audible warning.
  • The road is surfaced with tarmac and is occasionally busy.
  • There is tactile paving on the far side of the crossing for a road crossing to the left.

St John Street to Northampton Square

  • Walk down St John Street for 110m.
  • The pavement is surfaced with stone block paving, may be slippery when wet.
  • 50m down St John Street is the main entrance for City, University of London College Building (photographs 2 and 3).
  • Turn left on to Wycliff Street for 80m.
  • There is a section of dropped kerb (photograph 6) immediately on Wycliff Street.
  • This section is brick block paved.
  • There are several trees (photograph 8) narrowing the pavement to 132cm and 140cm in width.

Northampton Square to University Building Main Entrance

  • Upon entering Northampton Square, turn left for 40m heading towards the University Building before turning right and crossing Northampton Square to reach the main entrance.
  • The surface of the pavement around Northampton Square is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • When after entering Northampton Square, turn left for approximately 40m. When you reach the University Building turn right and for approximately 50m crossing Northampton Square in the process.
  • The road here is tarmac and level with the pavement on either side.
  • Traffic around the Northampton Square is usually not particularly busy.
  • Upon reaching the far side of the square, continue on until you see the entrance on your left.

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.