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Route Plan 4 Connaught House to the New Academic Building via Kingsway

Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

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Introduction

  • The total distance of the route is approximately 215M.

Turn Right and continue for 35m until you reach Kingsway

  • Turn right and continue until you reach Kingsway. This will involve heading around the corner of Aldwych and onto Kingsway.
  • The surface of the pavement is block paving and there is a slight uphill gradient.
  • As you head around the corner you will encounter a large grouping of manhole covers to the left of the pavement.

Head Along Kingsway for 80m until you reach Portugal Street

  • The surface of the road is block paving, with a stretch of concrete next to the buildings.
  • There are occasional manhole covers along the pavement.
  • There is a slight uphill gradient along Kingsway as well as a slight gradient heading downhill towards the road.
  • As you reach Portugal Street, there is a patch of brick block paving and patches of concrete, as shown in photograph 3.
  • As you reach the corner of Portugal Street, you will find the entrance to 20 Kingsway to your right, as shown in photograph 4.

Cross Portugal Street

  • There are drop kerbs with tactile paving on either side of the road.
  • The surface of the road is brick block paving with manhole covers.

Head Along Kingsway for 85m until you reach Sardinia Street

  • The surface of the road is block paving with a stretch of concrete next to the buildings.
  • There is the occasional manhole cover along the pavement.
  • There is a slight uphill gradient as you proceed.
  • There is also a slight downhill gradient towards Kingsway
  • There is a section of brick block paving as you reach Sardinia Street.

Cross Sardinia Street

  • There are tactile block paved drop kerbs on either side of the road.
  • The surface of the road is tarmac with a camber in the middle.
  • Traffic approaches the crossing from both directions.

Continue for 15m to the Main Entrance

  • The surface of the road is block paving with the occasional manhole cover.
  • There is a slight uphill gradient along Kingsway as well as a slight gradient downhill to the road.
  • After approximately 15m turn right to reach the New Academic Building.