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Route Plan 7 The New Academic Building to Sir Arthur Lewis Building

54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ

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Introduction

  • This route plan covers the journey from the New Academic Building to the Sir Arthur Lewis Building.
  • The journey is approximately 230 metres.

Forecourt onto Lincoln's Inn Fields

  • Exit the building onto the forecourt (photograph 2).
  • Continue ahead for 12 metres for level access onto Lincoln's Inn Fields.
  • The bollards located here have a width of at least 166cm between them.
  • Alternatively, turn right on exiting and continue for 20 metres towards the 3 or 4 medium height steps (photographs 8 to 11) via the benched seating area (photograph 7).
  • The steps also have tactile paving at the top as well as handrails on both sides.

Cross Sardinia Street

  • Turn right off the forecourt and continue for 17 metres towards the Sardinia Street crossing (via level access route).
  • The pavement as you head towards the crossing is block paved with the occasional manhole cover and a slight slope heading down towards the road.
  • There is also a downhill gradient with a very easy incline.
  • Alternatively, continue ahead from the stepped route for 5m towards the Sardinia Street crossing.
  • The surface here is uneven block paving and loose gravel next to a large tree trunk which you pass to its left (photograph 3).
  • There is tactile paving on both sides of the crossing.
  • The pavement is level with the road on both sides of the crossing.

Cross Portsmouth Street

  • After crossing Sardinia Street, proceed diagonally left for 6m past a large tree trunk on the right towards the Portsmouth Street pedestrianised area.
  • The flooring here is block paving on a slight downward incline, and compacted gravel on the right.
  • There is an exposed tree root on the right, 3m after the crossing which may present a trip hazard (photograph 2).
  • There is a signpost pole on the left upon the approach to the Portsmouth Street pedestrianised area (photograph 3).
  • Upon reaching the Portsmouth Street pedestrianised area, turn fully left and cross Portsmouth Street to continue along Lincoln's Inn Fields.
  • There is level access onto and off Portsmouth Street.
  • There are manhole covers along the crossing, which is on a slope with a slight incline to the right (photograph 4).

Continue along Lincoln's Inn Fields

  • After crossing Portsmouth Street, there is a signpost and a lamp post to the left of the pavement, with a width restriction of 141cm (photograph 1).
  • The pathway here is block paving, with glass block paving on the right, on a slope with a slight downward incline towards the road (photographs 2 and 3).
  • Upon reaching the lamp post there are some ground level pavement access panels, ahead of some tactile paving on the left (photographs 2 and 3).
  • Continue along Lincoln's Inn Fields for approximately 150m.
  • The sloped entrance into the Marshall Building is on the right approximately 21m after the Portsmouth Road crossing (photograph 6).
  • The pavement has an approximate minimum width of 250cm.
  • There are lamp posts, an electrical vehicle charging point to the sides of the pavement.
  • There are a total of 8 vehicle access driveways along this section of the route which are similar.
  • All of the driveways consist of brick block paving, which can be uneven in places, and are level with the path on both sides.
  • None of the driveways have tactile paving on either side.
  • The path at this section of the route (between the driveways) is mostly even and consists of paving slabs.

After 150 metres turn right towards the Sir Arthur Lewis Building

  • The forecourt area of the Sir Arthur Lewis Building can only be accessed via the driveway.
  • The driveway consists of block paving and is level with the road on both sides.
  • Having accessed the forecourt, continue ahead for 10 metres towards the entrance.
  • There is a very slight slope down towards the entrance.
  • The forecourt is even and has a block paved concrete surface.